2021 Ford F-150 Limited vs. 2022 Ram 1500 Limited: which truck has the nicer interior? | News

If you haven’t bought a full-size pickup in a while, you might be surprised at how luxurious certain trim levels can be. From interiors wrapped in premium leather to luxurious amenities such as heated and ventilated massage seats, the full-size pickup has come a long way from its humble roots – until now, the 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited won our 2020 Luxury Award car of the year.

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What Ram has accomplished has not gone unnoticed, as both Ford and Chevrolet have given the 2021 F-150 and 2022 Silverado 1,500 updated interiors. We were curious how the Ram’s cab compares to our Best of 2021 winning Ford F-150 Limited, so we took a closer look at the interiors of these luxury trucks to see which has the nicer interior.

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Both the F-150 and Ram 1500 have limited trim levels that serve as the top-of-the-line luxury models in their respective ranges, and these were the versions we tested. The tested price of our long-term F-150 Limited was $77,845 (all prices include destination). If that seems expensive, our well-equipped Ram 1500 Limited test truck was even more expensive at $81,395. Both trucks were double cab models with four conventional doors. Check out a side-by-side comparison of their specs.

Ford F-150 Limited 2021

The cabin of the F-150 Limited, finished in a blue and slate color scheme, has quality leather upholstery, carbon fiber accents and a suede-style headlining. The overall look is classy and sophisticated, marred only by jagged chrome accents that look a little cheaper than the materials surrounding it. American flag graphics on the sides of the dash recall Easter Egg design elements popularized by Jeep, a Ram brother in the Stellantis family of brands, but the artistic flourish is just as effective in the Ford.

The quality of the interior decreases when you get flush with the cushion of the front seat and below, where there is more hard plastic covering. There are also elements of the Limited interior that don’t differ enough from the lower specification F-150s, such as the handles on the A-pillars and the center console trim.

The F-150’s dashboard controls are intuitive, with a 12-inch touchscreen multimedia system high on the dash and easy-to-use buttons and buttons for the audio and climate systems below the display. The truck offers a comfortable driving position and the driver is confronted with a lively 12-inch digital instrument panel that is easy to read. The rear seat is roomy with plenty of legroom for taller adults, but the rear seat cushion is a little short.

2022 Ram 1500 Limited

Our Ram 1500 Limited also had a blue interior with light gray accents. The leather quality of the Ram is similar to that of the F-150, but the interior has richer detailing and upholstery in general, with quilted door panels and nicer contact points on the front door and handles on the A-pillar. Even the floor mats are nicer. However, like the F-150, the Ram has its share of inferior chrome trim on the dash.

The Ram has analog gauges framing a central information screen, and the attention to detail in the rest of the interior carries over to this part of the truck as well. The gauges have a three-dimensional appearance and the screen has high-quality graphics. The center of the dashboard has a vertically oriented 12-inch touchscreen. The screen is responsive, but the graphics aren’t as sharp as the F-150.

Both trucks have large front center consoles that separate the driver and front passenger, but while the F-150s are relatively conventional with single cup holders and a front storage bin (our long-term truck doesn’t have the optional interior worktop), Ram’s is configurable with a sliding section.

The rear seating area of ​​the Ram is similar to that of the F-150, but is generally more comfortable thanks to the reclining rear seat with reclining backrest. The Ram also has more amenities in the back, with heated and ventilated rear seats compared to the heated rear seats of the F-150.

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The Ford F-150 Limited is a luxury truck with first-class amenities, but it is not as luxurious as the Ram 1500 Limited, which is even more luxurious and has a more comfortable rear seat. We’re looking forward to comparing a Ram back-to-back with the updated 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, but right now the Ram 1500 Limited is still the ultimate luxury pickup.

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