The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are now the most dated trucks in this group; while their interiors no longer stand out the way they did a few years ago, they're quiet-riding, well-balanced machined with good performance and towing capacity.
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 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 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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|2012 Ram 1500Browse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Browse Used Listings||2012 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings||2012 GMC Sierra 1500Browse Used Listings||2012 Toyota TundraBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V6||Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab 126" XL||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||Reg Cab 4.0L V6 5-Speed AT (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Regular Cab Pickup||Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside||Regular Cab Pickup||Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside||Reg Cab|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2012 Ram 1500 vs. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500||2012 Ram 1500 vs. 2012 Ford F-150||2012 Ram 1500 vs. 2012 GMC Sierra 1500||2012 Ram 1500 vs. 2012 Toyota Tundra|