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

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®

2021 Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150

When the time is right for a new work truck, you’re likely comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150. Both are strong options, but only one can fill the vacant spot in your Clear Lake driveway. Whether you choose Ford F-150 or RAM 1500 depends upon personal choice. But as our comparison shows, if you need a model that can keep up on the Houston job site, the 2021 RAM 1500 is the top choice. Explore our RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 comparison in-depth below!

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

While the Ford does offer an extra engine option, the RAM 1500 delivers better fuel economy for all of your Pearland projects. To help you decide if you should bring home the F-150 or RAM 1500, we’ve broken down the standard, diesel, and top engine specs of each pickup below:

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 PowerStroke® 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 – 11,500 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

The 2021 RAM 1500 is built for the modern driver. Offering raw power and a mobile office space, there isn’t much beyond the capabilities of this pickup. Innovative features like the RAMBOX® cargo management system and multifunction tailgate ensure that life on and off the job is easier than ever before.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Notable Features

The latest RAM 1500 is truly built for maximizing performance and your experience behind the wheel. You can enjoy either an 8.4-inch or 12.0-inch touchscreen with the UConnect® infotainment system, as well as standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. The following features require expensive upgrades on the F-150, but come standard on the 2021 RAM 1500:

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

The 2021 RAM 1500 is loaded with advanced features that helped it earn the Top Safety Pick+ designation — an achievement that the Ford F-150 has yet to claim. 2021 RAM 1500 safety specs include:

  • 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

Find a 2021 RAM 1500 for Sale at Clear Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

In 2019, the RAM 1500 was named as the MotorTrend Truck of the Year. Just a few years later, RAM continues to push the envelope toward greater innovation. So, will it be the F-150 or RAM 1500? When you’re ready to make the smart move and upgrade with a RAM pickup, our financiers will guide you to an incredible deal. If you have any questions about the 2021 RAM 1500 towing capacity, interior, colors, and more, contact us today!

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