Ford F-150 vs it's Pickup Competitors

2018 Ford F-150 Trucks for sale in Hillsdale, MI

The Ford F-150 Versus The Competition

The Ford F-150 remains the best-selling vehicle in America of all time, with more than 20 million sold since its inception in the late 1970s. With the most recent iteration of the iconic pickup truck boasting a variety of best-in-class accolades to uphold its rich reputation of robust reliability and brawny fortitude, drivers throughout Hillsdale and across the nation continue to choose the Ford F-150 as their heavy-duty truck of choice.

A History of Dominance

Since its conceptual inception in the form of the Model TT in the early 1900s, the Ford F-150's history stands as a testament to American automotive ingenuity and a steadfast commitment to providing the American people with the heavy-duty vehicles they require. With recent iterations boasting the powerful yet efficient EcoBoost® engines, spawned from Ford's re-tooling of their factories to produce more efficient and powerful vehicles while competing brands required bailouts during the financial crisis of 2008. With innovative design and a commitment to serving drivers throughout United States with pickup trucks that seamlessly integrate to any lifestyle, the Ford F-150 and its numerous trims offer an affordable, comfortable, robust and reliable pickup truck that continues to stand atop the domestic automotive market after decades of dominance.


2018 Ford F-1502018 Chevy Silverado 1500

The Ford F-150 vs. The Chevy Silverado 1500

  • With the Ford F-150 starting at $27,705, it stands as a more affordable contender than the Chevy Silverado 1500, which starts at $28,300.
  • The Ford F-150 offers more horsepower at its standard-equipped base trim than the Chevy Silverado, with 290 horsepower versus the Chevy's 285 horsepower.
  • Fully-equipped, the Ford F-150 boasts significantly more power than the Chevy Silverado. At its strongest, the Ford F-150 exerts 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet from its available High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, versus the Chevy Silverado's 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet.
  • Standard-equipped, the Ford F-150 offers superior fuel efficiency over the Chevy Silverado, with 25 highway miles per gallon versus the Chevy Silverado's 22 miles per gallon.
  • Standard-equipped, the Ford F-150 offers a 7,600-pound maximum towing capacity in its base trim, versus the Chevy Silverado's significantly lesser 6,100-pound maximum towing capacity.
  • Fully-equipped, the Ford F-150 outstrips the Chevy Silverado with its best-in-class payload of up to 3,270 pounds.
  • The Ford F-150 offers six available engines to select from, while the Chevy Silverado only offers three options.
  • The Chevrolet MyLink® audio system does not offer the intuitive nature and powerful features available within the advanced SYNC® 3 system found in the Ford F-150.
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2018 Ford F-1502018 Toyota Tundra

The Ford F-150 vs. The Toyota Tundra

  • Starting at $33,030, the Toyota Tundra is significantly more expensive than the Ford F-150 ($27,705).
  • The Toyota Tundra offers 19 highway miles per gallon - hardly comparing to the Ford F-150's 22 miles per gallon.
  • When fully-equipped, the Toyota Tundra offers 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet, which pales in comparison to the Ford F-150's massive 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet exerted by the High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6.
  • The Toyota Tundra features a maximum payload capacity of 1,600 pounds, while the Ford F-150 boasts nearly three times that with a maximum 3,270-pound payload capacity.
  • The Ford F-150 boasts a five-star NHTSA safety rating, while the Toyota Tundra received only four-stars from the NHTSA - a decent rating, but hardly the perfect score received by the Ford F-150.
  • Featuring a 6,800-pound maximum towing capacity in its standard trim, the Toyota Tundra pales in comparison to the Ford F-150's 7,600-pound maximum towing capacity at its base trim and standard equipped - nearly one thousand pounds more.
 
2018 Ford F-1502018 Nissan Titan

The Ford F-150 vs. The Nissan Titan 

  • The Ford F-150's comparable V8 engine available, the 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8, exerts 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet, as opposed to the Nissan Titan's 5.6-liter V8 engine that produces 390 horsepower and 394 pound-feet.
  • The Ford F-150 offers superior fuel efficiency as standard-equipped, with 25 highway miles per gallon versus the Nissan Titan's 21 highway miles per gallon.
  • While the NissanConnect® services within the Titan are admirable, the FordPass™-powered SYNC Connect® smartphone application allows drivers the ability to track vehicle location, start, lock, and unlock your vehicle remotely, in addition to viewing the vehicle status and fuel level. This advanced system also provides drivers the ability to schedule a remote start - ideal for cold winter months.
  • The Nissan Titan starts at $30,030 - a significant margin above the Ford F-150's more affordable $27,705
  • Despite its V8 engine and higher price, the Nissan Titan offers only a 2,910-pound maximum payload and 12,640-pound maximum towing capacity. The Ford F-150, conversely, offers up to a massive 13,200-pound maximum towing capacity and 3,270-pound payload capacity.
  • The Nissan Titan Pro 4X trim level features a variety of off-road oriented features such as performance shocks, 18" all-terrain tires and a locking rear differential. However, the Ford F-150 Raptor boasts Baja 1000-level performance with BFGoodrich® all-terrain tires, FOX Racing Shox™, a TORSEN® front differential, the Terrain Management System™ with six driver-selectable modes and Hill Descent Control™, and the mammoth High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine exerting 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet.
 
2018 Ford F-1502019 Ram 1500

The Ford F-150 vs. The Ram 1500

  • The Ram 1500 offers a maximum 10,620-pound towing capacity - nearly three thousand pounds less than the Ford F-150's maximum 13,200-pound maximum towing capacity.
  • When fully-equipped, the Ram 1500 exerts 395 horsepower from its 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, much lesser than the Ford F-150's available High-Output 3.6-liter EcoBoost® V6 with its 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet.
  • The Ram 1500 only offers three available engines, while the Ford F-150 offers six powertrains to select from.
  • The Ram 1500's maximum gas towing capacity is 10,620 pounds, while the Ford F-150 offers an impressive 13,200-pound maximum towing capacity.
  • The Ram 1500's maximum gas payload capacity is 1,880 pounds, with the Ford F-150 once again surpassing it with a massive 3,270-pound maximum payload capacity.
  • The Ram 1500, at its base curb weight, weighs nearly 500 pounds more than the base Ford F-150, rendering its handling significantly less nimble than the Ford F-150's.
  • Receiving only a four-star safety rating from the NHTSA, the Ram 1500 cannot match the rigorous safety standards set forth by Ford, resulting in the F-150's five-star NHTSA safety rating.
  • The Ford F-150 features an eight-inch touchscreen with its SYNC® 3 system, while the Ram 1500's touchscreen only measures seven inches.
  • While similarly priced, the Ford F-150 offers drivers exceptional strength and capability as standard-equipped, while the Ram 1500's potential only becomes comparable after more expensive options are added.

Unrivaled Fortitude: The Ford F-150

The Ford F-150, with its numerous best-in-class accolades, affordable price, superior fuel economy and brawny power specifications, remains the truck of choice for drivers across the nation. While other vehicles offer a variety of negligible amenities to justify higher prices or neglect their capabilities, Ford stays true to the robust pickup truck legacy with delivering power, performance and steadfast capability first and foremost, then imbuing the interior with the plush upholstery and advanced technology drivers desire. Without compromising on any aspect throughout its construction, drivers receive the assurance that their Ford F-150 outstrips the competition with its exceptional handling, comfortable interior, and unmatched power.


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2018 Ford F-150

Stillwell Ford - Your Stop for the Ford F-150

Discover America's best-selling vehicle at Stillwell Ford: the iconic Ford F-150. Boasting a variety of the seven available trim levels for the 2018 model year, Stillwell Ford strives to provide drivers with the particular F-150 suited to their particular preferences and lifestyle. Stop by our dealership today to speak with a sales professional about the robust capabilities, plush comfort and steadfast reliability of the Ford F-150, or give us a call to schedule a test drive!

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