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2021 Ram 1500 Vs. 2021 Ford F-150 Comparison

Red Deer is in the heart of truck country here in Alberta, where our roads are always filled with classic trucks from yesteryear, alongside the latest and greatest of pickups from the current brand offerings. That means you have a lot of choices when deciding on your next pickup truck, but a few always gravitate to the top. Ram vs. Ford is a consistent back-and-forth rivalry that sees each brand try to one up the other. With Ram taking home MotorTrend’s illustrious Truck of the Year title for 2021 for the  Ram 1500 (the third year in a row), how does Ford’s trademark F-150 stack up? Read on to find out, in these comparison sections most apt for the interested truck buyer.

Engine Performance: Raw Power

Engines: 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V8
Horsepower: 702 650
Torque (lb-ft): 430 570
Transmission: 8-speed automatic 10-speed automatic

When we talk about performance, and all a pickup is capable to do, we have to go right to the top and explore their ultimate levels of engines, for the pinnacle of each truck’s power. The new Ram 1500 TRX explodes out of the gate with a new 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 engine, the same engine technology and power from the Dodge Hellcat lineup, for serious power. That means this Ram 1500 gets to 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque on this top tier engine. The new 3.5L Powerboost Full Hybrid V6 engine available on the F-150 only gets to 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. For those looking for the best in raw power out of their pickup, the top of the Ram 1500 outperforms the Ford F-150.

Design: Trim Level Specialties

The Ram 1500 is all about accommodating every kind of truck driver with the pickup experience they’re looking for. The beauty of this pickup is that it provides tailored options to those looking for specifics out of their truck experience. There’s a Sport trim for those who want a stylish blacked out version, the Rebel with a new-age exterior design, the Laramie, Limited Longhorn and Limited for those who want luxurious options and the TRX for those looking for a true supertruck. While the Ford lineup offers 6 trims for 2021, their models don’t skew that far away from their base design look, and include many of the same interior features as the Ram, but doesn’t see quite the level of elegance and professional finish that the Ram’s interior does, which provides a more seamless style.

Features: Convenient Upgrades

Technology has advanced so far and vehicles have become so comprehensive that you’ll see a lot of the same types of features from brand to brand. What helps make Ram stick out, especially against Ford, is the additional features that it presents, providing just that little bit of extra, whether it’s for utility or convenience. The class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System consists of cargo bed-side boxes, perfectly fit to store your tools and valuable gear. Not only that but they’re lockable, drainable, have LED lighting and a 115-volt power outlet. As well on the box is its tailgate, which isn’t just your regular old tailgate. It’s now a 60/40 split tailgate, allowing you to open it like barn doors, if needed, while still being able to open traditionally, too. For added utility, a bed step has been added, making hopping up that much more easier on the knees.

Ram 1500 Vs. Ford F-150 Verdict

Don’t just take our word for it, Ram has produced MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year winner for the last 3 years, and that’s no accident. This incredible feat is all powered by Ram’s continued notion of never settling and always pushing forward what a truck can be, and what kind of pickup consumers truly want in this age. Ram, and specifically this Ram 1500, continues to excel because it checks off every box with aplomb, from engine power to gorgeous design to advanced features and more, it’s a well-rounded option that critics have rewarded in kind with numerous awards, additionally as Auto123.com’s 2020 Pickup of the Year, AJAC’s Best Pickup in Canada for 2020 and IIHS Top Safety Ratings.

We can only tell you so much, you truly need to experience a Ram 1500 for yourself, if you haven’t already, to get fully acquainted with all that this pickup can do. Luckily, we’re Ram experts here at Southside Dodge, your ultimate source in Red Deer for this illustrious pickup brand. Learn all about the Ram 1500 here on our website, browse our inventory, and let us know if we can assist with anything further!