2017 Ram 1500 vs. 2017 Toyota Tundra

Which Pickup Truck is Best for You? Explore how the 2017 Ram 1500 Compares with the 2017 Toyota Tundra

If you are considering purchasing a tough and reliable pickup, surely two titans that have come to mind would be the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra. Both of these trucks are solid choices and excel in varying areas, so in order to assist automotive shoppers in Silsbee, Lumberton, Beaumont, Orange and Port Arthur TX make a wise purchasing decision, we encourage you to explore the specific ways in which they are different. We think that when you compare the two closely, it becomes clear which truck is the winner.

Price and Awards

Certainly a major factor in any vehicle-purchasing process is price. The 2017 Ram 1500 is priced far cheaper than its rival over at Toyota. MSRP for the 2017 Toyota Tundra begins at $30,120, while MSRP begins at a much more affordable $26,495 for the 2017 Ram 1500!

Before we dive into what you are paying for with these two trucks, allow us to mention some bragging rights that the 2017 Ram 1500 possesses that speak for themselves. The 2017 Ram 1500 was recognized for the 5th year in a row by Consumer Guide® as a "Best Buy", noting a commitment to sustained excellence in the competitive truck segment. In addition, the 2017 Ram 1500 was also named a "Best Buy" by Consumer Digest®, who award fewer than 3% of competing models in any category. The new Ram 1500 was also given high praise by experts right here in the state of Texas. Judges at the Texas Auto Writers Association named the 2017 Ram 1500 as the "Best Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas"! They didn't mention the Tundra.

Capacity and Performance

For the 2017 Toyota Tundra, you can equip it with one of two V8 engines. The larger and more powerful 5.7-liter engine has a maximum of 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, while the 2017 Ram 1500 offers 3 available engines and can deliver 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque from the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine. This seems to be splitting hairs, so let's look at other capacities of these two trucks.

The new Ram 1500 equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine earned an impressive EPA estimated rating of 21/29 city/hwy MPG, compared to 15/19 city/hwy MPG estimate that the new Tundra received. You'll spend less money at the pump if you choose Ram.

In regards to towing capabilities, it is a difficult task to find a half-ton pickup truck that can do more than the 2017 Ram 1500. It can tow up to an amazing 10,620 pounds without breaking a sweat, thanks to the use of a class-exclusive Active-Level™ Four-Corner Air Suspension system for improved capability and durability. The 2017 Toyota Tundra's towing capacity simply cannot match that of the new Ram 1500, so it is an obvious choice if you have some serious heavy-towing to do!


Enjoy a premium Uconnect® infotainment system with a beautiful 8.4-inch color touch-screen display, smartphone connectivity abilities, voice command features, Bluetooth®, 9-Alpine® speakers with a subwoofer and a built-in navigation system of the 2017 Ram 1500! The 2017 Toyota Tundra comes standard with Entune™ Audio that consists of a 6.1-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, Bluetooth® and 6 speakers. Unfortunately, critics have expressed that this infotainment system is not very user-friendly and is much less intuitive than that of the Ram 1500.

Test Drive the 2017 Ram 1500 at our Dealership in Silsbee, TX!

It is evident that the 2017 Ram 1500 pulls ahead of the 2017 Toyota Tundra when you take a close look at them both. If you are interested in taking a Ram 1500 out for a test drive, we welcome you to so right here at Moore Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram! We are located at 1305 Hwy 96 Bypass in Silsbee and we hope to see you soon so we can show off this legendary truck.


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