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2022 RAM 1500 Classic vs. 2022 Toyota Tacoma Review

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2022 RAM
1500 Classic

MSRP*: $29,650 to $47,540
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2022 Toyota
Tacoma

MSRP*: $27,150 to $43,480
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MPG - City 15 - 17 MPG 17 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 25 MPG 20 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 6 seats 2 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.3 - 74.7 ft3 Info not available
Engine
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-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 305 - 395 hp 159 - 278 hp
Towing Capacity 4,350 - 8,240 lbs 3,500 - 6,800 lbs
Exterior Length 209.0 - 237.9 in 212.3 - 225.5 in
Exterior Width 79.4 in 74.4 - 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 34.7 - 40.3 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 24.6 - 32.6 in
Head Room Front 39.9 - 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 - 39.9 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

Comfort
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.

Convenience
The RAM 1500 Classic requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Tacoma, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Classic is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Tacoma.

Dimensions
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.

Handling
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.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Tacoma is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 Classic for pulling heavy loads. The RAM 1500 Classic has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Tacoma.

Powertrain
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.

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