2021 RAM 1500vs. 2021 Ford F-150 
 305 hpBase Horsepower  290 hp
 12,750 Pounds V8 Towing Capacity 11,600 Pounds
 12,560 Pounds Diesel Towing Capacity11,500 Pounds 
 Up to 32 mpg Highway Diesel Fuel EconomyUp to 30 mpg Highway 
 Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick+Not Yet Rated 
 8.4-12-inch UConnect®Infotainment 8-inch SYNC 3® 

Which new truck - the 2021 RAM 1500 or the 2021 Ford F-150 - is best for your Neenah or Green Bay driving needs? That's what we want to help you find out here at Kolosso CDJR! From towing capacity and performance to fuel economy and safety features, there's a whole lot to explore with regard to whether the F-150 or RAM 1500 better meets your needs! So, let's dive in right now! Have questions as you read along? Contact us anytime!

Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Engines and Performance

The 2021 RAM 1500 offers four engine optionsand the 2021 Ford F-150 offers five. But which of these engines is right for your Waupaca or Manitowoc lifestyle? Compare your RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150 engine options just below:

RAM 1500 Engine Specs

  • Standard: 3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 eTorque with 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque
  • Diesel: 3.0L EcoDiesel V6® - 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque - 32 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

  • Standard: 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 with 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque
  • Diesel: 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 

Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 V8 Towing Capacity

  • RAM 1500 - 12,750 pounds with the 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque
  • Ford F-150 - 11,500 pounds with a comparable V8

Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500 V6 Towing Capacity

  • RAM 1500 - 12,560 pounds with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel® V6
  • Ford F-150 - 14,000 pounds with the V6, but its diesel engine can only tow 11,500 pounds

Looking for the most powerful pickup available to you? Out of the Ford F-150 vs. RAM 1500, the former truck may appeal to you at first due to its higher maximum towing capacity. But before you make a decision, really do your research on how much towing capacity you need.

Most midsize to large wake boats, for instance, weigh around 3,000-5,000 pounds. Most 20- to 30-foot sailboats weigh between 5,000-8,000 pounds. The average RV weight is roughly 5,200 pounds. Accordingly, you have to ask yourself if class-exclusive features like RAMBOX® cargo management or a multifunction tailgate are worth giving up for a towing capacity that's overkill for your Oshkosh area needs.

RAM 1500 vs. Ford F-150: Features & Highlights

The RAM 1500 is filled with fantastic features, like your choice of either an 8.4-inch or 12.0-inch touchscreen with the UConnect® infotainment system, as well as standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The Ford F-150 offers an available 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, but it's worth noting that you have to upgrade to get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™!

Other RAM 1500 features that are standard, but only available by upgrade in the Ford F-150 include:

  • Bluetooth® and voice recognition
  • Overhead console
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • USB ports

What's more, the following safety features help give the RAM 1500 a Top Safety Pick+ designation for the current model-year -- a feat which the new Ford F-150 has not yet matched

  • LED brake lights: Available in RAM 1500 base trim, available on higher F-150 trims
  • Blind-spot monitoring: Available in RAM 1500 base trim, available on higher F-150 trims

Your Next RAM 1500 is for Sale Today at Kolosso CDJR!

Now that you've explored the RAM 1500 and Ford F-150 and how they compare against each other, we invite you to apply for financing online and then check out our new RAM inventory online!


*Class based on Light-Duty pickups.