2017 Ram 1500 vs 2017 Toyota Tundra

 2017 Ram 1500 for sale in Mt. Pleasant, IA 
 2017 Toyota Tundra 

The 2017 Ram 1500 Takes on its Toyota Tundra Competition

If you're in the market for a performance driven sedan, we recommend looking no further than the new Dodge lineup. If you're in the market for a rough and tough pickup though? Well, then we encourage you to look no further than the 2017 Ram 1500. Offering the ultimate in performance, options and interior spoils, this year's Ram 1500 is here to please even the most discriminatory of Mt. Pleasant area car shoppers. Though, don't just take our word for it. To learn more about this year's model and how it's taking on competitors such as the 2017 Toyota Tundra, we encourage you to read on below...

Performance and Powertrain: The 2017 RAM 1500 vs. the 2017 Toyota Tundra

 2017 Ram 1500 Engine Compartment 
 2017 Toyota Tundra 4.6L V8 Engine 

Powerful Performance Comes Standard

Choose the Ram 1500 and you'll enjoy the luxury of choice when it comes to what's under the hood. Standard with a 3.6-liter V6, this year's 1500 comes rated at 305-horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. For more power under the hood, choose the Ram 1500's available 5.7-liter V8. And for those in the market for a diesel powered pickup? Opt for a Ram 1500 equipped with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6.

Unfortunately for Toyota Tundra shoppers, this year's model offers only two V8 engines to choose from. With the base coming in at 310-horsepower, and the 5.7-liter V8 coming in at 381-horsepower, you'll enjoy slightly more horsepower, but not as impressive fuel economy ratings. If you've got your heart set on a powerful, and comfortable ride though, your best choice is the 2017 Ram 1500.

Interior: The 2017 RAM 1500 vs. the 2017 Toyota Tundra

 2017 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Interior 
 2017 Toyota Tundra Limited Interior 

A Versatile Interior and Bed

The interior of the 2017 Ram 1500 may very well be its best attribute. Meticulously crafted and boasting a remarkable attention to detail, the cabin space of this year's model ranges from nice to downright extravagant. From its supple leather upholstery with cross stitched seams to its European wood accents, this year's Ram 1500 is more aesthetically pleasing than ever before.

While Toyota has certainly worked hard to ensure that this year's Tundra can match up to the interiors of its competition, they've definitely missed the mark. Though it does come outfitted with comfortable seating, the materials used throughout its cabin aren't nearly as nice as what you'll find in the 2017 Ram 1500.

When it comes to bed options, the 2017 Ram 1500 continues to please. Available with the RamBox storage system, along with a spray-in bedliner and an integrated gooseneck hitch, the Ram 1500's bed is about as versatile as it gets. Unfortunately for Tundra buyers, not much more is available than a deck rail system with four tie-down cleats.

Features: The 2017 RAM 1500 vs. the 2017 Toyota Tundra

 2017 Ram 1500 Interior Features 
 2017 Toyota Tundra Interior Features 

Tech-Savvy Features Abound

Whether you're in search of a worksite companion, weekend off-roader or just a premium pickup featuring a wealth of luxury features, you can't go wrong when choosing the 2017 Ram 1500. Available with features such as a 7-inch configurable gauge cluster, an 8.4-inch touchscreen display featuring navigation, and a rear seat DVD entertainment system, this year's 1500 was made to satisfy your every tech-savvy craving.

While the Toyota Tundra certainly has plenty of interior features to offer, none of them add up to what the Ram 1500 is able to provide. Opt for the Tundra's available 7-inch touchscreen display and you'll enjoy the benefits of a turn-by-turn navigation system, along with the convenience of integrated mobile apps, but not much else beyond that.

Safety: The 2017 RAM 1500 vs. the 2017 Toyota Tundra

  • Both trucks receive four stars from the NHTSA, so you can drive with peace of mind.

Verdict: The Ram 1500 Takes 1st

2017 Ram 1500 Rebel for sale in Mt. Pleasant, IA

Visit Us At Shottenkirk Mount Pleasant Today - Just Minutes from Washington, Burlington, Fairfield & Keokuk!

Whether you're still in need of convincing or are ready to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Ram 1500 for a test drive, we invite you to visit our showroom to speak with a member of our sales team. Conveniently located in Mt. Pleasant, IA and just around the corner from Washington, Burlington, Fairfield and Keokuk, we look forward to welcoming you in to our showroom soon.


Shottenkirk Mount Pleasant

2301 East Washington
Directions Mt Pleasant, IA 52641

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