Ultimate Power & Control vs. Fuel Economy – Tundra vs. Ram

TundravsRam_ImageWe know that when it comes to buying a truck, you like to find the best truck to fit your budget and your needs. The Toyota Tundra is the best truck for the price and let me tell you why.
When comparing apples to apples, the 2016 Toyota Tundra and the 2016 Ram 1500 are very similar and thus big competitors. When you’re visiting with your neighbors and talking truck, one detail sure to come up is fuel economy. The Toyota Tundra has a bad rap when it comes to gas mileage per gallon, but what you pay for in fuel is offset by performance. The reality is Toyota Tundra gets 15 combined MPG and the Ram 1500 gets 17 MPG. When you dig deeper into the Tundra, you quickly see how much more of a truck you are getting for the money. Let’s look at the comparably equipped price between the two; the Toyota Tundra has an MSRP of $35,168 and the Ram 1500 has an MSRP of $41,389. That is a difference of over $6000 for nearly the same truck.
When shopping for a truck you most likely are looking for one that can handle your everyday needs, whether it’s towing work equipment and supplies or campers. In that case, rear axle ratio and towing capacity are big factors for you. Looking at the Toyota Tundra, it has an incredible 4.3 standard rear end ratio while the Ram 1500 has a 3.21 standard. Switching gears to towing capacity, the Toyota Tundra tows up to 9800 lbs. and the Ram tows up to 8070 lbs. What the difference in towing capacity means to you; is easier towing with less strain and stress on your engine. That sweet camper….yep not enough truck to pull it, oh and that load of concrete block, forget it, you’ll need to call your neighbor who bought the Tundra.
It comes down to this. Don’t be scared off by the Toyota Tundra and the 15 MPG. What you sacrifice in gas you gain in performance.

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