2021 Ram 1500 Vs. 2021 Ford F-150

Having a proper pickup truck in rural Alberta is an undeniable part of the culture, and when it comes to working hard, playing hard, and overall providing an unforgettable ride, few trucks are at the top of the mountain. Both the Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic are legendary models, with the Ram coming off not one, or two, but three straight truck of the year victories. However, there is stiff competition in the segment, and each year the Ford F-150 usually provides a worthy rival. How do these two pickups stack up against each other in 2021? Read on with the team here at Devon Chrysler, as we put these two pickups side by side to see which model is for you.

Entry-Level Performance & Safety

On its own, the base 3.6L Pentastar engine delivers a best-in-class standard horsepower rating, plus enough torque to tackle tough jobs. Things only get better when the standard eTorque mild hybrid system kicks in, adding up to 90 lb-ft of launch Torque. Though the F-150 doesn’t lag far behind with its own performance and comes in at a smaller price tag, the superior standard engine, and the plethora of standard features included in the Ram 1500 Tradesman are too plentiful to deny. Get Electric Stability Control with Ready Alert Braking, Rain Brake Support, Hill Start Assist, Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation and Trailer Sway Control. Ford’s competitive Co-Pilot 360 suite only comes in as optional on the XL trim.

Model:2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman2021 Ford F-150 XL
Price:Starting at $41,165Starting at $34,079
Engines:3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine with eTorque3.3L V6 PFDI Engine
Horsepower305290
Torque (lb-ft)269265
Transmission8-speed automatic10-speed automatic

Top Tier Powertrains

For those truck enthusiasts through and through, we’ve put the top powertrains against each other to duke it out. The Ram 1500 TRX is what led the way for the Ram 1500 to receive its third straight truck of the year nod. The all-new 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 engine is pure, raw, power. This technology borrowed from the Dodge Hellcat lineup created an engine that provides 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Of course, this pales in comparison to the new 3.5L Powerboost Full Hybrid V6 engine available on the F-150. With only 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque, this engine simply cannot touch the level that the V8 HEMI has ascended to.

Model:2021 Ram 1500 TRX2021 Ford F-150 Limited
Price:$97,865$92,025
Engines:6.2L Supercharged HEMI V83.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6
Horsepower702650
Torque (lb-ft)430570
Transmission8-speed automatic10-speed automatic

Trim Level Comparison

You won’t be short of options with many trim levels available across both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150. Though the battle is close with both models seemingly offering every conceivable iteration of their pickup, the Ram 1500 sees more variance with trim level design. The stylish Sport trim looks athletic with its blacked-out features, while the Rebel looks like a true 4×4 phenom. For those looking for an unforgettable luxury experience the Laramie, Limited, and Limited Longhorn options exist. Of course, we can’t forget the truck of the year itself, the beastly TRX dominates the top of the trims. We also can’t forget that those looking for a classic Ram experience can choose the route of the Ram 1500 Classic, with its beautiful crosshair grille. Though we do agree that the F-150 is a stylish truck, outside of the Raptor edition, the F-150 loses the showcase of style.

Ram 1500 Vs. Ford F-150 Verdict

Don’t get us wrong, though the 2021 Ford F-150 is a capable pickup and impressive in its own right, there’s a reason why the Ram 1500 has a Truck of the Year threepeat under its belt. Always ready and accommodating whether it comes to comfort, luxury, power or reliability, the 2021 Ram 1500 is a truck that will never cease to surprise you. With plenty of standard features and multiple trim levels, find the 2021 Ram 1500 today right here at Devon Chrysler.

If you want to learn more about the Ram 1500, or are interested in any other new or used models from Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep let the experts at Devon Chrysler be your automotive guides. At Devon Chrysler, we’re proud truck enthusiasts, just like you, so come on down to our dealership in Alberta for the best trucks our province has to offer.