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2021 Ford F-350 vs. 2021 RAM 3500 Review

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2021 Ford
F-350

MSRP*: $35,745 to $87,375
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2021 RAM
3500

MSRP*: $36,880 to $68,895
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Invoice* $33,958 to $82,691 $34,831 to $64,265
MPG - City Info not available Info not available
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 65.4 - 78.5 ft3 57.5 - 74.9 ft3
Engine V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 475 hp 410 hp
Towing Capacity 12,000 - 21,200 lbs 19,410 - 20,940 lbs
Exterior Length 231.8 - 266.2 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 80.0 - 96.0 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 33.5 - 43.6 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Head Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 40.3 - 40.4 in
Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 39.8 - 40.3 in
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-350. The Ford F-350 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-350 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-350 and the RAM 3500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford F-350 is much wider than the RAM 3500, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford F-350 is slightly shorter than the RAM 3500, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Ford F-350 has a larger turning radius than the RAM 3500, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 is clearly the choice over the Ford F-350 for pulling heavy loads. The Ford F-350 has a little more horsepower than the RAM 3500.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the engines of the Ford F-350 and the RAM 3500 are able to equally transmit their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford F-350 as you will the RAM 3500. The Ford F-350 has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the RAM 3500.

Warranty
The Ford F-350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 3500.