Deciding which is best between the Dodge Ram vs Toyota Tundra is not always straight forward. In the past, trucks were rated on good-old power and hauling. How much weight can it carry? How fast can it go up a hill pulling a fully-stocked horse trailer? These were the questions that plagued pickup owners, but times have changed.

Now trucks are also analyzed on comfort, convenience, handling, and versatility. Capability is still king, but a truck needs to be more than a plow horse, it also needs to be a pleasurable ride. But what's the best truck for Cedar Rapids and Iowa City drivers?

Toyota Tundra vs Dodge Ram 1500

So how do you decide which truck is best? Two of the most popular pickups available are the Dodge Ram 1500 and the Toyota Tundra, which debuted at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show in February. While both these trucks represent the evolving nature of the 21st century pickup, when compared side-by-side, it becomes clear that the Ram 1500 beats the Toyota Tundra every time.

The base 2014 Toyota Tundra comes with a 4.0L V6 that is mated to a five speed automatic and delivers around 270 hp.. The base Ram engine is a 3.6L V6, but it still out-powers the 2014 Tundra. The when coupled with an eight speed transmission Ram's V6 gives 305 hp. Imagine the difference when you have 35 more horsepower to work with!

The Ram also has a myriad of interior features and incredible comfort, something that the 2014 Toyota Tundra simply can't match. The 2013 Ram includes Chrysler's Uconnect technology, which was named Technology of the Year by AOL Auto.

There is a reason why the 2013 Ram 1500 was the North American Truck of the Year and Motor Trend Truck of the Year.

Visit Pat McGrath Dodge Country in Cedar Rapids for a Great Truck

If you are in the market for a new truck, don't wait for the 2014 Toyota Tundra when you can drive a superior truck right now.

Pat McGrath Dodge Country has a great supply of Ram trucks, and we would love to help you get behind the wheel of these exceptional pickups.

Call us today at 888-902-8414 to learn more about our huge inventory and superior service. You can even fill out our Pre-Approval Form and get started right now.