Toyota Tundra vs Ford F-150
When the time comes for you to figure out your next pickup truck, you’ll have a lot to consider. The Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 are both impressive pickup trucks that provide a great deal of power and performance, making them ideal options. But which one should you choose?
Our team at Doral Toyota is happy to help you figure out the answer to that question by giving you an up-close look at these trucks. We’ll focus our attention on off-road capabilities, exterior dimensions, interior technology, and systems to help you make an informed decision. By learning how these trucks differ, you’ll better understand which one will help you out more with your workload around Doral, Kendall, Miami, and Hialeah.
Looking to take an exciting weekend adventure? Pickups make for great vehicles to traverse uncharted territory safely and securely. The 2019 Toyota Tundra is a great choice for an off-roading adventure truck. With standard Automatic Limited-Slip Differential, your car will control slip mechanically and apply the brakes individually to the wheels with lesser traction.
The best part is that it doesn’t cut engine power. Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) is also available to optimize the front and rear axles to help improve grip on low-traction surfaces. So, whether you’re taking your Tundra through mud or braving rocky territory, you can expect to stay in control.
The Ford F-150 is also a great option for brave drivers. To help you ascend steep terrain, Hill Descent Control™ is available to prevent slip-back. Also available, is an electronic locking rear differential. It locks the rear axle to enhance traction. However, unlike with the Tundra, there’s no component to lock the front axle as well.
The Toyota Tundra also has a leg up when it comes to ground clearance. Raised an impressive 10.4 inches off the ground, the Tundra surpasses the F-150, which stands at only 9.9 inches. Additionally, the Tundra features an available ¼-inch thick aluminum skid plate to provide added protection to your important underside components. Unfortunately, without this feature and with being lower to the ground, the F-150 may not be equipped to handle your next off-road excursion.
Toyota Tundra vs Ford F-150: Exterior Dimensions
When it comes to traversing Florida city streets, you’ll want a car that can zip around and park in tighter spots with ease. The frame of the Tundra is sleek, yet commanding at 76 inches tall and 79.9 inches wide. When it comes to taking the Ford F-150 around town, you may find it too bulky, standing 78.5 inches tall and 86.3 inches wide. The Toyota Tundra, though, with its smaller exterior, may be easier to parallel park, so you can hit the beach with greater ease.
Despite an overall smaller frame, the Tundra doesn’t compromise where it really counts. You’ll have no trouble fitting wider items into your bed with a bed width of 66.4 inches. Things may get a little tight with the F-150 though, since it only offers a 65.2-inch-wide bed.
Interior Technology & Entertainment Features
Even though you’re choosing a work truck, driving around shouldn’t feel like work. The Toyota Tundra comes with a standard Entune™ Audio System, whereas the SYNC® entertainment system in the Ford F-150 is an available option only. So, you’ll have to upgrade to a different trim or add on a package to be able to pair your compatible smartphone and listen to your favorite music while cruising down the coast with the F-150.
The available Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation and Entune™ App Suite found in the Tundra, features a split-screen display. So, you can control your favorite applications on your 7-inch display without having to cut away from your navigation guide. The display in the F-150 doesn’t have this feature available, meaning you’d have to exit away from your route guide if you wanted to utilize another infotainment application.
Safety Systems Comparison
Safety should never be compromised, no matter how rough and rugged your pickup is. The Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 offer similar safety features to help ensure you’re aware of the changing road around you at all times.
The Toyota Tundra comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™, which includes the following safety technologies:
- Pre-collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Alerts you to vehicles or pedestrians in front of you, helping you avoid a potential collision. If a frontal collision seems likely, this system can even apply the brakes for you.
- Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System
Detects when you may have unintentionally left your intended lane on the highway. It provides an alert, so you safely return your truck to the center of your lane.
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Adjusts your speed to help you maintain a preset following distance while on the highway, allowing you to relax more during your morning commutes to your worksite.
The Ford F-150 does feature comparable safety systems with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, however they don’t come standard. If you’re not looking to upgrade to a higher trim level in the F-150, then unfortunately these features would not be available. On the other hand, no matter which trim you choose in the Tundra, you’ll have access to the features included in Toyota Safety Sense™.
Making the Right Decision for You
At Doral Toyota, we’re thrilled you’ve carefully read through our comparison of the Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150. We hope you’ve found it useful in making a decision for your next pickup. While there are many similarities between these two trucks, we believe our friends in Doral, Kendall, Miami, and Hialeah will prefer what the Tundra has to offer.
With a roomy bed, superior ground clearance, and standard safety systems, the Tundra allows you to work hard and play even harder. Come explore more of this impressive vehicle. Visit our showroom to view our current selection of Tundra pickups and schedule a test drive with the model of your choosing.
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