2016 Toyota Tundra vs 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 towing engine options domestic content Tuscaloosa AL
2016 Toyota Tundra 2016 Dodge Ram 1500
381 / 401 Max. HP / Torque (lb.-ft.) 395 / 401
10,500 Max. Towing Capacity (lbs.) 10,840
5.7L V8, 4.6L V8 Engine Options 5.7L V8, 3.6L VVT, 3.0L V6
75 Percent U.S./Canada Content 61

2016 Toyota Tundra vs. 2016 Dodge Ram 1500

2016 Toyota Tundra vs 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 towing engine options domestic content Tuscaloosa AL

If your job or your hobbies require you to be able to tow large loads, or if you live in a hilly area with treacherous terrain, you've probably considered buying a truck. There's a lot of benefits they bring to drivers - if you like to take your boat out for the weekend or you need to drive off-road in certain situations, a truck will handle it. And we have two popular models to take a look at in the large truck category, the 2016 Toyota Tundra and the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500.

At first glance, you'll see the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 gets you somewhat better fuel economy, with a baseline of 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, compared to the 2016 Toyota Tundra's 15 mpg city and 19 mpg highway. But the Tundra comes packed with a punch, and a counter-punch, as its base 4x2 Regular Cab SR models come equipped with a potent 5.7-liter V8 engine and the ability to tow up to 10,500 pounds (over five tons), all at an affordable price of less than $30,000. Plus, the Tundra has a wealth of model options that come with this 5.7L engine with 381 horsepower and 401 torque, making it easier for you to climb rugged terrain, drag heavy loads, or even merge into traffic. On the other hand, the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 has a 5.7L engine in some model options, but many models come with a 3.6L engine that only has 305 horses and 269 torque. That a huge drop-off in power.

Test Drive a Toyota Tundra at Tuscaloosa Toyota Today

When you drive a 2016 Toyota Tundra, you know you have one of the most American vehicles on the road, with about 75 percent of its materials made of domestic or North American content. While the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 has materials made in America as well, buying a Tundra is showing more support for U.S. products.

You'll also have a lot of options to choose from with the Tundra, including fold-up rear seats to make space for gear or your pet, and Entune Premium Audio with navigation when you're connected to a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. The 2016 Tundra also comes loaded with the Toyota Star Safety System - six features that include Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, and Brake Assist - all important features if you need to stop and start with heavy loads in inclement weather. And if you're not convinced, check out the TV show "Highway Thru Hell," which features the handiwork of the Toyota Tundra, as it pulls vehicles from perilous spots off the highway and performs other dangerous maneuvers with ease.

Now that you've seen the benefits the Toyota Tundra can bring you, it's time to take one for a test drive. Please be sure to visit us at Tuscaloosa Toyota, 3325 Skyland Blvd. East in Tuscaloosa, AL or give us a call at (205) 553-3325. Also, every Toyota vehicle you purchase comes with our no-cost non-factory Lifetime Warranty, which extends the standard Powertrain Warranty for any new Toyota model. So buckle up and enjoy the powerful 2016 Toyota Tundra!

2016 Toyota Tundra vs 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 towing engine options domestic content Tuscaloosa AL