2017 Ram 1500 Mileage vs. 2017 Toyota Tundra Mileage

2017 Ram 1500 Brown

Ram 1500

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Toyota Tundra

When shopping for a new truck, many Alberta drivers think that they have to sacrifice fuel-economy in order to get a powerful truck with great capacity and capability. While some trucks may take fuel economy less seriously, the 2017 Ram 1500 surely isn’t one of them. To prove that a truck can be both powerful and efficient, we’ve compared the Ram 1500 to a similar truck in the segment, the 2017 Toyota Tundra. Keep reading to find out more about the vehicles.

Powertrains

Before we can even begin to discuss the potential range of these vehicles, it’s important to note the vehicle’s available engine options and how they compare to one another. While the 2017 Toyota Tundra is only able to provide drivers with two engine options, the 2017 Ram 1500 lets drivers choose between four powerful engine options. This way, the Ram 1500 is able to provide drivers with varying power levels to choose from while still keeping its fuel economy lower than that of the Tundra.

Fuel Economy

So just how fuel efficient is the 2017 Ram 1500? Well, with two more engine options than the Tundra, you would normally expect to see a drop in fuel economy as the engine power goes up. This isn’t the case for the Ram 1500, though. The introductory level engine for the 1500, a 3.0L EcoDiesel, delivers 8.4 L/100km highway, while the upper level engine, a 5.7 HEMI VVT V8, provides as low as 11.0 L/100 km highway.

And while the 1500 keeps fuel economy as low as possible, the Tundra does not keep the same mindset, as both of the vehicle’s engines provide higher numbers than the 1500. The Tundra’s 2.7L base engine sucks up 10.6 L/100km; the 3.5L engine comes in close with a 10.7 L/100km fuel rating.

Who Will Take You Further?

When it comes to figuring out which of these trucks will take you where you need to be with less refueling stops, the choice is easy. The 2017 Toyota Tundra puts up its best fight, but in the end the 2017 Ram 1500 is able to provide drivers looking for all different kinds of power levels with the fuel economy they crave.

Go on an Adventure Today

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