Compare 2018 Ram 2500 vs 2018 Toyota Tundra

2018 Ram 2500
2018 Toyota Tundra
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4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box Tradesman
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box Tradesman N/A N/A $31,209 $33,045
4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box Tradesman N/A N/A $33,715 $35,845
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman N/A N/A $34,476 $36,645
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Tradesman N/A N/A $34,655 $36,845
4x2 Reg Cab 8' Box SLT N/A N/A $35,104 $37,395
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Tradesman N/A N/A $37,112 $39,445
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Tradesman N/A N/A $37,291 $39,645
4x4 Reg Cab 8' Box SLT N/A N/A $37,610 $40,195
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box SLT N/A N/A $39,176 $41,895
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Big Horn N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Lone Star N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box SLT N/A N/A $39,355 $42,095
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box SLT N/A N/A $40,794 $43,395
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box SLT N/A N/A $41,812 $44,695
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Big Horn N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Lone Star N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box SLT N/A N/A $41,991 $44,895
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Big Horn N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Lone Star N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box SLT N/A N/A $43,300 $46,195
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Laramie N/A N/A $45,037 $48,445
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Laramie N/A N/A $45,216 $48,645
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Laramie N/A N/A $46,655 $49,945
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Laramie N/A N/A $48,031 $51,645
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Laramie N/A N/A $48,210 $51,845
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Power Wagon N/A N/A $49,105 $52,845
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Laramie N/A N/A $49,519 $53,145
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Laramie Longhorn N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
4x2 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Limited N/A N/A $50,855 $54,945
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Laramie Longhorn N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
4x2 Crew Cab 8' Box Limited N/A N/A $51,034 $55,145
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Limited N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
4x2 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Longhorn N/A N/A $52,472 $56,445
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Limited N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
4x4 Crew Cab 6'4" Box Longhorn N/A N/A $53,849 $58,145
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Limited N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
4x4 Crew Cab 8' Box Longhorn N/A N/A $54,028 $58,345
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Limited N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
4x4 Mega Cab 6'4" Box Longhorn N/A N/A $55,336 $59,645
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Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L SR
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L SR 14 18 $31,793 $34,370
Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L FFV SR 13 17 $32,967 $35,640
Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L SR 13 17 $32,967 $35,640
Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L FFV SR 13 17 $33,273 $35,970
Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L SR 13 17 $33,273 $35,970
Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L SR5 14 18 $33,374 $36,080
Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L FFV SR5 13 17 $34,549 $37,350
Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L SR5 13 17 $34,549 $37,350
Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L FFV SR5 13 17 $34,854 $37,680
Double Cab 8.1' Bed 5.7L SR5 13 17 $34,854 $37,680
CrewMax 5.5' Bed 4.6L SR5 14 18 $35,614 $38,500
CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L FFV SR5 13 17 $36,788 $39,770
CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L SR5 13 17 $36,788 $39,770
Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L FFV Limited 13 17 $40,363 $43,635
Double Cab 6.5' Bed 5.7L Limited 13 17 $40,363 $43,635
CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L FFV Limited 13 17 $42,089 $45,500
CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L Limited 13 17 $42,089 $45,500
CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L 1794 Edition 13 17 $46,556 $50,330
CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L FFV 1794 Edition 13 17 $46,556 $50,330
CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L FFV Platinum 13 17 $46,556 $50,330
CrewMax 5.5' Bed 5.7L Platinum 13 17 $46,556 $50,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,209
$31,793
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,045
$34,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$573 / 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
- 14 mpg
Highway
- 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
62.9 62.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.7
Passenger Capacity
3 6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66 65.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 65.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 62.6
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
140.5 145.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
36.5 34.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 79.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.1 10.6
Overhang, Front (in)
40 -
Cab to Axle (in)
56.9 38.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
230.4 228.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.1 10.6
Height, Overall (in)
76.2 76.4
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
50.4 47.9
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)
74.7 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
98.3 78.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.1 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)
14.2 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
32 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45 44
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
TWD NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
6000 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
675 -
Rear Tire Size
LT245/70SR17 P255/70TR18
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
6000 -
Rear Tire Order Code
TWD NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
675 -
Front Tire Size
LT245/70SR17 P255/70TR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11890 6500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11710 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1189 650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1189 650
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
11890 6500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11890 6500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2582 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
18300 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
5000 4000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3359 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9000 6900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 4100
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
730 710
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 710
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-8 Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 4000 327 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
EZC NA
Displacement
5.7 L/345 4.6 L/281
Engine Oil Cooler
None Regular Duty
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
383 @ 5600 310 @ 5600
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
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 3.52
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Model
None Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.04
Trans Order Code
DFP NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram 2500 Toyota Tundra 4WD
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Regular Cab Double Cab
Suspension
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 3.91
Axle Type - Front
Non-Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
5000 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 3.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 14
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 11.0
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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