2010 Dodge Ram vs. Its Competition

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Dodge Ram has a significant edge over its competition, but the other full-size pickup trucks appeal to wider audiences.

The Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are among the oldest trucks in this class, but still have nicely balanced ride quality, considerable towing capacity, and well-executed interiors.

The Toyota Tundra struggles with an awkward style inside and out, as well as a unique history of being late to the truck game when it counts.

The Nissan Titan brings up the rear of this group; it's older than the GM trucks, and has an uncertain future since a plan to build a new Titan off the Ram's platform has been scuttled.

The Ford F-150 competes most closely with the Ram on capability, but its blocky styling aside, it doesn't quite have the ride or the steering finesse of the Ram.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy.
8.0
The interior may be a letdown in quality, but the 2011 Toyota Tundra is every bit as big and tough as the other full-size trucks.
8.0
The 2010 Ford F-150 leads the light-duty full-size pickup class for serious truck buyers, though ride and handling are still not strengths.
7.4
The 2010 Nissan Titan performs well and has a comfortable interior, but its appeal is more limited than the full-line full-size trucks from the Big Three and Toyota.
MSRP From   
$20,610$24,435$22,060$26,540
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name   
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" STReg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (Natl)2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD King Cab SWB XE
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
3336
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Reg Cab 6.3' BedReg CabReg Cab 6.5' StylesideKing Cab
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD