Compare Toyota Tundra to Ford F-150
The 2017 Toyota Tundra is ready to challenge the 2017 Ford F150.
From hard work to passenger comfort to safety, the Tundra stands up to its rival. Price and value help make the case for the 2017 Toyota Tundra, too.
To earn its keep, a pickup must be a hard worker. Here the Toyota Tundra gives the Ford F150 a run for its money. As Edmunds, a leading automotive critic, has written, the Tundra matches its American-brand counterparts for strength and durability. While Ford has turned to high-torque V6 engines, Toyota sticks with time-tested V8s for around the same price. On two-wheel drive editions, an automatic limited slip differential is employed by the Tundra to provide greater traction and stability. You won’t find that on the Ford. By the numbers, Tundra has some other advantages. The Tundra’s biggest bed measures 97.6 inches while the Ford measures 96 inches. The other two Tundra beds are almost an inch longer than the Ford counterparts. Tundra beds are also wider at their widest point. Likewise the Toyotas have deeper beds than the Fords. When it comes to hauling, an inch here and an inch there really adds up.
Buying a truck is an investment, whether it is for daily work or weekend fun. Tundras have been shown to retain their value better than rivals such as the Ford F150. Furthermore, the F150 aluminum build hasn’t been on the road for very long whereas the Tundra’s build is tried and true. The fact is that 90 percent of the Tundras sold in the last 15 years are still driving America’s highways and byways today. Perhaps that is why so many critics have recognized the Tundra for long term value. Edmunds gives it the Best Retained Value Award. Intellichoice calls Tundras the Best Overall Value. The leading auto appraisal analyst, Kelley Blue Book names it the Best Resale Value among full-size pickups.
While Ford has large back seats, the Tundra can claim more comfort in both its Double Cab and CrewMax cabins. As auto critic Edmunds has noted, Tundra Double Cabs have roomier second rows than rival extended cabs. Furthermore, the Tundra Crew Cab has maximized splayed-out legroom, pleasing workmates. Toyota has reclining rear seats for even more comfort. No other truck, including then Ford F150, has reclining back seats.
Not too long ago, pickup truck safety wasn’t considered a priority. Times have changed, and the Toyota Tundra has changed with them. In fact, Tundras have eight airbags while the Ford lineup has six. Tundras are also offering a blind spot monitor to watch for side traffic. This advanced system watches for rear cross traffic when the truck is backing up. This makes it safer for drivers in tight spaces such as parking lots and worksites.
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