The Ram 1500 Out-muscles and Outclasses the Toyota Tundra

Powerful, versatile, and luxurious, the Ram 1500 has established itself as a leader in the full-size light-duty truck segment. More than a just highly capable work machine, it delivers a premium ownership experience, with a level of refinement unlike any pickup in history. The Ram 1500 draws a lot of comparisons to the Toyota Tundra. But while the Tundra has its strengths, a matchup with the Ram 1500 quickly reveals its shortcomings.

Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra: Performance

Whether we're talking engine variety, power, or towing capacity, the Ram 1500 far outpaces the Toyota Tundra. The Ram 1500 offers three available powerplants, allowing you to select your ideal blend of power and efficiency. The Toyota Tundra has just one.

  • Standard power for the Ram 1500 comes from a 3.6 liter V-6 (305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque) matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission. With a 7,730-pound towing capacity and an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway, it's an excellent choice for all-around daily use.
  • If you need to maximize towing performance, Laramie, Longhorn, and Limited models come standard with a 5.7-liter V-8 (395 horsepower, 410 pound-feet of torque) that can tow up to 12,750 pounds when properly equipped.
  • Finally, if you're seeking an outstanding blend of towing capability and fuel efficiency, the available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is guaranteed to impress. Generating 480 pound-feet of torque, it offers class-leading diesel towing (up to 12,560 pounds) and achieves an EPA-estimated 32 mpg on the highway.
  • The Toyota Tundra also has a 5.7-liter V-8, but with 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, it falls short of the Ram 1500. The Tundra's max towing only slightly exceeds 10,000 pounds, and it achieves an EPA-estimated 18 mpg on the highway.

Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra: Interior

Fully redesigned in 2019, the Ram 1500's cabin sets a new standard in the full-size pickup segment. It's roomy, quiet, and can be equipped to highly luxurious levels. It also features a cutting edge infotainment system with smartphone integration and intuitive voice controls. The available largest-in-class touchscreen features multi-touch and split-screen capabilities and brilliant full-screen navigation. Rear-seat passengers will also appreciate the three-inches of extra legroom that the Ram 1500 offers.

On the other hand, the Toyota Tundra takes a more utilitarian approach. The Tundra's cabin is reasonably roomy and offers smartphone integration, but the overall feel is dated. The style is bland, the materials are so-so, and the seats aren't nearly as comfortable. The Tundra is still in its second generation, which dates back to 2007, and the interior hasn't seen a significant style upgrade since 2014!

Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra: Versatility

The Ram 1500's truck bed is one of the most versatile in the industry. The multi-function tailgate features split doors that swing open for easy access while loading, unloading, or rearranging. The exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management System includes weatherproof storage bins on either side of the bed. The lockable compartments illuminate for low-light visibility and include a 115-volt power outlet for powering equipment or charging tools.

On the inside, the Ram 1500 offers lots of interior storage with many clever small-item compartments, including available in-floor Ram Bins. The available class-exclusive reconfigurable center console includes high-speed USB-C ports, cupholders, a bin for hanging file folders, and space for a 15-inch laptop.

The Toyota Tundra is a standard truck with a standard bed. It doesn't offer many in-cabin storage solutions and a hump in the center of the floor limits cargo capacity.

Test Drive the Ram 1500 in Fairfield, CT

If you're looking to upgrade your current pickup, the new Ram 1500 is a must-see. For more information about available trims, features, and Ram finance offers, contact Scap Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. To experience the performance, accommodation, and amenities for yourself, we invite you to visit our Ram dealership in Fairfield, where you can get behind the wheel for a test drive. We'll be happy to assist.


Scap Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

360 Tunxis Hill Rd
Directions Fairfield, CT 06825-4455

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