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2018 Toyota Tundra vs 2018 Ram 1500

Drivers looking for a spacious and capable full-size, light-duty pickup truck have several options to choose from. While many truck manufacturers offer a complicated selection of body styles, engines and features, the 2018 Toyota Tundra delivers a spacious interior and confident V-8 engine power right from the get-go. In this 2018 Toyota Tundra vs 2018 Ram 1500 comparison, we are going to look at two attractive models in this segment to see how they stack up.

The 2018 Toyota Tundra has a higher starting MSRP than its Ram rival, but it also offers more space and practical options right out of the gate. The base model of the Tundra (the SR trim) features a V-8 engine rated for 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. It also has six-passenger seating. The 2018 Ram 1500 Tradesman, in contrast, is a two-door model with just three seats and a V-6 engine rated for 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. This means that drivers looking for immediate performance and interior versatility may want to opt for the Toyota pickup.

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2018 Toyota Tundra vs 2018 Ram 1500
$31,120 Starting MSRP $27,095
6 Base Passenger Capacity 3
4.6-liter V-8 (310 hp) Base Engine 3.6-L V-6 (305 hp)
5 Trim Levels 11

Safety Features of the 2018 Tundra

Even in the base 2018 Toyota Tundra SR, drivers get so much more than a work-truck. The Toyota Safety Sense™ P suite of driver assistance features comes standard (including the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System, Automatic High Beams, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control), while the base 2018 Ram 1500 not only does not come with these features, but doesn’t have many of them available even in upper models. The 2018 Toyota Tundra also comes standard with a 6.1-inch touchscreen for the Entune™ infotainment system, while the base 2018 Ram 1500 is available with a five-inch touchscreen Uconnect system, but must be upgraded to reach the 8.4-inch model.

Drivers who want immediate V-8 power, and seating that can work for transporting kids to school as well as getting towing and hauling done on the work site may prefer the Toyota full-size truck in this 2018 Toyota Tundra vs 2018 Ram 1500 comparison. To learn more, or to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Toyota Tundra in Nashville TN, contact a member of the Nashville Toyota North sales team today.

close up view of the 2018 Toyota Tundra headlight
side view of a grey 2018 Toyota Tundra in front of tires
rear seats of the 2018 Toyota Tundra
front seats and available sunroof of the 2018 Toyota Tundra