Ram 1500 vs Ford F150

2021 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150

285 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 is no rivalry in the automotive industry more iconic than Ram vs. Ford. In 2021 the showdown continues with the 2021 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 — and Landers Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM has made sure to gather all the information that you could possibly want in one spot. You can compare their performance specs, capability, and features below to find out which of these incredible trucks is the right one for you in Texarkana, and then contact us to schedule a test drive today!

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

The RAM 1500 offers four engine options, while the 2021 Ford F-150 offers five. Below you’ll find the standard, diesel, and top engine options for each model:

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

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

Can’t tell if the F-150 or RAM 1500 is right for you? Then you’ll enjoy learning more about the pure power and towing capacity of both vehicles. If it’s raw power you need, you’ll be intrigued by the higher maximum towing capacity of the Ford F-150. However, the RAM 1500 comes with innovative features such as the RAMBOX® cargo management system, which includes lockable storage containers, and a multifunction tailgate for easier loading and unloading.

Notable Features of the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150

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 an 8-inch touchscreen, but Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto do not come standard, and you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim level for Ruston drivers to access them. Additional standard RAM 1500 features that are only available as upgrades on 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 for Monroe drivers:

  • 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

Test Drive a New RAM 1500 Today in Bossier City

The fully redesigned RAM 1500 has been making waves since 2019, and now drivers everywhere are enjoying just how effective it can be in everything they need. Need something to take charge on your work sites? Move everything you need for a weekend trip? Or just plenty of cargo space for your weekly errands? The RAM 1500 has it all! Our finance department is ready to help you take home your RAM 1500 today, or browse our full inventory of new vehicles today for the one that best fits your needs and budget.

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