2014 Ram 1500 vs. Its Competition

2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2014 Ram 1500 brings a new turbodiesel to its class-best fuel economy ratings; it's also tops in cabin finish and infotainment, but lags in towing.
8.0
The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models get a brawny yet upscale new look, strong and efficient new engines, and a roomier, more refined interior with the latest infotainment features.
8.2
The 2014 Ford F-150 grabs a share of the full-size pickup truck lead thanks to towing, technology, and toughness.
8.2
The 2014 GMC Sierra gets a much stronger footing in its tug-of-war with Ford and Ram, thanks to new powertrains, new infotainment features, and great gas mileage.
7.2
The 2014 Nissan Titan performs well, but no longer competes with the rest of the segment in many respects.
7.6
A fresh new look and an upgraded interior with new technology make the 2014 Toyota Tundra an intriguing truck, but lackluster powertrains keep it from shining.
MSRP From     
$25,060$25,575$25,025$26,075$29,360$26,200
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck w/1WT2WD Reg Cab 126" XL2WD Regular Cab 119.0"2WD King Cab SWB SReg Cab LB 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT SR (SE)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
333363
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Regular CabReg Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideReg Cab PickupKing Cab SWBRegular Cab Long Bed
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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