2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Toyota Tundra

Passenger side exterior view of a white 2018 Ram 1500 on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a black 2018 Toyota Tundra on the right

When you are choosing a new truck, you want something that is going to help get you through the workweek and make the weekend projects more manageable. Current trucks are more capable and comfortable than ever before and that is why trying to decide between two attractive options like the 2018 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Toyota Tundra can be difficult. Both of these trucks offer a beautiful blend of utility and luxury with their powerful engine options and accommodating cabin features, but once you dissect the differences you will find one rises above the other. Find out all the similarities and differences between the 2018 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Toyota Tundra right here to help you in your decision-making process.

2018 Ram 1500


2018 Toyota Tundra

5.7L HEMI® V8 Available Engine 5.7L V8
395 HP/ 420 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 381 HP/ 401 LB-FT
8-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
15 MPG City. 22 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 13 MPG City/ 18 MPG HWY
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level equipped with the available engine and the standard transmission

What are the Differences Between the 2018 Ram 1500 & the 2018 Toyota Tundra?

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Ram 1500 has a more powerful and efficient available drivetrain than the 2018 Toyota Tundra. Both the 2018 Ram 1500 and the 2018 Tundra offer Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) across all of their available trim levels and when the 5.7l HEMI® V8 engine of the Ram 1500 works in 4WD it has the ability to tow up to 10,410 pounds while the 5.7L V8 of the Tundra can only handle 9,900 pounds. When hauling in Two-Wheel Drive (2WD), the Ram’s 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine can tow up to 10,620 pounds and the Toyota Tundra’s 5.7L V8 engine only gets a 10,200-pound maximum tow rating.

Not only does the 2018 Ram 1500 have a more powerful and capable V8 engine than the 2018 Toyota Tundra has, it also has better available interior amenities as well. The 2018 Ram 1500’s cabin can get decked out with an 8.4” Color Touchscreen Display, a 7” Multi-View Instrument Cluster, and Heated Front Seats the 2018 Toyota Tundra does offer Heated Front Seats but the biggest its touchscreen gets is 7”. By offering more on the inside and under the hood, the 2018 ram 1500 is the easy choice over the 2018 Tundra you can take the 2018 Ram 1500 for a test drive today at Sleepy Hollow Auto in Viroqua, WI.

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