If you're searching for your next pickup truck to cruise through the Lewisburg, Sunbury, and Danville, PA, areas, we bet you've come across the 2021 Ram 1500 and the 2021 Toyota Tundra. Both are excellent choices, whether you're looking for a family-friendly pickup or a powerful work assistant.

Our team at B.Z. Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT gives you the full scoop on both the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra. We have put together this vehicle comparison. Read through to see the accurate details and choose which is your ideal pickup for daily driving.

Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Power & Performance

The Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra are both exceptional vehicles when it comes to power and performance. However, the Ram 1500 takes the lead here, beginning with its five engine options:

  • A 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque engine
  • A 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine
  • A 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine with eTorque
  • A 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Engine
  • A supercharged 6.2L HEMI® V8

The Tundra offers a powerful engine, as well, but just one option: a 5.7L V8 engine. The Tundra's engine gives you a good amount of power with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.

However, many of the Ram 1500's engines are just as robust or even more powerful. The 5.7L HEMI® V8 engines put out 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0L engine also offers more torque than the Tundra's engine option with 480 lb-ft of torque. The 6.2L HEMI® V8 nearly doubles the engine power of the Tundra with 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque.

The Ram 1500 offers exceptional fuel economy ratings, too. You'll get an EPA-estimated 20 city/25 highway MPG so that you can take the scenic routes on the way to your next job site. The Tundra follows behind here, with an EPA-estimated 13 city/18 highway MPG.

Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Towing and Hauling

With powerful engines comes immense strength, which is what you'll find in both the Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra. When it comes to towing and hauling, you can easily hitch up a few larger items on the back, especially with the Ram 1500.

The Ram 1500 offers a maximum towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds when properly equipped. That's a big difference compared to the Tundra model's towing capacity of up to 10,200 pounds when properly equipped. With the Ram 1500, you won't have to think twice about bringing your boat or trailer with you on your next camping trip.

The Ram 1500 also takes the lead when it comes to maximum payload. You'll be able to carry up to 2,320 pounds with this powerhouse; the Tundra follows with a maximum payload of 1,730 pounds. The Ram 1500 offers almost five hundred pounds more of payload capacity!

Inside the Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra

While these trucks are undoubtedly strong and tough on the outside, they're modern and classic on the inside. With state-of-the-art technology features and high-quality materials, you'll find comfort and convenience in both the Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra. The trucks offer seating for either five or six people depending on how much space you need.

Both vehicles offer available leather seating, and, you'll find it standard in the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Limited models. You can also opt for heated seating in both vehicles too!

Additionally, you'll find an available 12-inch touchscreen display in the Ram 1500, where you'll have access to connectivity features via available Uconnect® with Navigation. The Tundra offers similar connectivity features but via a smaller 8-inch touchscreen display that may lead to reduced visibility of maps and other features.

When looking at the interiors of the Tundra and Ram 1500, the Ram 1500 offers more space. There is 40.9 inches of headroom in the front of the Ram 1500 and only 39.7 inches of headroom in the front of the Tundra.

The Ram 1500 rear passengers can stretch their legs in the impressive 45.2 inches of rear legroom for long rides, while the Tundra only has 34.7 inches of rear legroom. The Ram 1500 passengers won't feel squashed with a full cabin with 63.4 inches of hip room in the front and rear. The Tundra's passengers might feel a little cramped with its 62.6 inches of front hip room and 60.4 inches of rear hip room.

Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra Exterior

When comparing trucks, sometimes size matters. You want a vehicle that will fit whatever you need and however many passengers you want to bring along comfortably.

The Tundra and the Ram 1500 are about roughly the same length, both coming to about 228 inches long. However, if you need a little bit of extra space, the Ram 1500 can stretch to 232.9 inches.

The Ram 1500 is also a bit wider than the Tundra, providing more space to stretch out and get comfortable. The Ram 1500 is 82.1 inches wide, while the Tundra is only 79.9 inches wide. The Ram 1500 is also taller than the Tundra, standing tall at 77.6 inches high, while the Tundra can only reach 76 inches in height.  

Both the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra have tailgates that make your life a little bit easier when loading the trucks. The Tundra has a standard easy lower and lift tailgate and deck rail and tailgate caps.

The Ram 1500 takes tailgate convenience a step further. The available tailgate assist is a power-release tailgate with the touch of the button on your key fob, so you don't' have to put anything down to lower your truck's tailgate.

The Ram 1500 also has an available multifunction tailgate which gives you a tailgate with two doors that swing open at roughly 88-degrees to offer you easy access. The tailgate also works as a traditional tailgate as you need it to. It even has a maximum loading weight of 2,000 pounds! You can even equip this tailgate with the available Rambox® Cargo management system, which offers weatherproof, lockable storage bins.

Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: The Results

While the Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra are both exceptional pickups, we think that the Ram 1500 truck's immense power, dimensions, excellent fuel economy ratings, and advanced technology features make this pickup worth the test drive.

To learn more about the Ram 1500, drivers in the Lewisburg, Sunbury, and Danville, Pennsylvania, areas can contact us at B.Z. Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT today!

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