2018 Toyota Tundra vs 2018 RAM 1500

Silver 2018 Toyota Tundra positioned next to blue 2018 RAM 1500 in comparison image

California’s Monterey Bay is home to some of the hardest-working people that we’re routinely privileged to meet and know. Whether you live the blue-collar life or are just looking for some added punch for those weekend journeys, you need a truck that’s willing to get down to business just like you do. For this kind of commitment, you need to look no further than the 2018 Toyota Tundra and 2018 RAM 1500. Both have grown to become long-standing models of consistency and durability throughout the automotive industry, and we want to help you figure out which one is right for your needs.

The team here at Salinas Toyota will stop at nothing to make sure that you’re well-versed and informed about the vehicles that you’re looking to invest time and money into. We’ve compiled some research on the Tundra and RAM 1500, and if you’re looking to enter the pickup market, come check it out and see which one best suits you!

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2018 Tundra vs 2018 RAM 1500
$31,120 Starting MSRP $27,095
5.7-liter I-FORCE V8 / 381 horsepower Largest Available Engine / Horsepower Output 5.7-liter HEMI V8 / 395 horsepower
Up to 10,200 pounds Towing Capacity Up to 10,140 pounds
Up to 1,730 pounds Payload Capacity Up to 1,923 pounds

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We won’t beat around the bush and say that there aren’t areas in which the 2018 RAM 1500 can’t hold its own, as it’s certainly proven its ability to do so. Class-Exclusive Cargo Management Systems, four-corner air suspension and eight-speed automatic transmission technologies are all yours on board the RAM, though there are definite factors that warrant the Tundra a second look as well. It offers Active Traction Control, Tow/Haul Mode and an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential; all of these components are able to help you increase your grip on the road whatever you’re hauling. In addition, there aren’t many pickups on the market that can touch the Tundra’s ability to keep your safety and security as a top priority. Plenty of high-tech, advanced driver assistance features are all available, each of which works in tandem to help you focus on the road. Some of these include:

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Many more!

Want to know more about what the 2018 Toyota Tundra brings into the fold? Come and see our Salinas Toyota sales team today to get behind the wheel!


Profile view of 2018 Toyota Tundra parked on track
2018 Toyota Tundra steering wheel and touchscreen interface
Center console and cupholder of 2018 Toyota Tundra
Front row of seating in 2018 Toyota Tundra with driver door open