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2021 Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500

2021 Ford F-150

2021 RAM 1500

Engine Options

Up to 14,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

12,750 pounds
Up to 12,100 pounds

Diesel Towing Capacity

Up to 12,560 pounds
Up to 3,325 pounds

Payload Capacity

Up to 2,300 pounds
Up to 27 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

Up to 32 mpg highway

Drivers have been comparing the Dodge RAM 1500 vs. F-150 for decades! Although the former is now known simply as the RAM 1500, some things never change; those pitting the 2021 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 will find that this match-up is just as competitive as ever. We’ve covered the most important specs for both models below, so you can dive into either truck’s interior with confidence. Once you’ve seen enough, explore our new inventory to find the perfect truck for your needs!

RAM 1500 vs. F-150: Engine Options

The RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150 both offer a wide range of V6 and V8 engines, including a unique diesel option:

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Options – Horsepower, Torque, MPG

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6: 290 hp / 265 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6: 325 hp / 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: 400 hp / 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 Diesel Engine: 250 hp / 440 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: 400 hp / 500 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6: 430 hp / 570 lb-ft of torque

If fuel economy is a primary concern, choose the Power Stroke® V6 Diesel to enjoy up to 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

2021 RAM 1500 Engine Options – Horsepower, Torque, MPG

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque®: 305 hp / 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L HEMI® V8: 395 hp / 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: 260 hp / 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 with (or without) eTorque®: 395 hp / 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8: 702 hp / 650 lb-ft of torque

Efficiency-conscious drivers will find that the RAM has a little bit more working in its favor. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 gets up to 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.

Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 Engines: Although the RAM offers higher maximum amounts of horsepower and torque, the biggest difference between the lineups has to do with how they integrate hybrid technology. While the Ford has its own EcoBoost technology and offers a full-hybrid V6, these should be distinguished from the mild-hybrid eTorque®, which comes integrated with two different RAM 1500 engine options. Looking for even more power? Compare the Ford F-250 vs. RAM 2500 today.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Towing Capacity

Madison-area light-duty pickup buyers want to know that their choice can overcome life’s most significant challenges. Here, neither the RAM 1500 nor the Ford F-150 will disappoint. While the maximum capacities of the Ford are generally higher than those of the RAM, the RAM 1500 wins out on diesel towing:

2021 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity by Engine

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6: Tow up to 8,200 pounds
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6: Tow up to 10,000 pounds
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: Tow up to 13,000 pounds
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 Diesel Engine: Tow up to 12,100 pounds
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: Tow up to 14,000 pounds
  • 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6: Tow up to 12,700 pounds

2021 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6: Tow up to 7,730 pounds
  • 5.0L HEMI® V8: Tow up to 11,610 pounds
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: Tow up to 12,560 pounds
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8: Tow up to 12,750 pounds
  • 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8: Tow up to 8,100 pounds

RAM 1500 vs. F-150: Payload

The 2021 Ford F-150 can haul up to 3,325 pounds in the right configuration. The RAM 1500, while impressive in its own right, can only handle a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds. Capacities for both models will vary depending on the configuration, driveline, cab style, and box that you select, so be sure to review your options and your owner’s manual carefully!

2021 RAM 1500 Big Horn

Compare the RAM 1500 vs. F-150 at Badger Truck & Auto Group

The 2021 RAM 1500 and the 2021 Ford F-150 are both powerful, capable pickup trucks that can revolutionize your day-to-day! Whether you’re looking for a fuel-efficient, high-powered diesel RAM or you just have to see what the strongest F-150 can do in real life, start your adventure at the Badger Truck & Auto Group. We’ll send you out on the roads near Milwaukee and Chicago with a truck that will make you proud.

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