The capability of a truck makes it a great option for a vehicle upgrade. Trucks can offer you nice and comfortable interiors, as well as the ability to tow and haul. Whether you are towing and hauling for work or for play, having a capable truck makes your life a lot easier.
The Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma are two great truck options, but you may be wondering which of these options is right for you. Below, we will look at a comparison of these two trucks including their capabilities, interior features, technology features, and more. Check out the comparison below, and reach out to us at Tim’s Truck with any questions you may have.
First, let’s take a look at the performance of these trucks so that you can determine which fits your performance needs.
The Ford F-150 has the choice of six different engine options. This vehicle comes standard with a V6 engine that produces 290-horsepower for you. You also have the option of a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that gives you 375-horsepower, and there is a high-output version of this EcoBoost V6 that gives you 450-horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. You also have a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine that gives you 325-horsepower. In terms of V8 engines, there is a 5.0-liter V8 engine that gives you 395-horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Finally, you have a turbo diesel engine option. This engine is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine that gives you 250-horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.
When properly equipped, the Ford F-150 can give you up to 13,200 pounds of towing capacity, and a payload capacity of up to 3,270 pounds.
The F-150 also does have the Raptor trim level, which offers you a few off-roading features. Some of these features include four-wheel drive, an off-road suspension, skid plates, and an electronic locking rear differential.
In the Toyota Tacoma, you can find a couple of different engine options. This vehicle comes with a base engine that is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. This four-cylinder produces 159-horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque for you. Your other available engine option is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that gives you 278-horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The Toyota Tacoma comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but there is four-wheel drive available. It also offers you a standard six-speed automatic transmission, but with the V6 engine option, you have a six-speed manual transmission available.
When it comes to towing capacity, the Tacoma can offer you around 6,800 pounds of towing capacity when it is properly equipped. It can also offer you around 1,680 pounds of payload capacity.
You also have some off-road capability in the Toyota Tacoma. In particular, the TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro trims offer you some off-road capabilities and features. Some of these features include an off-road suspension, a front skid plate, a multi-terrain select system, crawl control, and an electronic locking rear differential.
Both of these trucks are capable for you. The Tacoma may have the edge in terms of off-roading capability, but the Ford F-150 does offer you more towing and payload capacity.
The Ford F-150 can range from a length of just over 17 feet to a length of 20 feet, 10.5 inches. This truck can have a curb weight of 4,069 to 5,697 pounds. This truck has exterior features like 20-inch aluminum wheels, halogen fog lamps, and more.
A Toyota Tacoma can range from around 17 feet in length to almost 19 feet in length. This truck has a curb weight ranging from 3,915 to 4,505 pounds. The Tacoma offers you either a 5-foot bed or a 6-foot-1-inch bed. You have adjustable tie downs and a composite bed liner that comes standard with this truck, and there are available features like in-bed LED lighting and a household power outlet.
The Ford F-150 has three different cab options for you. The Regular Cab is just one front row bench seat for three people on standard cloth upholstery. This vehicle also has a SuperCab and SuperCrew model that each offer seating for up to six people. The SuperCrew model is the largest with the most room for rear seat passengers.
When it comes to technology, the base model for the F-150 is mostly just a work truck, but when you move up trim levels, you can get features like a SYNC infotainment system, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a navigation system, Bluetooth, USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.
On the inside of the Toyota Tacoma, you can find two different cab options: the Access Cab and Double Cab. The Access Cab seats four people, and the Double Cab seats five people. The Double Cab is the choice you will want if you plan to often have rear passengers because it offers more comfortable space. The Tacoma comes standard with cloth upholstery, but there are features like leather upholstery, heated front seats, and power-adjustable seats in higher trim levels.
In terms of technology, the Toyota Tacoma offers you some good technology features standard, including a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB ports, and Amazon Alexa standard. You also have available features like an 8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, wireless device charging, keyless entry, a push-button start, and a premium JBL stereo.
Finally, let’s take a look at safety. The Ford F-150 comes standard with a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. There are also available active safety features. These available features include blind spot monitoring, driver drowsiness monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, a surround-view parking camera, lane keep assist, and rear parking sensors.
The Toyota Tacoma is also a safe truck option for you. Tacoma models with the LED headlights receive great safety ratings because they allow you better visibility. This truck also comes standard with features like pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking. There are some additional features available on higher trim levels like a surround-view parking camera, blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.
As you can see, both of these trucks have a lot to offer you. The truck you choose depends on the specific features and capabilities you are looking for. Ask yourself what you will use your truck for on a daily basis, and that could help you determine the next truck you want to upgrade to. If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital for more information.