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

12,100 pounds
Up to 33 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®

The classic rivalry of RAM vs. Ford has left Savannah drivers pretty split about which of the vehicles outperforms the other. Compare the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 performance, capability, and features to get a better idea of which of these vehicles will suit your lifestyle best. Then, reach out to Springfield Chrysler Automart to test drive the victor in Springfield by calling 912-205-6284 to book some test drives. 

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Engines 

There are four engine options to choose from in the RAM 1500 and five options in the 2021 Ford F-150. Here we have the standard, diesel, and top engine specs to make this comparison easier. Check them out below:

RAM 1500 Engine Specs

  • Top Engine: 5.7L HEMI® V8 eTorque with 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 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*

Ford F-150 Engine Specs

  • Top engine: High-Output 3.5L Ecoboost V6 with 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque
  • 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)

The top F-150 engine beats out the top of the RAM 1500, however, the standard and diesel engines are more powerful than their F-150 counterparts. That means, at the base level of each of these pickup trucks, the RAM 1500 will provide you with more power than the F-150.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Towing Capacity 

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

In the majority of aspects, the RAM 1500 maintains a slight lead in power and capability over the Ford. It also includes the RAMBOX® cargo management system lockable storage container and a multifunction tailgate that will keep all of your tools together for Savannah drives. 

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Features

Choose from an 8.4-inch or 12-inch touchscreen RAM 1500, the UConnect® infotainment system comes standard with the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. On the other hand, the F-150 has just an 8-inch touchscreen and requires upgrades to get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. Here are some of the features that you get with the RAM 1500 and require and upgrade with the F-150:

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

The RAM 1500 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation due to these features, so far unmatched by the Ford F-150:

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

Get Your RAM 1500 at Springfield Chrysler Automart

The RAM 1500 has a strong lead above the Ford F-150, and it keeps getting better. Have you made a decision about which is best for you? Get a new RAM 1500 at Springfield Chrysler Automart. We will upgrade your Rincon and Savannah drives to the best of the best. Contact us to schedule a test drive and get started on the financing.

*Class based on Light-Duty pickups.

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