2021 Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150

2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2021 Ford F-150
12,750 lbs
Gas Towing Capacity
11,600 lbs
Diesel Fuel Economy
12,560 lbs
Diesel Towing Capacity
11,500 lbs

2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150

In need of a full-size pickup? The staff at Martin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram decided to explore the differences between two of the top-rated pickups on the market today, the RAM 1500 vs. F-150. We will discuss all the capabilities offered. Both options are popular work trucks, so let us break them down and compare them side by side to see.

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

There are two very impressive engines for the Ram 1500. The standard option is the best-in-class 305-hp 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine. Next is the powerful and efficient 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine. If you want power and efficiency in a gas engine, then the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with the class-exclusive eTorque mild hybrid technology system is for you. This HEMI’s combination of efficient technologies and performance is how it offers an outstanding gas towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds. Next up is Ram’s namesake, the 5.7L HEMI V8. Lastly, and surely not least, is the all-new 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 engine. This powerhouse will jump from 0–60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds. The IHI supercharger offers near-instantaneous torque and will withstand 1,595 psi.

2021 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

The Ford F-150 has six available engines, including the class-exclusive 3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine. This engine offers the power of gas and electric energy efficiency, delivering 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque. Buyers can opt for a 3.5L EcoBoost engine for their F-150 or Ford’s legendary 5.0 V8 engine. Ford offers a 3.0L Powerstroke diesel engine with 250 horsepower and 440-foot pounds of torque for those looking for a diesel. This diesel provides a 12,100lbs tow rating, which is not bad but not as good as the 2021 RAM 1500. Ford made the F-150’s body out of military-grade aluminum alloy. By using aluminum, Ford was able to lower the F-150s overall weight.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

The 2021 Ram 1500 provides buyers with the most luxurious interior in its class. The Heads up display has been reconfigurable for 2021 to allow drivers’ eyes to stay on the road while being aware of the gear you are in, your speed, incoming calls, and your turn-by-turn navigation. The all-new Digital Rearview Mirror features an LCD monitor that provides a real-time video stream from a rear-facing camera. The outstanding 12-inch touchscreen displays the crystal clear Uconnect 12.0 system beautifully. The Ram 1500 offers a customizable home screen with split-screen capability, pinch-and-zoom technology, and physical controls for key features that make the driver’s life more straightforward. SiriusXM 360L keeps you and your passengers entertained on the go with new content, personalized recommendations, complete voice control, and more.

2021 Ford F-150 Features & Design

The F-150 provides drivers with a center stack that holds the navigation, stereo, and climate controls. An 8-inch touchscreen is standard on the F-150, Sync 4, the newest version of Ford’s infotainment system. In the higher trim levels, there is an available digital gauge cluster. The Ford offers Max Recline seats that fold nearly flat. Buyers can upgrade to the new generation of SYNC, with available enhanced voice recognition, cloud-based connectivity, and so much more that bring you a seamless and personalized driving experience. Ford has loaded a digital owner’s manual that is available through your center touchscreen. It includes in-depth information on vehicle features, streamable how-to videos, and more. The F-150’s tailgate was built with durable composite construction materials and practical details.


The 2021 Ram 1500 is the apparent winner. It offers more power and much more luxuries. If you would like to test drive a Ram 1500 and are in the Cleveland, TX area, head over to Martin CDJR. Our sales team would be happy to help you find your next truck.