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2020 RAM 1500 vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma Review

New 2020 RAM 1500

2020 RAM
1500

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New 2020 Toyota Tacoma

2020 Toyota
Tacoma

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MSRP*
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$32,145 to $57,515
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$26,050 to $46,665
Invoice* $30,798 to $52,624 $24,422 to $43,230
MPG - City 19 - 20 17 - 20
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 20 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 - 6 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** - ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the RAM 1500 than the Toyota Tacoma. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the RAM 1500 and the Toyota Tacoma.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Tacoma, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The RAM 1500 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota Tacoma, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the RAM 1500 is much higher than that of the Toyota Tacoma.

Dimensions
Since the RAM 1500 is much wider than the Toyota Tacoma, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the RAM 1500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota Tacoma.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the engines of the RAM 1500 and the Toyota Tacoma are able to equally transmit their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The RAM 1500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Tacoma, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the RAM 1500 is clearly the choice over the Toyota Tacoma for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the RAM 1500 greatly outmuscles the Toyota Tacoma.

Utility
The RAM 1500 offers a little more seating capacity than the Toyota Tacoma, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them.

Warranty
The RAM 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Tacoma.