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2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150 - Finding the Toughest Full-Size Pickup Truck

2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150 - Finding the Toughest Full-Size Pickup Truck

To be fair, there is no wrong answer to the question: "Which is better: the 2021 Ford F-150 or 2021 Ram 1500." Both are capable, luxurious, workhorse trucks that can meet the demands of day-to-day life, off-road adventures, or construction sites.


The 2021 Ford F-150 was named the 2021 North American Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year. The 2021 Ram 1500 was named MotorTrend's 2021 Truck of the Year, AJAC's Best Full Size Pick Up Truck in Canada for 2021, and the only pick up on the 2021 Car and Driver 10Best List.


These two trucks go toe-to-toe on every feature, both offering value, capability, and fun.


2021 Ford F-150


Starting at $32,429, the Ford F-150 is offered in six model configurations, three cab configurations, and six engine options, including a hybrid powertrain. Completely redesigned for the 2021 model year, the F-150 offers a ton of standard features, a high-quality cabin environment, and towing up to 6,350 kg.


The interior features premium materials, storage compartments, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display that runs a new and improved version of Ford's Sync 4 software. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a Wi-Fi hotspot also come standard on all models. It is easy to see why the Ford F-Series trucks are the best-selling pickup trucks in Canada.


2021 Ram 1500


For several years, the 2021 Ram 1500 has been the standard to which all full-size pickup trucks aspire. The need to compete with the capability and luxury offered by 1500 most likely necessitated the F-150's complete redesign. Starting at $44,070, the 2021 Ram 1500 is offered in eight trim configurations with five engine options and a maximum towing of 5,783 kg.




2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ram 1500
3.3-litre V6
Standard Engine
3.6-litre V6
290 HP
305 HP
265 lb-ft
Torque (standard engine)
269 lb-ft
8.1 L/100 km
Max Towing (any engine)
9.1 L/100km
1,508 kg
Max Payload (any engine)
1,043 kg


The 2021 Ram 1500 might have been the gold standard for full-size pickup trucks, but that is no longer the case. With its complete redesign for 2021, Ford offers more power, more performance, more capability, and more standard features at a lower base price than Ram. The Ford F-150's popularity is no fluke--it is the best truck and best value for drivers.

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