2018 Toyota Tundra vs. 2017 Ram 1500
When you’re looking for a full-size pickup in the greater Austin area, there are a lot of things to take into consideration, beginning with performance. The 2018 Toyota Tundra seriously challenges traditional choices like the 2017 Ram 1500, and it has the numbers and features to back it up. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison, and then make the trip to Toyota of Cedar Park near Round Rock for a closer look.
Advanced Safety Features
Getting the job done is important, but so is keeping your crew safe. The new Toyota Tundra
and 2017 Ram 1500 are both offered with important safety features like a trailer brake controller and trailer sway control, as well as anti-lock brakes, stability control, hill start assist, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.
Unlike the Ram 1500, though, the Toyota Tundra also comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P), a driver assist package that includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. None of these features are even available on the Ram 1500.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra and 2017 Ram 1500 are both offered with three different bed options, but the Toyota Tundra can handle a higher payload. In fact, a properly configured Tundra is able to handle a payload of up to 2,080 pounds, while the Ram 1500 tops out with a max payload of 1,890 pounds.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra and 2017 Ram 1500 offer up similar max engine specs and towing capacity, but if you’re looking for more power from a base engine, then the Toyota Tundra is the better option:
- 2018 Toyota Tundra – The Toyota Tundra’s 4.6L V8 base engine generates a capable 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque, which can be sent to a rear-wheel drive (RWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) system.
- 2017 Ram 1500 – The Ram 1500’s base engine is also offered with a RWD or 4WD drivetrain, but it’s base engine is only a 3.6L V6 that’s good for just 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.
Take Home the 2018 Toyota Tundra
Now available at Toyota of Cedar Park, the 2018 Toyota Tundra has already proven itself in more ways than one. Stop into our dealership at 5600 183A in Cedar Park, TX to experience this pickup truck for yourself. Finance the new Tundra today, or contact us at 512-379-5694.