Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra
The battle of the light duty pickup trucks rages once again. Drivers all over the Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River areas appreciate the ability of these trucks to get them where they need to go. Pickup trucks perform in the toughest weather and environmental conditions, while also providing the hard-working sensibility they need to get the job done, in terms of hauling and towing.
For years, Ram has been one of the most respected manufacturers in the pickup class, but Toyota has also made surprising inroads with the Tundra. Which one, however, will provide the best overall performance and result? Let’s check out a direct comparison between the Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra, and find out where you can go to get behind the wheel for a test drive of the winning light duty pickup.
Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra Engines and Power
In terms of engines and power for the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra, the Ram certainly comes out on top. It’s true that at the base level, Toyota offers a bigger engine with a bit more power, but it’s also worth considering that the base level engine on the Tundra is a V8 that only puts out 310 horsepower, while the V6 base engine on the Ram nets you 305 horsepower, only five horsepower less, and it goes up from there.
At the top level, your Ram 1500 provides you with a 5.7L V8 HEMI® which delivers 395 horsepower, backed up by 410 lb-ft of torque. The Tundra’s equivalent top-end 5.7L V8 gives you only 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.
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These numbers translate into workhorse attitude as well. The maximum towing capacity of the 2019 Ram 1500 is a best-in-class 12,750 pounds, as opposed to only 10,200 pounds on the Tundra. That’s a massive difference.
Ram makes this possible through its class-exclusive Active Level Air Suspension system, which automatically levels out the load, based on current driving conditions. It ensures that you’ll always have just the power you need with even distribution of force, no matter where you go.
Technology, Driver Aid, and Luxury
Ram is also known for providing the best in luxury and technology. This is a company that knows a truck isn’t just about work but can be about comfort as well. The Uconnect® 4C infotainment system is powered by a massive 12-inch touch screen and gives you full smartphone integration, Bluetooth®, satellite radio, and GPS navigation.
The Tundra’s technology and driver aid features aren’t bad, but in the end, they don’t quite measure up. The Toyota’s 8-inch touch screen is large, but doesn’t approach the Ram’s screen, and the infotainment system isn’t quite as responsive or smooth to use.
If you’re looking for safety, consider that the Ram gives you available backup collision prevention, full-time four-wheel drive, hill descent control, surround-view camera, and optional automatic 911 calling with GPS positioning. None of these features are available in any form on the Tundra.
Both vehicles offer rearview camera, front crash mitigation, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. It’s Ram, however, that comes out on top with outstanding safety features that Toyota can’t match.
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The clear winner of this comparison between the Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra is the Ram. If you’d like to check out the new 2019 Ram 1500 for yourself, Stateline CJDR is the place to go. Contact us today and take a test drive on the New Bedford, Somerset, and Fall River roads today!