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2020 RAM 1500 Classic vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra Review

New 2020 RAM 1500 Classic

2020 RAM
1500 Classic

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New 2021 Toyota Tundra

2021 Toyota
Tundra

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MSRP*
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$28,200 to $42,395
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$33,675 to $53,050
Invoice* $27,024 to $39,875 $31,150 to $49,072
MPG - City 15 - 17 13
MPG - Hwy 21 - 25 N/A
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 5 - 6
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
The RAM 1500 Classic offers a bit more room for passengers in the extended cab than the Toyota Tundra. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the RAM 1500 Classic and the Toyota Tundra.

Convenience
The RAM 1500 Classic requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Tundra, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the RAM 1500 Classic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Tundra. The destination charge is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The RAM 1500 Classic will cost more in transportation costs than the Toyota Tundra.

Dimensions
The RAM 1500 Classic is about the same width as the Toyota Tundra. When looking at overall length, the RAM 1500 Classic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Tundra.

Drivetrain
The RAM 1500 Classic offers much less torque than the Toyota Tundra, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Tundra 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 Tundra.

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

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