Diesel Battle: 2021 Ram 1500 vs 2021 Ford F-150 in Chilliwack, BC

May 24,2022

While both the 2021 Ram 1500 and 2021 Ford F-150 offer multiple powertrain choices to potential buyers, one is significantly stronger than the other. If you are searching for the best light-duty pickup with a diesel motor, then keep reading!   The Ram 1500 can be equipped with the turbocharged 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6. Generating 260 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque (best-in-class), this engine is coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission with an E-shifter. It also is partnered only with the 4x4 drivetrain for optimized performance off-road and while pulling a trailer.   On the other hand, the Ford F-150 can be fitted with a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 as well. The catch is in the numbers. It only makes around 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. Geared with a 10-speed automatic transmission and 4WD, it just doesn't give off enough strength to beat the Ram 1500.   Now let's look at the towing capacities. The Ram can haul up to 5,697 kg (12,560 lbs), and the Ford can only handle 4,762 kg (10,500 lbs).   To learn more about how the Ram 1500 beats the Ford F-150, contact our experts in Chilliwack today! You can also schedule an appointment to take one out for a spin around the block.