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2022 RAM 3500 vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma Review

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2022 RAM
3500

MSRP*: $37,140 to $69,370
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2021 Toyota
Tacoma

MSRP*: $26,400 to $47,030
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Invoice* $35,086 to $64,715 $24,750 to $43,569
MPG - City Info not available 17 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 20 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 57.5 - 74.9 ft3 Info not available
Engine V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic, Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 410 hp 159 - 278 hp
Towing Capacity 19,410 - 20,940 lbs 3,500 - 6,800 lbs
Exterior Length 232.0 - 260.8 in 212.3 - 225.5 in
Exterior Width 79.4 in 74.4 - 75.2 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 24.6 - 32.6 in
Head Room Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 39.8 - 40.3 in
Front 39.7 in
Rear 34.9 - 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 3500 than the Toyota Tacoma. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the RAM 3500 and the Toyota Tacoma.

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 3500 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 3500 is much higher than that of the Toyota Tacoma.

Dimensions
Since the RAM 3500 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 3500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota Tacoma.

Handling
The RAM 3500 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 3500 is clearly the choice over the Toyota Tacoma for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the RAM 3500 greatly outmuscles the Toyota Tacoma.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the RAM 3500 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the Toyota Tacoma.

Utility
The RAM 3500 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 3500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Tacoma.