2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ford F-250
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

12,100 pounds
Up to 33 mpg highway

Diesel Fuel Economy

Up to 30 mpg highway

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

8.4-12-inch UConnect®


8-inch SYNC 3®

RAM vs. Ford is a rivalry that goes back decades. If you have serious work to get done around Prattville, then you’re likely familiar with these formidable foes. While you may assume the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 matchup is a close one, we feel that the RAM pickup is miles ahead of the Ford option when it comes to power, performance, safety, and more. Don’t just take our word for it, explore our comparison below to see if you prefer the F-150 or RAM 1500. 

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Engines & Performance

Across the RAM 1500 trim levels, you can select from four powerful engine options. The 2021 Ford F-150 lineup does well with five options. To help you get a feel for each offering, we examine the standard, diesel, and top engine options here:

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 — 33 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

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 – 11,600 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

Not sure if the Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 is right for you? If you’re simply looking for horsepower specs, then perhaps the F-150 is right for you. However, when you select the RAM 1500, you gain access to RAMBOX® cargo management system lockable storage container and the multifunction tailgate, which both make life on and off the Calera job site easier. What’s more, the RAM 1500 delivers the powerful refinement you need to haul more cargo through Alabaster.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Notable Features

The RAM 1500 can be had with either an 8.4-inch or 12-inch touchscreen with the UConnect® infotainment system. Along with that, you can stay connected and protected on the Clanton streets thanks to standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. On the F-150, you get an 8-inch touchscreen, but you’ll have to pay extra to upgrade with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. 

When deciding between the F-150 or RAM 1500, it’s important to note that the RAM offers a superior suite of amenities. Explore standard features on the RAM 1500 that are only available as upgrades on the Ford F-150:

  • Bluetooth® and voice recognition
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • USB ports
  • Overhead console
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors

Not only does the RAM offer superior convenience specs, but it outshines the Ford when it comes to safety as well. The 2021 RAM 1500 earned Top Safety Pick+ designation–a feat which the new Ford F-150 yet to match, thanks to features like:

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

Discover the 2021 RAM 1500 for Sale at Stokes Chrysler Company

Ready to make an upgrade to a superior pickup truck experience? If so, the RAM 1500 for sale is waiting for you at Stokes Chrysler Company. You can visit us in Clanton to get behind the wheel of this refined beast for a test drive. If you have any lingering questions about our selection or services, contact us at your convenience!


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