2011 Ram 1500 vs. Its Competition

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The 2011 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.

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View2011 Ram 1500Browse Used Listings2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD Crew Cab 143.5" 2HY Angular Front Exterior View2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Browse Used Listings2011 Ford F-150 XLT2011 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings2011 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE Angular Front Exterior View2011 GMC Sierra 1500Browse Used Listings2011 Toyota Tundra Side Exterior View2011 Toyota TundraBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
8.2
The 2011 Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy.
7.4
The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado offer strong engines and comfortable interiors to complement impressive toughness and towing/hauling ratings, while the Hybrid model is the most fuel-efficient big pickup on the market.
8.2
All-new engines across the 2011 Ford F-150 model line finally give these full-size trucks strong (yet efficient) performance to match their macho looks.
7.6
The 2011 GMC Sierra covers all the essential pickup-truck bases, even the green one.
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.
MSRP From    
$20,810$21,235$22,790$21,235$24,435
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work TruckReg 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (Natl)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
33333
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Reg Cab 6.3' BedReg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab PickupReg Cab 6.5' WidesideReg Cab
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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