Both the Toyota Tundra and the Ford F-150 are two of the best-selling trucks in the United States. But, it’s rare for two trucks to be equally good, so which is the better one?
In term of powertrain, the Ford seems to have the upper-hand as its engines are capable of more power compared to the Tundra. Ford offers a 3.5-liter V6 mill churning out 282 horsepower in its base model while the Toyota lacks in a V6.
Buyers have the choice to upgrade to a 325hp twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, a 375hp twin-turbocharged 3.5 liter V6, a 385hp 5.0-liter V8 or the Raptor’s 450hp twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. Ford’s six-speed auto transmission is standard while the option of a 10-speed automatic transmission is available for most engines.
The Tundra, on the other hand, comes with a 310hp 4.6-liter V8 or a 5.7-liter V8, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Ford also leads in fuel economy as its 2.7-liter V6 is capable of 19mpg in the city and 26mpg on the highway whereas the smallest Tundra engine is capable of an EPA-estimated 15mpg in the city and 19mpg on the highway.
Who Acts Like A Champ
The F-150, coming with front-wheel drive as a standard and AWD as an option, is excellent in handling all sorts of terrains. Its braking is strong coupled with a precise steering.
Meanwhile, the Tundra’s precision steering makes it easier to park yet it is not as impressive as the Ford’s as it offers the driver a pretty stiff ride.
When it comes to towing, the F-150 also surpasses the Toyota. The latter is capable of a maximum towing capacity of 10,500 pounds while the Tundra can haul up to 12,200 pounds.
However, both models come on par in terms of bed. The Tundra may have a bigger bed than the F-150 but it is the Ford’s bed that is more practical. It is equipped with more useful bells and whistles including an integrated tailgate step, stowable loading ramps.
Although this doesn’t cover all the features of both trucks, it is enough to prove that the Ford F-150 beats the Toyota Tundra in almost every corner.