Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tundra

When it's time to seek out the right pick up that can not only help you out with your work duties, but can help you get around in style. A lot of our friends in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland have sought us out at Richmond Ford Lincoln to help them choose between two great pickups: the 2018 Ford F-150 or 2018 Toyota Tundra. Both pickups bring a lot to the table, but we're here to compare them to see which one is the better pick for you. 

Keep reading our Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tundra comparison to find out how these iconic pickups stack up to each other.

What's Powering Your Truck?

Performance is typically a must for highly sought-after trucks, and the 2019 Ford F-150 has a distinct edge over the 2019 Toyota Tacoma in this category.

First, Ford allows you to select from a range of six different engines. This customizability is key, giving you the chance to choose innovative options like the 5.0L V8 that makes 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. To create even more thrust, opt instead for the hulking 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that generates a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

The Toyota Tundra, on the other hand, has only two powertrain options, with the most powerful being an underwhelming 5.7L V8 that makes just 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.

So, this engine comparison against the Toyota Tundra belongs to the Ford F-150 thanks to specs like:

  • The 2019 Ford F-150 offers six different engine options; the Toyota Tundra only offers two engine options
  • The Toyota Tundra's most powerful engine option is a 5.7L V8 that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque
  • The Ford F-150 produces more horsepower and lb-ft of torque. Its most powerful engine option, the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 generates 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque

Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tundra: Towing Capacity & Payload

In an effort to make your workday easier, the Ford F-150 touts impressive towing and payload capabilities, easily surpassing the capability of the Toyota Tacoma.

For instance, the Ford F-150 can tow upwards of 13,200 pounds. Additionally, this truck can handle an added 3,270 pounds of maximum payload.

If we turn our attention to the Toyota Tundra, we find this truck supports just 10,100 pounds of towing capacity and a meager 1,660 pounds of maximum payload.

So, Ford again gets the edge thanks to:

  • 13,200 pounds of maximum towing capacity vs. the Toyota Tundra's 10,100 pounds
  • 3,270 pounds of maximum payload vs. the Toyota Tundra's 1,660 pounds

What Exterior Traits Can I Add?

Lastly, we come to the exterior features and bed additions portion, an area where the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra both showcase tremendous options.

The Ford F-150, for example, comes with a remote tailgate release, BoxLink™ capabilities, LED box lighting, LED mirror-mounted spotlights, box side steps, a foldable pickup box extender, and a tailgate step with tailgate lift assist.

The exterior of the Toyota Tundra is also helpful, thanks to traits like the integrated LED fog lights. However, the Ford F-150 offers a wider range of choices, which gives it the edge in this section.

So, the Ford F-150 gets the nod thanks to:

  • LED box lighting
  • LED mirror-mounted spotlights
  • Foldable box extender
  • Tailgate step with tailgate lift assist

2019 Ford F-150 Gets the Win Over 2019 Toyota Tundra

After comparing specifications side-by-side, it's clear the Ford F-150 is the better overall model for drivers in Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland. If you're hoping to get behind the wheel of this hulking truck, browse our inventory of Ford F-150 trucks online at Richmond Ford Lincoln!

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