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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,296 $39,490
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $37,569 $39,790
1500 Big Horn 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,714 $36,790
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,561 $42,990
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $40,834 $43,290
1500 Big Horn 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,979 $40,290
1500 HFE 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $32,695 $34,195
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $40,546 $44,030
1500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $40,813 $44,330
1500 Laramie 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $38,018 $41,330
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $43,741 $47,530
1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $44,008 $47,830
1500 Laramie 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $41,213 $44,830
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 22 $51,246 $56,050
1500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 22 $51,513 $56,350
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 15 21 $54,441 $59,550
1500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 15 21 $54,708 $59,850
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $37,296 $39,490
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $37,569 $39,790
1500 Lone Star 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $34,714 $36,790
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $40,561 $42,990
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $40,834 $43,290
1500 Lone Star 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,979 $40,290
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $47,355 $51,680
1500 Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $47,622 $51,980
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $50,550 $55,180
1500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $50,817 $55,480
1500 Rebel 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $42,601 $45,320
1500 Rebel 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $45,866 $48,820
1500 Rebel 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $43,193 $46,020
1500 TRX 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $65,136 $69,995
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 20 25 $33,600 $35,045
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $33,876 $35,345
1500 Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 20 25 $30,899 $32,245
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box 19 24 $36,900 $38,545
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $37,176 $38,845
1500 Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box 19 24 $34,199 $35,745
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $33,518 $35,025
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $31,013 $32,355
1500 Classic Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $27,291 $28,450
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $36,859 $38,655
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,233 $35,855
1500 Classic Express 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $31,523 $33,050
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $36,825 $39,045
1500 Classic SLT 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,365 $36,395
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $40,101 $42,645
1500 Classic SLT 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $37,641 $39,995
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $33,518 $35,025
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $33,859 $35,395
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $31,013 $32,355
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $27,291 $28,450
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $27,291 $28,450
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $36,859 $38,655
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $37,386 $39,230
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,233 $35,855
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $31,523 $33,050
1500 Classic Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $31,523 $33,050
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $36,825 $39,045
1500 Classic Warlock 4x2 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,365 $36,395
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Crew Cab 5'7" Box N/A N/A $40,101 $42,645
1500 Classic Warlock 4x4 Quad Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $37,641 $39,995
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1794 Edition CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tundra 2WD 1794 Edition CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $45,227 $48,895
Tundra 2WD Limited CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $40,936 $44,255
Tundra 2WD Limited Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $39,211 $42,390
Tundra 2WD Platinum CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $45,227 $48,895
Tundra 2WD SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $31,150 $33,675
Tundra 2WD SR Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $31,454 $34,005
Tundra 2WD SR5 CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $35,123 $37,970
Tundra 2WD SR5 Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $32,713 $35,365
Tundra 2WD SR5 Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L N/A N/A $33,017 $35,695
Tundra 4WD 1794 Edition CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $48,049 $51,945
Tundra 4WD Limited CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $43,758 $47,305
Tundra 4WD Limited Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $42,032 $45,440
Tundra 4WD Platinum CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $48,049 $51,945
Tundra 4WD SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $33,971 $36,725
Tundra 4WD SR Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $34,276 $37,055
Tundra 4WD SR5 CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $37,943 $41,020
Tundra 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $35,533 $38,415
Tundra 4WD SR5 Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $35,839 $38,745
Tundra 4WD TRD Pro CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $49,072 $53,050
Tundra 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $45,117 $48,775
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,296
$45,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,490
$48,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$658 / month
$815 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ram 1500 full-size pickup is heading in the right direction with just a couple of small detours. The 2021 Toyota Tundra leans hard into its brand name and its reputation for durability.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg -
Highway
25 mpg -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
63.4 60.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66 65.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.7 65.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
63.4 62.6
Second Leg Room (in)
45.2 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA 10.4
Length, Overall (in)
232.9 228.9
Height, Overall (in)
77.5 75.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
NA 10.4
Wheelbase (in)
144.5 145.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
82.1 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 33.7
Cab to Axle (in)
- 27
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 47.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51 50
Tailgate Width (in)
60 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
67.4 66.7
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.4 22.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
53.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 66.4
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.8 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.9 13.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 38
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.2 44
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/65SR18 P275/55HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
TUM NA
Front Tire Size
P275/65SR18 P275/55HR20
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TUM NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
655 940
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6550 9400
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6550 9400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2886 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6900 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 4150
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11900 16000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2078 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3900
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 710
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 710
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 170
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 4800 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
ERG NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 5.7 L/346
Engine Oil Cooler
Regular Duty Regular Duty
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
305 @ 6400 381 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Regular Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 15
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.33
Trans PTO Access
No No
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.35
Trans Type
8 6
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 1.96
Trans Order Code
DFT NA
Transfer Case Model
None None
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram 1500 Toyota Tundra 2WD
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab CrewMax
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 4.30
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.21 4.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 11.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating
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