RAM 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra

2024 RAM 1500  towing a boat
2024 RAM 1500


2024 Toyota Tundra

Starting MSRP

12,750 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

12,000 pounds

Engine Options

21 city / 29 highway

EPA-Estimated MPG

18 city / 24 highway



When considering your next pickup for adventures to Deer Park, weighing the pros and cons of the RAM 1500 and Toyota Tundra is essential. Both trucks offer robust performance and towing capabilities but differ in various aspects. Let’s objectively explore why the RAM 1500 vs. Tundra might suit your needs best in Pasadena. Our team at Bayway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is dedicated to helping you navigate the decision between the Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra.

RAM 1500 vs. Tundra Starting MSRP

One of the most important considerations when buying a new truck is its price. The RAM 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra trucks offer athletic towing power at an accessible price. However, across the whole lineup, the 2024 Ram 1500 is cheaper when compared to the Tundra. Take a look at the starting MSRP for RAM 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra base trim:

  • 2024 RAM 1500 Tradesman: $39,420 MSRP
  • 2024 Toyota Tundra SR: $39,965 MSRP

At Houston, our dedication is helping you discover the optimal truck within your specified budget!

RAM 1500 vs. Tundra: Power and Performance

Power is paramount for those hauling to a job site or planning a getaway to League City. In comparing the RAM 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra, the RAM 1500’s range of engine options offers versatility for any task, while the Toyota Tundra’s engines are also robust but offer less variety. Here are the RAM 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra engine specifications:

2024 RAM 1500 Engine Options:

  • 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: 260 hp, 480 lb-ft torque, 9,600 lbs max towing
  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 with eTorque: 305 hp, 273 lb-ft torque, 7,730 lbs max towing
  • 5.7L HEMI® V8 with eTorque: 395 hp, 410 lb-ft torque, 12,750 lbs max towing
  • Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 (available on RAM 1500 TRX): 702 hp, 650 lb-ft torque

2024 Toyota Tundra Engine Options:

  • Twin-Turbo 3.5L iFORCE V6: 348 hp, 405 lb-ft torque, 11,370 lbs max towing
  • Twin-Turbo 3.5L iFORCE-MAX V6: 389 hp, 479 lb-ft torque, 12,000 lbs max towing
  • Twin-Turbo 3.5L iFORCE-MAX V6 Hybrid: 437 hp, 583 lb-ft torque

Test Drive the RAM 1500 in Pasadena

The 2024 RAM 1500 offers more engine choices and leads in towing capacity and fuel efficiency. Its power, performance, and value blend stand out in the matchup against the Toyota Tundra. Ready to experience the RAM 1500’s capabilities? Contact Bayway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today to schedule a test drive and feel the difference firsthand. Take advantage of the chance to ask about the new vehicle specials in Pasadena. Explore financing options now to find flexible payment plans tailored to your preferences, and apply for financing today to streamline your journey to ownership.

Looking for a new pickup truck in the Deer Park area? Bayway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has got you covered! We pride ourselves on a wide variety of cars, trucks, and SUVs from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM, designed to cater to a wide variety of budgets and driving needs. When it comes to iconic pickup trucks, there’s only one model that will take your daily commute to the next level: the RAM 1500

The legendary flagship of the RAM lineup offers powerhouse performance specs and tough capabilities on and off the road as well as sleek features and next-generation technology. It’s a great choice for any driver, but how does it stack up to competitors like the new Toyota Tundra? If you’re on the fence about deciding between the Dodge RAM 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra, check out the comparison guide below!

RAM 1500 vs. Tundra: Pricing 

Let’s start our guide by looking at the starting prices for the RAM 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra. Since they’re both full-size pickup trucks, their starting prices are naturally almost identical, wth the RAM 1500 starting at just about $500 more than its Toyota counterpart. However, the RAM 1500 also offers five different engine options and more powerful performance specs while the Tundra only offers two. Compare starting prices below

  • RAM 1500 Tradesman Starting MSRP: $37,410
  • Toyota Tundra SR Starting MSRP: $36,965

RAM 1500 vs. Tundra: Performance Specs

Performance is the name of the game when it comes to pickup trucks, and the RAM 1500 more than delivers! As we discussed above, this iconic pickup comes with five available powertrains, including two V6 options, two eTorque options, a diesel engine, and the legendary HEMI V8, which delivers a staggering 702 horsepower on the Houston roads. 

Toyota, by comparison, only offers two engines on the Tundra, and they lag behind the RAM 1500 significantly when it comes to output. Compare performance specs below:

RAM 1500 Engine Specs

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

  • 260 horsepower
  • 480 lb-ft of torque
  • 12,560-pound max towing capacity

3.6L Pentastar V6 with eTorque

  • 305 horsepower
  • 269 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,730-pound max towing capacity

5.7L HEMI V8

  • 395 horsepower
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 11,610-pound max towing capacity

5.7L HEMI V8 with eTorque

  • 395 horsepower
  • 410 lb-ft of torque
  • 12,750-pound max towing capacity

Supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8

  • 702 horsepower
  • 650 lb-ft of torque
  • 8,100-pound max towing capacity

Toyota Tundra Engine Specs

Twin-Turbo 3.5L V6 

  • 389 horsepower
  • 479 lb-ft of torque
  • 12,000-pound max towing capacity

Twin-Turbo 3.5L V6 Hybrid

  • 437 horsepower
  • 583 lb-ft of torque
  • 12,000-pound max towing capacity

Discover the RAM 1500 at Bayway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Today!

If you’re still deciding between the RAM 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra, check out how the RAM 1500 handles on the League City roads for yourself! Just contact our office to see what we have available, and we’ll take it from there. You can either climb inside a model at our dealership or take it out for a test drive. You can also check out our model research if you want to learn more about the other vehicles in our current lineup.

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