Before comparing any vehicle head-on, you need to know what settings you are setting against each other; It can be almost overwhelming. There are many box lengths, cab designs, trailer packages, and transmission combinations, all of which affect a truck’s capabilities. For superlatives, we listed each truck’s maximum horsepower, towing capacity and payload rating, although each was achieved in different engine, cab and box configurations.
Improved towing capacity
capacity Tundra trailer increased by a full ton by 2022, although the National Trucks still outperformed them. The Ram 1500 has a maximum towing capacity of 12,750 pounds, and to reach that number you’ll need to be in an extended 4×2 cab. Meanwhile, the extended-cab Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4×4 can tow 13,300 pounds with a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine or a 3.0-liter Duramax six-cylinder diesel. Finally, the Ford F-150 4×2 can tow a class-leading 14,000 pounds when selected correctly, although it’s actually the less powerful, non-hybrid 3.5-liter EcoBoost that does the job in this case.
In terms of payload, Toyota is also at the bottom of this comparison. The Ram 1500 has a maximum payload of 2,300 pounds, though you’ll need a 3.6-liter V6 pickup truck and a 3.55 rear axle to get there. Meanwhile, the regular cab F-150 4×2 with a V8 can support 3,325 pounds in the trunk. Finally, a 2022 Chevy Silverado can carry 2,280 pounds in its trunk.
It’s important to note that these numbers are closer when comparing specific cab, box, and powertrain configurations, but since you can’t get a regular cab Tundra, for example, they are limited to crew cab and extended cab ratings. The Tundra’s maximum towing and payload numbers are achieved with the SR5, crew cab, 6.5-foot 4 x 2 bed.
What excels in the Toyota Tundra?
One area where the Tundra outperforms the competition is the standard, available power and torque. The V8 no longer exists for this generation of the Tundra, but a powerful turbocharged V6 similar on paper to the Ford EcoBoost’s 3.5-liter engine is now the base engine. All domestic trucks are also available as break-away work vehicles with lower horsepower, although this is not the case with the Tundra; You can’t get it for less than 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The available hybrid version of the powertrain is also impressive with best-in-class ratings of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque.
It remains to be seen if Toyota’s interior and exterior design will be well received alongside vehicles like the recently revamped Silverado. The Big Three and Toyota are all experiencing slide-related shutdowns and cuts as well, so anyone who can actually put the trucks in dealerships and into customer hands will be given the upper hand. until the Semiconductor shortageWhile it may be a while before that happens, it can be hard to know which Americans prefer.
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