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2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 RAM 3500 Review

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2021 Ford
F-150

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2021 RAM
3500

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MSRP*
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$28,940 to $74,250
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$36,470 to $68,485
Invoice* $27,638 to $69,305 $34,461 to $63,895
MPG - City 16 - 20 N/A
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 3500 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 3500.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford F-150 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 3500. 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 3500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford F-150 is about the same width as the RAM 3500. The Ford F-150 is slightly shorter than the RAM 3500, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford F-150 doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the RAM 3500.

Handling
The Ford F-150 has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 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 3500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford F-150 as you will the RAM 3500. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of lumber or gardening supplies into the bed of the Ford F-150 as you will with the RAM 3500.

Warranty
The Ford F-150 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 3500.