2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ford F-150 Pinckney MI
2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ford F-150
Trucks get the job done with ease thanks to their powerful engines and outstanding cargo hauling capabilities. If you are ready to add a full-size pick up truck to your life or are looking to upgrade your current model, chances are you have been staring at all the models on the market and getting overwhelmed by all the choices to keep track of. That is exactly why we have created this comparison review! Our team took two of the segment’s most popular models and set them side-by-side to help you figure out which one best serves you. One the left is the 2021 Ram 1500 and on the right, the 2021 Ford F-150.
2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling
The Ram 1500 lineup is powered by four engines in the 2021 model year. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and RWD while 4Wd is offered. The standard engine is a Pentastar 3.6L V6 that creates 305 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and is outfitted with eTorque mild-hybrid technology for boosted fuel economy. The second engine option offered is a turbodiesel 3.0L V6 that pumps out 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. After that, is the available 5.7L V8 that generates 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, which can be equipped with or without the eTorque technology. The final engine in the Ram 1500’s lineup is a supercharged 6.2L V8 that pumps out 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. This engine is only found under the hood of the TRX trim.
2021 Ford F-150 Power & Handling
The Ford F-150 offers six powertrain options for the 2021 model year. They are all mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with either RWD or 4WD. The standard engine is a 3.3L V6 that pumps out 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The second engine offered is a 2.7L turbocharged V8 that generates 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. After that is the available 5.0L V8 that creates 400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Drivers can also choose the available 3.5L turbocharged V6 that produces 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque or the 3.0L turbocharged diesel V6 that kicks out 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. The final engine is a hybrid powertrain, using the 3.5L V6 with a battery pack and electric motor to produce 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque.
2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design
There are seven Ram 1500 trim levels offered to drivers in the 2021 model year. The base trim level is called the Tradesman and it comes outfitted with trailer sway damping, 18-inch steel wheels, an adjustable steering wheel, air conditioning, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a 6-speaker sound system, and a 5-inch touchscreen interface. The upper trim levels add more comfort and convenience features like a folding rear seat, larger wheels, smartphone integration, two larger touchscreen options, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a wireless charging pad, power-deployable running boards, and driver aids like blind-spot monitoring. The Rebel and TRX trims are outfitted with more off-roading oriented features to take on the toughest trails and weather conditions.
2021 Ford F-150 Features & Design
The Ford F-150 comes in six trim levels for the 2021 model year. Starting off the lineup is the base Xl trim which is outfitted with air conditioning, smartphone integration, vinyl flooring, trailer sway control, manual mirrors and windows, an 8-inch touchscreen, and smartphone integration. The F-150’s upper trims add cruise control, power accessories, fog lights, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED bed lighting, a heated steering wheel, a two-panel moonroof, and an 18-speaker premium sound system.
After taking a look at what both the 2021 Ram 1500 and the 2021 Ford F-150 have to offer side-by-side, it is clear to see you need to come test drive a Ram 1500! The F-150 does offer a hybrid powertrain but there are no trim levels dedicated to off-roading or engine options that can kick out 702 horsepower. Come on down to Pinckney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to check out the 2021 Ram 1500 in person with one of our sales associates soon!