• The Ford F-150 Hybrid Makes the Ram 1500 Hemi Hybrid Look Bad in Towing Racing

The F-150 hybrid humbled the Ram 1500 hybrid in a big way

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Ford made us wait for the hybrid truck for a long time. It was in news earlier this year for offering a pathetic range, but Ford somehow managed to kill the news. When the company unveiled the 2021 F-150, the hybrid was showcased, and it showed a lot of potential. Although the truck is still some time away, we have finally gotten to see how it performs in the real world.

A video was uploaded on YouTube by “F150gen14” that shows the 2021 F-150 Hybrid take on the Ram 1500 Hemi E-torque in a towing drag race. If this video is a testament to the truck’s performance, then the hybrid mill will make for a large chunk of 2021 F-150 sales.

The F-150 Hybrid Made Short Work On The Ram 1500 Hybrid

The video starts with both the trucks on the starting line.

You’d expect it to be a close encounter, but the F-150 hybrid smoked the Ram hybrid.

The Ram’s eTorque system isn’t on the F-150’s level, so it’s not a fair comparison really, but if you call them both hybrids, then there’s no denying that the Ford is much better.

How Are The Trucks Spec’d?

The Ford F-150 Hybrid Makes the Ram 1500 Hemi Hybrid Look Bad in Towing Racing
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The Ram 1500 seen here is the one with the 5.7-liter, HEMI V-8 engine that comes with an eTorque mild hybrid system that comprises of a 48-volt battery and a belt-driven motor-generator.

It makes 395 horses and 410 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity is rated at 11,320 pounds.

The Ford F-150 Hybrid, on the other hand, is powered by a 3.5-liter, Powerboost mill that is said to have the ‘best-in-class power and torque’. This system includes a 37-kilowatt electric motor (47 horsepower) in the transmission housing. It is powered by a liquid-cooled, 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. This isn’t a plug-in system and the batteries recuperate on the go. We are yet to receive the full specs of this engine, but it will have a towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds. This mill will have an EPA estimated range of approximately 700 miles on a 30.6-gallon tank of gas.

Final Thoughts

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Ram and GM were closing in on the gap with the Ford F-150, but it looks like Ford has come out all guns blazing with the 2021 F-150. We’ll have to wait and watch to see if it can move the truck in better numbers with this fourteenth-gen model.

What are your thoughts about this towing race? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
Sidd Dhimaan
Senior Editor, Truck Expert, EV Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. Fast forward to today, and he is currently serving as a senior editor, pickup truck expert, and EV expert.  Read full bio
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