2015 Ram 1500 vs. Its Competition

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Domestic pickup trucks rule the full-size class, and while the Ram 1500 is one of the best, there's much to recommend elsewhere from Detroit.

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.

The Ford F-150 is the closest rival to the Ram 1500; it is new for 2015 and an aluminum body should help it beat the Ram's economy numbers, although we tend to think that the Ram rides a bit better with an empty load because of its coil-spring rear setup and that's likely to remain the case.

Meanwhile, the Japanese full-sizers are a woeful pair: the Toyota Tundra struggles with an awkward, chunky style inside with weird ergonomics, 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, and the interior really shows its age now.

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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2015 Ford F-1502015 Ford F-150
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2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Crew Cab2015 GMC Sierra 1500
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2015 Nissan Titan2015 Nissan Titan
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2015 Toyota Tundra 2015 Toyota Tundra
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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2015 Ram 1500 is a half-ton favorite, with fuel economy and ride comfort being its main strengths once again.
8.0
The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado continues with a serious face, impressive powertrain options, a comfortable and refined interior, and the right mix of technology.
8.4
The 2015 Ford F-150 delivers on the promise of better utility through light weight; fuel economy is still left undecided.
8.2
The 2015 GMC Sierra is a great pickup that offers simple and powerful engines, easy-to-use infotainment, and inoffensive styling inside and out.
7.2
The 2015 Nissan Titan is an excellent performer, but lacks much of the segment's advanced technology at this point in the game.
7.6
The 2015 Toyota Tundra looks interesting enough, but lacks the sophisticated drivetrains that you'll find in its competitors.
MSRP From     
$25,660$26,520$26,030$27,020$29,640$31,560
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck2WD Reg Cab 122.5" XL2WD Reg Cab 119.0"2WD King Cab SWB SDouble Cab 4.6L V8 6-Speed AT SR (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
333366
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Regular CabRegular Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideReg Cab PickupKing Cab SWBDouble Cab
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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