Difference Between: 2021 Ram 4500 vs. 2021 Ford F-450
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Having a classic chassis design, the 2021 Ram 4500 is a heavy-duty truck that comes in the Crew Cab or Regular Cab. Also built for heavy-duty work, the 2021 Ford F-450 is part of the iconic Super Duty family of pickup trucks with full-size cabins.
2021 Ram 4500
$39,900 – $66,030*
Horsepower, 6.4-Liter V-8 Engine
2021 Ford F-450
$50,410 – $91,125
Horsepower, 6.7-Liter V-8 Engine
Engineered to deliver 410 net horsepower, the 6.4-liter HEMI engine propels the 2021 Ram 4500. This naturally aspirated, eight-cylinder powerplant delivers slightly less than 430 pound-feet of peak torque. When appropriately configured, this heavy-duty Ram truck can tow a trailer that’s loaded with 21,540 pounds. The V-8 gasoline engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission system from Aisin. You may also sync the HEMI powertrain with the TorqueFlite automatic transmission that delivers two additional gear ratios. With intervention from the Fuel Saver Technology, the HEMI engine operates only on four cylinders in some situations. The 2021 Ram 4500 is available with the 6.7-L Cummins engine that pumps out 360 hp. Running on diesel, this I-6 powerhouse dishes out 800 lb-ft. Built on the proprietary Power Stroke platform, the 2021 Ford F-450’s 6.7-L engine kicks out 475 lb-ft of torque.
Burning B20 biodiesel or ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, the turbocharged engine cranks out an astonishing 1,050 lb-ft when revolving at only 1,600 RPM. A 10-speed automatic transmission with the TorqShift label works in tandem with the turbo-diesel engine on this heavy-duty Ford pickup truck. Several driving modes are available for the F-450 model, including the Deep Sand/Snow and Tow/Haul. A 4×4 drive system and the Live-Drive Power Takeoff are some other notable mechanical highlights on this powerful Ford vehicle. When properly set up, this robust Ford truck can tow up to 37,000 pounds.
The 2021 Ram 4500 is available in several attractive production colors, including Flame Red, Diamond Black, Maximum Steel, and Bright White. Likewise, the 2021 Ford F-450 comes in premium paint applications, such as Atlas Blue, Agate Black, Race Red, and Stone Gray. This heavy-duty Ford pickup truck is available with scores of high-end interior amenities, like leather-appointed seats with ventilation and heating. Power-adjustable pedals and a heated steering wheel certainly improve the comfort level inside the cavernous cabin of the F-450 model. Similarly, the 2021 Ram 4500 offers front bucket seats with heating and high backrests for maximum comfort. A flat-folding storage compartment is conveniently integrated into the vehicle’s floor in the second row.
Running on the Uconnect 4C technology, the 2021 Ram 4500’s multimedia console is available with a 12.0-inch touch screen. Powered by the SYNC 4 platform, the 2021 Ford F-450’s infotainment unit also comes with such a large monitor. Both trucks offer smartphone connectivity through Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth. You’ll also get Wi-Fi and SiriusXM services in these hard-working vehicles. Up to 17 speakers from Harman Kardon are optional for the Ram model. You could get ten speakers from Bang & Olufsen for the Ford model.
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*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.