The 2021 Toyota Tundra Dominates the Ford F-150 in 1 Crucial Area

The 2021 Toyota Tundra hasn’t had much to celebrate lately, but it can enjoy a major victory over the 2021 Ford F-150 today. The Ford F-150 may be the most popular truck with tons of awards to show off, but the Toyota Tundra just landed a practical award. 

The 2021 Toyota Tundra has the best resale value 

According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2021 Toyota Tundra has the best resale value out of all full-size pickup trucks. So take that, Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan, Chevy Silverado, and others! 

2021 Toyota Tundra parked in the desert
2021 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

The predicted resale value for the Toyota Tundra after five years of ownership is 59-percent. The Ford F-150 landed in second place with a resale value of 50.2-percent after five years of ownership. 

Also, we mentioned the best, so we feel the need to mention the worst. According to Auto Blog, the full-size truck with the worst. The 2020 Chevy Silverado has a resale value of 42-percent. But it’s unclear if KBB and Auto Blog used the same data source. 

How reliable is the Toyota Tundra? 

According to Consumer Reports, the 2021 Toyota Tundra is pretty reliable. It has a reliability score of five out of five, meaning it scores well above average. It also has a predicted reliability rating of four out of five. 

The reliability ratings are based on consumer surveys that Consumer Reports sends out. This allows owners to report any problems they faced with vehicles to accurately predict how reliable they will be. 

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Meanwhile, the 2021 Ford F-150 has a predicted reliability rating of two out of five. This is below average and a little concerning. If you look at the potential trouble spots, previous Ford F-150 models have been struggling with issues. 

For example, the 2017 and 2018 models experienced significant engine problems. The 2015 – 2-17 models face drive system issues. The 2015 – 2018 struggle with body hardware problems too, and more. 

How does the Tundra compare? 

The 2021 Ford F-150 just received interior and exterior updates for an advanced feel. However, the 2021 Toyota Tundra feels a little old. It’s part of the same generation that was introduced in 2007! 

You can get started in a Toyota Tundra for about $33,825. The Ford F-150 begins at about $28,940. While that lower price is attractive, keep in mind that the Tundra has more standard features. For example, it comes with a V8 engine. 

2021 Ford F-150 driving down a country road
2021 Ford F-150 | Ford

With the Ford F-150, you can tow about 14,000 lb, but the Tundra maxes out around 10,000 lb. Its older platform may cause the ride to be a little stiff and cumbersome compared to the competition too. 

The new F-150 has tons of new features like seats that recline totally flat, a workbench tailgate, a hybrid powertrain, and more. Meanwhile, the Tundra struggles to stay current despite having updated tech features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.