Compare the various full-size pickup trucks in Texas, and you will find yourself looking at numerous models from multiple automakers. The Ram 1500 continues its strong history of reliability and capability. In the past, Nissan’s pickups didn’t really compete, but the Titan is heavily updated for 2016, putting the Ram 1500 to the test. Even with new fierce competition from the Titan, the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 remains a class leader. To help you make up your mind between the Ram and Nissan, take a closer look at each model.
RAM 1500 Wins the Pricing Comparison
In a comparison, you are most likely to notice the price right away. The 2016 Ram 1500 starts at just $26,145*. Meanwhile, the Nissan Titan is initially only available as the Titan XD, which will start at $40,290. As a comparison, the third-highest Ram 1500 trim level, the Laramie, has a starting MSRP of $39,955*. The higher starting price of the Nissan Titan is partly due to the lack of options.
RAM Stomps the Titan on Configurations
In the beginning, the Nissan Titan has very limited options. You have to get a Crew Cab and the Titan XD model. There are, however, five trim levels to choose from. The Ram 1500 offers significantly more choices, with 12 trim levels when you factor in both regular and special edition trims. There are also several cab styles and engines.
RAM 1500 Engine Options
The 2016 Titan is only available with a Cummins 5.0 turbo diesel engine, although more options may be available in the future. While this produces a good 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet, Texas drivers who don’t want a diesel will have to wait to get a Titan. The Ram 1500, on the other hand, lets drivers choose from three engines regardless of when they buy it. Those who prefer gas ones can pick from the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and the 5.7-liter Hemi V8. There is also the 3-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, which has the best fuel economy of any full-size pickup.
Take advantage of the numerous configurations along with reliability and pricing of the Dodge Ram 1500 today. Visit James Hodge Dodge in Paris, Texas, to test drive this full-size pickup.
*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.