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2021 RAM 1500 Classic vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma Review

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2021 RAM
1500 Classic

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2021 Toyota

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$28,855 to $43,445
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$26,400 to $47,030
Invoice* $27,663 to $40,829 $24,750 to $43,569
MPG - City 15 - 17 17 - 20
MPG - Hwy 21 - 25 20 - 24
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 3 - 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

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

With the RAM 1500 Classic 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 Classic is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Tacoma. 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 Classic is much higher than that of the Toyota Tacoma.

Since the RAM 1500 Classic 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 Classic, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota Tacoma.

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

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

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

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

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