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5 Reasons the Ford F-150 Is Better Than the Toyota Tundra

The Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tundra are two of the most popular trucks in their class. They are each expected to be reliable and to get the job –– pretty much any job you throw at them –– done. But which is superior? The Ford pickup is historically American, the Toyota truck is a dependable Japanese-engineered product. They are both great trucks. But, depending upon what you need from your pickup truck, one might appeal more than the other. Here are 5 reasons the 2020 Ford F-150 is better than the 2020 Toyota Tundra.

Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
Toyota Tundra TRD Pro | Toyota

Best base price

The Ford F-150 starts at $28,495. The Toyota Tundra’s base price is around 5 grand higher, at $33,000. While the Tundra does offer more standard features in its base model, the F-150 is the ultimate bare-bones budget truck. This low starting price point is a contributing factor for why the Ford F-150 is the most sold truck in America.

The Ford F-150 has a truck for every preference, as long as you have enough in your wallet. A fully-loaded F-150 can run you up to around $70,000. But, its starting price of under 30 grand makes it accessible to the widest range of consumers.

A cushy ride

The Ford F-150 is the most comfortable between the two pickup trucks. If you spend a ton of time in the driver’s seat, you’ll probably favor the Ford over the Toyota. According to US News and World Report, the 2020 Ford F-150 is roomier in the rear.

Additionally, if you want the luxury amenities for ride comfort, the Ford option is your best bet. The Ford truck has options available that the Tundra lacks in the comfort department. The 2020 F-150 can come equipped with massaging front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats.

Cargo

Ford takes it again for heavy hauling duty. As far as cargo space goes, the 2020 Tundra and the 2020 F-150 are on pretty equal playing fields. But the Tundra’s bed height is a total pain. And, the Ford has loads of options for making the hard jobs that much easier.

Depending on the configuration you choose, they both offer up to 8 feet of bed length. The Ford pickup truck, however, offers LED lighting for its cargo bed in addition to a tailgate step and adjustable tie-down points.

Plush interior

Not only does the F-150 come out on top as far as comfort goes but quality, too. The Ford truck has a polished modern interior. The durable Tundra has seen some minor updates over the years. But it remains largely unchanged for over a decade. The 2020 F-150 boasts a plush interior of much higher quality in comparison to the 2020 Tundra.

2020 Ford F-150 Limited interior
2020 Ford F-150 Limited interior | Ford

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Performance

In terms of acceleration and fuel economy, the Ford F-150 reigns supreme yet again. While the Tundra’s V8 delivers plenty of punch, the F-150 can come as Ford Raptor, with a 450 horsepower turbocharged V6 under its hood. The Tundra can’t compete with the F-150 Raptor’s performance as far as get up and go.

Plus, the Raptor still maintains slightly better fuel economy than the Tundra V8. In trims equipped with the standard 3.3 liter V6, the F-150 gets 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Even Ford’s turbocharged 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 delivers 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The Tundra gets an EPA rating of 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.

Ford F-150 Off-Roading
Ford F-150

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The Ford F-150

For these five reasons, the 2020 Ford F-150 is superior. Consequently, about 900,000 F-150 units were sold last year and the year prior. Nearly one million people a year aren’t wrong about F-150 being a top tier choice for trucks.