Ford F-150 vs Chevy Sliverado and RAM 1500

2021 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado vs. RAM 1500

When it comes to hard-working pickup trucks, three names usually stand out - Ford, Chevy and RAM. All three are quite competitive and strive to outdo each other which every new model. Here's a look at how the 2021 Ford F-150 compares with Chevy Silverado and RAM 1500.

Strong Performers

All of the Big Three as they are often called, developed powerful trucks for every trim. All three models offer three engine choices on the base trim. Of the three, the 2021 Ford F-150 provides the most power with a 5.0L V8 with up to 400 horsepower. Ford also takes control with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which includes overdrive and auto-manual. The other two models offer an eight-speed automatic. The Ford is also the shortest and thinnest of the three trucks, making it more efficient and easier to handle. Maneuver through tight spaces with a shorter turning radius of 2-3 inches over the other models.

Today's Tech

All three models are barebones at their base trims. You won't find a navigation system available on any of these three until you upgrade to a higher trim. However, the 2021 Ford F-150 does come with two LCD screens for more information over one for the Chevy and RAM. Bluetooth is standard for all three models, but only the Ford and RAM include voice recognition at the base level. Enjoy your music at the right level with speed-sensitive volume, which is standard for the Ford F-150.

Safety First

Safety comes first for all manufacturers, but some add a few extras. For instance, the 2021 Ford F-150 makes lane departure warning standard on even the base trim while RAM adds it as an option and Chevy doesn't include it at all at this level. In-vehicle assistance is standard across all trims for the Ford, but not available on the base trim for the other two models.

Top Trims

When you upgrade to the highest trim, you get even more strength and power with all three models. While the 2021 Ford F-150 only offers two engines at this trim, it still provides the most power with a 3.5L V6 for 430 horsepower. You get more safety, entertainment and convenience features as well at this level with all three models including cruise control. Only the Ford makes adaptive cruise control standard while it's an available option for the Chevy and RAM. Voice recognition is standard for all three trucks with an infotainment system and touchscreen. However, Ford takes entertainment up a notch with an 18-speaker system over 10 speakers for the RAM. Leather heated front seats are standard at the highest trim level for all three models.

If you're in the market for a truck that can do more, check out the 2021 Ford F-150 at Griffith Ford San Marcos. Stop in and find out how it can make your life more productive and easier as you work smarter instead of harder.