2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 RAM 1500
They are powerful, strong and capable, in short, they could be compared to the Goliaths of the automotive world. The 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021 RAM 1500 have been fighting an epic battle for ages, and in this short blog, we'll see what these two giants are made of, which should help you determine which is the best truck to earn its spot in your driveway. The F-150 was first seen in Montreal in 1975, and the RAM 1500 has for its part been known since 1981 as a replacement for the Dodge D Series. Here is the F-150 vs. RAM 1500 comparison without further delay.
The two best trucks on the market!
They share the same class, that of full-size trucks, and an impressive range of versions, which is perfect for consumers who like to have choice and have different needs as well. Nevertheless, in the case of the RAM 1500, there's no doubt that the quality of its interior, the on-board technologies, the low fuel consumption, the abundance of storage spaces, including the famous RamBox system, which is absolutely brilliant by the way, are a big notch above not only the Ford F-150, but also most of its other competitors. Let's take a closer look...
The new RAM 1500
Available in 8 variants, namely the Tradesman, Big Horn, Sport, Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, Limited and the all-new TRX, the RAM 1500 offers as standard heated sideview mirrors, a deployable bed step, the RamBox Cargo Management system and the ParkView rear back-up camera, among others. Of course, the other details are more complicated, since RAM trucks provide you with an extensive array of different features depending on the model.
Indeed, depending on the version you will choose, you can get 18-inch steel or aluminum wheels, 20- or 22-inch black or polished aluminum wheels, halogen or LED headlamps, chrome or black door handles, bumpers and grille, monochrome or two-tone body colours, in short, the exterior, if you add the colour choices, can differ greatly from one model to another. And that's not forgetting special editions and packages, like the Night Edition or the Chrome or Sport appearance groups.
And now let's talk powertrains. The RAM counts on 4 efficient and powerful engines, including the 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 with 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, which gives you a maximum towing capacity of 5,697 kg or 12,560 lb. The 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque can tow up to 3,497 kg or 7,710 lb. The 5.7-litre HEMI V8 with 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque will allow you to pull 5,783 kg or 12,750 lb. And with the proper hitch, the RAM 1500 can pull 8,323 kg or 18,350 lb. As for the TRX variant, it's powered by a supercharged 6.2-litre HEMI V8 engine that develops in insane output of 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The 2021 F-150
At Ford, the 2021 F-150 offers 6 versions, the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. You will also have a choice of 6 engines, including a new hybrid, and the maximum towing capacity is 14,100 lb. Comparing the 3.3 and 3.6-litre V6 engines for the RAM and F-150 respectively, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that the RAM engine is not only more powerful, but also a little more energy-efficient, with a rating of 11.9 L/100 km in the city versus 12.1 L/100 km for the Ford. Also, the RAM gives you a payload of 1,052 kg versus 835 kg.
The 2021 RAM 1500 beats the 2021 F-150!
When it comes to the finish and quality of the materials and components in the interior, the RAM offers you much more than the F-150, and it's no coincidence that it wins awards year after year for the craftsmanship and exceptional caliber of its cabins. In short, the best between the F-150 vs. RAM is without a doubt the latter, which you can explore from every angle at your RAM dealer in DDO, in the West Island of Montreal. Call us to book your test drive as soon as today!