2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2021 Ford F-150
Standard
Folding Rear Seats
Only Available On Higher Trims
305 hp
Engine Power
290 hp
269 lb-ft
Engine Torque
265 lb-ft
26.0 gal
Fuel Capacity
23.0 gal

2021 Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150

When you're in the market for a pickup, you need a model that can get the toughest jobs done. For us, there are only two models on the market that you should be looking at, the 2021 Ram 1500 and the Ford F-150. Both of these pickups come with powerful engine options and tons of trim levels that are packed to the brim with available features, and they can tow and haul a ton of material, but which one has the advantage? For the answer, we have compared both of these legendary pickup trucks to see which one you should be driving home!

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

Most trucks are happy if they have one great engine, but the 2021 Ram 1500 has four. Coming standard is a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers a fantastic 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes with an eTorque system which helps you get better fuel economy. Optional is a 5.7-liter V8 that kicks out an impressive 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque which is available with or without the eTorque. Best of all, the Ram 1500 comes with a diesel option which is a diesel-powered and turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that pumps out 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. The last engine is only available on the TRX trim which is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that rips up the track with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Each engine comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and your choice of rear-wheel or four-wheel-drive.

2021 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

Like the Ram 1500, the Ford F-150 comes with several engine options. Most will come with a 3.3-liter V6 that pumps out 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Optional is a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 that delivers 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, a 5.0-liter V8 that comes with 400 horsepower, or a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that also has 400 horsepower. You also have the option of a diesel engine. In this case, it's a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that comes with 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. Each engine pairs with an automatic transmission and has the option of rear or four-wheel-drive. There are some decent numbers, but as you can see the Ram 1500 is more powerful.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

There are seven trim levels available for the Ram 1500, and each one delivers plenty of tech, luxury, and performance-enhanced features. The base trim is the Tradesman, which comes with 18-inch steel wheels, a 5-inch touchscreen, air conditioning, and trailer sway damping. Next up is the Big Horn, which brings in foglights and the option of an 8.4 or 12-inch touchscreen that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Rebel comes with the most off-road features such as upgraded shocks and suspension tuning, larger all-terrain tires, hill descent control, four underbody skid plates, and an electronic rear axle. Then, Laramie trim brings in more tech and luxury with features like a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and forward collision mitigation. The Longhorn and the Limited provide more terrific features such as side steps, reclining heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, a 12-inch touchscreen, four-corner air suspension, premium-leather bucket seats, and blind-spot monitoring. New to the lineup is the TRX, which has performance-enhanced features such as a 2-inch suspension lift, upgraded brakes, launch control, and 35-inch all-terrain tires.

2021 Ford F-150 Features & Design

Six trims are available for the 2021 Ford F-150, and there are some fascinating features for each one. The XL starts things off with trailer sway control, single-zone air conditioning, vinyl flooring, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Next up is the Lariat, which adds to this with LED bed lighting, 12-inch center touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, and remote start. You get more luxury items with the King Ranch as it comes with LED headlights and taillights, a heated steering wheel, an eight-speaker stereo system, and wireless smartphone charging. The top-level Limited rounds things out nicely with power running boards, specialized leather upholstery, massaging front seats, a 360-degree camera system, and a two-panel moonroof. There are also some safety features available is adaptive cruise control and evasive steering assist.

Conclusion:

While there are merits to both of these pickups, we will give a much-deserved victory to the Ram 1500. The Ram has better engine options, and its seven trim levels have more features than the Ford F-150's six. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the Ram 1500 to find out for yourself, so head down to Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep and schedule one with our knowledgeable and friendly sales team! We can even accompany you on the test drive, so please ask us any questions you may have about this legendary pickup. If you can't make it down to the dealership right now, be sure to check out the entire Ram 1500 inventory here on our website.


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