2018 Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra

There's no doubt that the pickup truck is a popular vehicle here in the Ocean City, Berlin, and Salisbury areas. And both the 2018 Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra are forerunners in the class. 

So, you may be wondering which is the better pickup truck for the roads and trails of the region? Discover the differences between the 2018 Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra in this detailed comparison by the Berlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram team.

2018 Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Towing & Off-Road

There's tons of opportunity for adventure in these areas. So, it's quite likely that you'll be taking your pickup off-road. In which case, you're going to need some extra help in the handling department.

The Toyota Tundra comes standard with a 4x2 configuration, only offering its part-time 4WD system in later trims. This may be part of the reason why the Tundra can only tow as much as 6,800 pounds of cargo.

The Ram 1500 was built for this kind of adventure, however. It offers 4x4 configurations at every trim level, so you'll always have the option of excellent handling. Plus, it comes standard with features such as the 7-pin wiring harness and class IV receiver hitch. This is why the Ram 1500 can tow up to 10,410 pounds.

Engines and Efficiency

Both the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra offer a couple different powertrain options. However, you'll find that they tend to differ quite a bit in terms of overall muscle.

The Ram 1500 comes equipped with an available 5.7L V8 HEMI®. With this powertrain, you'll regularly generate as much 395 HP and 410 lb-ft of torque. Ultimately, that's more than enough muscle to help you tackle even the toughest jobs. 

The 2018 Toyota Tundra clearly attempts to keep pace with the Ram 1500. It includes a 4.6L i-FORCE V8. This powertrain is only able to produce 310 HP and 327 lb-ft of torque. Behind the wheel of this truck, you might end up eating dust.

Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Driver Options

The pickup truck is a sector of vehicles known for offering tons of options. So, it shouldn't be a surprise that both the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra come in multiple cab configurations, with each featuring different amenities, infotainment options, and convenience tech.

The Ram 1500 comes in a whopping eleven different trim levels with both standard, short, and extended bed lengths, as well as three different cab sizes. So, if you're looking for extra passenger room or extra cargo room (or even a combo of both), you'll certainly have it.

You'll have plenty of entertainment options too, including a couple different Uconnect® infotainment suites, some with navigation or the addition of mobile integration, as well as a number of available audio systems.

With its Entune™ suite options, the Tundra offers just as many entertainment features. However, it comes in only two cab styles across a meager four trim levels, meaning that overall, you have less options when it comes to cab size or cargo space.

See the Ram 1500 at Berlin CDJR

The 2018 Toyota Tundra may come across as a flashy and comfortable truck, but it has far less to offer than the beefier, more versatile 2018 Ram 1500.

Berlin, Ocean City, and Salisbury drivers can learn more about this truck by speaking to the Berlin Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram team. Contact us today for more information!

 

 

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