Domestic pickup trucks rule the full-size class, and while the Ram 1500 is one of our favorites, there's much to recommend elsewhere from Detroit.
The Ford F-150 is the closest rival to the Ram 1500; it's also improved immensely in ride quality and refinement over the past couple of years, though we tend to think that the Ram rides a bit better with an empty load because of its coil-spring rear setup.
The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have been revamped extensively, and look great; their new V-6 engines outpace the Ram's for outright performance and towing, and the 5.3-liter V-8 nearly hits Ram's V-6 economy figures.
Meanwhile, the other full-sizers are a woeful pair: the Toyota Tundra struggles with an awkward, chunky style inside, as well as a less proportionally on-the-mark interpretation of the big-rig look, and its interior appointments feel a little more cost-cut.
The Nissan Titan, the oldest truck in this class, isn't offered in base work-truck form.
Instead it's geared toward recreational users who tow a boat on the weekends, but the Titan doesn't ride all that well and gets by far the worst mileage among full-size trucks.
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|13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Regular Unleaded V-8||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck w/1WT||2WD Reg Cab 126" XL||2WD Regular Cab 119.0"||2WD King Cab SWB S||Reg Cab LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT SR (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Regular Cab||Reg Cab Pickup||Regular Cab Styleside||Reg Cab Pickup||King Cab SWB||Regular Cab Long Bed|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|