Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra
Pickup truck drivers in the Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park areas work hard for a living, so they deserve only the best when it comes to their trucks. There are a lot of options to choose from when you’re ready for an upgrade. It might come down to the 2019 Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra. These two behemoths have plenty to offer all kinds of truck drivers, but you deserve the pickup that offers the best features for your lifestyle.
Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram created a comparison of these trucks to better equip you to make a decision on your next vehicle. After you read through, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
2019 Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Performance
The 2019 Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra offer some impressive options under the hood. The available 5.7-liter V8 engine on the Tundra offers a stunning 381 horsepower. The Ram 1500 also features an available 5.7L HEMI® V8, but it produces greater power with 395 horsepower.
Despite the power advantage, the Ram 1500 still earns an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city and 25 MPG highway. The Tundra can only muster an EPA-estimated 15 MPG city and 19 MPG highway, so you may find yourself running to the pump more frequently in this vehicle.
Towing Capability Comparison
The extra horsepower on the 2019 Ram 1500 helps it achieve a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. The Toyota Tundra falls short with a maximum towing capacity of 10,200 pounds. The extra towing capacity of the Ram 1500 will be very appreciated when it comes to towing your large camping trailer or recreational boat. Unfortunately, the Tundra would not be able to handle the job.
If you need to move heavy objects from worksite to worksite, you will be grateful to the maximum payload capacity on the Ram 1500 of 2,300 pounds. A maximum payload capacity of 1,730 pounds on the Tundra may hinder your work.
Inside the 2019 Ram 1500, you’ll find a high-tech infotainment system capable of turning your cabin into a command center. The available 8.4-inch touchscreen interface gives you access to Uconnect® 4 complete with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes as you drive around. While the infotainment system in the Tundra allows for similar capabilities, the touchscreen maxes out at an available 7 inches.
You’ll also find customizable displays inside the Ram 1500, where you can set up your instrumentation panel however you like. The available 7-inch color display conveniently presents essential information, allowing you to stay in the know without shifting your eyes too far from the road. Once again, the similar display in the Tundra is smaller at only 4.2-inches. A larger screen could lead to greater visibility when you’re navigating the road ahead.
2019 Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Test Drive the Winner!
After comparing the two vehicles, the 2019 Ram 1500 edges out the Toyota Tundra. With its superior efficiency and technology, the Ram 1500 is right for the job. Find out if it works best for what you need by testing it out for yourself.
At Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we invite all our local Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park drivers to get behind the wheel. Our friendly team is ready to show you all the ins and outs you need to see. Visit us today to schedule a test drive!