2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Toyota Tundra
Power and toughness are staples of the half-ton pickup truck segment and few models can compete with the iconic Ford F-150. A mainstay in the segment and an undeniable class leader, the Ford F-150 promises best-in-class towing, powerful and fuel-efficient engines and unrivaled technology – although it is not without strong competition. Take a look at what makes the Ford F-150 the right choice in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Toyota Tundra comparison.
Available in seven trim levels – XL, XLT, Lariat, Raptor, King Ranch®, Platinum and Limited – the Ford F-150 can be tailored to your specifications. A lightweight, military-grade aluminum body and high-strength steel frame make the Ford F-150 lighter and stronger than its competition and will improve towing, performance and fuel economy. When you pair a hard-working design with a sculpted style and innovative technology, the 2018 Ford F-150 is the total package.
|2018 Ford F-150||VS||2018 Toyota Tundra|
|3.3-Liter V-6||Base Engine||4.6-Liter V-8|
|13,200 Pounds||Maximum Towing Capacity||10,500 Pounds|
|Yes||Available Diesel Engine||No|
What Are the Advantages of the 2018 Ford F-150?
Price and affordability are key aspects of any car-buying decision and promise to be a key factor in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Toyota Tundra comparison. With a starting price that stands at just $27,380, the Ford F-150 is much more affordable than its Toyota Tundra competition, which starts at $31,120. Available with five engine options that are more powerful and more efficient than the competition, the 2018 Ford F-150 promises to be tough to beat.
Base Ford F-150 models employ a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6 that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and standard Auto Start-Stop technology to make 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Toyota Tundra models counter with a standard 310-horsepower 4.6-liter V-8 that is married to a six-speed automatic and makes a meager 15 mpg in the city and 19 mpg on the highway.
Ford F-150 models will take power and performance to the next level with an arsenal of power-packed and fuel-efficient engine options. Choose from an economic 325-horsepower 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V-6, a 395-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8, a workhorse 375-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V-6 and a high-output 450-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V-6 that is exclusive to the trail-rated Ford F-150 Raptor. The 2018 Ford F-150 will add an all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbodiesel at a later date that promises unrivaled power and fuel economy. Paired with a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission and Auto Start-Stop technology, Ford F-150 powertrains check all the boxes.
Toyota Tundra models counter with a powerful, albeit disappointing 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 that makes just 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. When equipped for towing, the Toyota Tundra can handle just 10,500 pounds – a number that is easily surpassed by the 2018 Ford F-150. Ford F-150 SuperCrew models with a 156.8-inch wheelbase, rear-wheel drive and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine will tow a best-in-class 13,200 pounds – 2,700 pounds more than the Toyota Tundra.