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

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 or 12-inch UConnect®


8-inch SYNC 3®

Are you looking for a full-size truck? If so, you will want to compare the two truck leaders in their class, the 2021 RAM 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150. The RAM 1500 has eight trims, while the Ford F-150 comes in with only seven. At Bill Luke Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we know how much Laveen drivers love options. Thus, there are several available configurations for both vehicles.

The 2021 RAM 1500 comes with standard features you know and love. Such features include: an 8.4-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a mobile hotspot, and more. Let’s take a look at how the F-150 vs. RAM 1500 compare when it comes to engines, performance, and towing.

Ram 1500 vs. F-150: Engines and Performance

The Dodge RAM vs. F-150 differ in this category on how many engines they offer. The RAM 1500 offers four engine options, while the F-150 offers six. We break them down for you so you can compare. Here are 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 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

Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500: Towing Capacity and Utility

The Ford F-150 allows for a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds and hauls up to 3,270 pounds. However, the diesel option can only tow up to 11,500 pounds.

The RAM 1500 is not too far behind with a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds and carries up to 2,320 pounds of cargo. The RAM 1500 diesel towing capacity barely changes from that of the non-diesel engine options to a maximum towing capacity of 12,560 pounds.

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 3.0L EcoDiesel® V6
  • Ford F-150 – 13,200 pounds with the V6, but its diesel engine can only tow 11,500 pounds

As you can see, the towing capacity fluctuates when comparing the RAM 1500 vs. F150. Of course, further configurations change depending on the trim level you choose for both trucks. Although the F-150 has a slightly higher towing capacity, the RAM 1500 offers innovative features. Available for the RAM 1500 is the RAMBOX® cargo management system lockable storage container. You can also opt for the multifunction tailgate, which opens like a car door for loading and unloading.

Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Safety Features

Both the RAM 1500 and F-150 offer excellent safety features for Glendale drivers to feel confident when driving. Some come standard, and some are optional. Safety features on the RAM 1500 include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, and more.

The F-150 has safety features that include automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and more. When it comes to safety, you should review what each truck and its trim levels offer. Both vehicles earned a five-star rating from the NHTSA, making either truck choice a safe one!

Ram vs. F-150: Notable Features

The RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 comparison shows that each truck provides a range of advanced technology and comfort. Here are some notable features available on both vehicles:

  • Bluetooth® and voice recognition
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • USB ports
  • Overhead console
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
  • LED brake lights: Available for the RAM 1500 base trim level, but only available on higher F-150 trim levels.
  • Blind-spot monitoring: Available for the RAM 1500 base trim, but only available on higher F-150 trim levels.

Find a 2021 Ram 1500 for Sale at Bill Luke Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram!

Our team at Bill Luke Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram wants to help you get behind the wheel of the new 2021 RAM 1500. You can lease your truck through our finance department or explore flexible financing solutions. Still exploring? Check out how the RAM 1500 compares to the RAM 2500! We know that what you drive is important to you, which is why we only pair you with a pickup truck that suits your needs.

Contact us to set up your appointment. We enjoy helping South Phoenix drivers and the surrounding areas. You are our community, and we are proud to be your chosen RAM dealership!


*Class based on Light-Duty pickups.

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