2021 Ram 1500 | Dixon, IL 

2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Honda Ridgeline

The truck you choose has to be the best it can be, loaded with features and generous in spaciousness, power, and capability. Throw in a starting price that beats the competition, and the choice is clear: the 2021 Ram 1500. Here is how the formidable and versatile truck compares to one of the segment's strongest contenders: the 2021 Honda Ridgeline.

Lower starting price

Every dollar counts when you are investing in a truck, and the 2021 Ram 1500 respects your budget better with a starting MSRP that's $4,000 less than the starting MSRP of the 2021 Honda Ridgeline.* Why wouldn't you want to save money on your purchase?

Greater efficiency

When it comes to comparing trucks, three categories take priority: efficiency, power, and capability. The 2021 Ram 1500 outdrives the 2021 Ridgeline in all three.

Thanks to the innovative mild-hybrid eTorque technology of its standard V6 engine, the 2021 Ram 1500 returns greater fuel efficiency on the highway and in the city than any engine offered on 2021 Honda Ridgeline. Plus, the Ram truck has a larger fuel tank: a 23-gallon capacity compared to the 19.5-gallon tank in the 2021 Ridgeline.

More power and capability

When equipped with the 3.6-liter eTorque Pentastar V6 engine, the 2021 Ram 1500 generates 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The standard engine in the 2021 Ridgeline only achieves 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

When properly equipped and powered by the 3.6-liter V6 with eTorque technology, the 2021 Ram 1500 can tow a maximum of 7,730 pounds, which dwarfs the 5,000-pound max capacity of the 2021 Ridgeline.

The 2021 Ram 1500 offers you the choice of truck bed size so you can optimize your space to fit your outdoor gear, equipment, and tools. Nothing the Ridgeline offers are as large as either option on the Ram.

Safety distinction

The 2021 Ram 1500 prioritizes safety, which the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognized with a high score. After undergoing the agency's rigorous testing, the 2021 Ram 1500 earned a 2021 Top Safety Pick, something no other pickup truck accomplished this year.**

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification.

**Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

2021 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150 

With fine-tuned performance to support its robust powertrains, the 2021 Ram 1500 deserves your full attention. The 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021 Honda Ridgeline may put up a good fight, but when compared side by side, the Ram 1500 delivers a winning combination of power, safety, and performance. Here is a closer look at what the 2021 Ram 1500 brings to your drive that the 2021 Ford F-150 and Honda Ridgeline does not.

More powerful standard V6

The 2021 Ram 1500 outpaces the 2021 Ford F-150 with greater horsepower and torque on its standard V6 engine.

The Ram 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine uses "mild-hybrid" eTorque technology to generate 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque in the 2021 Ram 1500. The 3.3-liter TI-VCT V6 under the hood of the 2021 Ford F-150, on the other hand, falls short with ratings of 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.

Stronger V8 and diesel engines

The standard engine in the 2021 Ram 1500 is just one of three engines that excel over the equivalent options in the 2021 Ford F-150. The Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V8 engine in the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX generates a road-shaking 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, far surpassing anything in the F-150 lineup.

If you prefer diesel power, the 2021 Ram 1500 is the better option again. Its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 posts a best in class rating of 480 lb-ft of torque, 260 horsepower, and a maximum towing capacity of 12,560 pounds when properly equipped. The 3.0-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6 in the 2021 Ford F-150 offers a performance stats much lower: a towing capability of 12,100 pounds, 440 lb-ft of torque, and 250 horsepower.

Higher safety rating

The 2021 Ram 1500 prioritizes safety, earning high marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's rigorous testing. Thanks to its innovative tech and systems, The 2021 Ram 1500 earned a Top Safety Rating from IIHS, the only pickup truck this year to do so.*

*Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

Get more behind the wheel of the 2021 Ram 1500, available now for a test drive at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram in Dixon, Illinois.


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