Dodge Ram Michigan vs. Toyota Tundra Michigan Comparison by MIAutoTimes.com Round 2
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MI Auto Times Fuels Competition with "May the Best Truck Win" One winner
will be selected as the "MI Auto Times Best Truck." To ensure a fair
comparison, Readers who disagree with the MI Auto Times decision are
welcome to comment and voice their opinions.
The second round of the MI Auto Times Competition May the Best Truck Win
features the Dodge Ram 1500 SLT takes on the Toyota Tundra Regular Cab.
DETROIT, M.I. -- MI Auto Times selected two more popular trucks for the
second round of the "May the Best Truck Win" competition, this time the
Dodge Ram 1500 SLT and the Toyota Tundra Regular Cab.
The first round of competition featured the GMC Sierra SLE overtaking the
Ford F150. The editors at MI Auto Times worked many tireless nights to see
that an objective winner between the two trucks was selected in the first
round, and the second round of competition was no cakewalk.
The MI Auto Times May the Best Truck Win Competition rates trucks based on
a set of categories, and awards stars based on each truck's specifications
provided by each truck's automaker. The categories are value, power,
comfort, and factory warranty. The highest possible rating in each category
is four stars.
The value category assigns a star rating based on the national promotions
offered and estimated cost of ownership. The power category awards stars
based on payload, towing, horsepower, engine size, and
torque. The comfort category judges by looking at the truck's interior,
safety equipment and integrated, user-friendly technology and entertainment
features. The final category, factory warranty, assesses how automakers
back their trucks.
In the power category both the Dodge Ram Mi and the Toyota Tundra Detroit
earned 3 ½ stars, making it a tie. With its 4.7-liter V8 engine, the Dodge
Ram Michigan has more displacement capacity and therefore more power to its
engine than the 4.6-liter V8 of the Toyota Tundra. Both vehicles kick out
the same amount of horsepower at 310, but the
Dodge Ram MI has more torque than the Toyota Tundra Michigan At these model
levels, the Toyota Tundra was the champion tower with a towing capacity of
7,500 and also had a larger payload capacity of 1,795. The Dodge Ram MI had
a 6,650 towing capacity and 1,340 payload capacity, which comes out to 850
pounds less towing ability and 455 pounds shy of beating the Toyota Tundra
In the value category the Toyota Tundra's earned 3 ½ stars against the
Dodge Ram's 3 stars. Though there are no national offers currently listed
for the Toyota Tundra, even with the Dodge Ram's GMAC bonus cash of $1,000
on all Ram 1500 models still puts it at $100 higher than the Toyota Tundra
Detroit. Also, the Toyota Tundra lists a better miles-per-gallon rating of
15 city/20 highway against the Dodge Ram's 14 city/19 highway. That equates
to 17 combined mpg for the Toyota Tundra versus 15 combined mpg for the
Dodge Ram MI. Furthermore, estimated annual fuel cost of the Toyota Tundra
Michigan is $323 less than the Dodge Ram.
In the comfort category the Dodge Ram earned 4 stars against the Toyota
Tundra's 3 stars. The Dodge Ram has more standard comfort features than the
Toyota Tundra Detroit and they include: power door looks, power mirrors,
power windows, power sliding rear window, cruise control and heated
mirrors. Both have standard MP3 capability but only the Dodge Ram offers
one year of SIRIUS satellite radio service for free; the Toyota Tundra
requires a monthly fee for satellite radio and $449 cost3.
In the warranty category the Dodge Ram earned 3 ½ stars against the Toyota
Tundra's 3 stars. The Dodge Ram is now backing its trucks with a new
5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, plus a 3-year/36,000-mile
basic limited warranty which provides bumper-to-bumper coverage from the
body to the electric system. The Toyota Tundra MI also shares a
3-year/36,000-mile basic limited warranty but only has a 60-month/60,000
mile Powertrain warranty. Corrosion coverage on the Toyota Tundra is for
unlimited miles but ends after 60 months compared to the Dodge Ram
Michigan, which has corrosion coverage for 5 years/100,000 miles.
The second round winner is: Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, The most awarded Ram truck
**Details compiled by visiting automotive manufacturer websites and viewing
specifications for each model. Any error made was unintentional and through
no fault of MI Auto Times, as information listed on vehicle specification
web pages of auto man14 hourufacturers was taken at face value by MI Auto
1Information from www.fueleconomy.gov
2Dodge Ram 330 pound-feet torque at 4,000 RPM. Toyota Tundra 327 pound-feet
torque at 3,400 RPM.
TRUCK TUG-O-WAR: Dodge Ram 1500 VS Toyota Tundra
TRUCK TUG-O-WAR: Both trucks brand new -- Dodge is 2 weeks off the lot, and
the Tundra was less than 24hrs off the lot.
2014 Dodge Ram 1500 VS 2014 Toyota Tundra:
DODGE // 390HP, 407ft.lb tq @4000RPM
TOYOTA // 380HP, 401 ft.lb tq @3600RPM
5.7L Dodge Ram vs 5.7L Toyota Tundra
06 RAM - K&N Cold Air Intake, Diablosport Predator 91 Octane Tune 07 Tundra
The Tundra owner debadged his truck. That's why you don't see the iForce
5.7 badge in the video.