2021 Ford F-150 vs 2021 Ram 1500: Powertrain

One of the most important aspects of a truck is its pulling power and payload. We see that car manufacturers often improve their ratings, and that has to do with the structural changes that have been made to the truck. However, this is rendered useless if you don’t offer a powerful reel under the hood to pull all the weight.


Truck manufacturers are known to offer multiple engine options, but you can’t have them in every body style or trim level. All of this can be quite confusing, so we decided to compare them all. We’ve already discussed the 2021 Ford F-150 versus the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, so this time it’s the turn of the 2021 Ram 1500 to be compared to the king of the jungle.

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3/3 2021 Aries 1500

First up is the 3.6-litre V-6 Pentastar engine that now comes standard with an eTorque system. We will come back to it in detail later. The engine makes 305 horses and 269 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to all wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

If you want a V-8, Ram offers the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine that produces 395 ponies and 410 pound-feet of twist. This engine is also mated to an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic gearbox, but it is the 8HP75 version and not the 850RE that comes standard with the Pentastar engine. The same engine and transmission, combined with the same power, is also possible with an eTorque system.

Finally, there is the third generation EcoDiesel engine. It’s a 3.0-liter V-6 mill that delivers 260 horses and 480 pound-feet of torque. This is a noticeable increase over the second-generation EcoDiesel engine that generated 240 ponies and 420 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to the eight-speed TorqueFlite transmission. This engine comes with a variable geometry water-cooled turbocharger that helps it respond better to your throttle input.

2020 Ram 1500 Specifications

ENGINE 3.6 LITER PENTASTAR V-6 WITH eTORQUE 3.0 LITER EcoDiesel V-6 5.7 LITER HEMI® V-8
Type and description 60 Degree V-Type, Liquid Cooled 90 degree diesel V-6 90 degree V-8, liquid cooled
Displacement 220 cubic meters in (3,604 cu. cm) 182 cubic meters. inches (2,988 cubic cm) 345 cubic. inches (5.654 cu.cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.78 x 3.27 (96.0 x 83.0) 3.27 x 3.60 (83 x 92) 3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 16.0:1 10.5:1
Current 305 hp at 6,400 rpm 260 hp @ 3,600 rpm 395 hp at 5,600 rpm
Couple 269 ​​LB-FT @ 4,800 RPM 480 lb-ft. @ 1600 rpm 410 LB-FT @ 3,950 RPM
Maximum Motor Speed 6,400 RPM (electronically limited) 5,800 rpm 5,800 rpm

Ram eTorque System

This is the closest thing to a hybrid the automaker has to offer. Ram offers it on the 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar and the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI. In the V-6, the system adds 12 horses and 39 pound-feet of torque, but multiplies by the belt drive to create up to 90 pound-feet of torque.

In the V-8, the system adds 16 ponies and 49 pound-feet of torque. It is multiplied by the belt drive to create torque of up to 130 pound-feet. Here, the eToroque is an air-cooled unit sourced from Magneti Marelli. In both cases, the system uses a 48-volt, 0.4 kWh lithium-ion battery and a DC-DC converter. It is used to charge and operate the 1500’s 12-volt electrical system. Ram placed the battery behind the rear seats, making the cabin as spacious as the models without the eTorque system.

2/3 2021 Ford F-150

In previous models, Ford offered two transmissions: a six-speed automatic for the smaller engines and a 10-speed automatic as an option for some engines and standard for some.

The stock engine on the base finishes is the same old 3.3-liter V-6 mill that makes 290 ponies and 265 pound-feet of twist. The 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine also carries over with the same power as before, namely 325 horses and 400 pound-feet of twist. But thanks to the new, improved gearbox, you’ll find the engine runs smoother and revs less than before.

For the 2020 model, Ford offered the 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost mill in two positions. The one present in the stock F-150 made 375 ponies and 470 pound-feet of torque, while the one under the hood of the Raptor produced 450 horses and 510 pound-feet of torque. With the addition of the hybrid engine to the lineup, Ford now offers the V-6 EcoBoost in just one state that strikes a balance between the two previous iterations – 400 horsepower and 500 pound-foot twist.

The largest engine in terms of displacement – ​​and the only V-8 in the portfolio – is the 5.0-litre Coyote engine. There were rumors that it would be phased out, but so far it hasn’t happened. Compared to the iteration of 2020, It gets a five-horse power bump and a 10-pound-feet turn, now yielding 400 horses and 410 pound-feet of torque.

It is also mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. but it is another modular hybrid gearbox designed, developed and assembled for this engine.

The hybrid system includes a 35 kilowatt electric motor (47 hp) in the transmission housing. This electric motor works together with the motor and uses the energy that is lost during braking (regenerative braking). It also supports the Pro Power Onboard generator. The system is powered by a 1.5 kilowatt-hour liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. Ford has said it has fitted a belt-driven starter for the water pump and belt starter motor. The hybrid system allows the engine to travel up to 700 miles from its 30.6 gallon fuel tank. Please note, this is not a plug-in hybrid system and the batteries recover along the way.

1/3 Which engine can you have on the upholstery?

The permutations and combinations get tricky in the case of the Ford F-150, because you can’t have any options. But with Aries, things are a little simpler. You get the Pentastar V-6 mill standard on all six trim levels except the top limited, but the other engines are offered as an option on all models. Here’s what both automakers offer on each trim:

Aries 1500

Trader:

-* 3.6-litre V-6 Pentastar engine with eTorque

-* 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine

-* 5.7-litre V-8 HEMI engine with eTorque

-* 3.0-litre V-6 Turbo EcoDiesel engine

big horn:

-* 3.6-litre V-6 Pentastar engine with eTorque

-* 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine

-* 5.7-litre V-8 HEMI engine with eTorque

-* 3.0-litre V-6 Turbo EcoDiesel engine

Rebel:

-* 3.6-litre V-6 Pentastar engine with eTorque

-* 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine

-* 5.7-litre V-8 HEMI engine with eTorque

-* 3.0-litre V-6 Turbo EcoDiesel engine

laramie:

-* 3.6-litre V-6 Pentastar engine with eTorque

-* 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine

-* 5.7-litre V-8 HEMI engine with eTorque

-* 3.0-litre V-6 Turbo EcoDiesel engine

Limited Longhorn:

-* 3.6-litre V-6 Pentastar engine with eTorque

-* 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine

-* 5.7-litre V-8 HEMI engine with eTorque

-* 3.0-litre V-6 Turbo EcoDiesel engine

Limited:

-* 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine

-* 5.7-litre V-8 HEMI engine with eTorque

-* 3.0-litre V-6 Turbo EcoDiesel engine

Ford F-150

XL:

-* 2.7-litre V-6 EcoBoost engine

-* 3.3-litre V-6 engine

-* 5.0-litre V-8 Coyote engine

XLT:

-* 2.7-litre V-6 EcoBoost engine

-* 3.3-litre V-6 engine

-* 5.0-litre V-8 Coyote engine

Lasso:

-* 2.7-litre V-6 EcoBoost engine

-* 3.0-litre Powerstroke turbo diesel engine

-* 3.5-litre V-6 EcoBoost engine

-* 5.0-litre V-8 Coyote engine

King’s Farm:

-* 3.0-litre Powerstroke turbo diesel engine

-* 3.5-litre V-6 EcoBoost engine

-* 5.0-litre V-8 Coyote engine

-* 3.5-litre V-6 Powerboost Hybrid

Platinum:

-* 3.0-litre Powerstroke turbo diesel engine

-* 3.5-litre V-6 EcoBoost engine

-* 5.0-litre V-8 Coyote engine

-* 3.5-litre V-6 Powerboost Hybrid

Limited:

-* 3.5-litre V-6 EcoBoost engine

-* 3.5-litre V-6 Powerboost Hybrid

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