The dynamics in the pickup truck segment have been rapidly changing over the last few years. Updated renditions of existing vehicles and completely new vehicles are entering the space and challenging those that have long been at the top of the segment. For 2022, Ram and Toyota have updated renditions of their respective pickup bestsellers – Ram 1500 and Toyota Tacoma. Historically, these vehicles have been rivals. They have undergone updates for 2022 and are well poised to continue the legacy of their predecessors as reliable trucks with excellent performance ratings. At Lum’s Auto Center in Warrenton, OR, we have compared the 2022 Ram 1500 and the 2022 Toyota Tacoma to help you choose the truck that is suited best for you.
2022 Ram 1500
2022 Toyota Tacoma
|3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 DOHC engine
||Base Engine||2.7-liter DOHC engine|
||Transmission System||Six-speed ECT-i|
|305 horsepower @ 6,400 RPM
||Horsepower||159 horsepower @ 5200 RPM|
||Towing Capacity||6400 lbs|
|22 MPG||Combined Fuel Economy||18 MPG|
As can be seen on the comparison table, the 2022 Ram 1500 wins the race in every aspect. Though Toyota Tacoma has the reputation of being an extremely efficient pickup truck, the 2022 Ram 1500 might just come out on top.
The 2022 Ram 1500 is available in six different trims and comes with a variety of engine options. While RWD is standard in most trims, 4WD is also available. No matter the engine configuration, wheels are powered by an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2022 Ram 1500 has also done well when it comes to safety ratings. The 2021 rendition of the Ram 1500 was the recipient of excellent ratings by both NHTSA and IIHS. 2022 Ram 1500 is continuing the legacy. Critical driver-assistance and safety features that come standard with the 2022 Ram 1500 include Airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Rear Cross Path, Trailer Detection, and Blind Spot Monitoring. The available safety features are 360° Trailer Surround View Camera, LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.