2021 RAM 1500 vs. 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

12,100 pounds
Up to 33 mpg highway

Diesel Fuel Economy

Up to 30 mpg highway

IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Not Yet Rated


The 2021 RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 is a comparison for the ages. Both of these trucks have been powering through tough tasks in Port Huron for years, but we have to hand it to the RAM 1500 for its superior power and towing capabilities. Read on for the details from Moran Blue Water Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, and be sure to check out how to finance with us as well!

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Engine Power and Performance

The 2021 RAM 1500 gives drivers in Saint Clair four engine options, while the 2021 Ford F-150 offers five. Whether you go with the F-150 or RAM 1500, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from — but the RAM 1500 offers more at its affordable base trim. For your reference, check out the base, diesel, and top engine options for both models:

RAM 1500 Engine Specs

  • Base Engine: 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 eTorque with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • Diesel Engine: 3.0L EcoDiesel V6® — 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque — 33 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

  • Base Engine: 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 with 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque
  • Diesel Engine: 3.0L Power Stroke® 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

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

The towing capacity you get out of your truck is also of critical importance. Whether you pick the F-150 or RAM 1500, you will get more than nearly any other truck on the market can offer — but when comparing RAM vs. Ford V8 engine performance, the RAM 1500 has an advantage of over 1,000 pounds. See the specs here:

Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500V8 Towing Capacity

  • RAM 1500 – 12,750 pounds with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque
  • Ford F-150 – 11,600 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 – 14,000 pounds with the V6 (but only 11,500 pounds with the diesel engine)

You might get more maximum towing capacity out of the F-150, but the RAM gives you a class-exclusive cargo management system, the RAMBOX® system with a lockable storage container. That, and you get a multifunction tailgate that swings open like a car door to make loading and unloading easier.

Moran Blue Water Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Has the RAM Trucks You Want

You’ve got the best of everything when you come to Moran Blue Water Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Whether you’re in Marysville or right here in Fort Gratiot, you deserve a great ride — and we’re the people with a great selection of RAM trucks as well as a knowledgeable sales staff you can trust. Stop by today to continue your RAM vs. Ford comparison, or contact us to get started on your RAM buying journey from home.


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