The pickup truck market has exploded in recent years, and many carmakers now have at least one truck model. This means that as a buyer, it can be difficult figuring out which one to buy.

A good way to decide is to see how two trucks compare to one another. This guide pits one of our top RAM trucks—the RAM 1500—against the Toyota Tundra in several important categories.

Towing and Hauling

Few pickups can match what the RAM 1500 offers in this category. When properly equipped, you’ll be able to tow up to 12,750 pounds and haul up to 2,300 pounds.

The numbers from the Toyota Tundra pale in comparison, as its maximum tow rating tops out at 10,200 pounds. Not to mention, its payload capacity is only 1,730 pounds.

Fuel Economy

The RAM 1500 has some of the best gas mileage for its class. With the base engine, you will get 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. With the V6 diesel engine, those numbers are even better: 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

The best the Toyota Tundra can do is 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.


Big pickups don’t usually have a great reputation when it comes to handling, but the RAM 1500 aims to change the game. With sharp steering and strong brakes, this truck provides composed and sporty ride control. It also has an exceptional suspension system that absorbs road flaws.

On the other hand, the Toyota Tundra has little agility on the road. Plus, passengers will feel pretty much every bump the truck drives over.

To see how the RAM 1500 performs and why it’s the superior pickup, visit our RAM dealership near Cincinnati for a test drive.