Ford F-150 vs RAM 1500 vs Silverado 1500


Compare the Ford F-150 to the Competition with Rusty Wallace Ford

It's no secret that trucks are more rugged and capable than ever, but that doesn't mean they're all one in the same. We've compiled this comparison of the Ford F-150, RAM 1500, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 so you can see why the F-150 is the smart choice. Researching new vehicles can be confusing and time consuming, so we will break it down into the important factors that we know our drivers focus on.

Ford has been committed to creating the best full-size pickup truck in the class by continually innovating and upgrading the F-150 year after year. 2018 is no different, offering significant updates from engine options to trim levels.


Arguably the most crucial factor when deciding on a new truck for Sevierville is performance and capabilities. If you're looking for a truck that can tow and haul almost anything, then consider the F-150. The F-150 also has an available 10-speed automatic transmission, making towing and hauling even smoother and easier. Compare that to the 6 and 8 speed transmissions available on the RAM 1500 and Silverado 1500, and you'll choose the F-150 each time.

  • Best-in-class towing offered by the F-150 dwarfs the others with a max capacity of 13,200 pounds. Ram can only offer 10,640 pounds and Silverado offers 12,500 pounds.
  • Best-in-class payload at 3,270 pounds again beats the competition when hauling is something you need.
  • All three offer a variety of engine options, but the lineup of V6 and V8 engines offered by the F-150 are more powerful and offer better fuel efficiency over comparable engines in the RAM 1500 and Silverado 1500.

  • Technology

    Your truck shouldn't just focus on payload and towing, it should be comfortable enough for a full day's work in Morristown TN, packing up the family for a trip through Newport TN, and even just daily driving for life in Jefferson City TN. All three have infotainment systems, but with the available SYNC 3® system on the F-150 you'll love how easy and intuitive it is to use.

    Technology shouldn't just be limited to entertainment, but also help you work smarter, not harder. Included with the rear-view back up camera is the Dynamic Hitch Assist system. This helps you easily load up your trailer without having to struggle to get everything lined up properly. Dynamic Hitch Assist is also included standard on every trim level of the F-150. The RAM 1500 and Silverado 1500 include such a feature standard, so you'll have to pay extra to get the towing assistance technology you want.

    Safety Features

    The F-150, once again, beats out the competition in standard and available active safety features. While all three offer things like a rear-view backup camera, front and rear parking sensors, the F-150 has more features available than the others. The F-150 offers features like a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, active park assist, and many more.

    Want to see for yourself why the 2018 Ford F-150 is your smart choice for life in Dandridge? Come see us at Rusty Wallace Ford to test drive a new F-150 today! Our team of Ford experts can help you get the new truck you need, for the financing or lease option to meet your budget. Browse our online inventory to find your perfect match today.


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