V8 Battle: 2021 Ram 1500 Classic vs 2021 Toyota Tundra in BC

May 24,2022

When it comes to V8 performance, no one does it better than Ram. Known for high output and exceptional capabilities, the new 2021 1500 Classic outshines its competitors (including the 2021 Toyota Tundra).   First of all, the Ram 1500 Classic is available with two different motors, while the Toyota Tundra is only offered with one. This difference will be keenly felt at the work-site.   With the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 rumbling underneath the hood of the Ram, it generates 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, it can manage a payload weighing up to 874 kg (1,927 lbs) without breaking a sweat. With the 4x2 drivetrain, it gets 16.3 L/100 km (17 mpg) combined. Meanwhile, the 4x4 version get 14 L/100 km (20 mpg) combined.   The new Tundra uses a 5.7-litre V8 engine as well. However, it only makes 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the bed can hold a maximum of 784 kg (1,730 lbs). That's significantly less than the Ram. It also get 15.6 L/100 km (15 mpg) combined, which is much lower as well - forcing drivers to compromise on performance.   Contact our experts right now to experience the Ram lineup in person or schedule an appointment!