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®

There isn’t a more iconic rivalry than RAM and Ford, and many drivers near Bensenville will find themselves asking, “Do I want the F-150 or the RAM 1500?” With the latest models of both the RAM 1500 and F-150 available, you can compare performance specs, capability, and more before taking it on a test drive near Addison. Let Roesch Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram help you decide on your next truck with plenty of information.

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

The RAM 1500 offers four engine options, versus the 2021 Ford F-150 which has five options available. For comparison, the standard, diesel, and top engine options of the two are listed 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 – 32 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 PowerStroke® 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 – 11,500 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

In terms of raw power, you can’t go wrong selecting between the RAM 1500 or the F-150, however, the RAM 1500 comes with RamBox® cargo management, which is a lockable storage container system, and multifunction tailgating. Both of these together with the impressive towing capacity can help the RAM move more and do more than the F-150.

Notable Features Between RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150:

In terms of technology, 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 only an 8-inch touchscreen, and you have to upgrade to get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. The RAM 1500 offers additional features standard 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, only available on higher F-150 trims.
  • Blind-spot monitoring: Available in RAM 1500 base trim, only available on higher F-150 trims.

Find a 2021 RAM 1500 for Sale at Roesch Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Now that you’ve seen the difference between the two, the answer to “do I want the F-150 or the RAM 1500,” should be obvious! Contact us today to schedule a test drive of a new RAM 1500 near Glendale Heights, or come in to see them in person. Let our finance department help you finance a brand new RAM 1500 or chassis cab today.


*Class based on Light-Duty pickups.

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