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The Ram 1500 is no longer the only full-size truck that Consumer Reports recommends. They have also given the nod to the Tundra!


It took until halfway through the 2022 calendar year, but Consumer Reports finally recommends a full-size truck besides the Ram 1500. Although it’s recommended, the Tundra didn’t manage to outrank the Ram 1500. Moreover, the Tundra is just a few points behind the Ram truck for its overall score. Its highlighted by an equal predicted reliability and owner satisfaction rating to the class leader. However, Toyota’s truck fell short on the road test, giving the Ram 1500 the edge.

There is a lot to like about the Tundra, such as excellent acceleration. CR loves how quickly the standard 3.5-liter V6 turbo takes off. In addition, its truck capability is some of the best available. CR noted the towing capacity and payload to be excellent. More specifically, it can tow up to 12,000 pounds and haul 1,940 pounds if properly equipped.

Finally, a full-size truck that’s not the Ram 1500

For the 2022 model year, only the Ram 1500 earned Consumer Reports’ coveted “recommended” label. Fortunately, halfway through the year, the Toyota Tundra joined it at the top. CR rated plenty of other full-size pickup trucks, some of which are very popular. The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle for over 40 years, but it fell short of a recommendation. Additionally, probably the most popular model other than Ford’s or Ram’s truck, the Chevy Silverado, fell even further in the rankings.

Consumer Reports only placed the Silverado-equivalent GMC Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500 Classic behind the Chevy truck. Even the outgoing 2022 Nissan Titan managed a better review than the Silverado. We were chomping at the bit for another excellent full-size truck option. Finally, the 2022 Toyota Tundra gave us a second choice.
 
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