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2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

White 2018 RAM 1500 positioned next to gray 2018 Toyota Tacoma in comparison image

The Toyota Tacoma and Ram 1500 are both popular trucks in the modern market, and many of our customers have been asking how they stack up against one another. Therefore, we are happy to share with you our 2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma comparison, which is sure to answer many of your questions.

The main advantage that the Tacoma can offer over the Ram 1500 is its slightly less expensive base MSRP. That said, the only reason why the Ram 1500 costs more than the Tacoma is because it is worth more; and for several reasons, too. Check out the chart below for a better idea of what we're talking about.

2018 Ram 1500 


2018 Toyota Tacoma 

$27,095  Base MSRP  $25,200 
305 hp, 269 lb-ft  Engine Specs  159 hp, 180 lb-ft 
544/800 miles  Driving Range (city/hwy)  422/485 miles 
66.0 in.  Front Shoulder Room  58.3 in. 

Why the Ram 1500 beats the Tacoma

As you can see, the engines specs of these two trucks are practically worlds apart. With nearly twice the horsepower as well as much more torque, the power ratings of the 2018 Ram 1500 are levels above those of the 2018 Toyota. Likewise, the driving range of the Ram 1500 is drastically larger than that of the Tacoma. With more than 100 additional miles in the city and nearly double—that's right, double—the miles on the highway, the Tacoma is forever left behind, eating the dust of the Ram 1500.

Lastly, the Ram 1500 also provides its front passengers with much more comfortable seating than the Tacoma. With nearly eight additional inches of front shoulder room, there are even more reasons to call "shotgun" as soon as you see this truck.

Suffice it to say, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma may be slightly more affordable, but its advantages end there. With a much stronger engine, an impressively longer driving range, and unparalleled comfort in the front cabin, many truck drivers agree that the 2018 Ram 1500 vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma comparison ends in a huge win for Ram.