Ram 1500 vs. “The Competition”

October 3rd, 2018 by

As A Local Dodge Dealer In Pasadena

We know that Texas drivers love pickup trucks. Regardless of if you need one for work, towing a boat/ family camper, or you just prefer the drivability and usefulness of a truck in your daily routine, a pickup truck is a great choice for all Houston drivers.

Ram 1500 driving off road

We have an extensive collection of the versatile and trustworthy Ram 1500. Our Ram 1500 pickups are known for their smooth ride and luxurious styling. However, we know there are lots of other trucks competing for your attention as well. Let’s compare the Ram 1500 vs. the Ford F-150.


Ram 1500 vs. Ford F-150

Ford F-150 driving

Engine options. The Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are both available in multiple configurations with several different engine types. However, the Ford F-150 currently does not have diesel options available for drivers, although they say that one is planned for the near future. For drivers who prefer the power of diesel now, the Ram is definitely the number one choice.

Standard power. If you plan on going with the basic entry-level trim and base engine in your truck, you will get much more power from the Ram 1500 than the Ford F-150. The standard V6 engine for a Ram 1500 truck is 3.6-liter with an output of 305 horsepower. The standard V6 for the F-150, on the other hand, is 3.3-liter with only 290 horsepower.

Utility. If you need your new truck for work, the Ram 1500 is the perfect pickup truck for you. The first two trim levels that are offered are perfect for everyday work, with rugged accents and enough power to perform your daily tasks with ease. It also comes fully equipped with a Class IV hitch receiver and a spray-in bed liner, which are ideal for heavy-duty jobs. The Ford F-150 with only allow you to get these special features on the base trim as an add-on package at extra expense.

The Toyota Tundra only comes with a standard V8 engine, it doesn’t give the driver a wide variety of options. However, the Ram 1500 comes out ahead since it allows drivers to customize their truck the way that they want it. Here are the similarities and differences between the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra.



Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra

2018 Toyota Tundra in a parking lot


Diesel power: The 2018 Toyota Tundra comes with a V8 engine, and there are two for drivers to choose from. However, there isn’t an option available for drivers to choose a diesel-powered engine. The Ram 1500 does give you the choice of diesel, with a very impressive 3.0-liter V6 with 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque available in its roster of engine options.

Cab styles: Unlike the Ram, which gives customers the ability to customize any of the Ram 1500 trim levels with all available cab styles and bed lengths, Toyota limits many combinations for the Tundra. For instance, the base Tundra, the SR, is available only with one cab style, the double cab. This offers much less legroom for backseat passengers and is very different from the base model Ram 1500, which can be had in any can style.

Space: No matter the trim level or cab style, the Ram 1500 offers a much more comfortable ride for you and your passengers, with much more space and headroom than all the styles of the Toyota Tundra.

The Nissan Titan may have a lot of features that drivers in Texas are looking for, but it is lacking some very important Ram 1500 characteristics. Here we go…Ram 1500 vs the Nissan Titan. 

Ram 1500 vs Nissan Titan

2018 Nissan Titan in the mountains

Cab options. As discussed earlier in the Toyota Tundra comparison, the Nissan Titan doesn’t allow drivers to have every type of cab in every trim level. In fact, the lower trim levels of the Titan are the only ones that can be ordered with a single, regular cab. If you choose to go with an upper-level Titan, the larger crew cab style is your best option.

Towing capacity: The Nissan Titan has a maximum towing capacity of 9,390 pounds. This is a little less than the Ram 1500 towing capacity, which goes up to a remarkable 12,750 pounds.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is another competitor of the Ram 1500. The Silverado has no diesel option and less power. It still leaves something to be desired in this head-to-head competition though as well. Last but certainly not least, let’s talk about the differences between the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500. 

Ram 1500 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500

2018 Chevy Silverado on the road

Power: The Chevy Silverado 1500 and the Ram 1500 both have standard V6 engines for their base models, as well as a more powerful V8 for upper-level trims. However, neither engine in the Silverado lineup is quite as powerful as the Ram 1500. The standard 3.6-liter V6 for the Ram 1500 offers 305 horsepower, and the optional 5.7-liter V8 puts out 395 horsepower. Comparatively, the Chevy model’s standard 4.3-liter V6 puts out only 285 horsepower, and its 5.3-liter V8 has a rating of 355 horsepower.

Diesel power: As with the other models in this comparison, the Chevy doesn’t give light-duty truck shoppers a diesel-powered option. Even though the Ram 1500 has a great diesel engine that drivers can opt for any trim level, the Chevy Silverado 1500 drivers do not get that choice.

Ride quality: With its signature five-link spring-coil rear suspension, the Ram 1500 offers a smooth and even ride every single time, no matter if your truck is completely empty or weighted down with gear. On the other hand, the Chevy Silverado 1500 doesn’t have standard coil suspension, meaning its ride quality is inferior to that of the Ram 1500. The Chevy truck’s boxy shape makes for a noisier ride inside of the truck, while the Ram 1500 is engineered for all things comfort and quiet.

The best way to determine which truck is the best for you and your specific needs is to stop by and visit us here at Bayway Crysler Dodge Jeep Ram in person. Don’t take our word for it, stop by and test drive one of these trucks to see for yourself. Let us introduce you to all of our Ram 1500s, Ford F-150s, Toyota Tundras, Nissan Titans, and Chevy Silverados, and judge for yourself which is the best pickup available on the market. We’re looking forward to helping you choose the truck that’s best for you here at Bayway.

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