2021 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150

2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150
2021 RAM 1500

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2021 Ford F-150
305 hp

Base Horsepower

290 hp
12,750 Pounds

V8 Towing Capacity

11,600 Pounds
12,560 Pounds

Diesel Towing Capacity

12,100 pounds
Up to 33 mpg highway

Diesel Fuel Economy

Up to 30 mpg highway
Yes

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Not Yet Rated
8.4-12-inch UConnect®

Infotainment

8-inch SYNC 3®

RAM vs. Ford has been a classic rivalry for decades. Now with the latest models — the 2021 RAM 1500 and the 2021 Ford F-150 — you can compare performance specs, capability, and features to find out which pickup to take home to Harrogate or Pineville. Let Tim Short Chrysler of Middlesboro help you decide if the Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 is right for you!

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Engines and Performance

The 2021 RAM 1500 offers four engine optionsand the 2021 Ford F-150 offers five. For comparison purposes, take a look at the standard, diesel, and top engine options for each model below.

RAM 1500 Engine Specs

  • Standard: 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 eTorque with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • Diesel: 3.0L EcoDiesel V6® – 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque – 33 mpg hwy best-in-class fuel economy*
  • Top Engine: 5.7L HEMI® V8 eTorque with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

Ford F-150 Engine Specs

  • Standard: 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 with 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque
  • Diesel: 3.0L Power Stroke® TurboDiesel with 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque (30 mpg hwy)
  • Top engine: High-Output 3.5L Ecoboost V6 with 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Towing Capacity and Utility

Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500V8 Towing Capacity

  • RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque
  • Ford F-150 – 11,600 pounds with a comparable V8

Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 V6 Towing Capacity

  • RAM 1500 – 12,560 pounds with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel® V6
  • Ford F-150 – 14,000 pounds with the V6, but its diesel engine can only tow 11,500 pounds

Not sure if the Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 is right for you? If you’re looking for raw power, you might be intrigued by the higher maximum towing capacity of the Ford F-150. However, you’d miss out on innovative features like the RAMBOX® cargo management system lockable storage container and the multifunction tailgate, which can swing open like a car door for easier loading and unloading.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Notable Features

The RAM 1500 offers an 8.4-inch or 12.0-inch touchscreen with the UConnect® infotainment system as well as standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. The Ford F-150 offers an 8-inch touchscreen, but you have to upgrade to get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. Additional standard RAM 1500 features that are only available for upgrade in the Ford F-150 include:

  • Bluetooth® and voice recognition
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • USB ports
  • Overhead console
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors

Safety features like those listed below have helped the RAM 1500 to earn a Top Safety Pick+ designation–a feat which the new Ford F-150 has not yet matched. 

  • LED brake lights: Available in RAM 1500 base trim, available on higher F-150 trims
  • Blind-spot monitoring: Available in RAM 1500 base trim, available on higher F-150 trims

Find a 2021 RAM 1500 for Sale at Tim Short Chrysler of Middlesboro

In 2019, the fully-redesigned RAM 1500 secured its place as the MotorTrend Truck of the Year. Today, you can see that the RAM truck has only strengthened its lead in 2021. Have you decided whether the Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 is your perfect match? Find a new RAM 1500 for sale at Tim Short Chrysler of Middlesboro today, and find out how it handles in Ewing with a test drive!

 

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