Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Engine and Towing Comparison
The Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra are both top-of-the-line trucks, but there are some key differences that may surprise you between the two powerhouses.
Both vehicles look different on the inside and out, with their engines being one of the main components following this trend. The Ram 1500 4WD comes with a standard 305-horsepower V6 with the option to be upgraded to a more powerful 5.7 liter Hemi V8 with 395-horsepower. It is important to note that an eTorque mild hybrid system is available for both engines. This eTorque option adds a battery-powered generator in order to improve efficiency as well as performance.
The Toyota Tundra comes equipped with a 4.6-Liter Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine capable of delivering 310-horsepower and 327 lb-feet of torque which is great for medium-difficulty tasks. However, if you happen to be looking for something with a little more kick to it, you might want to check out the 5.7 liter V-8 which pushes the engine’s limits to 381-horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. You can’t really go wrong since both vehicle engine choices perform well on and off the road as well, but we still have to give the edge to the Ram 1500 for more horsepower with its Hemi V8 option.
However, when it comes to total towing capacity the RAM 1500 is the clear winner, and it’s not even close. The Ram 1500 is strong enough to tow up to 12,750 lbs and haul over 2,300 lbs. This makes the Ram 1500 one of the most effective and productive pickups available on the market today. For maximum safety, you can equip the truck with trailer blind-spot monitoring to make sure the driver can tow in the safest way possible and reduce the risk of damage. The Toyota Tundra can pull up to 10,200 pounds when it is upgraded to the stronger 5.7-liter engine, but still can’t quite compete with the RAM 1500’s towing capacity.
Tune in next week for more comparisons between the two vehicles.