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King Ranch 2WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 King Ranch 2WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 17 24 $52,669 $56,330
F-150 King Ranch 2WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 17 24 $52,949 $56,630
F-150 King Ranch 4WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 16 22 $55,871 $59,755
F-150 King Ranch 4WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 16 22 $56,152 $60,055
F-150 LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6.5' Box 20 26 $42,258 $45,195
F-150 LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 8' Box 20 26 $42,538 $45,495
F-150 LARIAT 2WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 20 26 $44,464 $47,555
F-150 LARIAT 2WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 20 26 $44,702 $47,810
F-150 LARIAT 4WD SuperCab 6.5' Box 19 24 $45,459 $48,620
F-150 LARIAT 4WD SuperCab 8' Box 16 22 $46,830 $50,085
F-150 LARIAT 4WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 19 24 $47,667 $50,980
F-150 LARIAT 4WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 16 22 $49,037 $52,445
F-150 Limited 2WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 18 24 $66,155 $70,825
F-150 Limited 4WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 18 23 $69,305 $74,250
F-150 Platinum 2WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 17 24 $55,268 $59,110
F-150 Platinum 2WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 17 24 $55,548 $59,410
F-150 Platinum 4WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 16 22 $58,471 $62,535
F-150 Platinum 4WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 16 22 $58,752 $62,835
F-150 XL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box 20 24 $27,638 $28,940
F-150 XL 2WD Reg Cab 8' Box 20 24 $27,925 $29,240
F-150 XL 2WD SuperCab 6.5' Box 20 24 $31,539 $33,025
F-150 XL 2WD SuperCab 8' Box 20 26 $32,786 $34,330
F-150 XL 2WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 20 24 $35,001 $36,650
F-150 XL 2WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 20 26 $36,247 $37,955
F-150 XL 4WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box 19 22 $32,074 $33,585
F-150 XL 4WD Reg Cab 8' Box 19 22 $32,360 $33,885
F-150 XL 4WD SuperCab 6.5' Box 19 22 $34,815 $36,455
F-150 XL 4WD SuperCab 8' Box 16 22 $37,179 $38,930
F-150 XL 4WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 19 22 $38,352 $40,160
F-150 XL 4WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 16 22 $40,717 $42,635
F-150 XLT 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box 20 24 $32,772 $35,050
F-150 XLT 2WD Reg Cab 8' Box 20 24 $33,052 $35,350
F-150 XLT 2WD SuperCab 6.5' Box 20 24 $35,492 $37,960
F-150 XLT 2WD SuperCab 8' Box 20 26 $36,713 $39,265
F-150 XLT 2WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 20 24 $37,690 $40,310
F-150 XLT 2WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 20 26 $38,910 $41,615
F-150 XLT 4WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box 19 22 $35,975 $38,475
F-150 XLT 4WD Reg Cab 8' Box 19 22 $36,256 $38,775
F-150 XLT 4WD SuperCab 6.5' Box 19 22 $38,696 $41,385
F-150 XLT 4WD SuperCab 8' Box 16 22 $41,018 $43,870
F-150 XLT 4WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box 19 22 $40,958 $43,805
F-150 XLT 4WD SuperCrew 6.5' Box 16 22 $43,281 $46,290
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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,729 $39,965
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $38,002 $40,265
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $35,169 $37,290
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,994 $43,465
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,267 $43,765
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $38,434 $40,790
1500 HFE 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 23 33 $40,095 $42,240
1500 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 26 $33,107 $34,645
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $41,414 $45,005
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $41,681 $45,305
1500 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $38,597 $41,980
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $44,609 $48,505
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $44,876 $48,805
1500 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,792 $45,480
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 22 $52,225 $57,150
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $52,047 $56,950
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 21 $55,420 $60,650
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $55,687 $60,950
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,729 $39,965
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $38,002 $40,265
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $35,169 $37,290
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,994 $43,465
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,267 $43,765
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $38,434 $40,790
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $47,889 $52,280
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $48,156 $52,580
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $51,084 $55,780
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $51,351 $56,080
1500 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $43,329 $46,120
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $46,594 $49,620
1500 Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $43,785 $46,670
1500 TRX 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 10 14 $65,436 $70,325
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $34,152 $35,645
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,428 $35,945
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $31,407 $32,795
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $37,452 $39,145
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,728 $39,445
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $34,707 $36,295
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $33,951 $35,495
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $31,417 $32,795
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $27,663 $28,855
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $37,171 $38,995
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $34,637 $36,295
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $31,866 $33,425
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $37,644 $39,945
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $35,137 $37,245
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $40,829 $43,445
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $38,322 $40,745
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $33,951 $35,495
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,087 $35,645
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $31,417 $32,795
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $27,663 $28,855
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box 17 25 $27,663 $28,855
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $37,171 $38,995
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $38,030 $39,930
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,637 $36,295
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $31,866 $33,425
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box 16 23 $31,866 $33,425
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 17 25 $37,644 $39,945
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 17 25 $35,137 $37,245
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 16 23 $40,829 $43,445
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 16 23 $38,322 $40,745

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Compare Trucks

Last year, the Ram 1500 nearly overtook the Chevrolet Silverado as the second bestselling vehicle in the U.S. This year, both full-size trucks face an upward climb in catching the redesigned 2021 Ford-150, the undisputed king of the hill.

The 2021 Ram 1500 balances between a smooth, ride with undeniable pickup truck capability, but the F-150 comes better equipped with more advanced technology and a hybrid engine option available across the crew cab lineup.  

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,669
$37,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,330
$39,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$939 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford F-150 ushers the bestselling truck into the electrified age. The 2021 Ram 1500 full-size pickup is heading in the right direction with just a couple of small detours.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.7 66
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
66 65.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 40.9
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Front Hip Room (in)
62.5 63.4
Second Leg Room (in)
43.6 45.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
62.6 63.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 NA
Length, Overall (in)
231.7 232.9
Height, Overall (in)
75.6 77.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
145 144.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.5 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 82.1
Overhang, Front (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.1 51
Tailgate Width (in)
60.3 60
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
66 67.4
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
65.2 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.4 21.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
52.8 53.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
65.2 66.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 14.8
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 14.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.8 46.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/60SR18 P275/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
T82 TUM
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
4498 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60SR18 P275/65SR18
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
4050 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T82 TUM
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
9700 6630
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
970 663
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
2425 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
9700 6630
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
9700 -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3450 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2748 2756
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 4100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14800 11900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1913 2150
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
610 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
200 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
610 730
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Gas/Electric V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
410 @ 4250 269 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
995 ERG
Displacement
5.0 L/302 3.6 L/220
Engine Oil Cooler
None Regular Duty
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 6000 305 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.87 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 3.14
Trans Order Code
44G DFT
Transfer Case Model
None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 4.71
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.11
Trans Type
10 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Ram 1500
Body Code
T T
Body Style
SuperCrew Cab Styleside Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3750 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Multi-Link
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.15 3.21
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 -
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4800 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3450 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.15 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-
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