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2015 Toyota Tundra vs 2015 Dodge Ram Pickup

By David Undercoffler | August 7, 2018

2015 Toyota Tundra

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

Our User's Take

What owners think


100%

Would Buy Again

17 Ratings

89%

Would Buy Again

9 Ratings

Toyota Tundra

Pros

  • Handles well on-road and around town.
  • Great off-road capabilities built into the TRD Pro version, which debuted in 2015.
  • Strong and smooth V8 engine.
  • Spacious interior.

Cons

  • Poor fuel economy.
  • Available with only a V8 (no V6 or diesel option).
  • Ride quality – especially with an empty bed – isn’t great.
  • Interior feels cheap relative to competitors.

Ram 1500

Pros

  • Optional air suspension is comfortable and offers multiple ride heights.
  • Refined and comfortable interior.
  • Fuel-sipping diesel engine is unique in its class for this model year.
  • Plenty of storage options inside and outside the truck.

Cons

  • Gets expensive when loaded with options, including the diesel engine.
  • The gas V8 has sub-par fuel economy.
  • The rotary knob to shift the transmission is awkward and hard to use.

Autolist's Take

Toyota is known for bulletproof reliability – particularly with their trucks. But the automaker doesn’t update its trucks as often as other brands, so it lags behind many of its competitors in a variety of areas. Ram trucks can be less reliable than Toyotas over the years but Rams offer a wide range of advantages including interior comfort and refinement, fuel economy, practicality and ride quality. We say ‘Buy the Ram.’

Cost of Ownership

2015 Toyota Tundra

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

Annual Fuel Costs

$2,552
15k miles at $2.552/gal
$2,552
15k miles at $2.552/gal
Fuel Economy

13 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
13 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
17 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway
19 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway

Safety

2015 Toyota Tundra

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

NHTSA Crash Test Results

4 stars
Overall
4 stars
Overall
Safety Features

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Autonomous Braking
-
Autonomous Braking
Available
Blind-Spot Warnings
-
Blind-Spot Warnings
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
-
Lane-Keep Assist
-
Lane-Keep Assist
Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
-
Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior

2015 Toyota Tundra

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

Interior Features

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Leather
Available
Leather
Available
Moonroof
Available
Moonroof
Available
Heated Seats
Available
Heated Seats
Standard
Keyless Entry
Available
Keyless Entry
Available
Climate Control
Available
Climate Control
Technology

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Apple Carplay
-
Apple Carplay
-
Android Auto
-
Android Auto
Available
Satellite Radio
Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Bluetooth
Available
Bluetooth
Available
Navigation System
Available
Navigation System

Under the Hood

2015 Toyota Tundra

2015 Ram Ram Pickup 1500

Powertrain

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Transmission
4X2
Drivetrain
4X2
Drivetrain
Drivetrain

310+ HP @ 5600 RPM
Horsepower
240+ HP @ 3600 RPM
Horsepower
327+ lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
Torque
420+ lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
Torque
V8
Cylinders
V6
Cylinders