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

If you haven’t shopped for a full-size pickup in a while, you might be surprised how luxurious certain trim levels can be. From interiors wrapped in premium leather to luxury amenities like heated and ventilated massage seats, the full-size pickup has come a long way from its humble roots—so far that the 2020 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited has become our 2020 Luxury Vehicle of the Year. Year award.

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What Ram has achieved has not gone unnoticed, as both Ford and Chevrolet have given the 2021 F-150 and 2022 Silverado 1500 updated interiors as well. We were curious to see how the Ram’s cabin 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 one has the nicer interior.

The trucks

Both the F-150 and Ram 1500 have limited trim levels that serve as the top luxury models in their respective lineups, and these were the versions we tested. The long-term tested price of our 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 crew cab models with four conventional doors. See a side-by-side comparison of their specs.

2021 Ford F-150 Limited

Finished in a blue and slate color scheme, the F-150 Limited’s cabin features premium leather upholstery, carbon fiber accents and a suede-style headliner. The overall look is classy and sophisticated, marred only by knurled chrome accents that look slightly cheaper than the materials surrounding them. American flag graphics on the sides of the dash recall Easter egg design elements popularized by Jeep, an Aries sibling in the Stellantis family of brands, but the artistic flourish is just as effective in the Ford.

The quality of the interior diminishes when you get level with the front seat cushion and below, where there is more hard plastic trim. There are also elements of the Limited interior that aren’t different enough from lower-spec F-150s, such as the A-pillar grab handles and center console trim.

The F-150’s on-dash controls are intuitive, with a 12-inch-high touchscreen multimedia system on the dash and easy-to-use knobs and buttons for the audio and climate systems below the screen. The truck offers a comfortable driving position and the driver faces a vibrant 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 bit 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 generally has richer detailing and trim, 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 some of the lower quality chrome trim on the dash.

The Ram has analog gauges framing a central information display, and the attention to detail seen in the rest of the interior carries through to this area of ​​the truck. 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-150 is relatively conventional with some cup holders and a front storage bin (our long-range truck doesn’t have the optional interior work surface), the Ram’s is configurable with a sliding section.

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

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Winner: Ram 1500

The Ford F-150 Limited is a luxury truck with premium 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 look 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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