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2022 RAM 1500 vs. 2022 Toyota Tacoma Review

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2022 RAM

MSRP*: $36,500 to $78,790
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2022 Toyota

MSRP*: $27,150 to $43,480
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MPG - City 10 - 23 MPG 17 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 14 - 33 MPG 20 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 6 seats 2 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 53.9 - 61.5 ft3 Info not available
  • 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 702-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 159-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 278-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 260 - 702 hp 159 - 278 hp
Towing Capacity 6,120 - 8,280 lbs 3,500 - 6,800 lbs
Exterior Length 228.9 - 241.8 in 212.3 - 225.5 in
Exterior Width 82.1 - 88.0 in 74.4 - 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.6 - 45.2 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 24.6 - 32.6 in
Head Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.8 in
Front 39.7 in
Rear 34.9 - 38.3 in

*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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

With the RAM 1500, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Toyota Tacoma, due to its slightly better towing capacity. The RAM 1500 has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Tacoma.

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

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the RAM 1500 as you will the Toyota Tacoma.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the RAM 1500 over that of the Toyota Tacoma.