You’re buying a truck because you work hard and then you play hard. So, when you’re looking for a pick-up that can keep up with you, there are two brands that are going to roar into your mind—Ram and Ford.
The team at Findlay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram put together this 2021 Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150 comparison so you can get the best truck for you. If you’re in the Findlay, Tiffin, or Lima, Ohio, areas, come and visit us to test the truck that will ram through any obstacle in its path.
When you start looking into buying a truck, you naturally start by looking at the power under the hood, and if you like choices then you’ll have plenty to choose from with the 2021 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150. Both have six engines to choose between, including a diesel option for both.
The most powerful powertrain in Ford’s lineup is the 3.5L High-Output EcoBoost® V6. This engine offers 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. This is incredible power whether you’re using it on or off the road.
However, exclusive to the TRX trim level on the Ram 1500 is the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 engine. This motor boasts 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque for when you don’t want your engine to purr but roar.
Below, you’ll find a chart with all the available engines available on these pick-ups.
|Ram||5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine with E-Torque||395||410 lb-ft|
|5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine||395||410 lb-ft|
|3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with E-Torque||305||269 lb-ft|
|3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine||260||480 lb-ft|
|6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 Engine||702||650 lb-ft|
|F-150||3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine||290||265 lb-ft|
|2.7L EcoBoost® V6 Engine||325||400 lb-ft|
|5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Engine||400||410 lb-ft|
|3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine||400||500 lb-ft|
|3.0L Power Stroke® V6 Engine (diesel)||250||440 lb-ft|
|High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine||430||570 lb-ft|
You’re not buying a pick-up truck so you can blend into the crowd; you’re buying one so you can stand out. Naturally, this means that you’re going to want a truck that matches your personality. When it comes to trim levels, both the 2021 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 have eight standard trim levels. Each offers both monotone colors and dual tones.
For singular colors, the Ram offers 11 while the Ford offers 15, but in dual tones, the Ford’s 17 is dwarfed by the Ram’s 18 dual-tone options. Inside, the Ford F-150 has 13 options for upholstery, while the Ram gives you 16 to choose from. With all of these options, you can ensure your Ram 1500 is a perfect representation of you.
While you may love a rough and rugged vehicle for outdoor adventuring, nothing says you have to rough it all the time. In that case, you’ll be making use of both the 2021 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150’s standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard capability.
Both offer 12-inch touchscreens in the center stack for ease of use and digital instrument clusters, but for those who hate to take their eyes off the wheel, only the Ram 1500 offers the available Head-Up display. This displays important information such as speed and navigation straight onto the windshield in front of you.
A truck is a companion that can serve you well for years, but it all comes down to what you want out of it. Between the 2021 Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, the Ram can give you more of what you want. When you’re ready to give it a test drive, come and visit us at Findlay CDJR, happily serving the Findlay, Tiffin, or Lima, OH, communities.