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2018 Toyota Tundra vs 2018 RAM 1500

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Tundra and the 2018 RAM 1500

When it comes time to decide on a new full-size light-duty pickup truck, shoppers will have a varied selection of models available to them to choose from including the popular 2018 Toyota Tundra and the 2018 RAM 1500. In this comparison, we will be putting these two models head-to-head to see which offers more capability and versatility for modern drivers.  

For starters, the 2018 Toyota Tundra's base powertrain offers a little more oomph than what is offered on the base powertrain of the 2018 RAM 1500. The 2018 Tundra also comes with standard active safety and an interior space that is a little more passenger-friendly than the 2018 RAM 1500 base interior that can feel a little cramped for passengers in the back. Drivers looking for a capable and budget-friendly option may want to opt for the base trim on the 2018 Tundra.  

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2018 Toyota Tundra vs 2018 RAM 1500
$31,120 Starting MSRP $27,095
4.6-Liter V8 Base Engine 3.6-Liter V6
310 Base Horsepower 305
SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition Trim Levels Tradesman, Ram 1500 Express, Big Horn, Rebel, Sport, Night, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn, Limited

Safety Comes Standard on the 2018 Toyota Tundra  

Both of the pickup truck models in this comparison will provide the power you need to get the job done. So, when it comes to choosing the right model, we think it's also important to compare the other offerings these models bring to the table. If you plan to do any family hauling with your pickup truck, safety is likely a high priority. Only the 2018 Toyota Tundra has a suite of active safety that comes standard on every single trim level. The Toyota Safety Sense system includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with sway warning system, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control. Toyota Safety Sense is found even on the base SR 2018 Tundra trim. The 2018 RAM 1500 doesn't offer most of the same active safety features, even on higher trim levels.  

While the base trim on the 2018 Toyota Tundra may cost a little more up front than the base trim on the 2018 RAAM 1500, it also offers a lot more bang for the buck thanks to standard active safety, a passenger-friendly interior, a more powerful base engine, and a long list of amenities.  

Truck shoppers looking for more information on the 2018 Toyota Tundra can find it at the Serra Toyota dealership in Birmingham, Alabama. We think the best way to experience what this Toyota pickup has to offer is from behind the wheel, so be sure to call ahead or schedule a test drive online and we can have the 2018 Toyota Tundra ready and waiting for your arrival. 


2018 Toyota Tundra parked in front of a warehouse filled with tires
2018 Toyota Tundra left front headlight
2018 Toyota Tundra steering wheel and driver gauges
2018 Toyota Tundra side profile front


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