Does your daily life in Watkins Glen, Elmira, and Corning, NY, demand a full-size pickup truck capable of getting the tough jobs done on time? If so, it's time to compare two of the top options in the full-size category.

Comparing the 2021 Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra, we find that these two pickups have a lot to offer drivers in the area. However, which one is right for you? The Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Watkins Glen sales professionals will help provide an answer.

Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Performance & Efficiency

Both the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra have a powerful V8 engine option. In fact, the Ram 1500, offers five different engine options, including three V8 motors. The most powerful is the roaring 6.2L Supercharged HEMI® V8 engine that delivers an incredible 702 horsepower.

In comparison, the Toyota Tundra offers one engine option with a maximum of 381 horsepower.

Even though the Ram 1500 offers much more power, it also offers better efficiency. The optional 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine can achieve an EPA-estimated 20 city/25 highway MPG. Ready for more? With the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine under the hood paired with two-wheel drive, you can expect to enjoy plenty of stop-free trips thanks to its EPA-estimated 33 highway MPG.

In comparison, the Toyota Tundra offers a more limited EPA-estimated 13 city/18 highway MPG with the proper configuration.

2021 Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Towing & Payload

When picking out your next pickup truck, towing capacity and payload also likely sits high on your list of priorities. Both trucks carry Trailer Sway Control technology, which can recognize when a trailer is beginning to sway. Individual brakes will be automatically applied, and engine power can be reduced, to avoid or eliminate any sway.

Though they each offer impressive towing and payload ratings, one of them clearly offers more on both fronts:

Ram 1500

Toyota Tundra

Maximum Towing Capacity (when properly equipped)

12,750 pounds

10,200 pounds

Maximum Available Payload

2,300 pounds

1,730 pounds

If you want the flexibility of being able to tow over 2,000 extra pounds of weight, the Ram 1500 can handle the heavier loads better than the 2021 Toyota Tundra.

Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Technology & Infotainment

Both the Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra offer a variety of technology features that make for a connected daily drive. A few of these include convenient Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility that enable you to access certain apps, change the song, respond to messages, and more through the integrated touchscreen display.

In the Ram 1500, you can enjoy the benefits of an intuitive interface with easy-to-read icons through the available Uconnect® 12.0 with Navigation system. It offers an expansive 12-inch touchscreen with split-screen capability and pinch-and-zoom technology.

Though the Toyota Tundra offers some similar features to these. Unfortunately, it's largest available touchscreen display falls short, maxing out at just 8 inches.

Ram 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: The Last Word

Through this truck comparison from the team at Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Watkins Glen, you've had the opportunity to see what makes both these trucks unique in their own way. In the end however, the choice is clear.

The Ram 1500 tows more than the Toyota Tundra, it offers more powerful engine options, and it has a larger available touchscreen display. So, when you're looking for your next truck in Watkins Glen, Elmira, and Corning, NY, turn your attention to the 2021 Ram 1500.

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Maguire Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Watkins Glen

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