Compare 2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 Toyota Tundra

2018 Ram 2500
2018 Toyota Tundra
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Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 Big Horn 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 Big Horn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $45,037 $48,445
2500 Laramie 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $45,216 $48,645
2500 Laramie 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $46,655 $49,945
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $48,031 $51,645
2500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $48,210 $51,845
2500 Laramie 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,519 $53,145
2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
2500 Limited 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
2500 Limited 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
2500 Limited 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
2500 Limited 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 Lone Star 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 Lone Star 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 Longhorn 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
2500 Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
2500 Power Wagon 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $49,105 $52,845
2500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
2500 SLT 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
2500 SLT 4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
2500 SLT 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $35,104 $37,395
2500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
2500 SLT 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
2500 SLT 4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
2500 SLT 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,610 $40,195
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $34,476 $36,645
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $34,655 $36,845
2500 Tradesman 4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $31,209 $33,045
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box N/A N/A $37,112 $39,445
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $37,291 $39,645
2500 Tradesman 4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box N/A N/A $33,715 $35,845
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1794 Edition CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tundra 4WD 1794 Edition CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $46,556 $50,330
Tundra 4WD 1794 Edition CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L FFV 13 17 $46,556 $50,330
Tundra 4WD Limited CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $42,089 $45,500
Tundra 4WD Limited CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L FFV 13 17 $42,089 $45,500
Tundra 4WD Limited Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $40,363 $43,635
Tundra 4WD Limited Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L FFV 13 17 $40,363 $43,635
Tundra 4WD Platinum CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $46,556 $50,330
Tundra 4WD Platinum CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L FFV 13 17 $46,556 $50,330
Tundra 4WD SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L 14 18 $31,793 $34,370
Tundra 4WD SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $32,967 $35,640
Tundra 4WD SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L FFV 13 17 $32,967 $35,640
Tundra 4WD SR Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $33,273 $35,970
Tundra 4WD SR Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L FFV 13 17 $33,273 $35,970
Tundra 4WD SR5 CrewMax 5.5' Bed 4.6L 14 18 $35,614 $38,500
Tundra 4WD SR5 CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $36,788 $39,770
Tundra 4WD SR5 CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L FFV 13 17 $36,788 $39,770
Tundra 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L 14 18 $33,374 $36,080
Tundra 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $34,549 $37,350
Tundra 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L FFV 13 17 $34,549 $37,350
Tundra 4WD SR5 Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L 13 17 $34,854 $37,680
Tundra 4WD SR5 Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L FFV 13 17 $34,854 $37,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,176
$46,556
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,895
$50,330
Monthly Payment Estimate
$698 / month
$839 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
5.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ram 2500 balances style, comfort, and capability very well. The 2018 Toyota Tundra offers a strong V-8 engine and good advanced safety tech, but it comes up short in terms of fuel efficiency and interior quality.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 17 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.3
Front Head Room (in)
41 39.7
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Hip Room (in)
63.2 60.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66 65.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.7 65.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
63.2 62.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
37.7 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 79.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.2 10.4
Overhang, Front (in)
39.5 -
Cab to Axle (in)
36.9 27
Length, Overall (in)
237.4 228.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.2 10.4
Height, Overall (in)
78 76.2
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.4 47.9
Wheelbase (in)
149 145.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 22.2
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51 50
Cargo Volume (ft³)
57.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
76.3 66.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 13.9
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)
14.1 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 38
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
47.6 44
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
7280 -
Rear Tire Order Code
TCN NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
628 -
Front Tire Size
LT275/70SR18 P275/55HR20
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TCN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
7280 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
628 -
Rear Tire Size
LT275/70SR18 P275/55HR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1140 880
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1140 880
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
11400 8800
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11400 8800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11400 8800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11220 -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3580 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9000 7200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 4150
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2861 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
18300 16000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
5000 4000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Forged 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
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 710
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 710
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 170
Engine
Displacement
5.7 L/345 5.7 L/346
Engine Oil Cooler
None Regular Duty
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
383 @ 5600 381 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4000 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
EZC NA
Transmission
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.35
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Model
None Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.96
Trans Order Code
DFP NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans PTO Access
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.33
Summary
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab CrewMax
Vehicle Name
Ram 2500 Toyota Tundra 4WD
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
5000 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 4.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 -
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 4.30
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 17
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 12.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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