Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra

2017 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab

Both the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra have plenty of style, impressive capabilities, and undeniable strength. Each truck features an impressive, and comparable payload and horsepower. The Ram 1500 features a 305 horsepower and 1,500 lbs. payload, while the Toyota Tundra features a 310 horsepower and a 1,550 lbs. payload. In both categories, the Toyota Tundra pulls ahead by the slimmest margin. The Ram 1500 makes an impression with a higher maximum towing capacity a modern, powerful 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and a versatile air suspension system. While the Toyota Tundra features a more middle-of-the-pack 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission.

 

2017 2017 Toyota Tundra SR5 4dr CrewMax SB

Both trucks feature distinct exterior and interior designed. Similar in size, the Ram 1500 comes across as boxier and sports a very distinctive grille. The Toyota Tundra, on the other hand, has a more slim appearance. On the inside, the Ram 1500 is as refined as you can get in a truck and features easy to clean vinyl. The Toyota Tundra sports a classic, but hard to clean cloth interior. Efficiency and the truck aren't traditionally the best of friends, but the Ram 1500 stands apart from the pack with 17 city MPG and 25 highway MPG, against the Toyota Tundra's 15 city MPG/19 highway MPG.

Feature Comparison: 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab & 2017 Toyota Tundra SR5 4dr CrewMax SB

Specs* 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab 2017 Toyota Tundra SR5 4dr CrewMax SB
City MPG 17 15
Highway MPG 25 19
Horsepower 305 hp @6400 rpm 310 hp @5600 rpm
Transmission 8-Speed Shiftable Automatic 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Seating Capacity 6 6
Max. Towing Capacity 9,160 lbs. 6,700 lbs.
Payload 1,500 lbs. 1,550 lbs.
MSRP $33,990 $35,345

If you're looking at the Ram 1500 or Toyota Tundra for your next truck purchase, you're already on the right track. Both of these heavy-duty pickup trucks have a lot to offer. For simplicity's sake, we've provided a comparison of the 2017 Ram 1500 Tradesman 4dr Crew Cab and the 2017 Toyota Tundra SR5 4dr CrewMax SB.

Our Verdict: The Ram 1500

Against the Toyota Tundra, the Ram 1500 pulls ahead with a lower price tag, comparable horsepower and payload, and unbeatable fuel efficiency. A little more modern than the Toyota Tundra. This truck is perfect for truck lovers of every kind.

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