Chevrolet vs. Ford vs. Ram: Who makes the best 2021 full-size pickup truck? This battle has raged since automakers first added open beds to automobile frames, and with the standard for pickup trucks changing constantly, it may never be settled. Nevertheless, we gathered the 2021 versions of Chevrolet’s stalwart Silverado 1500, Ford’s freshly redesigned F-150, and the always-surprising Ram 1500, the most muscular version of which won the 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year award. We tested these trucks in 4×4, crew-cab, short-box, big-engine form, to find out who makes the best half-ton-class pickup—for the time being, at least.
Chevy shipped us a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 done up in RST trim with the Redline Edition appearance package, with red paint on the wheels that looks suspiciously like a Dodge logo. It employs a 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8, and although we’re amazed to say this about a vehicle with an as-tested price of $59,980, it’s the most affordable truck here.
Dearborn delivered a 2021 Ford F-150 with the 400-hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 in midlevel Lariat trim, optioned up to $65,305. Ram is represented with a 2021-model-year 1500 Laramie powered by its biggest available engine, a 395-hp 5.7-liter V-8. A nice selection of equipment brings its price up to $64,565. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.