Ford released the new 2021 F-150, and it promises to blow competitors out of the water with towing, horsepower, and more.
Ford was already beating Ram when it comes to standard horsepower and torque figures. A new hybrid variant, which combines a V-6 engine with a 47-hp electric motor, delivers the most horsepower and torque of any light-duty, full-size pickup on the market— The hybrid F-150 pumps out an impressive 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque.
Compared to Ram the 2021 Ford F-150 has a more diverse engine lineup. Including a base naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V-6, a twin-turbo 2.7-liter “EcoBoost” V-6, and a twin-turbo 3.5-liter “EcoBoost” V-6. The entry level 3.3-liter makes 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, and the 2.7-liter packs 325 hp and 400 lb-ft. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost is rated at 400 hp and 500 lb-ft.
In 2021 Ford F-150 offers a turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 with 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. A 5.0-liter gas V-8 delivers 400 hp and 410 lb-ft. F-150s will come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Can Ram compete? Ram offers the 3.5-liter V-6 with eTorque delivers 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft. A turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 puts out 260 hp and an impressive 480 lb-ft of torque. A 5.7-liter V-8, is available with efficiency-boosting eTorque tech, this makes 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Ram engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Ford F-150 XLT
- 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
- 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet
2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn
- 5.7L HEMI
- 395 horsepower and 400 pound feet
2021 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4
2021 Ram 1500 Big Horn 4x4
2021 Ford F-150 Limited 4x4
2021 Ram 1500 Limited 4x4
|Engine||5.0L Ti-VCT V8||5.7L HEMI®||High-output 3.5L EcoBoost® Engine||5.7L HEMI® VVT V8|
|Fuel Efficiency City/Hwy (L/100km)||12.1/9.3||11.9/9.4||13.8/11.2||16.1/10.5|
Here at Lake City Ford, we know a hard-working truck is a truck that earns your trust. While both the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are powerful trucks capable of getting the job done, the latter proves itself much more dynamic. It all starts with that high-strength aluminum frame mentioned earlier; after shaving off weight from the F-150—but not at the expense of strength and durability—Ford’s engineers created stronger engines and more complex transmissions. So while the Ram lineup offers a choice of 4 engines, all matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission, Ford gives you the choice between six different engines.
With Ford’s available 10-speed automatic transmission you have access to an incredibly smooth and powerful drive, that gives you unparalleled control over a more-than healthy dose of horsepower and torque.
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Looking for a new pickup, whether it be a more introductory trim level or a top-of-the-line version? Well, Lake City Ford can help you out with a Ford F-150 from our extensive selection of new and pre-owned trucks. While we can’t make the decision for you, we feel like we’ve put forth a pretty compelling case for why the 2020 Ford F-150 is the smart choice—whether you’re looking for power, comfort, safety, or even just an excellent value. Come visit us for a test drive, and find out firsthand how great the 2020 F-150 is.