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2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Review

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2021 Ford
F-150

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2021 RAM
1500

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MSRP*
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$28,940 to $74,250
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$32,795 to $70,325
Invoice* $27,638 to $69,305 $31,407 to $65,436
MPG - City 16 - 20 10 - 23
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 14 - 33
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 5 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 1500 than in the Ford F-150. The Ford F-150 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Convenience
The Ford F-150 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the RAM 1500, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford F-150 or the RAM 1500, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford F-150 and the RAM 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford F-150 is much slimmer than the RAM 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford F-150, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford F-150 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Handling
The Ford F-150 has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 1500 is clearly the choice over the Ford F-150 for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford F-150 and the RAM 1500.

Utility
The Ford F-150 offers a little more seating capacity than the RAM 1500, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. You'll be able to haul more material in the Ford F-150 than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Ford F-150 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.