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 Max. Towing Capacity

11,600 pounds
12,560 pounds

Diesel Max. Towing Capacity

11,500 pounds
8.4 - 12-inch Uconnect®


8-inch SYNC 3®

Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 — which pickup truck is the better pick for your Brooklyn Park driving needs? Both trucks do a good job of towing and hauling. Both offer plenty of power. Both are efficient, and safe, and packed with posh features. But only one will wind up in your Coon Rapids or Maple Grove driveway. Compare the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 now to find out why we think that truck will be the former choice.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Power

There are four engine choices in the 2021 RAM 1500 model lineup and five in the 2021 Ford F-150 model lineup. Here’s how these engines compare to each other and what each one can offer you on your Brooklyn Center travels:

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 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

As you’ll see, the RAM 1500 has the advantage compared to the Ford F-150 with regard to base performance. Accordingly, the RAM 1500 makes for a better value-oriented truck where power is concerned.

2021 RAM 1500 Towing at Construction Site

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

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 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

Still comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 to see which one is right for your unique needs? Though the Ford F-150 offers more available towing capacity than the RAM 1500 in higher trims, when you compare base models, the RAM 1500 has the advantage. What’s more, you should do a real-world calculation of what you need to tow and how much that will weigh.

Most Maple Grove area drivers — even those with big boats, trailers, or other items to tow — will be just fine with the RAM 1500. It’s only the RAM that offers RAMBOX® cargo management system lockable storage containers and the class-leading multifunction tailgate, which can swing open like a car door for easier loading and unloading.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Model Highlights

From an 8.4-inch or 12.0-inch touchscreen with Uconnect® infotainment to standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration, the RAM 1500 is packed with the tech features and other highlights you want.The Ford F-150, by contrast, offers a smaller 8-inch touchscreen, and you have to upgrade to get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto.Still torn between the F-150 and RAM 1500? Here are some features that are only available for upgrade in the Ford F-150 but standard in the RAM 1500:

  • Bluetooth® and voice recognition
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • USB ports
  • Overhead console
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
2021 Ram 1500 Limited with 12-inch touchscreen

What’s more, safety features like those listed just below have also helped the RAM 1500 to earn a Top Safety Pick+ designation — something the Ford F-150 has not yet achieved:

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

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

In 2019, the then-fully-redesigned RAM 1500 earned its place as the MotorTrend Truck of the Year. Today’s RAM 1500 for sale in Brooklyn Park here at Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is just as impressive, but we’ll let you be the judge of that! Contact us for additional information or to schedule a test-drive at our RAM dealership when convenient. Then apply for financing online to get access to your next RAM pickup!

New RAM 1500 for Sale in Brooklyn Park

*Class based on Light-Duty pickups.

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