2019 Toyota Tacoma vs. Ford F-150

Trucks like the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and the Ford F-150 know how to help you get any job done. They’re home to spacious beds and deliver great power and towing capabilities. But when it comes to your everyday life, which truck will have everything you need to happily cruise through El Cajon, Kearny Mesa, and San Diego?

To help you find out, Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego is here with the following in-depth comparison of the new Toyota Tacoma vs. Ford F-150.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Toyota Tacoma and the Ford F-150 are both known for their strong performance and towing capabilities. Both offer powerful engine options strong enough to help you get every job done. Each of these trucks also features a rugged 4×4 system to enhance off-roading capabilities.

But if you’re looking for a truck that delivers more than just power, then consider the 2019 Toyota Tacoma. Its standard powertrain gets up to an EPA-estimated 23 highway MPG and its V6 engine gets up to an EPA-estimated 24 highway MPG. The most that the engines offered for the Ford F-150 can generate is an EPA-estimated 22 highway MPG.

Toyota Tacoma vs Ford F-150 Technology Features

The technologies in the 2019 Toyota Tacoma are designed for work and play. Within this truck, you’ll find the advanced Entune™ infotainment system. This provides access to an array of radio stations and mobile apps for entertainment and wireless calling capabilities for convenience.

With the Entune™ Audio system, you will have the ability to connect your smartphone to the 6.1-inch touchscreen display in the Tacoma. With its Bluetooth® technology and Siri® Eyes Free, you can stream music and access other phone capabilities through the advanced voice recognition technology. This will allow you to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road while using various functions of your phone.

The Tacoma also has three USB ports to plug in or charge your devices. A dual-zone climate control system is also available for your comfort.

The Tacoma comes with an available Qi-compatible wireless charging area as well. Place a compatible mobile device onto the mat under the center console, and it’ll charge your phone without having to fuss with any wires.

When looking at the display screen on the dashboard of the F-150 vs. Tacoma, you will notice how much larger the 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display in the 2019 Tacoma is compared to the 2.3-inch Productivity Screen standard in the F-150.

Like the Toyota Tacoma, the Ford F-150 includes an advanced infotainment system to help you get any job done. However, its technologies cater more toward work rather than play since it requires an upgrade to have the infotainment system equipped in the Ford. This means there aren’t a lot of features within the F-150 that’ll really help for comfort and entertainment.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Both of these impressive trucks are known for their dependability. Each truck features a durable frame to ensure protection in a collision. But what really helps drivers achieve peace of mind are their advanced safety characteristics.

The Toyota Tacoma and the Ford F-150 come with available Blind Spot Monitor, available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and a rearview camera.

There are a few other driver-assistive technologies in these trucks as well, but what separates the Toyota Tacoma vs. Ford F-150 is that the Toyota has these features standard within its truck with Toyota Safety Sense™ P.

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: While still letting you preset your desired speed, this technology will also be able to keep a safe distance from the car in front of you by automatically applying brakes. Then when it determines it is safe, this system will accelerate the Tacoma back to your preset speed.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Sway Control: This system will help keep you within the center of your lane and safely on the road. By alerting you, it can let you know when you are starting to drift outside of the lane you are driving in.

The Tacoma also comes with the Toyota Star Safety System™. This is a suite of safety features designed to help you achieve better control and stability during your travels.

Some of the features included with the Toyota Star Safety System™ include:

  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Anti-Lock Brake System

It also includes Smart Stop Technology, which will help bring the 2019 Tacoma to a stop in the case of an unintended acceleration.

Unfortunately, the Ford F-150 doesn’t come with a similar safety feature for added peace of mind.

Exterior Design of the F-150 vs Tacoma

Each of these trucks have a distinct appearance to them. The tow-bar-style black grille on the F-150 and the dark gray grille with black surround on the Tacoma give each truck its own unique style.

They both also have Daytime Running Lights, while the projector-beam headlights standard on the 2019 Toyota Tacoma shine brighter than the halogen lights on the Ford F-150.

As you take a closer look at the Toyota Tacoma vs. Ford F-150 on the outside, you will also see a few more standard features with the Toyota compared to the F-150.

Skid plates are standard on the Tacoma to help protect the engine and front suspension. The truck also comes standard with heated power outside mirrors, which are very beneficial when there is inclement weather.

2019 Toyota Tacoma vs Ford F-150: Which is Better?

There’s no doubt that the Ford F-150 is a good truck to help you get the job done. But, as this Toyota Tacoma vs. Ford F-150 comparison makes clear, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is the one for you if you’re interested in a truck that’ll help you enjoy the road ahead, along with making work more convenient.

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is now available at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego. Those in El Cajon, Kearny Mesa, and San Diego looking for more information about this truck can contact our showroom to schedule a test drive today!