The All New 2021 Ford F-150 vs The Competition
The All-New 2021 Ford F-150 vs. The Competition
Ford F-150 Overview
The all-new F-150 is purpose-built from the ground up — redesigned to be the toughest, most productive F-150 ever. This is what happens when you merge premium-grade muscle with finely tuned intelligence and design. A beast with brains. A relentlessly tough, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and torture-tested high-strength steel frame with new tech to help you work smarter and harder.
Why the Ford F-150 Continues to Beat Out Competitors
After so many years, how is it that the Ford F-150 retains its title atop the seemingly ever-increasing pile of pickup truck options. One reason is Americans love their trucks, and Ford gives Americans what they want, the key there being in the use of plural: “Americans.” The population and its needs are diverse, and among the F-150’s top attractive qualities is its versatility. There are always multiple engine and trim options, as well as different bed lengths to suit everyone’s needs perfectly. In this way, everyone gets to enjoy the F-150 experience.
Next, in its decades of development, the F-150 has added many innovations that help to set it apart from the competition. Not only has the interior been continually refined and made more comfortable for driver and passenger alike, but new technology has been integrated like navigation, infotainment, climate control and more. Other innovations help make the F-150 more practical, such as its onboard generator/inverter that can help to power tools and other equipment.
Finally, the F-150 also beats out many of its competitors in looks and efficiency. The timeless and distinctive Ford “power” look combines powerful and authoritative lines with a sturdy framework that is synonymous with dependability and quality. At the same time, it consistently manages fuel consumption above 20mpg in the city and on the highway, especially when you buy the unique hybrid version. Ford is even working on an all-electric version.
The marketplace has undoubtedly become more crowded than before, and there are some very interesting alternatives to the F-150, but none can truly take on Ford’s masterpiece and emerge as definitively better. It’s a fact.
Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado
Ford’s iconic pickup truck has a number of advantages over the Chevy Silverado. The first advantage is in towing capacity, which is a big reason people choose pickup trucks in the first place. Where the Silverado 1500 only manages up to about 10,000 pounds, the F-150 can reach up to 14,000 with the Max Trailer Tow Package.
In addition, the Ford F-150 offers a more luxurious cabin interior than the Silverado, enhancing the quality of the drive experience. What’s more, while the Silverado 1500 does offer more powertrain choices with gasoline engines, the Ford F-150 now comes with a hybrid option making its already more fuel-efficient design even more competitive. Even in its gasoline form, the F-150 outperforms the Silverado in fuel consumption, achieving 21mpg combined (20 city/24 highway), compared to just 17 combined for the Silverado.
A further benefit of the F-150, especially those who are using the pickup truck as a key part of their working day, is the onboard generator and inverter. This allows owners to generate power for various work tools and other equipment they need.
Even as the Silverado and other pickups continue to narrow the gap between them and the F-150 category benchmark, the F-150 continues to be the one to which people invariably turn. Its superior performance, great features old and new, as well as overall options in styles like its new hybrid powertrain. It costs more to buy, but the F-150 remains worth every dollar and king of the pickup trucks.
Ford F-150 vs. Dodge Ram
There’s little doubt that competition in the world of pickup trucks is heating up. The 2021 Ram 1500 represents a significant challenge to the long-held supremacy of the Ford F-150, but still the F-150 holds some distinct advantages that help it to retain its crown.
First of all, the Ford F-150 comes with a more affordable base price. You can pick up the base-level F-150 for $28,940 (VIN: 1FTEX1CP9MKD09833), whereas the Ram 1500 starts at $32,595. Within the range of the F-150, you also get more powertrain options, from the popular 3.3L V6 up to the 5.0L V8, the 3.0L turbodiesel V6 and even a hybrid option. The Ram 1500 offers a few options, but not hybrid.
Next, the F-150 offers a much higher top towing capacity when you add in the Max Trailer Tow Package. The F-150 can get up to 14,000lbs in capacity, whereas the maximum the Ram 1500 can handle is 8420lbs. Towing is an important factor for many, and a big reason behind a particular choice of pickup truck.
Finally, some engineering details also help to keep the F-150 on top. First there’s a 10-speed smooth-as-silk automatic transmission compared to only an 8-speed available on the Ram 1500. Second is the F-150 comes with a built-in generator/inverter, which can be used to power tools and other items. It’s no wonder then that many working individuals continue to favor the F-150 to meet all their needs.
Some have pointed to the improved coil spring rear suspension on the Ram 1500 as a big part of the improved drive quality. It seems, however, that it hasn’t been enough to dislodge much of the support for the F-150’s continued reliability, efficiency and recently re-done interiors.
Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tundra
The Toyota Tundra doesn’t have as long a history as the Ford F-150, but it has been on the market since 1999 and has become a favorite among many pickup truck fans. While it has been advanced a long way, it has yet to really complete any challenge to the supremacy of the F-150, and below we’ll explain why.
First of all, let’s look at engine choice. The Tundra only gets a single-engine choice of the 5.7L V8 option that makes 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque with limited towing and payload and poor fuel economy. The F-150 continues to offer many options to suit a wider range of power needs. It even now offers a more fuel-efficient hybrid option for the fuel-conscious driver. Paired with the many options of the F-150 you’ll also find an impressive 10-speed automatic transmission compared to just the standard 6-speed from Toyota.
Next, the F-150 is a working dream thanks to the presence of its innovative onboard generator/inverter. This can power various tools and other equipment, making it the working man’s dream pickup truck. In addition, flexibility for the F-150 continues to be an important theme in the bed length. The F-150 gives you the choice of bed length from 66 to 96”.
Finally, the F-150 is not only more fuel-efficient than the Toyota Tundra — especially the hybrid version — but also a better-value purchase. Where the Toyota Tundra starts at $33,675, the Ford F-150 is just $28,940 (VIN: 1FTEX1CP9MKD09833) at the base price. So, you’re getting more flexibility, more efficiency, and a truck with a longer and more impressive track record, all for less money. This is why the Ford F-150 is still King of the pickups.