There's a lot of choices to make when it comes to investing in your new pickup truck. Not only do you have to choose from the wide range of capabilities and styles, but you have to pick the size of truck bed and interior seating capacity you need. Today, we're taking a close look at the differences between the 2017 Ram 1500 and 2017 Toyota Tundra. We'll cover the differences in engine specs and interior features to help you choose the right fit for your budget and lifestyle.
2017 Ram 1500 Truck Bed Optional Features
|2017 Ram 1500||VS||2017 Toyota Tundra|
|3.6-Liter V-6||Base Engine||5.7-Liter V-8|
|17/25 MPG City/Hwy||Fuel Economy Rating||13/18 MPG City/Hwy|
|Yes||Standard Parking Assist||No|
When you look at the standard engine specs for the 2017 Ram 1500, it's easy to see that the Tundra offers a boost in horsepower and torque. However, the Ram 1500 still manages to have a towing capability of up to 7,000 lbs. When you add that to the impressively economical fuel efficiency ratings of 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, you get a pickup that has just as much to offer as the Tundra, if not more. The added versatility and lower starting MSRP means you get a better value, and a great-looking truck to go along with it.
There are a number of interior features available to bring your driving experience to the next level. Both trucks come with an optional crew cab that offers seating for up to six passengers, and leather seating trim at the higher trim levels. Other high-tech options include a voice-activated navigation system, infotainment system and additional smartphone connectivity options.