Video: V8 Acceleration Battle – 2021 Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado vs Ram 1500

Ford's new Coyote V8 goes up against the GM and Ram V8s.


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Our friends at American Trucks put together a 0 to 60 MPH battle with the 2021 Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado vs Ram 1500

Yes, we’ve compared the 2021 Ford F-150 vs Silverado vs Ram in the past, but this V8-only 0 to 60 test from is just fun to watch. Truly, the purpose of this video is to showcase the power of the revised 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8 in the new 2021 Ford F-150. It’s one of our favorite V8s, and it has recently been featured in a’s real-world test.

2021 Ford F-150 Coyote V8 (Image: TFLtruck)

Ford made quite a few improvements to their 5.0-liter V8.

Ford has a lot of advantages in this race. For one thing, the 2021 F-150 is exceptionally light with its extensive use of aluminum body panels. On top of that, it is the most powerful of these trucks as well. Still, with gearing and traction, the results proved to be interesting.

In this video, the host, Justin Dugan, finds an open and secluded area that he uses for this test. Being that the video takes place in the Eastern United States, the weather prohibits the use of a drag strip during the winter.

Each truck is set to 4WD-High and each respective “Sport” mode. To keep things fairly even, the 0 to 60 mph runs take place back to back, in similar conditions. The times are recorded by a Dragy GPS device.

They opted to use a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the 355 horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 that makes 383 lbs-feet of torque. This Chevy is equipped with an 8-speed automatic and a 3.42 rear axle ratio. While a beefy 6.2L would have been more competitive, this was what they had on hand. The other truck was a 2019 Ram 1500 with a 395 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 that makes 410 lb-ft of torque. The Ram uses its own 8-speed automatic, and this truck is equipped with a 3.21 rear axle ratio.

Finally, the 2021 Ford F-150 with a 400 horsepower 5.0-liter V8 that makes 410 lb-ft of torque. The Ford is equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a 3.55 rear axle ratio. Neither the Ram nor the Ford is equipped with their most aggressive rear axle ratios.

We’re pretty sure you can guess what the outcome will be. Still, it’s entertaining viewing.

Spoiler alert! The Chevy makes the run to 60 MPH in 7.65 seconds. The Ram runs the same test in 6.65 seconds. Finally, the Ford does it in 6.30 seconds.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.