2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Toyota Tundra

Competition abounds in the full-size pickup truck market. Geared towards performance, drivers love the pickup truck’s ability to haul and tow on and off the road. We will be comparing the 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Toyota Tundra to see which one may be a better fit. Both trucks offer the ability to customize body styles and engines to tweak performance to suit individual need.

Three different body styles are available for each truck and differ in their maximum passenger capacity and bed length options. The 2017 Ram 1500 offers ten trim levels to the 2017 Toyota Tundra’s six (trim levels available in the 2017 Tundra will depend on body style chosen). Edging out the 2017 Tundra on engine options the 2017 Ram offers a standard V6, an available V8, and the EcoDiesel V6 (EcoDiesel is available on all trims except Express, Sport and Rebel). The 2017 Tundra offers a choice of two capable V8 engines. The 2017 Ram 1500 has a significantly lower starting MSRP than the 2017 Tundra. Drivers looking for a bare-bones performance based vehicle can enjoy the starting Tradesman model and those with an increased budget can use the savings to upgrade where it matters most to them.

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2017 Ram 1500 Vs 2017 Toyota Tundra
$26,495 Starting MSRP $30,500
17/25 Fuel Efficiency (city/highway) 13/18
8 speed-automatic Standard Transmission 6-speed automatic
3 Starting Seating Capacity 3

Smooth Ride in the 2017 Ram 1500

The largest advantage of the 2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Toyota Tundra is the smooth ride and easy handling on the road. The standard coil-spring rear suspension and an available adjustable air suspension on the 2017 Ram 1500 allows passengers to ride in a quiet and comfortable cab, no matter what the road conditions may be. This really makes a difference for drivers who are in their cars for long lengths of time or who regularly drive on unsteady terrain. The 2017 Tundra is likely to feel stiff and hard to maneuver in comparison. The steering wheel column of the 2017 Tundra is sensitive and almost too easy to turn, contributing to an unsteady driving experience. Drivers looking for value will appreciate the Ram's excellent fuel economy. With an estimated 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway driving the 2017 Ram crushes the 2017 Tundras below average fuel economy of 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway driving.

Interested in a 2017 Ram 1500? Contact our staff at the Ram Commercial Truck Center, Fury Motors Lake Elmo.

2017 Ram 1500 dashboard overview
2017 Ram 1500 birds eye view
2017 Ram 1500 dashboard close-up
2017 Ram 1500 at the beach

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