Investing in a new pickup truck is a big decision, so it's important to choose the right one. The RAM brand is known for its powerful pickups and quality design. The 2016 RAM 1500 is a great addition to the RAM lineup and offers incredible capability at an affordable price, making it one of the top competitors in its class. Today we are comparing the 2016 RAM 1500 and 2016 Toyota Tacoma to help you see the differences between these two trucks and choose the one that best fits your daily driving needs. If you are interested in taking a closer look at the 2016 RAM 1500, give us a call here at Palmen Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Racine, or schedule your test drive online. Our friendly and experienced sales team are happy to answer any questions you have regarding our large inventory or the simple and easy financing options that we have available for our customers. We look forward to helping you drive home in the perfect new or used car for your budget and lifestyle.
The RAM 1500 is much larger than the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. As a full-size pickup, the RAM also offers a more powerful engine and more capability for towing. The smaller Toyota Tacoma doesn't offer better fuel economy, despite its smaller engine and lowered towing capacity, making it's main benefit the lower MSRP. The 2016 RAM 1500 has a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts down 305 horsepower and achieves up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway and can tow up to 5,160 lbs. The Tacoma's 2.7-liter I-4 engine only achieves up to 23 miles per gallon on the highway and can only tow 3,500lbs. For tougher bigger jobs, the 2016 RAM 1500 is definitely the more capable choice. Looking to the interior, the 2016 RAM is also more spacious and comfortable than the Toyota Tacoma. The compact interior of the Tacoma comes with standard Bluetooth compatibility and a first-row LCD screen, things that are only options on the base trim of the larger RAM 1500. Standard seating for up to three passengers comes inside both the RAM and the Toyota, but a crew-cab extension adds a rear seat and space for 3 more passengers. Tough vinyl seating inside the RAM 1500 provides easy-to-maintain, comfortable seating that is easy to clean. Choosing the Tacoma may save you money in the short-term, but the undeniable value of the more efficient and more powerful 2016 RAM 1500 makes it the better choice for drivers looking to take advantage of the full versatility of a pickup truck.