2018 Ram 1500 vs. Its Competition

2018 Ram 1500 Sport Hydro Blue Edition
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you’re buying a large pickup, statistics indicate that you’ve probably already made up your mind.

If not, cross-shop the Ram against its domestic and Japanese rivals and you’ll find assets and disadvantages to each.

The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are twins in almost every way; they’re highly competent, comfortable, and priced right, if a little light on flair.

The Ford F-150 is the nation’s best-seller by a wide margin; it’s trucky where it needs to be and more refined than ever.

The Toyota Tundra trades on its reliability, but we also like the way it rides.

Nissan’s Titan is the segment’s newcomer and it’s struggling, so discounts should be readily available.

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2018 Chevrolet Silverado 15002018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2018 GMC Sierra 15002018 GMC Sierra 1500
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Quick Specs
6.2
The swagger-heavy 2018 Ram 1500 is the coolest pickup around, even if competitors have eclipsed it in some ways.
6.7
The suave 2018 Chevrolet Silverado does nearly all things well, even if it’s not a huge standout in one way or another.
7.2
The 2018 Ford F-150 sports new looks and a wider availability for a 10-speed automatic transmission. A turbodiesel is in the works for this model year, albeit later in 2018.
6.7
The 2018 GMC Sierra is a rugged, handsome full-size pickup certainly worthy of your attention.
5.5
The 2018 Nissan Titan and Titan XD fill in the gaps left by others with a reasonable price, reasonable performance, and better warranty.
5.5
The 2018 Toyota Tundra offers a strong V-8 engine and good advanced safety tech, but it comes up short in terms of fuel efficiency and interior quality.
MSRP From     
$27,295$28,300$27,705$29,000$30,030$31,320
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box2WD Reg Cab 119.0"4x2 Single Cab SSR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L (SE)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
333336
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Regular CabRegular Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideReg Cab PickupSingle CabDouble Cab
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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