Another challenger approaches the Ford F-150 for complete pickup truck dominance. The Ram 1500 is another prominent Albertan vehicle, but can it outperform the F-150 where it counts? Here at Kentwood Ford, we’ve got the answer. We’ll be taking a look at the F-150 XL and the Ram 1500 ST, both of which have a 4×4 drivetrain and similar cab sizes for an accurate comparison. Let’s see how the two stack up against one another.
|2018 Ford F-150 XL 4×4||2018 Ram 1500 ST 4×4|
|Engine||5.0L V8||5.7L V8|
|Fuel Efficiency City/Hwy (L/100km)||12.3/9.3||18.7/13.3|
|Horsepower (hp)||395 @ 5750 RPM||395 @ 5600 RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft)||400 @ 4500 RPM||410 @ 3950 RPM|
|Towing Capacity (kg)||4128||3905|
Despite its V8 engine configuration, the F-150 manages to only use 12.3L/100 km worth of fuel in the city and 9.3L/100 km on the highway, which proves to be quite impressive when compared to the Ram 1500’s 18.7L in the city and 13.3L on the highway. A contributing factor to the F-150’s impressive fuel consumption is its aluminum body, which is a vastly lighter metal compared to the Ram’s use of traditional steel.
Both the F-150 and Ram 1500 reach an impasse in this category. The engines on both trucks perform similarly, with the V8 engines on both the F-150 and Ram 1500 producing a whopping 395 horsepower. However, while the Ram 1500 has the edge when it comes to torque power, the F-150 still manages to perform at the same level with a smaller engine size of 5.0L when compared to its 5.7L.
Towing Capacity & Payload
The answer is pretty clear at this point. The F-150 takes the full sweep with both a superior 4,128 kgs towing capacity and 3,905 kg payload capacity—if you’re calculating this in pounds, its 9,100 lbs and 8,611 lbs, respectively.
While the Ram proves to be a worthy challenger, it’s hard to deny that the F-150 remains the first choice for a pickup truck across Alberta. If you’re interested in learning more, or want to take the F-150 for a test drive, make sure to let us at Kentwood Ford know!