2023 RAM 1500 vs. 2023 Tundra in Paris, TX

2023 RAM 1500 vs. 2023 Toyota Tundra

The full-size pickup truck is an American icon. It offers practicality, versatility, and capability in veritable spades and has even gone upmarket. No longer are full-size pickup trucks uncomfortable and spartan. They now come with comfort and luxury features to rival the best. Choosing the top-tier models, such as the 2023 RAM 1500 and the 2023 Toyota Tundra, ensures that you'll only receive the very best that the segment has to offer.

The 2023 RAM 1500 hails from the RAM Pickup range, which was spun off as a separate brand in 2010; previously, it was known as the Dodge RAM. The Toyota Tundra needs no introduction, as it’s the largest pickup truck you can buy from the famed Japanese automaker.

Which is ahead in the best full-size pickup truck race? To find out, let’s compare the 2023 RAM 1500 vs. Tundra in terms of performance, safety, and interior features. If you want to test drive the new RAM 1500, contact our sales team at Jay Hodge Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Paris.

Interior Comparison

Two cab configurations are offered for the 2023 RAM 1500 and the 2023 Toyota Tundra, with four doors and seating for up to five adults. However, you'll find that the 2023 RAM 1500's 132 cubic feet of space are far more accommodating and airier than the 122 cubic feet offered in the 2023 Tundra. You’ll also find plenty of storage spaces and ample cupholders in the RAM.

A clear indication of how upmarket the segment has become is the presence of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ on all variants of the 2023 RAM 1500 and 2023 Tundra. Another standard feature is climate control, which is dual-zone on higher trims, Also available is a touch-screen infotainment system. The 2023 RAM 1500 starts with an 8.4-inch touch screen, but higher trims receive a larger 12-inch unit. The 2023 Tundra only offers an 8-inch unit regardless of trim. You can also specify wood trim, heated and ventilated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof on the 2023 RAM 1500. These elements cement its place as the ideal family vehicle in addition to a workhorse.

RAM 1500 Interior

RAM 1500 Center Console RAM 1500 Steering Wheel RAM 1500 Trunk space

Toyota Tundra Interior

Toyota Tundra Center Console Toyota Tundra Steering Wheel Toyota Tundra Trunk space

Performance Comparison

Four powertrains are offered for the 2023 RAM 1500, so let’s get the entry-level one out of the way first. It’s a capable 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with 305 horsepower and RAM’s eTorque mild-hybrid system, which bolsters towing capabilities and ensures better fuel economy. Next, there are two V8s. The first one is a 5.7-liter unit that can be had with or without eTorque. It delivers 395 horsepower, which is ample. However, if you have a real need for speed, select the 2023 RAM 1500 TRX. Here, you’ll find a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 with 702 horsepower. How mind-boggling is it? How about zero to sixty in under four seconds?

Finally, there’s a capable 3.0-liter turbodiesel with 240 horsepower for those who want diesel power. All variants of the 2023 RAM 1500 come with an 8-speed automatic gearbox and can be had in rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive guise. It might interest you to know that the 2023 RAM 1500 can tow up to 12,750 pounds and carry 2,320 pounds of payload. Both figures are noticeably higher than the 2023 Tundra, which you'll see for yourself in a few seconds.

The 2023 Tundra only comes with one engine, a 3.4-liter twin-turbocharged V6. This engine delivers 348 horsepower on base trims and 389 horsepower on higher ones. A 10-speed automatic gearbox sends power to the rear wheels or all four wheels, depending on trim and spec. You won't find a high-performance variant or a diesel powerplant. The 2023 Tundra can only tow up to 12,000 pounds. Its payload capacity is a measly 1,940 pounds.

Safety Features Comparison

The 2023 RAM 1500 and 2023 Tundra come with six airbags, brake assist, child safety locks, daytime running lamps, and more. Optional features include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.

Find the 2023 RAM 1500 in Paris, TX

The 2023 RAM 1500 is the clear winner of our RAM vs. Toyota shootout. It has more space, comfort, tech features, and a great range of excellent engines to pick from. The 2023 Tundra pales in comparison, despite wearing the famed Toyota badge. So swing by Jay Hodge Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Paris in Paris, TX, today and test drive the new RAM 1500.

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