2019 Ram 1500 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra
Posted on August 11, 2020
When you invest in a pickup truck, getting the most for your dollar is critical. While many people rely on brand loyalty, the team at North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Thornhill, ON believe making this choice should always come down to getting the best truck. With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at our 2019 RAM 1500 and put it up against the popular 2019 Toyota Tundra.
2019 RAM 1500
The 2019 RAM 1500 has been re-engineered, and the changes are quite impressive. This pickup truck, which is available in six trim levels, is 102 kilograms lighter than previous models but even stronger thanks to an advanced frame with an exclusive front splayed rail design that features 98% high-strength steel. The maximum payload is a higher 1,043 kilograms, while the maximum trailer tow jumps to 5,761 kilograms. Powering this pickup with a number of dynamic engines including the 5.7-litre HEMI V-8 that kicks out 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. As far as the ride, the 2019 RAM 1500 offers drivers a great ride thanks to all-new Frequency Response Damping shocks, next-gen, class-exclusive air suspension system, and a new 4x4 Off-road Package with electronic locking rear axle, tuned shocks, and Hill Descent Control. Other performance benefits include an 850-watt electric cooling fan using Pulse Width Modulation that eliminates the traditional fan blade, TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmissions, and 153.5-inch wheelbase on Crew Cab long beds.
While the 2019 RAM 1500 pickup truck is RAM tough, it is also ahead of the curve when it comes to hi-tech connectivity, entertainment, and safety features. To stay connected, there is the award-winning fourth-generation Uconnect system with an easy-to-use largest-in-class 12-inch fully configurable touchscreen display and SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services with 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. On some trims you can add the Harman Kardon audio system with 19 premium speakers, 900-watt surround sound amplifier, which is the most powerful audio system ever offered in a pickup. To keep you protected, the 2019 RAM 1500 offers more than 100 safety and security features including:
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go, and Hold
- Forward Collision Warning-Plus
- Ready Alert Braking and Trailer-sway Damping control
- LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus
- ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park
2019 Toyota Tundra
The 2019 Toyota Tundra, which also comes in six trim levels, is perfectly a serviceable pickup truck. It comes standard with a 4.6-liter i-FORCE V8 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 327 lb.-ft. of torque. On the top end you can also add a 5.7-liter V8 engine that puts out 381 horsepower and 401lb.-ft. There are also some off-road capabilities thanks to the available 4WDemand part-time 4WD with A-TRAC and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential. To keep you safe you get Toyota Safety Sense P which can include Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, and driver and front outboard passenger Advanced Airbag System. The 2019 Toyota Tundra offers up to 4762 kg in towing as well as a seven-inch high-resolution touch-screen, hands-free phone capabilities, and Entune Premium Audio system.
Which Is Best For You
Right away, it should be clear that the 2019 RAM 1500 from North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge beats the 2019 Toyota Tundra in some critical categories including towing, engine power, connectivity features, and audio power. The only way to make an informed decision is by getting behind the wheel of both of these pickup trucks. To test-drive the 2019 RAM 1500 or any of our other RAM trucks, please contact the friendly and knowledgeable sales team at North York Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram today. We're centrally located in Thornhill, ON, so visit today!