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'24 Ford vs. '24 Chevrolet vs. '24 Ram vs. '24 Toyota: Work Truck Showdown!

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In the competitive arena of work trucks, the 2024 models from Ford, Chevrolet, Ram, and Toyota are often some of the first options considered.

For our purposes we'll compare the base models:

  • Ford F-150 XL SuperCab
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Double Cab
  • Dodge Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman Quad Cab
  • Toyota Tundra SR Double Cab

Each of these trucks brings its own unique strengths to the table and being base models we won't be scared to beat them up over their working careers.


The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 presenting the most budget-friendly option at $36,800 and the Dodge Ram 1500 topping the chart at $48,355, buyers have a wide spectrum of pricing to consider.

After dealer incentives the price range will tighten up quite a bit but the Silverado definitely has the advantage over its competitors when it comes to value.

Make-Model Trim Engine and Transmission Price
Ford F-150 XL SuperCab 6.5' Box 2.7L V6 ECOBOOST / Electronic 10 Spd Auto / 4WD $46,975
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Double Cab 147" Truck 2.7L / 8 Spd Auto, Electronically Controlled / 4WD $36,800
Dodge Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman Quad Cab 6'4" Box 3.6L V6 24V VVT / 8 Spd Auto (850Re) / 4WD $48,355
Toyota Tundra SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 3.4L Twin Turbo V6 / 10 Spd Auto w/OD / 4WD $39,965

Horsepower And Torque

Over the last decade automakers have shifted to turbo-charged 6 cylinder engines for their base models rather than the typical V8.

This change reflects a focus on balancing power with efficiency.

The Toyota Tundra leads the pack with 358 hp, while the Ram 1500 lags significantly with 305 hp.

Make-Model Trim Engine / Transmission / Drivetrain Horsepower @ RPM Torque @ RPM
Ford F-150 XL SuperCab 6.5' Box 2.7L V6 ECOBOOST / Electronic 10 Spd Auto / 4WD 325 hp @ 5,000 rpm 400 ft-lbs @ 3,000 rpm
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Double Cab 147" Truck 2.7L / 8 Spd Auto, Electronically Controlled / 4WD 310 hp @ 5,600 rpm 430 ft-lbs @ 3,000 rpm
Dodge Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman Quad Cab 6'4" Box 3.6L V6 24V VVT / 8 Spd Auto (850Re) / 4WD 305 hp @ 6,400 rpm 269 ft-lbs @ 4,175 rpm
Toyota Tundra SR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 3.4L Twin Turbo V6 / 10 Spd Auto w/OD / 4WD 358 hp @ 5,200 rpm 406 ft-lbs @ 2,000 rpm

Gas Mileage

Fuel efficiency remains a critical factor for work truck buyers, balancing the need for power with operational cost efficiency.

All four models get 20 - 21 mpg combined.

However, the F-150 stands out with a significantly larger gas tank at 36.0 gallons, offering the longest range between fill-ups, essential for long hauls or extensive work days.

Make-Model City MPG Hwy MPG Combined MPG
Ford F-150 18 24 21
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 18 21 20
Dodge Ram 1500 16 23 20
Toyota Tundra 17 23 20

Gas Tank Size

Make-Model Gas Tank Size Range (miles)
Ford F-150 36.0 gal. 648 city / 864 hwy / 756 combined
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 24.0 gal. 432 city / 504 hwy / 480 combined
Dodge Ram 1500 26.0 gal. 416 city / 598 hwy / 520 combined
Toyota Tundra 22.5 gal. 382 city / 518 hwy / 450 combined

Towing Capacity

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 leads the pack with an impressive towing capacity of 9,000 lbs, making it a formidable option for heavy-duty tasks.

The Toyota Tundra follows closely with a capacity of 8,300 lbs, offering substantial power for towing and hauling needs.

The Ford F-150, with a towing capacity of 8,100 lbs, also demonstrates significant capability, while the Dodge Ram 1500 has a more modest capacity at 4,400 lbs.

Make-Model Towing Capacity GVWR
Ford F-150 8,100 lbs 6,500 lbs
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 9,000 lbs 7,000 lbs
Dodge Ram 1500 4,400 lbs 6,800 lbs
Toyota Tundra 8,300 lbs 7,265 lbs


The Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram 1500 both opt for P265/70SR17 tires, balancing durability with performance for a variety of terrains.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 follows closely with 255/70R17 tires, suggesting a focus on stability and load management.

The Toyota Tundra distinguishes itself with P245/75TR18 tires, indicating a preference for a slightly larger diameter to possibly enhance off-road capability and ride comfort.

Make-Model Front Tire Size Rear Tire Size
Ford F-150 P265/70SR17 P265/70SR17
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 255/70R17 255/70R17
Dodge Ram 1500 P265/70SR17 P265/70SR17
Toyota Tundra P245/75TR18 P245/75TR18

Interior Dimensions

The base models compared are double-cabs, which are smaller than crew cabs but still allow space for passengers in the back.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 leads in terms of headroom and legroom, offering a spacious cabin that enhances comfort during long drives.

The Ford F-150 provides ample first-row legroom, ensuring driver comfort, while its second-row headroom is competitive, ensuring passengers are not left wanting for space.

The Dodge Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra offer balanced interior dimensions, with the Ram providing slightly more legroom in the second row, catering to passenger comfort.


Make-Model Front Row Headroom (in) Second Row Headroom (in)
Ford F-150 40.8 40.3
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 43.03 39.88
Dodge Ram 1500 41 39.7
Toyota Tundra 41 38.9


Make-Model First Row Legroom (in) Second Row Legroom (in)
Ford F-150 43.9 33.5
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 44.53 35.24
Dodge Ram 1500 41 34.7
Toyota Tundra 41.2 33.3

Vehicle Dimensions

The trucks all have very similiar exterior dimensions.

Make-Model Vehicle Height Vehicle Length Vehicle Wheelbase
Ford F-150 6.43 ft 19.31 ft 12.08 ft
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.3 ft 19.32 ft 12.28 ft
Dodge Ram 1500 6.48 ft 19.08 ft 11.67 ft
Toyota Tundra 6.5 ft 19.47 ft 12.14 ft


The Toyota Tundra is the heaviest truck by far which indicates its superior construction.

Make-Model Curb Weight
Ford F-150 4,772 lbs.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4,817 lbs.
Dodge Ram 1500 5,081 lbs.
Toyota Tundra 5,380 lbs.

Ground Clearance

The Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra, with ground clearances of 9.4 inches and 9.3 inches respectively, are poised to tackle rougher terrains more effectively, offering an advantage in off-road conditions or when navigating obstacles on work sites.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Dodge Ram 1500, with slightly lower clearances of 8.08 inches and 8.6 inches, still provide ample space to avoid undercarriage damage, balancing urban and off-road functionality.

Make-Model Ground Clearance
Ford F-150 9.4 in
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 8.08 in
Dodge Ram 1500 8.6 in
Toyota Tundra 9.3 in

Turning Radius

The Dodge Ram 1500 stands out with the smallest turning radius of 22.7 feet and a turning diameter of 45.4 feet, that could be beneficial in tight spaces.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 follows closely then the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra, with slightly larger turning radii.

Make-Model Turning Radius (ft) Turning Diameter (ft)
Ford F-150 23.9 47.8
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 23.1 46.3
Dodge Ram 1500 22.7 45.4
Toyota Tundra 24.3 48.6


The comparison between the 2024 models of Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Dodge Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra reveals a tight competition in the work truck segment.

Each model brings specific strengths, from the Chevrolet's value and towing prowess to the Ford's fuel efficiency and range.

The Toyota Tundra impresses with its power and construction, while the Dodge Ram offers superior maneuverability.