2019 Ram 1500 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra
Pickup trucks have been a staple of American culture for decades, and that’s not changing any time soon. In fact, trucks are among the most-popular class of automobiles these days, with more competition and a higher demand than we’ve seen in a while. With so many options, you can find all sorts of impressive models around Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus.
Among the most impressive models are the new 2019 Ram 1500 and the 2019 Toyota Tundra. Both of these pickups are packed full of exciting features and capabilities, but you can only drive one home at the end of it all. Discover which one would serve your needs best in our in-depth Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra comparison!
Towing and Payload Capacities
Towing is one of the most important features for any pickup truck; it’s the primary factor that separates it from all other classes of vehicles, as no other class comes close to the capability a good truck can offer. The Tundra, for example, offers a maximum towing capacity of 10,200 pounds when properly equipped.
While the Tundra’s towing capacity is certainly impressive, the Ram 1500 takes it a step further. When properly equipped, the new Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds—the best in its class when it comes to V8 towing.
The Ram 1500 also excels in the payload category with its maximum 2,300-pound capacity. The Tundra, on the other hand, can’t push past 1,730 pounds of payload capacity.
1500 vs Tundra Engine Power
Each truck has three engine options, and they’re all packed full of power. The standard engine on the Tundra is a 4.6L V8 engine that offers 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking for efficiency, the Ram’s standard 3.6L V6 engine offers a driving range of 624 miles, which the Tundra’s V8 models can’t compete with.
If you’re looking for power, however, you may want to opt for the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine in the 1500. This bad boy offers 395 horsepower along with 410 lb-ft of torque. The Tundra’s second engine is similarly powerful, but its 5.7L V8 option offers just 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.
At the top of Tundra’s engine options, you’ll find a more efficient version of their second engine, but the Ram’s third engine isn’t much different. Instead of Flex Fuel technology like the Tundra’s, the 1500’s final engine offers eTorque. This advanced technology raises the standard 12-volt power to a 48-volt system, giving you that extra bit of power you crave.
You may not normally think of technology when it comes to pickup trucks, but these trucks have some of the best on the market.
For instance, the Tundra features a touchscreen interface for its infotainment system along with a multi-information display on its instrumentation panel. You’ll find much of the same with the Ram 1500, but everything is bigger—your primary infotainment touchscreen can be up to 12 inches, while the digital cluster display comes in at seven inches.
Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: The Verdict
While our Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra comparison was close, the 2019 Ram simply has more to offer. If after reading this comparison you’re interested in purchasing the new 2019 Ram 1500, you can visit our finance center for more information.
If you live in the Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus areas, you can also see this incredible truck for yourself at Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT (CDJRF). Contact us today to schedule a test drive!