When you match one pickup truck from an American automaker against a pickup truck from a Japanese automaker, you are bound to find that they are made to do different things. Just a quick look at each, and it becomes obvious that the 1500 carries on the long history of Ram in its appearance, featuring a blend of classic and modern design. The most recent Toyota Tundra models have old designs that are more minimalist, except for its broad chrome grille that is great at drawing in a lot of attention.
But trucks are about a lot more than just catching eyes. For those interested in purchasing one of these two vehicles, it’s a lot more important to know which of these two vehicles will deliver on true truck performance, and which misses the mark. Neither truck is a pushover, but one has some clear advantages that make it a more essential truck. Start by reviewing the chart that follows, which compares the 2020 model years of each against one another. Figures in the chart may refer to available features not found in all dealerships or regions.
2020 Ram 1500
2020 Toyota Tundra
|11,620 lbs.||Maximum Towing||10,200 lbs.|
|2,100 lbs.||Maximum Payload||1,730 lbs.|
If you want to go off-road, the 2020 Toyota Tundra is probably the truck you will want to choose, but if you want a truck for anything else, the 2020 Ram 1500 is superior. While the Tundra has trim levels dedicated to off-roading, every version of the 1500 is well-equipped to get the job done. Its best engine outshines the only engine in the Tundra in just about every way. For daily work, including towing, carrying, and price of entry, choose the 2020 Ram 1500.