2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500

Comparing the 2021 Ford F-150 truck to the 2021 Ram 1500 

How do the 2021 Ford F-150 and the 2021 Ram 1500 trucks compare? First of all, you can find new Ford F-150 trucks here at Sherwood Ford. We don’t have new Ram trucks, but you can find Ram 1500 models in our used inventory from time to time. Keep reading to view our comparison of the 2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500 pickup trucks. 

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500 – starting MSRP and price range 

2021 Ford F-150 XL front view

Of course, it is important to know what your new truck will cost, and what a low-end trim level will cost vs a high-end trim level. The starting MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the 2021 Ford F-150 is $31,429 for the XL trim level. Its price range goes from $31,429 up to the starting price of $86,725 for the Limited trim level.  

The 2021 Ram 1500 truck is comparably priced but slightly more expensive on both the low-end and high-end versions. Its starting MSRP for the Tradesman trim level is $38,070. Its price range starts at $38,070 and goes up to the starting price of $94,770 for the TRX trim level. By starting price, we’re referring to the recommended price of each trim level without any additional accessories, packages, and enhancements. 

2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500 – key features on the base trim levels 

So, what basic equipment are you getting when you choose the lowest-priced model of each truck? The chart below compares key features of the 2021 Ford F-150 XL to the 2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman. Trim levels will vary, but this gives you a good idea of how the two trucks compare on paper. 


2021 Ford F-150 XL 

2021 Ram 1500 Tradesman 

Engine fuel options 

Regular gas 

Diesel or regular gas 

Transmission options 

10-speed automatic transmission 

8-speed automatic transmission 


Rear-wheel drive 

Rear-wheel drive 

Passenger capacity 



Seating material 



In-vehicle assistance service 


Not available 

Fuel tank capacity  

23 gallons 

23 gallons