Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tundra


Ford F-150 King Ranch

Toyota Tundra

Here at Rivertown Ford, the F-150 remains popular, just as it is across the nation. We know that when you're looking for an everyday mid-size pickup truck that the F-150 is the answer, but we know doing your homework and checking out other options is common, but that's why we're helping with the assignment.

Many people like to look at the Toyota Tundra alongside the F-150. A fine truck in its own right, but when you take a close look at what the F-150 has to offer, you'll find there are more checks in its favor.

Trim Levels and Price

With the F-150, you get six different trim levels, and plenty of choice, which includes:

  • XL: With 17-inch steel wheels and a 4.2-inch display, four speaker sound system and more standard, this truck starts at $26,615.
  • XLT: At $31,615 you get a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rearview camera, and eight-way power driver's seat on the XLT.
  • Lariat: Starting at $39,660, the Lariat provides the likes of dual-zone climate control, leather seating, driver's seat memory settings, and ventilated front seats among other features.
  • King Ranch: The King Ranch starts at $49,645 and provides quad beam LED headlamps and taillamps, while also giving you the option for a Super Crew configuration with a fully flat load floor behind the front seats.
  • Platinum: At $52,110, the Platinum makes it easy to load and unload after dark with its LED box lighting setup, and the remote tailgate release system, as well.
  • Limited: At $58,480, you're getting plenty of luxury from the Limited trim, which includes a class-exclusive multi-contour massaging system and heated rear seats.

The Toyota Tundra also comes in six trims, but you won't find that it matches the F-150 for technology. Its base model as starts at a higher price of $29,450, with features likes heated mirrors and a damped tailgate. The TRD Pro starts at $42,445 with off-road tires, 18-inch wheels, and shock absorbers made for off-road.

Powertrains and MPG

With Toyota, you only get two engine options, while the Ford F-150 offers you double the amount with four, and provides much more variety, such as:

  • 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6: This is the F-150's standard engine, which gives you 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque along with 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway with FWD and 17/23 MPG city/highway with AWD.
  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6: This gives you more MPG to the tune of 19/26 city/highway MPG with FWD models and 18/23 MPG city/highway with AWD. You're also getting up to 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, too.
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6: This gives you 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque along with 17/24 MPG city/highway with FWD and 16/22 city/highway MPG in AWD trims.
  • 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8: This powerful option gives you 385 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque for heavy duty lifting and an output of 15/22 city/highway MPG with FWD and 15/21 city/highway MPG with AWD.

On the other hand, those two engine options for Toyota a potent, but still offer you less choice power, and efficiency.

  • 4.6-liter V8: With 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque with only 15/19 city/highway MPG for FWD and 14/18 city/highway MPG for AWD.
  • 5.7-liter V8: You get 381 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque but only 13/18 city/highway MPG on FWD and 13/17 city/highway MPG on AWD.

  • Towing and Payload Capacity

    The Tundra has lots of horsepower and torque so you'd think it'd be able to tow like the F-150, but it doesn't. Thanks to the F-150's aluminum-alloy body which shed 700 pounds, it's able to increase strength and towing capacity with numbers like this:

    • Maximum Towing: A best-in-class 12,200 pounds for the F-150 vs. 10,500 pounds with the Tundra.
    • Maximum Payload: The F-150 has a best-in-class 3,270 pounds vs. the Tundra with just 1,555 pounds.

    Comfort and Convenience

    The Ford F-150 is able to handle bigger loads, but also gives you much more in terms of convenience too like:

    • Class-Exclivsive Pro Trailer Back Up Assist, which is a know that you turn left or right to indicate where you want the trailer to go and the rearview camera will help guide you.
    • Class-Exclusive BoxLink which gives you structurally reinforced boxed sides, four interface plates to add on accessories, and lockable and removable cleats to secure loads in the cargo bed.
    • Class-Exclusive SYNC® 3 which offers voice-recognition and more for calls, texts, navigation, music streaming and others.

    Safety Features

    With a fully-boxed frame made from 78 percent high-strength steel, the Ford F-150 is safer than the Tundra, and earned a Five-Star Safety Ratin from the NHTSA, while the Tundra got just four stars.

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