2023 RAM 1500 vs 2023 Toyota Tundra
Drivers looking to buy a truck are spoiled for choice at this time. There’s a wide range of options, gas or diesel, hybrid or ICE, single, double, or crew cab, not to mention large, small, or in-between.
Competition is fierce, and features are arriving quickly. We look at two of the best-known and most reliable trucks in the market today: the RAM 1500 and the Toyota Tundra.
What’s New for 2023
In 2023 the RAM 1500 Limited Elite Edition will be released. This model features a locking and multifunction tailgate, a deployable bed step, and adjustable cargo tie-down hooks. Inside will be ventilated and heated 12-way leather seats, a heated steering wheel, and a new instrument cluster.
The RAM (RED) edition has cosmetic upgrades and a bacteria-killing light within the centre console. There are technology upgrades also available across all the trims.
The Toyota Tundra underwent a significant upgrade in 2022, so the changes for 2023 are light. There are some minor cosmetic changes and a new turbo V6 motor.
Trims and Pricing
The 2023 RAM 1500 is available in eight trims. The Tradesman starts at $51,640, Big Horn at $55,140, Sport at $68,990, Rebel at $71,040, Laramie at $75,970, Limited Longhorn at 80,940, Limited at $85,240, and the TRX at $108,790.
The 2023 Tundra is available in five models. The SR starts at $47,050, SR5 at $54,550, Limited at $62,550, Platinum at $75,050, and Capstone at $86,190.
Interior and Comfort
The RAM 1500’s cabin is spacious, with plenty of room, both front and back. There’s minimal road and wind noise, and even the growl of the V8 is muted unless you step on the accelerator. The suspension is magnificent, soaking up all the bumps in the road and giving a smooth ride that won’t leave you exhausted at the end of the day.
The Toyota Tundra has a comfortable cabin, and travelling long distances won’t tire the passengers. The new V6 doesn’t have the deep growl of the V8, but it has a deep enough growl to suit the vehicle.
Technology and Safety
The RAM has a 21.33cm touchscreen, which is standard, including navigation and smartphone connectivity. Multiple USB ports are available. Upgrading to the 30.48cm touchscreen will enhance the interior. The driver assistance features are available as standard from the Laramie trim.
The technology in the Tundra is excellent, with the 20.32cm touchscreen working well through the menus. The touchscreen can be upgraded to 35.56cm. There’s navigation and connectivity for smartphones, with many more features.
The Toyota Tundra is a good vehicle, but the 2023 RAM 1500 is better in many aspects.
If you want to buy a truck, then consider the 2023 RAM 1500 Kawartha Lakes, Ontario. The friendly staff at Lethbridge Dodge invite you to call on +1 877-294-2893 or come in and look at the 2023 RAM 1500 today. We can discuss the best options for your requirements and take a test drive.