2021 Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500: Two of the best go head to head
Rejoice, truck lovers! Ford has finally released it. well almost. See, while the company has already shown something – 180 degree reclining front seats anyone? – It is still leaving us thinking about many major specs. We still do not know horsepower or torque number or payload and towing capacity. However, there is enough information to pit the F-150 against our current favorite light-duty truck, To see how they stack up when it comes to size, suspension geometry and powertrain options.
Both trucks are offered with a range of beds and cab sizes, so for this article and video we decided to stick with the popular crew cab, small bed combination with four wheel drive. At Ford-Speak, it’s a SuperCrew 4×4 with a 5.5-foot bed. Ram is a similar crew-cab with a 5-foot, 7-inch bed.
Talking about length, wheelbase and height, both trucks are within inches of each other. The largest difference in width can be seen, with the ram being about 2 inches wide.
The outer The measurement
|2021 Ford F-150||2020 Ram 1500|
77.5 (79.6 max with aerial suspension)
However, what is truly notable is their suspension geometry measurements, which are important because they preview how capable these trucks are off-road. The F-150 has an angle of view of 24.3 degrees, Ram at 19 degrees. The departure angle for Ford is 25.3, Ram is at 24.9. Finally, the breakover angle is 20 degrees for the F-150 and 19.5 degrees for the 1500. The ground clearance for Ford is 9.4 inches, while the Ram is 8.7 inches off the ground.
At first glance, it seems that Ford wins this battle. However, the Ram can be equipped with an optional air suspension (the other numbers in the table are for this model). So well-equipped, that the 1500’s sport extends the approach angle to 23.3 degrees, its departure angle to 27.2 degrees and its breakdown angle to 23 degrees. At full height, ground clearance is increased to 10.8 inches. You don’t even need to trade up to the Kalpana Ram rebel off-road to get those numbers. very good.
off road Geometry
|2021 Ford F-150||2020 Ram 1500|
19.0, 23.0 degrees.
24.9, 27.2 degrees.
19.5, 23.0 degrees.
In 8.3, 10.8.
For storage of people and things, the F-150 has more front legroom, but Ram wins in rear-seat legroom. The actual length of the 5.5-foot bed at Ford is 5 feet, 7 inches – very close to the bed length of 1500. Like, they have essentially the same volume: 52.8 cubic feet for Ford, 53.9 cubic feet for Ram. As stated earlier, Ford has not released payload load capacity or towing numbers as of this writing.
Ford has not given us any horsepower or torque numbers for its myriad engine options. We all know that the 2021 F-150 will be offered with your gas-powered 3.3-liter V6, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 5.0-liter V8. If you want a diesel, you can get a 3.0-liter power stroke V6. Heck, you can also get a full powerboost hybrid matching the 3.5-liter V6. All engines use a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The only non-hybridized gas engine on tap with the Ram 1500 is the 5.7-liter V8. However, you can get companyOr Ram’s etoric mild hybrid on either a 3.6-liter V6 or a 5.7-liter V8. Despite the drivetrain, drivers get an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Naturally, we are still desperate to learn more about the F-150. I’m particularly curious as to how the hybrid powertrain will affect towing, but it looks like we’ll just have to be patient for a while. Of course, we can’t offer any recommendations until we actually get our butts on the driver’s seat of the 2021 Ford F-150, but at first glance, it seems to be too heavy in full. Stuff has been found to remain a hitter. Size Truck Section.