2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ford F-150 Madison OH
2021 Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150
There are many sensible options when looking at a new pickup truck—each one claiming to be the biggest, most powerful, and most capable. But only one truck has been recognized as the MotorTrend Truck of the Year three years in a row, the Ram 1500! The Ram 1500 has been in tough competition with the Ford F-150 for many years. At Classic Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to make car-buying as stress-free as possible. This is why we’ve taken the 2021 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 and put them side-by-side for you to compare to make the best, most educated decision for your next truck. Continue reading below to learn more!
2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling
The Ram 1500 comes available with four engines. The first is a 3.6L V6 that pushes out 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. Available to all Ram 1500 variants is a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 that provides 260 horsepower and a hefty 480 lb-ft of torque. If it’s more power across the board that you seek, the 5.7L V8 will not disappoint with its 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The exclusive 6.2L supercharged V8 Hellcat engine comes exclusively under the hood of the sinister TRX. This blows the Ford Raptor out of the water with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque! The Ram 1500 comes standard in a two-wheel-drive setup, while four-wheel drive is available to all trim levels. The off-roading Rebel and performance TRX trims come standard with 4WD. Lastly, all four Ram 1500 engines come with the tried and true TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Ford F-150 Power & Handling
The Ford F-150 comes available with a total of six engines. The standard engine is a 3.3L V6 that provides 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. More power is available in the form of a 2.7L twin-turbo V6 with 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0L PowerStroke diesel V6 offers 250 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The high-performance Raptor comes with a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. This engine also comes in an available hybrid option. Like the Ram 1500, the F-150 comes standard with two-wheel drive, while 4WD is available on all trims besides the Raptor, where it is standard. All of the Ford F-150 engines come linked with a 10-speed automatic.
2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design
If the Ram 1500 engine lineup doesn’t have you quite convinced, then we encourage you to take a look at the trim level lineup! The Ram 1500 Tradesman kicks off the lineup with power windows and door locks, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, keyless entry/push-button start, air conditioning, a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen, a backup camera, 18-inch steel wheels, heated side mirrors, and trailer sway control. Mid-level trims offer interior features like dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8.4-inch or 12-inch infotainment touchscreen, navigation Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, heated front seats, power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, and much more. These trims also offer exterior features like LED lighting, 20-inch or 22-inch alloy wheels, power running boards, a single or dual-pane power sunroof, a multi-function tailgate, and the RamBox cargo management system. The adventurous Rebel comes with an electronic locking rear differential, tow hooks, 33-inch all-terrain tires, and FOX suspension with a 1-inch factory lift. The TRX features 11.8-inches of ground clearance, Bilstein shocks, 13-inches of suspension travel, 35-inch all-terrain tires, eight selectable drive modes, launch control, and paddle shifters.
2021 Ford F-150 Features & Design
The entry-level F-150 trim comes well-equipped with some impressive features but misses out on some basic features that are standard for the Ram 1500. Standard at the baseline are features like an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with smartphone integration, automatic emergency braking, manual windows and door locks, a tilt-only steering wheel, and 17-inch steel wheels. In the mid-level trims is where you’ll find these basics like power windows and door locks, cruise control, and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. You’ll also find dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 12-inch touchscreen, power running boards, and a single or dual-pane sunroof. The Tremor package helps the F-150 compete with the Ram Rebel by offering features like 33-inch all-terrain tires, tow hooks, a locking rear differential, and an off-road-tuned suspension. The only competition for the Ram 1500 TRX is the Ford F-150 Raptor. This comes with a twin-turbo V6 engine, an electronic locking rear differential, a traction management system, FOX shocks, and 11.5 inches of ground clearance.
Both of these trucks have a lot to offer drivers from all walks of life. The competition is tough, but the Ram 1500 walks away with the victory thanks to four powerful engines and an extensive list of standard and available features. Interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year? Come on down to Classic Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Madison, Ohio, to work with one of our friendly sales team members. If you’re not ready for that, you can explore our full inventory of Ram trucks right here on our website and even apply for financing and value your trade-in vehicle. However you choose to shop, we look forward to earning your business!