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2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150

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


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

11,500 pounds
Up to 32 mpg highway

Diesel Fuel Economy

Up to 30 mpg highway

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Not Yet Rated
8.4-12-inch UConnect®


8-inch SYNC 3®

If you’re shopping around Nickerson for a new pickup, one iconic matchup has surely sprung to mind: the 2021 RAM 1500  vs. Ford F-150. After all, these two trucks have been competing with each other for a while, constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to value and performance. But which is right for you? Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has more info on the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 comparison below!    



RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Gas and Diesel Choices 

Buhler drivers have many engine choices in the F-150 or RAM 1500. Each comes with a standard V6, though the RAM starts out with more torque and horsepower on its base trim. The Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 also come with diesel options: 

RAM 1500 Engine Details 

  • 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 – 32 mpg hwy best-in-class fuel economy
  • V8 Engine: 5.7L HEMI® V8 eTorque with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque

Ford F-150 Engine Details 

  • 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


There are benefits to both trucks, like the high horsepower rating of the F-150 top engine. But there’s also the fuel-saving features of the EcoDiesel V6® on the RAM 1500, which is hard to pass up!  

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Towing Capacity

A lot of Newton drivers think about towing capacity when they’re shopping for a truck, and we sympathize. Your choice of either the Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 comes with massive towing specs. Let’s check out which one might be best for you.    


Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 V8 Towing Capacity  

  • RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque
  • Ford F-150 – 11,500 pounds with a its 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

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Diesel Towing 

  • RAM 1500: 12,560 pounds the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel® V6
  • Ford F-150: 11,500 pounds with its diesel option  


The Ford F-150 has a higher max tow rating, but the RAM 1500 diesel beats the comparable Ford engine out (and don’t forget about that fuel economy). The RAM 1500 complements its competitive tow ratings with exclusive features like the RAMBOX® cargo management system, its lockable storage container, and the innovative multifunction tailgate.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Notable Features

It’s always fun to check out the latest engine specs, but everyone knows that a truck needs interior technology and features to make the ride complete. The Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 have a number of great features, but the major difference is that Ford requires a truck upgrade to access them, while the RAM 1500 gives you a lot of stuff just on your base trim: 


Standard RAM 1500 Features (require upgrade on Ford F-150): 

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto 
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen (Ford has an 8-inch one)
  • Bluetooth® and voice recognition
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • USB ports
  • Overhead console
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
  • LED Brake Lights
  • Blind Spot Monitoring 

Test Drive the RAM 1500 Today! 

As you can see from this RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 description, the RAM truck continues to impress us with its features and specs. Decide if it’s right for you at Allen Samuels Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, where Hutchinson drivers have a comprehensive service, including a parts center that will set you up with OEM parts. Please contact us today to set up a test drive! 

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