Toyota Tundra vs Ford F-150
So, you live near San Diego, Kearny Mesa, or El Cajon, and you’re interested in the possibility of driving your next pickup truck. Well, in that case, we urge you to consider either the 2018 Toyota Tundra or the 2018 Ford F-150. Why? Well, because no other models on the market can do it like these trucks—that’s why.
When you’re finished reading the Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150 comparison, you can reach out to us at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego with any remaining questions. We’ll be happy to answer them or set up a test drive.
2018 Toyota Tundra vs 2018 Ford F-150 Engine
The first question is certainly one of engine power. Which pickup has the more capable engine options? Well, the 2018 Toyota Tundra makes quite the case for itself. Check out its trifecta of top powerhouses.
- 4.6L Aluminum i-Force V8 Engine with DOHC 32-Valve Cylinder Heads: 310 horsepower, 327 lb-ft of torque, Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligent, and much more.
- 5.7L Aluminum i-Force V8 Engine with DOHC 32-Valve Cylinder Heads: 381 horsepower, 401 lb-ft of torque, Acoustic Control Induction System, tubular stainless-steel exhaust manifold.
- 5.7L Aluminum i-Force V8 Engine with E85 Flex Fuel Vehicle Capability: Choose your fuel.
On the other hand, while the 2018 Ford F-150 does let you pick between a couple of different optional engines—its 3.5L EcoBoost® engine or its 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine—we’re not as impressed with either.
Performance and Versatility
Between its powerful front brakes with their 4-piston brake calipers, 10.5-inch ring gear, 4.30 rear axle ratio, Automatic Limited-Slip Differential, and 4WD capabilities with Active Traction Control, the 2018 Toyota Tundra is the truck that’s meant to get into the muck and work hard. Fortunately, the 2018 Ford F-150 is fairly comparable in this regard.
With its own 4WD system and traction-promoting features, it’s almost as versatile and as performance-oriented as the Tundra.
Toyota Tundra vs Ford F-150 Safety
One of the coolest things about the Toyota Tundra is that it’s an incredibly safe pickup truck. Take a look.
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: It could prevent the accident before it occurs.
- Lane Departure Alert: Finally, you’ll get the help that you need to stay centered in your lane.
- Automatic High Beams: It’s about time that you can see clearly while you’re driving at night.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: This is cruise control for the 21st century.
- Plus, a variety of other state-of-the-art safety features with the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P system.
On the other hand, you’ll find that the 2018 Ford F-150 also sports a few different active safety systems. It even has a few similar ones, such as Pre-Collision Assist and the Lane-Keeping System.
Toyota Tundra vs Ford F-150: Towing
Last, but certainly not least, we’ll cover towing. For the 2018 Toyota Tundra, this is a great topic. If you go with it available i-Force 5.7L V8 engine, you can tow at least 10,000 pounds (when properly equipped). Best of all, you’ll get lots of help, as well:
- TOW/HAUL Mode
- 4-/7-Pin Connector
- Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
- Trailer-Sway Control Function
- 38-Gallon Fuel Tank
- Heavy-Duty TripleTech™ Frame
As you can see, the 2018 Tundra is built to tow heavy loads, as is the 2018 F-150. For example, it even comes with a factory-installed trailer brake controller that’s comparable to the one on the Toyota.
2018 Toyota Tundra Interior
In addition to towing, performance, and safety, our team is highly impressed with all the cabin room that the 2018 Toyota Tundra gives you and your passengers.
In the front row, you’ll enjoy up to 39.7 inches of headroom, 42.5 inches of legroom, and 65.7 inches of shoulder room. In the back row, you’ll enjoy up to 38.9 inches for your head, 42.3 inches for your legs, and 65.5 inches for your shoulders. You’ll be able to stretch out and relax with all that room.
Schedule Your Test Drive at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego!
In our opinion, the Toyota Tundra is the winner. Still, we’d like you to decide that for yourself, but how?
By scheduling a test drive, of course! Just call us on the phone, get in touch with us online, or stop by the dealership in person today. We’re just a short drive away from San Diego, Kearney Mesa, and El Cajon.