Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra
Whether you’re on the hunt for a pickup truck for the worksite, your weekend at the lake with the family boat, commuting around town, or a bit of everything, you have a couple of great choices. The 2022 Ram 1500 and the 2022 Toyota Tundra offer a powerful combination of performance capabilities, customization options, and advanced technology features.
So, how will shoppers in Dallas, Garland, and Arlington, Texas, choose between them? Our Dallas Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram team has put together this 2022 Ram 1500 vs. the 2022 Toyota Tundra comparison to help you do that. Let’s start!
Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Performance
Leading the way under the hood of the 2022 Ram 1500 is one of four available high-performance powertrains. Standardly, you’ll have a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower. This engine also specializes in efficiency with its EPA-estimated 20 city and 25 highway MPG.
A second engine available for the Ram 1500 is the 5.7L HEMI® V8 that delivers a whopping 410 lb-ft of torque and 395 horsepower. With this kind of power and the Ram 1500’s TorqueFlite® 8-speed automatic transmission, you’ll be able to tow up to 12,750 pounds when properly equipped.
Additionally, the Ram 1500 can haul quite a bit of weight inside the bed of the truck. This model can move up to 2,300 pounds of payload weight when properly configured. Load up the bed with dirt bikes for a weekend of adventure or a massive pile of fresh mulch for your next DIY landscaping project.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra, on the other hand, offers just two engines. The standard i-FORCE 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 generates 348 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. The other engine, the available i-FORCE MAX 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Hybrid, provides 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque.
As a result, you’ll be somewhat limited in terms of your towing and hauling capabilities. You’ll only have 12,000 pounds of towing capacity and 2,290 pounds of payload capacity to work with when properly equipped.
Plus, the Tundra pales in comparison when it comes to fuel economy. Not only will you not be able to tow as much with the Tundra, but you’ll also only achieve up to an EPA-estimated 18 city and 24 highway MPG with the standard engine. Stopping for gas every few hours could really put a damper on your camping trip or impede your timeline on the worksite.
Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Cargo Options
You’ll want your next pickup to be everything you need it to be. The 2022 Ram 1500 and the 2022 Toyota Tundra deliver with a variety of customization options.
The Ram 1500’s available RamBox® Cargo Management System is key for good storage options. This system offers two lockable, drainable storage bins that can be used to store all kinds of items, from tools to cold drinks.
The Ram 1500 doesn’t stop there, though. This model also offers an array of in-cabin cargo storage options, starting with the available rear under-seat storage. Easily store your backpacks, lunch boxes, and the like in the floor by the rear seats.
One more exciting feature of the Ram’s rear row is the optional reclining rear seats with 8° of slide recline. Recline the seats to relax or to fit in cargo, like plywood or small furniture items. You’ll also get available in-floor storage to stow valuables and other small items out of sight.
In total, this model offers abundant storage volume inside the cabin. Due to this, you won’t have to sacrifice any of your best-in-class 45.2 inches of second-row legroom to store your cargo items on the rear-seat floor.
Without all these features offered by the Ram 1500, the Toyota Tundra severely hinders your cargo capabilities.
Plus, with only 41.6 inches of legroom in the rear row of seats, taller passengers may have a tight squeeze if they bring along any cargo since it will have to go at their feet. The Tundra also doesn’t have the rear reclining seats that the Ram 1500 offers. Your passengers can rest and relax on long trips while you drive, or you can take a comfortable break in your back seat.
Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Technologies
On top of being powerful and customizable, the 2022 Ram 1500 offers a variety of smart technology features to keep you connected on all your journeys. This model offers the available Uconnect 5C® system with Navigation, which utilizes a 12-inch touchscreen, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and generates turn-by-turn Navigation.
On this system’s massive screen, you can access all kinds of handy features, including:
- Get real-time traffic and weather updates for your navigation.
- Access all your smartphone apps via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.
- Take advantage of safety and remote vehicle start services via SiriusXM Guardian™.
Thanks to the split-screen functionality of this infotainment system, you can take advantage of multiple features at once, including streaming audio through the available 900-watt Harman Kardon® Premium Audio System. With 19 speakers, this sound system surrounds you with your music, podcasts, and audiobooks like never before.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra offers many of the same infotainment features that the Ram 1500’s Uconnect® system provides. However, you’ll be accessing them on a single screen.
The Tundra also doesn’t have as many speakers available as the Ram 1500. At most, you can enjoy 12 speakers. While it might not seem like a big difference, you won’t get the complete surround-sound experience offered by the Ram 1500.
2022 Ram 1500 vs 2022 Ram Tundra: Which One Comes Out Ahead?
When comparing the Toyota Tundra and Ram 1500, the 2022 Ram 1500 comes out on top in every category. Get a closer look at this impressive pickup truck at Dallas DCJR.
Shoppers in Dallas, Garland, and Arlington, TX, can schedule a test drive by giving us a call! Our team will get you behind the wheel and show you how powerful the Ram 1500 is. Schedule a test drive with us today.
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