Ford has been sitting on the throne of the pickup truck market for years. If you’re shopping for a new pickup truck, you might be wondering if all the fuss over the 2018 Ford F-150 is worth it. Two other competitors in the segment, the GMC Sierra 1500 and Dodge Ram 1500, have produced similar trucks with fan followings of their own. We’ve compared these three vehicles to see how the F-150 stacks up; keep reading to discover the results.
The GMC Sierra 1500’s 4.3-liter V6 base engine delivered 195 horsepower, the least energetic engine of the bunch. The F-150’s standard V8 engine surged with 248 horsepower, to beat the Ram 1500’s 210 horsepower. Furthermore, the Ford F-150 comes standard with front and rear all-terrain tires for better traction and capability when overcoming obstacles, no matter whether it’s on or off the road.
When comparing the dimensions of the GMC Sierra 1500, Dodge Ram 1500, and Ford F-150, the Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500 have similar wheelbase lengths at 119 and 120.5 inches. However, the Ford F-150 is much longer, at 126 inches, providing drivers with an overall larger vehicle than its two Dodge rivals.
Despite the Ford F-150’s more powerful engine, it gets similar fuel economy numbers to its two competitors. The Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500 both get up to 20 mpg on the highway. The Ford F-150 gets up to 19 mpg on the highway, only 1 mpg less.
The Ford F-150 clearly goes above and beyond the competition. While all three are available at a similar price, the Ford F-150 offers more space and better capability than its rivals without sacrificing practicalities like fuel economy and interior comfort. Come check out the Ford F-150 today at Two Rivers Ford to experience the F-150 for yourself.