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Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Toyota Tundra TRD PRO: Which Truck Wins?

Trucks today are made to be taken anywhere and built to handle any terrain. The Ford F-150 Raptor and the Toyota Tundra TRD PRO can go out for a full day of work or adventure and come home looking like nothing happened. While both vehicles are absolute beasts, there are still some significant differences.

Comparing the Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Toyota Tundra TRD PRO

In this video, Car Confections examined the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor and the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO side by side in detail.

Ford F-150 Raptor

Ford F-150 Raptor
Ford F-150 Raptor | Ford

The Ford F-150 Raptor was built wide to be very balanced to withstand all types of terrains that the driver may come upon. As far as ground clearance goes, the Raptor comes in at 11.5 inches, which, compared to the Tundra, is towering over it. It is the only one that has blind-spot monitoring. Adaptive cruise is only available in the Raptor, but it is for an additional $8,000. Finally, towing. The Raptor can tow around 8,000 pounds, which is a little less than the Tundra.

Toyota Tundra TRD PRO

Toyota Tundra TRD Pro
Toyota Tundra TRD Pro | Toyota

The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro has a design that is a bit smaller and capable of driving long distances. These characteristics account for both its ground clearance and slimness. Now, the Tundra still does pack a punch, with upgraded exhaust systems, with dual exhaust outlets. Adaptive cruise control comes at no cost to the driver when purchasing the vehicle, which means you can save a little more on upgrading your truck. The Tundra TRD Pro will give two years of complimentary maintenance following the purchase of the truck. The Tundra can tow more than the Raptor, with a towing capability of approximately 10,200 pounds.

Price: Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Toyota Tundra TRD PRO

The TRD Pro costs approximately the same as a fully loaded Tundra, starting at $48,655. Compared to most trucks these days, that’s a reasonable price point, but let’s compare it to the F-150. The F-150 Raptor goes for a starting price of approximately $54,800, which considering the features it makes sense. Both of these trucks are sturdy, and consumers shopping in this truck segment are willing to pay more for a sturdy machine.

Off-Road: Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Toyota Tundra TRD PRO

Both tires are approximately 17-18 inches, and both have all-terrain tires, as well as Fox shocks, which makes them perfect for any environment you choose. Both trucks perform very well in all types of terrain. The Raptor does perform somewhat better due to the wideness, as well as its height difference.

Technology: Ford F-150 Raptor vs. Toyota Tundra TRD PRO

The technology in either of these vehicles isn’t as abundant as what you might expect to see in a luxury SUV segment, but it is still suitable for this category. You’ll likely find some of the tech features in both trucks more current than others. For instance, the Tundra has a push to start ignition, whereas, in the Raptor, you have to insert a key.

All in all, both trucks are tremendous competitors and provide smooth transportation. Some aspects of both vehicles could be updated, but at the end of the day, they both get the job done, and they get it done well.