2017 Ram 1500 Maroon

Ram 1500

2017 Toyota Tundra Red


Ram 1500


Toyota Tundra
17 mpg

City Fuel Economy

13 mpg
25 mpg Highway

Fuel Economy

18 mpg
8-Speed Automatic


6-Speed Automatic
10,640 lbs

Maximum Towing Capacity

10,500 lbs

Diesel Engine

Not Available

Ram 1500 vs. Toyota Tundra

In the market for a truck that’s right at home on the jobsite? You’ve likely got the 2017 Ram 1500 and the 2017 Toyota Tundra on your shopping list. Both of these rugged pickups are well-known to customers in the Chaska area, but only one offers more V8 performance, diesel capability, and overall value. Find out the winner today at Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

2017 Ram 1500 White

Which Pickup Will You Choose?

Most customers will be looking at a truck’s starting price before they sign on the dotted line. Both models offer powerful engines in the base trim, so there’s no need to overpay:

  • The 2017 Ram 1500 starts at $26,495 MSRP.

  • The 2017 Toyota Tundra starts at $30,120 MSRP.

As you can see, the Ram 1500 can save you over $3,000 when you purchase the base trim. The Ram also gives you plenty of areas to upgrade, including in the engine compartment. If you’d like a solid blend of performance and fuel economy, a diesel engine might be for you. The Ram 1500’s available 3.0L V6 diesel engine delivers a massive 240 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, enough for reviewer Edmunds to write that “…the engine’s ample torque makes a diesel-powered Ram 1500 feel pretty swift around town.” Unfortunately, the Tundra doesn’t give you the option to switch to a diesel engine. If you’d prefer the exciting horsepower of a gas engine, both models offer an upgraded V8, but one is more powerful than the other:

  • The RAM 1500 can be equipped with a 5.7L V8 engine that puts out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque.

  • The Toyota Tundra if offered with a 5.7L V8 that reaches 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque.

The Tundra gets close to the Ram 1500’s performance, but no cigar.

2017 Ram 1500 Blue

Discover the Ram 1500 Today

At Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we’ve just scratched the surface of what the Ram 1500 can accomplish. Throughout six different trim levels, this truck can be customized to meet your individual needs. Of course, to really experience the Ram, you’ll want to take it for a test drive. Give us a call at 952-260-1581 to learn more!

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