2018 Ram 1500 vs. 2018 Toyota Tundra

Those looking for a tough pickup have a lot of options to choose from. Many newer trucks offer the utility expected of a pickup with plenty of modern amenities, such as the 2018 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Toyota Tundra, but there are some differences that may make one the better choice for your needs.

Drivers in Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen and Hammondsport can find out the key differences between the 2018 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Toyota Tundra with our side-by-side vehicle comparison.

Performance

The 1500 offers three different engines for the ultimate versatility. The entry-level variant is a 3.6-liter V-6 rated for 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque, which is sufficient for most light-duty needs. There’s also a refined, 5.7-liter V-8 that produces 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque and a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 that produces 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, both of which pair with an eight-speed automatic. Depending on the configuration, the Ram can tow up to 10,700 pounds and offers plenty of add-ons for off-road prowess.

Unlike the Ram, the Toyota Tundra outfits its models with only V-8 engines. These include a 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter and a 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter, combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. It also offers several add-ons for off-roading, but its towing capacity falls slightly short of the Ram at 10,300 pounds.

Style

Like every other aspect, the 2018 Ram 1500 has plenty of options for its styling, ranging from a stripped-down work model to an all-out luxury truck. All models have masculine, yet refined, sculpted build, a statement grille and a small integrated spoiler on the tailgate that keep it cohesive across the lineup. Options like color-matched bumpers, two-tone paint schemes and chrome accents differentiate the trim levels.

The Toyota Tundra is a good-looking truck, though its style is a bit dated by comparison. There are several exterior modifications to customize it, but all models share the oversized grille, stout body style and squared edges. Like the Ram, the Tundra’s exterior can vary with the trim level.

Features

With a dizzying array of trim levels, standalone options and packages, the 1500 can be completely unique and customized. Some standout features include dual captain’s chairs, heated seats, signature leather upholstery and an exclusive Ram Box cargo storage system for the bed. The Ram can also be equipped with an 8.4-inch infotainment system with excellent graphics, a user-friendly interface, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, as well as a built-in navigation system.

The Toyota Tundra has many options as well, though it lacks the overall customization options of the Ram 1500. Features like heated seats, trim-specific appearance features and a 7-inch infotainment system with smartphone capability and built-in navigation are available.

Test Drive the 2018 Ram 1500 at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Though the 2018 Toyota Tundra has a lot of similar offerings as the 2018 Ram 1500, it lacks the overall versatility, decadence and capability.

Drivers in Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen and Hammondsport can experience the 1500 first hand by visiting Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Call or stop by today to schedule your test drive!