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The Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra have both been on the market for a long while. There’s a good chance you’ve seen each of these trucks moseying around Auburn, Shrewsbury, or Worcester, Massachusetts. As your own truck search begins, it’s common to pit the Ram 1500 vs. the Toyota Tundra. Which truck wins in a head-to-head comparison. We think we can help you make that call.
At Harr Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR), we’ve created this detailed overview of the Ram 1500 vs. the Tundra so you’ll know where the two trucks diverge.
One of the core traits a truck must display is the ability to tow or haul tremendous weights. Both the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra can serve as everyday work trucks or companions for weekend activities and home renovations. If you’re seeking maximum power, however, the Ram is noticeably ahead.
The Tundra boasts a 12,000-pound maximum towing capacity and a maximum payload capacity of 1,940 pounds. These are strong figures, yet the 12,750-pound maximum towing capacity of the Ram 1500 is a big selling point. Another desirable trait for the Ram 1500 is its maximum payload capacity, which is a stout 2,300 pounds.
Customizing your truck is a big part of choosing the model you’re going to drive home. The more customization options available, the easier it becomes to ensure you’ll get a truck with exactly what you want. The Ram 1500 has a quartet of engines, while the Tundra offers a trio.
Toyota basically offers three versions of the same 3.4L V6. The lowest output in the standard trim registers 348 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. At best, the engine can output 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque.
The four engines that can be placed in the Ram offer a greater diversity of power. At the very top end sits the 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 that generates an astonishing 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. If you prefer a diesel motor, Ram is definitely the way to go thanks to a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 producing 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque.
Trucks have come a long way in terms of overall ride quality. The Ram 1500 is the true innovator when it comes to this trait, however, as it offers a unique system not found in the Toyota Tundra.
The available Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension system of the Ram can lift or lower your truck to improve efficiency and overall ride composure. While the Toyota is pleasant enough to pilot, it lacks these types of new-age features.
There are similarities between the Ram 1500 and the Tundra, yet the power and customization opportunities of the Ram are just too much to ignore. If you’re thinking a truck will be your next model near Worcester, Shrewsbury, or Auburn, MA, let us know at Harr CDJR. We’ll happily prepare your favorite Ram so you can take it for a test run!