With so many full-size pickup trucks with unique features, we understand if you’re having a bit of trouble finding one with the capabilities you’re looking for. To make your life a bit easier, we at Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram would like to direct your attention to the 2020 Ram 1500. We know you’ll fall head over heels for this set of wheels at first sight, but to truly prove its worth, we’re going to see whether this truck from Ram or the 2020 Toyota Tundra brings more to the table.
How Much Weight Can the 2020 Ram 1500 Tow?
If your number one priority is hauling potential, then the clear choice for you is the Ram 1500. That’s because it provides access to four potential powertrain options—each more ferocious than the next. To maximize the amount of weight you can haul down Interstate 65, spring for the available 5.7L HEMI® V8 system with eTorque. When pushed to the test, it can pump out a jaw-dropping 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque for a 12,750-lb. towing capacity1. Unfortunately for folks backing the Toyota, it only comes with a standard 5.7L V8 powertrain that generates 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque for a 10,200-lb. towing capacity2. And, if you focus on efficiency, the Ram wins again, as its standard 3.6L V6 engine gets an unbelievable 20/25 MPG city/hwy3 fuel economy rating to the Toyota’s 13/18 MPG city/hwy4.
While exteriors might at first seem subjective, we believe that the 2020 Ram 1500 makes a strong case for itself with some extra utility you just won’t get on the Toyota. Right off the bat, the available class-exclusive5 Rambox® Cargo Management System provides additional storage space above the rear wheel wells. And, since this feature is weatherproof, lockable, and drainable, you’ll have a lot of ways to utilize this area. From there, let’s take things back to the available Multifunction Tailgate, which can open up, down, or side to side since it has 60/40 split swing-away doors. This makes it possible to open the gate and load items up even when you’ve got a boat or camper hitched up!
If you were to place yourself in the driver’s seat of the Ram 1500 and then quickly hop into the cabin of the Tundra, you would notice a stark difference in the amount of technologies inside. While the former gives you a seemingly endless list of features to pick and choose from, the latter fails to do so. In fact, all you have to do is look at the various touchscreens in the Ram to understand what we mean. To start, you’ll get a standard 5-inch iteration, but you have the opportunity to select an 8.4-inch and can even go up to a 12.0-inch version if you’d prefer. On the other side of things, the Toyota offers only two options, a standard 7.0-inch and an available 8.0-inch model. Last but not least, the Tundra falls behind once again since its available JBL®6 stereo only provides 12 speakers, while the Ram’s available Harman Kardon® Premium Audio system comes with 19 speakers.
The pickup truck from Ram proves itself to be the better option in this matchup between the 2020 Ram 1500 vs 2020 Toyota Tundra in Indianapolis, IN. To see if you qualify for a loan, use the corresponding tool under the Finance tab of Eastgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram’s website.
1. When properly equipped.
2. Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner's Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo. Calculated with the new SAE J2807 method. Installation of a tow hitch receiver will disable the touchless sensor in your vehicle’s power rear-door liftgate and sensor operation setting should be turned off. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations.
3. EPA estimated. Actual results will vary.
4. 2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
5. Class based on light-duty pickup truck segment.
6. JBL® is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.