2021 Ram 1500
Features & Specs
2021 Toyota Tundra
8-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
22 mpg
Fuel economy (hwy)
14 mpg
650 miles
Range (hwy)
449 miles
40.9 in.
Front head room
39.7 in.

2021 Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra

Trying to find your next pickup truck doesn't have to be a hard task, requiring months of effort and research. That is, if you know exactly what you're looking for. At Dave Smith CDJR, we are working hard to make life that much more simple for you. That includes narrowing down the full-size truck segment to just two of the top competitors. This includes the 2021 Ram 1500 and the 2021 Toyota Tundra. The Ram 1500 makes its mark with a new off-road model called TRX, a 10th Anniversary Edition, an optional digital rearview mirror, and even Trailer Reverse Steering Control. The Tundra tries hard to keep up with a few special editions, discontinued paint colors, a lack of choices when it comes to engines, and limited technology features. Keep reading to see which of these trucks we would recommend you drive home in!

2021 Ram 1500 Power & Handling

One of the most impressive aspects about the 2021 Ram 1500 is the engine lineup. You can choose between four different engines, which means that you will be getting all of the power and capability you could ever want or need. All of them come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and either two- or four-wheel drive. The standard engine is a 3.6-liter V6, getting you 269 lb-ft of torque and up to 305 horsepower. The two mid-range engines include a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 and a 5.7-liter V8. The highest available engine is a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, outputting 702 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.

2021 Toyota Tundra Power & Handling

Perhaps the biggest disappointment with the 2021 Tundra is the simple fact that it only comes with one engine. There are no other options with this truck. You are stuck with the 5.7-liter V8, which gets you around 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Paired with this engine is either two- or four-wheel drive, and a six-speed automatic transmission. If you really want power, you are better off choosing the Ram 1500.

2021 Ram 1500 Features & Design

Beyond power, the Ram 1500 makes a name for itself with all of the standard and available features it comes with. Some of the standard equipment includes trailer-sway control, air conditioning, a rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen, an electronic parking brake, push-button start, cruise control, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Optional features include leather seating, heated seats, metal interior accents, adaptive cruise control, a dual-pane moonroof, a damped tailgate, dual exhaust tips, and a rear-facing camera.

2021 Toyota Tundra Features & Design

In an attempt to make up for the lack of engine options, we're checking out some of the features that come with the 2021 Tundra. Standard features include Toyota Safety Sense, easy-lower tailgate, Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera, and Android Auto. Optional features include fog lights, an upgraded audio system, LED headlights, navigation, a powered sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, and a JBL audio system.


Now that you've learned more about these full-size pickup trucks, it's easy to see that the 2021 Ram 1500 is simply better at everything. Whether you are impressed by the four powertrains, or you want the kind of technology that Ram is offering, this is the right truck for all of your needs. Stop by Dave Smith CDJR today and we'll get you behind the wheel of your perfect match.

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