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2021 Ford F-250 vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Review

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2021 Ford
F-250

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2021 RAM
1500

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MSRP*
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$34,230 to $84,390
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$32,795 to $70,325
Invoice* $32,518 to $79,900 $31,407 to $65,436
MPG - City N/A 10 - 23
MPG - Hwy N/A 14 - 33
Engine(s) 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** **** **** - *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** - ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Passengers in the extended cab may find themselves a little more squished in the Ford F-250 than the RAM 1500. The Ford F-250 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

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). The Ford F-250 is somewhat more expensive than the RAM 1500. 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-250 and the RAM 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford F-250 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-250, 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-250 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Handling
The Ford F-250 has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Ford F-250, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the RAM 1500, due to its slightly better towing capacity. The Ford F-250 has a little more horsepower than the RAM 1500.

Utility
The Ford F-250 offers a little more seating capacity than the RAM 1500, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. The Ford F-250 has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 1500.

Warranty
The Ford F-250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.