Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tacoma
Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tacoma

How Does the Ram 1500 Stack Up Against the Toyota Tacoma?

Are you interested in making a considerable upgrade over your current rig? Whether you're looking for a rugged true workhorse or are more inclined to enjoy top-trim conveniences and true luxury, the Ram 1500 has been a go-to model for drivers throughout Texas for decades due to its reliable nature and impressive array of features. We here at Bluebonnet Chrysler Dodge Ram understand that it can be a difficult process when it comes to discovering your ideal model which is why we've written up a brief comparison between the Ram 1500 and one of its chief competitors; the Toyota Tacoma.

Performance and Capabilities

The Ram 1500 offers a series of truly impressive powertrains. The base engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that produces enough horsepower and torque, however we'd suggest exploring the potential power that's available through the other three available engines, those being a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, 5.7-liter HEMI V8, and top-tier 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque. This high performing engine generates 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque amassing in a 12,750-pound towing capacity. The Tacoma's 3.5-liter powertrain offers less horsepower and torque and only offers a 6,800-pound towing capacity with its available Tow Package.

Interior Amenities and Comfort Features

The Ram 1500 clearly deserves the title of being one of the most luxurious trucks in its segment with optional plush leather seating, a generous amount of leg room and hip room, as well as other optional features like a reclining second-row, fold-down center console, and available under-seat storage system. The Ram truck even touts an available 10-square-foot panoramic sunroof that's great for letting in the warm rays of the sun during bitter fall and winter months. The Tacoma features a smaller available sunroof while also offering leather seats. However, the Toyota model sports far less legroom while also falling short with second-row amenities like the optional reclining seat.


The Ram 1500 is one of the most tech-driven trucks in its class as evidenced through features like its optional Largest-in-Class 12-inch touchscreen system that's home to features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM. An offered seven-inch Driver Information Cluster Display sits behind the steering wheel to give you an inside look on how your truck is performing when towing and hauling. The Tacoma only features an eight-inch touchscreen system but makes up for its shortcomings with optional exterior tech features like a 120-volt/400-watt power outlet housed in the bed for better utility when charging tools.

Exterior Features

The Ram 1500 is a stellar cargo-hauler as it touts an offered Multifunction Tailgate. This exterior amenity uses two doors that swing open at 88 degrees to help you load oblong objects like lumber and around-the-house project supplies with greater ease. What's more, is the truck showcases a Class-Exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System that's great for keeping your carpentry and contracting equipment dry, secure, and on-hand when at client properties. The Toyota Tacoma doesn't offer any of these exterior amenities except for the aforementioned power outlet.

Schedule a Test Drive Today

The Ram 1500 is a great option if you're looking for utility, performance, cutting-edge tech, and unparalleled comfort.

Are you interested in touring the new Ram 1500 in full? If so, we encourage you to set up a test drive over the phone as soon as your schedule allows. Our sales team will work diligently to find the specific model that fits your budgetary restrictions and meets your standards of quality. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you join us at our Texas Ram dealership in New Braunfels.


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