2017 Toyota Tundra vs. 2017 Ford F-150

Posted Friday, Feb 24, 2017 by North Hollywood Toyota

The 2017 Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 are both great options for anyone in the market for a new truck, so how do you decide between the two? Before you begin browsing Los Angeles car dealerships, take the time to compare the vehicles so you can make an informed decision.

2017 Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra hit the U.S. market in 1999 and has since built a strong reputation for being a durable, dependable truck. The 2017 Toyota Tundra is available in four different trims and features a V-8 engine that maintains smooth performance, plenty of passenger space, and a towing capacity of 8900 pounds. Its MSRP is also slightly cheaper than that of the Ford F-150, giving you the best bang for your buck. Additionally, the 2017 Toyota Tundra includes several standard features that are considered optional on all other trucks in its class, including:

  • Bluetooth
  • Rearview camera
  • Navigational system with a touch-screen display
  • Auxiliary input jack
  • 2017 Toyota Tundra

    The Limited model also includes power adjustable front seats as a standard option, providing you with the maximum amount of comfort for the lowest price.

    With the Tundra, you have the choice between two different V-8 engines—a 4.6-liter that’s rated at 310 horsepower and a 5.7-liter that’s rated at 381 horsepower. On average, the standard model gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 19 on the highway, which is a bit less than the Ford F-150 base model, but the base model F-150 has a V-6 engine.

    2017 Ford F-150

    The Ford F-150 made its debut in 1975 and has been one of the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. ever since. As one of the most well-known truck models, the F-150 has a reputation to maintain, and the 2017 model is sure to impress. The truck is available in seven different trims. Customers can also choose between two transmissions, four engines, three cab configurations, three bed-lengths, and two drive options, allowing them to completely customize the truck to fit their individual needs.

    Even though the Ford F-150 isn’t capable of towing quite as much weight as the Toyota Tundra—it has a towing capacity of 7600 pounds—and comes standard with a less-powerful V-6 engine, it is a more fuel-efficient vehicle, making it a good option for those who routinely drive around the city.

    Toyota Tundra

    With the Ford F-150, you can expect to get an average of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Additionally, the Ford F-150 also features a streamlined rugged exterior and a refined interior with a decent amount of passenger space.

    Ultimately, both the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tundra are good options for truck lovers. The Ford F-150 does get better gas mileage and gives you plenty of options for customization. However, if you want a cost-effective option that’s loaded with high-tech features, is designed for comfort, and has a powerful engine that’s capable of towing the most amount of weight possible, the Toyota Tundra is your best bet. Contact a Los Angeles Toyota dealer to schedule a test drive today.