Ford and Toyota both have excellent full-size pickup trucks in their lineup. While these trucks are both older than the average new car, they’re still great choices for anyone looking for a truck that can tow, haul and do pretty much anything else you’d want a pickup to do.
This article compares two popular models: the 2023 Ford F-150 and the 2023 Toyota Tundra. We’ll look at how these two trucks stack up against each other based on fuel economy, cargo capacity, and more!
Design & Style
The Ford F-150 is a beautiful-looking truck. While some of its features are toned down to be more aerodynamic, it still has a lot going on when you look at it from the front. The grille is wide and bold, and has three openings to let air in. On either side of the grille are large headlights with sharp creases at their edges, giving them an aggressive appearance. The hood has several lines cut into it, making it look like there’s a small V-shaped piece missing—a design choice we love because it makes the entire front end look more like something out of Mad Max than just another pickup truck!
The Toyota Tundra doesn’t have as many details in its exterior design as compared to its competitor vehicle. Still, what it lacks in aesthetic flair, it makes up for with functionality and durability based on Toyota’s reputation for building trucks that perform well over long periods without breaking down easily (or at all).
The interior of the 2023 Ford F-150 is decidedly more upscale compared to the 2023 Toyota Tundra. The Ford has a spacious interior with plenty of storage space and versatility. The front seats are comfortable, with enough space for tall adults, but they could use better lumbar support. The rear seat also offers good legroom but is rather tight on shoulder room, especially if you opt for the bench seat option.
In comparison, the 2023 Toyota Tundra’s interior features low-quality materials and feels much cheaper than its competitor’s (although it comes at half the price).
Technology & Safety
The Ford F-150 has an impressive suite of safety features and is one of the best cars for tech lovers to buy. It offers adaptive cruise control, camera-based collision warning, blind spot monitoring with trailer coverage, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking. The Toyota Tundra doesn’t offer as many safety features as its main rival, but it comes with a pair of standard airbags and five standard airbags on three trim levels.
The 2022 Ford F-150 offers a well-appointed XLT version, which comes standard with power-adjustable pedals for those who have difficulty operating the gas and brake pedals, an electric parking brake to make it easier to park or back up, an electronic parking brake holds feature that prevents unintentional release of the parking brake when in use, heated front seats and steering wheel as well as power windows and locks.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra follows suit with its trim level that includes many similar features like dual-zone automatic climate control and push button start/stop engine ignition system (standard on all models). However, it does not offer power adjustable pedals or electric parking brakes.
The 2023 Ford F-150 and the 2023 Toyota Tundra have their engine options, but what’s it like to drive these two trucks?
Ford has a 3.3L V6 engine that delivers 290 hp and 245 lb.-ft. of torque, while the Toyota Tundra offers a 3.5L V6 engine that puts out 389 hp and 401 lb.-ft.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a truck that can tow, haul, and take on the trail, the F-150 is your best option. While it may not be as luxurious as the Toyota Tundra or Ram 1500, it offers more power and better fuel economy than both of them. The interior is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for your gear—and maybe a few friends too!
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