2021 Ram 1500 vs. Its Competition

2021 Ram 1500 TRX
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Ram 1500 most often competes against crosstown rivals from Ford and General Motors.

The Ford F-150 is reworked this year and offers a hybrid powertrain.

The Silverado/Sierra GM twins have a smooth turbodiesel, but a boring interior.

The Toyota Tundra trades on perceived reliability and resale, but it’s a relative dinosaur now.

If towing needs regularly exceed more than 10,000 pounds, a heavy-duty Ram could be a better tool for the job.

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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2021 Ram 1500 full-size pickup is heading in the right direction with just a couple of small detours.
5.2
The 2021 Chevy Silverado offers ample power, cargo volume, and towing capacity, but it lags rivals in safety ratings and interior refinement.
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The 2021 Ford F-150 ushers the bestselling truck into the electrified age.
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The 2021 GMC Sierra has deep beds and big tow ratings, but low crash-test scores.
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The 2021 Toyota Tundra leans hard into its brand name and its reputation for durability.
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The ginormous 2021 Ram heavy-duty lineup reports for work, home, weekend, and hauling detail all at the same time.
MSRP From     
$32,795$29,300$29,290$30,100$34,025$35,270
Gas Mileage     
10 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 17 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box2WD Reg Cab 140" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box2WD Reg Cab 140"SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L (Natl)Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
333363
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
Regular CabRegular Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideRegular Cab PickupDouble CabRegular Cab
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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