Compare The 2018 Ford F 150 vs The Competition

New truck shopping in Los Angeles can be tricky - Airport Marina Ford is here to help

Shopping for a new truck in Los Angeles? Or looking for a new Ford truck dealer near the surrounding areas of Santa Monica, South Bay, and Hawthorne? Look no further than Airport Marina Ford for your truck shopping needs.

Below you can read how the Ford F-150 stacks up against main competitors like the Chevy Silverado 1500 and the Ram 1500 and see for yourself which pickup might be right for you. So read on below, and be sure to browse  our inventory of new Ford F-150 trucks for sale in Los Angeles and Near South Bay and Santa Monica.

Versus The Chevy Silverado 1500

Compare the 2018 Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500 in Los Angeles to Find Your Next Truck

What are you looking for in your next new full-size truck in Los Angeles? Power? Prowess? Capability? Comfort? Style? Shop around in South Bay or Santa Monica, Hawthorne or Inglewood, and you'll likely find two top competitors coming up again and again: the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500.

These two impressive trucks are both well-equipped, and icons of pickup performance. If you can only choose one, make sure it's the right one:

Compare Power, Towing, and Performance

  • Thanks to a lighter weight and a better range of engines, the 2018 F-150 boasts better acceleration than the Silverado 1500
  • Base power for the Silverado is a 285-horsepower 4.3-liter V6; base power for the 2018 F-150 is a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V6
  • Do you work hard across Los Angeles? Towing is close, but the Silverado's max 12,500-lb towing capacity falls short of the 2018 F-150's max 13,200-lb capacity

Compare Technology and Safety

  • The 2018 Ford F-150 dominates in safety ratings, far above the Silverado 1500
  • Both trucks offer available features like navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and touchscreen infotainment
  • Ford's SYNC system is more intuitive and easier to use than Chevy's MyLink system

Compare Available Special Options/Trim Levels

  • Starting prices in Los Angeles for F-150/Silverado 1500 are very close, but the F-156 is more affordable for base 2WD and 4WD models
  • Outfit your F-150 to the max with more available features and special options--like the Limited trim--than the Silverado, which tops out with its less-equipped High Country trim
  • The Ford F-150 offers more configurations than the Silverado, including the cargo-maximizing crew cab/long-bed configuration

Versus The Ram 1500

Compare 2018 Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500 in Los Angeles to Explore Premium Full-Size Performance

In Los Angeles, we like to get the most for our money. When you're shopping for a full-size pickup truck, you have a lot of options from a lot of brands. Knowing which one will be the best fit for your unique needs and individual lifestyle is important.

Explore all around to find the best trucks in South Bay, most versatile family vehicles in Santa Monica and Hawthorne, and the most capable 4WD vehicles in Inglewood, and you might be surprised to find the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Ram 1500 as frequent contenders. Compare and research these two trucks here:

Compare Power, Towing, and Performance

  • Base towing for both the 2018 F-150 and the 2018 Ram 1500 is around 7,500 pounds--but Ram maxes out at 11,000 while the F-150 pushes it to 13,200 pounds
  • Spruce up your Los Angeles commute; the average fuel city economy for the 2018 F-150 is 3-4 miles per gallon better than the average city ratings for the 2018 Ram 1500
  • Ram 1500 does/did offer a turbodiesel option, but Ford's upcoming diesel engine will come with a lot less scandal over emissions--and likely be more efficient and more powerful

Compare Technology and Safety

  • The 2018 F-150 boasts significantly better safety ratings than the 2018 Ram 1500
  • Both the Uconnect system in the Ram and the SYNC system in the Ford are easy to use and offer both touch capability and buttons
  • Ford offers superior small overlap front protection--the most common crash area--while the Ram 1500 offers only marginal protection

Compare Available Special Options/Trim Levels

  • When it comes to price when truck-shopping in Los Angeles, the Ram 1500 does offer a lower starting cost; however, that cost comes with a Spartan and uncomfortable interior, very few features, and lots of vinyl
  • The 2018 F-150 is the better buy for the money, with tons of standard and available features across the whole lineup
  • The Ram 1500 has more available trim levels, but the Ford F-150 gives you a greater selection of package options

Versus The GMC Sierra 1500

One for Work, One for Pleasure: Compare 2018 Ford F-150 to the New GMC Sierra 1500 in Los Angeles

The Ford F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for the last 40 years--with the Ford F-150 in particular leading the pack in Los Angeles for the better of two decades. But, the new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is doing its best to stay competitive against such a market giant, drivers from South Bay, Santa Monica, Hawthorne, and Inglewood are taking an interest in it.

Read on below to compare the 2018 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500, and see whether the lavishly-equipped, softer GMC is better for you than the class-leading and award-winning Ford.

Compare Power, Towing, and Performance

  • Thanks to Ford's aluminum-grade body, the 2018 F-150's lightweight structure makes it more fuel-efficient than the GMC Sierra
  • The GMC Sierra boasts a lower max tow rating (12,500 lbs) than the more capable 2018 Ford F-150 (13,200 pounds)
  • The 2018 Ford F-150 has more torque than the 2018 Sierra 1500 (510 lb-ft vs 460 lb-ft)

Compare Technology and Safety

  • In recent testing, the 2018 Ford F-150 was the only full-size light-duty truck to pass all of its tests with flying colors--the GMC Sierra scores lower in safety ratings and is not a good option for families
  • Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system is smarter and easier to use than the GMC's touchscreen system
  • Optional Pro Trailer Backup Assist in the 2018 Ford F-150 makes this truck worlds easier to park and maneuver with a trailer in tow than any equipment available in the GMC Sierra 1500

Compare Trim Levels and Special Options

  • From the base XL to the top-of-the-line 2018 F-150 Limited, new Ford trucks give you more ways to customize your performance
  • GMC's base model is slightly more expensive than Ford's base model, and even GMC's high-level 2018 Sierra 1500 Denali trim level doesn't give you as much as Ford's fully-equipped models like the Limited
  • The 2018 F-150 offers an exceptional off-road model--the Ford Raptor. The 2018 GMC Sierra offers only barebones performance for drivers who need a more adventurous ride


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