Truck Comparison: the Toyota Tundra versus the RAM 1500

Drivers have a lot to think about when shopping for a new truck, like what make and model. And with so many different options to choose from it can be hard to decide which truck has what you are looking for. So like many smart shoppers, you do a little bit of research before going for a test drive. To help our customers easily find the information they are looking for Gullo Toyota Of Conroe has compared the RAM 1500 to the Toyota Tundra in all the ways that matter most.


What is the most important feature a truck can offer? Powerful performance and both the RAM 1500 and the Toyota Tundra have powertrain options for consumers to choose from. The RAM 1500 has three engines to choose from. The standard 3.6L Pentastar V6 with 306 horsepower, the available 3.0L EcoDiesel that generates 240 horsepower, and the available 5.7L HEMI V8 with 395 horsepower. While the RAM 1500 offers slightly more horsepower the Toyota Tundra comes standard with V8 power. The Tundra is available with either a 4.6L V8 that produces 310 horsepower or a 5.7L V8 with 381 horsepower. The Toyota Tundra also comes standard with Limited Slip Differential which is only available on the RAM 1500.

Towing Capability

While engine power is important to truck drivers how much can each engine tow is just as important. This is the one area where the RAM 1500 barely out performs the Toyota Tundra in overall towing ability. But the Tundra offers better standard towing ability. Below is a breakdown of how much each engine can tow.

    RAM 1500
  • 3.6L Pentastar V6 - 7,600 lbs.
  • 3.0L EcoDiesel - 7,990 lbs.
  • 5.7L HEMI V8 - 10,340 lbs.
    Toyota Tundra
  • 4.6L V8 - 6,800 lbs.
  • 5.7L V8 - 10,100 lbs.

Advanced Safety

When it comes to safety it isn't even a contest. The Toyota Tundra comes equipped with more advanced safety features standard and offers more safety features than the RAM 1500. The RAM 1500 is equipped with a standard rearview camera and is available with ParkSense Front / Rear Park Assist System. Those are the only advanced safety features the RAM 1500 has to offer. The Toyota Tundra, however, comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense and Star Safety System. Toyota Safety Sense equips the Tundra with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. While Star Safety System features Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology.  The Tundra also comes standard with Trailer Sway Control, a rearview camera, and is available with Front and rear parking assist sonar and Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Price & Value

It is safe to say that no one wants to pay more for less, especially when shopping for a new truck. Which is why the last area we are comparing the RAM 1500 to the Toyota Tundra is price and value. While the RAM 1500 has a lower starting price than the Toyota Tundra, the Tundra has more standard features making it a better buy. The RAM 1500 4X2 starts at $26,495 with the 3.6L V6 engine, the 4X4 version starts at $31,095. If you want the HEMI V8 engine be prepared to pay extra for. The Tundra, however, starts at $31,120 and comes standard with a V8 engine, more advanced safety features, and ToyotaCare 2 years no cost maintenance plan.

To fully experience everything the 2019 Toyota Tundra has to offer make your way down to Gullo Toyota of Conroe today and go for a test drive.


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