Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra
Looking for a new car? Then your search has probably led you to two of the most popular models: the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra. At Thompson Automotive Group, we want to ensure you’re making the right decision for your worksite needs. Therefore, we created this 1500 and Tundra comparison for the hardworking residents of Baltimore, Edgewood, Bel Air, and Pikesville to read through.
Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Engine Options
Different worksites require different levels of power and performance. So, to help you find a motor outputting the horsepower and torque you need to tackle the job, the Ram 1500 offers four engine options. With powertrains ranging from a standard V6 engine that can haul a water ski boat or a lightweight camper trailer to an efficient available diesel motor, you’re sure to find your ideal engine.
The Toyota Tundra is much more limited, though, since it only has one engine. Whether you’re looking for a better fuel economy or great towing capacity, you’ll have to settle for the standard motor. Additionally, the 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque from this V8 engine falls short of the comparable V8 in the Ram 1500 since it generates 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
Towing Capacity Showdown
The extra pulling power of the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque allows the Ram 1500 to have a leg up on the competition when it comes to towing capacity. While the Toyota Tundra can take on hauls of up to 10,200 pounds, the 1500 surpasses it with a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. So, if you’re looking to take your large camping trailer or recreational boat out on the weekends, the 1500 is a desirable option for you.
With the ability to tow a 25-foot-long camping trailer, you’ll be glad to have Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path and Automatic Trailer Detection in the 1500. This available system monitors your side blind zones, automatically accounting for the length of your trailer, letting you know when it’s safe to change lanes.
While the Tundra offers an available Blind Spot Monitor as well, it doesn’t come with trailer detection, so you may not be able to traverse the road with the same level of confidence when your 2-horse trailer’s in tow.
Simplified Loading and Unloading
These trucks have bed lengths of 66.4 inches, so you’ll easily fit plywood and sheets of drywall. They also offer numerous bed options to select the length that fits your job’s demands. However, when it comes to bed accessibility, the unique multifunction tailgate blows the competition away.
This available feature on the Ram 1500 allows your tailgate doors to open 88 degrees for simplified access to the cargo. These 60/40 split doors also permit forklift loading and help you easily access the bed even when a trailer’s attached. Unfortunately, this feature’s exclusive to the 1500, so you won’t have access to its convenience with the Tundra.
Test Drive Your Favorite Truck
Clearly there are some similarities when it comes to the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra, but it’s their differences that made the Ram 1500 a better option if you’re looking for maximum towing power, trailering technology, and an unconventional cargo area.
Test drive the Ram 1500 at Thompson Automotive Group to experience its refined power firsthand. We look forward to meeting our neighbors in Baltimore, Edgewood, Bel Air, and Pikesville soon.