Finding the powerful full-size pickup truck for your Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland lifestyle will allow you to take on the toughest of towing jobs. Comparing the 2019 Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra, it's easy to see why these two trucks are beloved by area drivers.

Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT is taking a closer look at the Ram 1500 and Tundra in this comparison, where you'll learn all about performance, towing, and tech in each. Continue reading to become more informed about these two standout trucks.

Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra Performance

The Ram 1500 has been completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, so there are some differences between 2018 and this year to explore. The main difference under the hood of the Ram 1500 is the eTorque technology. The base edition of the Ram 1500 is a 3.6-liter V6 with eTorque, which helps to deliver better power, efficiency, and outstanding V6 horsepower.

The 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine produces 395 horsepower, and there's also a 5.7-liter V8 with eTorque functionality. The only engine choice on the Tundra is a V8. The standard V8 engine delivers 310 horsepower, while the 5.7-liter V8 makes 381 horsepower.

While both trucks are powerful, the Ram 1500 carries a slight edge in the horsepower department with its top-end V8 engine.

Ram vs Toyota Towing

When you pair the Ram 1500 with the available 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque Hybrid Technology, you get a powerful combination. That combination allows you to tow up to 12,750 lbs., giving you the ability to tow whatever you need to wherever you're heading. The state-of-the-art tech features help you take on those roads safely and securely.

The heavy-duty TripleTech™ frame with the 5.7-liter V8 engine on the Tundra is powerful but maxes out at a towing capacity of 10,200 lbs.

The available Active-Level™ Four Corner Air Suspension system in the Ram 1500 is a class-exclusive feature, which helps to maintain a level and balanced ride under a heavy payload. With the standard backup camera, line up the trailer and hitch, and you're ready to start towing.

Technology Features

Tech-wise, the Ram 1500 comes with a 5-inch touchscreen, though you can upgrade to an 8.4-inch screen with Uconnect® technology. There's also an available Uconnect® 12.0 with Navigation system, which comes with a massive 12-inch touchscreen. Customize the home screen and have split-screen capability, along with pinch-and-zoom technology. The largest available touchscreen on the Toyota Tundra is seven inches.

The Ram 1500 features Apple CarPlay® technology. Connect your smartphone to the touchscreen and have access to text messages, music, and navigation. The Toyota Tundra does not offer this feature inside the cabin.

2019 Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: The Verdict

As you've been able to see from this 2019 Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra comparison, the Ram 1500 is a standout when it comes to power, towing, and tech features.

Visit Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT to test drive the Ram 1500, and we'll give Ithaca, Binghamton, and Cortland drivers a comprehensive tour, too. Schedule yours with our sales team today!

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