The destination charge is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle from its point of origin to the dealer. The Tacoma is considerably cheaper to get to the dealership than the Dodge. Regarding fuel economy, the Tacoma bests the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500. The Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 consumes a lot of gasoline compared to the Tacoma. In terms of MSRP, the Toyota Tacoma costs quite a bit less than the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500. Regarding final price, the Toyota Tacoma costs quite a bit less than the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500. The Toyota Tacoma will save you a bundle at the pump every year compared to the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500.
Drivers with frequent kid-duty might favor the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 over the Toyota Tacoma. There's no clear winner between the Toyota Tacoma and the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 when it comes to hauling capacity. Towing is markedly more the Dodge's forte than it is the Toyota Tacoma's.
You will definitely have to visit your friendly gas station more often with the Toyota Tacoma than with the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500. The Toyota Tacoma's fuel tank will need to be replenished more often than the unit in the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500.
While the front cabin in the Dodge offers a bit more head room than the Toyota, there frankly isn't much of a difference. The ampler interior dimensions of the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 make it quite a bit roomier for your passengers than the Tacoma.
The Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 is markedly heavier than the Toyota Tacoma. Your wallet will hurt more every time you fill up the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 than the Toyota Tacoma because of its more capacious tank. The Toyota Tacoma rides lower than the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, which is a good thing for its center of gravity and ease of access. The Toyota Tacoma fits in smaller parking spaces than the Ram Pickup 1500. The Toyota's shorter wheelbase will give a more agile feel in daily traffic. On the flip side, the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 is likely to have a smoother, more stable ride.
Both the Toyota Tacoma and the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 are likely to feel a little sluggish because of their high horsepower-to-weight ratio. In terms of horsepower, the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 packs quite a punch and will knock the Toyota Tacoma down a few rungs. On the flip side, note that high horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.
With its tighter turning circle, the Toyota Tacoma is very likely more agile than the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, something to consider if you do a lot of city driving; however, remember that a vehicle with a tight turning circle may feel a bit twitchy on the highway.
The Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 has a bigger engine than the Toyota Tacoma. Note that smaller engines are often cheaper to fix, but a smaller engine usually has to work a little harder. Torque equals pickup, and the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 will have picked up and gone by the time the Toyota Tacoma finally gets moving. Torque is roughly equivalent to acceleration, and in this respect, the Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 is tremendously more powerful than the Toyota Tacoma.
The Dodge and the Toyota Tacoma have the same basic warranty.
The Toyota Tacoma emits fewer smog-forming pollutants per 15,000 miles than the Dodge.