2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150 Comparison

May 14th, 2021 by

Are you in search of the perfect full-size pick-up truck? If so, there are two established truck brands that you would need to compare to find the best fit for you. The 2021 RAM 1500 and the 2021 Ford F-150 are two of the most well-recognized trucks on the market. We understand the importance of a dependable and well-equipped pick-up truck for drivers in the Casa Grande area. Here at Seiner CDJR Casa Grande, we take a deep look at both trucks, from performance to features. In the end, we will give you an answer on the best overall truck that best fits your needs.

RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150: Performance

One thing many truck enthusiasts love to talk about is the engine performance of their trucks. Both the new Ram 1500 for sale in Casa Grande and the Ford F-150 offer a variety of trims that all perform at high-performance levels. Something to take note of, the RAM 1500 offers five different engine options while the Ford F-150 provides six. Below is a breakdown of the engine options to compare: 

2021 RAM 1500 Engine Options

  • Standard 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 eTorque engine with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 eTorque engine with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel® V6 engine with 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.
  • 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 Engine with 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque (Only available in the TRX).

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Options

  • Standard 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine with 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.7 EcoBoost® V6 engine with 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine with 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo-Diesel V6 engine with 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.5L PowerBoostFull Hybrid V6 engine with 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine with 400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. 

As you can see, though the Ford F-150 has more engine options, the RAM 1500 has more variety, offering two V6 engines and three V8 options. Compare that to the five V6 options and the single V8 option available for the Ford F-150. 

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RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150: Towing Capacity

One of the most important things to know about owning a truck is the towing capacity. You want to be sure the vehicle you purchase is capable of handling the workload on a day-to-day basis. Take note of the maximum towing capacity, as each trim has a different capacity amount. Below is a comparison of the maximum towing capacity for the top V8 engine and diesel engine of the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150. 

RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150 Towing Capacity (V8 Engines)

  • RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 eTorque
  • Ford F-150 – 13,000 pounds with the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine

RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150 Towing Capacity (Diesel Engines)

  • RAM 1500 – 12,560 pounds with the 3.0L EcoDiesel® V6
  • Ford F-150 – 12,100 pounds 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo-Diesel V6

The towing capacity fluctuates, as you can see from the different engines. As you look over each trim, the maximum capacity will differentiate depending on engine size and power. Both trucks may have their small advantages at different trim levels, but what separates the RAM 1500 from the Ford F-150 is the various towing features for the RAM. The RAM 1500 includes the RAMBOX® cargo management system lockable storage container and the RAM Multifunction Tailgate, which utilizes several ways to load and unload items.

RAM 1500 vs Ford F-150: Safety and Other Notable Features

The RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 offer superb safety features so drivers can feel confident on the road. Depending on trims, some safety features come standard while others are optional. A couple of safety features for the 2021 RAM 1500 include Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning, the new Pedestrian Emergency Braking, and much more. 

The Ford F-150 also has plenty of great safety features which include, automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, pre-collision assistance with automatic emergency braking, and much more. Both vehicles have a five-star rating from NHTSA, which makes either truck an excellent choice for safety. 

As with safety features, both trucks provide a plethora of outstanding technological features. If new tech gadgets are your thing, both trucks have you covered. Take a look at the notable features that are available on both trucks:

  • Bluetooth® and voice recognition 
  • USB Ports
  • Six Speaker sound system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Overhead Console
  • LED brake lights
  • Blind-Spot monitoring

The advantage the RAM 1500 has over the Ford F-150 regarding tech features is that many features are available at the base trim level. The LED brake lights and blind-spot monitoring are only available on higher Ford F-150 trim levels. In addition, the RAM 1500 dashboard system has a slightly larger touchscreen compared to the Ford F-150. The 8.4-inch Uconnect system has both analog and touchscreen controls for versatile convenience. The Ford F-150 only has touchscreen capabilities.  

Conclusion: The 2021 RAM 1500 should be your choice

As you can see, both trucks compare very well against each other. However, the 2021 RAM 1500 edges out the Ford F-150 in a few categories. Both vehicles offer excellent safety and technological features, no debate there. When it comes to variety, you can’t beat what the RAM 1500 offers. Plus, you can’t go wrong with the excellent performance that each trim will bring, no matter the engine. Shop our RAM 1500 inventory to find the truck that fits your needs! Once you find the vehicle of your dreams, contact or visit us here at Seiner CDJR Casa Grande to get behind the wheel of your new RAM 1500. We’re proud to be your chosen RAM dealership in the Casa Grande area.

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