Many drivers find themselves comparing the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma when looking around North Richland Hills, TX for their next set of wheels. So, the Sam Pack Five Star North Richland Hills team has decided to help drivers make their decision by providing this comparison.
As we put these two trucks head-to-head, review their abilities to see which one offers everything you’re looking for.
MAX TOWING CAPACITY
When choosing a truck, you want one that’s designed specifically to your liking. It should fit your personality and your needs on the jobsite. Luckily, both the F-150 and the Tacoma offer a litany of options to give you a truck that suits your style.
The Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma are both available in several cab styles. The Tacoma offers an Xtra Cab that seats two and a larger Double Cab with its seating capacity for up to five passengers. The seating capacity of the F-150 ranges from three to six, thanks to its greater variety of cab styles. They include:
- Regular Cab
The Ford F-150 is available with six engines, so you’ll be able to customize your truck to provide the specific blend of power and efficiency you need. The Tacoma, on the other hand, has just two engines available.
Both trucks come standard with rear-wheel drive and offer available 4-wheel drive. They also offer different standard transmissions. In the Tacoma, you’ll have either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the F-150 comes with a noticeably smoother electronic 10-speed automatic transmission. The higher gear ratio also helps this truck be the more capable towing vehicle.
A greater selection of engines also makes the Ford F-150 the superior performance truck. It’s ready to overpower the competition and give you an edge on the jobsite and the trails. Let’s take a closer look at what kind of numbers these trucks bring to the table.
The F-150 can deliver up to 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque when equipped with its most powerful engine: the available 5.2L Supercharged V8. The highest output you’ll get with the Tacoma comes from its i-FORCE MAX hybrid engine, which can only manage 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque.
You’ll also be able to personalize the performance of your truck with their selectable drive modes. The Multi-Terrain Select of the Tacoma offers six modes, while the F-150's Terrain Management System provides up to seven drive modes starting with Normal and ECO, and continuing with modes like:
- Deep Snow/Sand
- Rock Crawl
If you’re looking for an extra dose of efficiency to go with all that power, you can choose a hybrid powertrain with either model. In the F-150, the available 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 boasts 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.
The Toyota Tacoma likewise offers an available hybrid powertrain, combining a 2.4L engine with an electric motor that produces its maximum 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. While impressive on its own, it pales in comparison to the F-150.
When it’s time to get down to business, the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma are ready to get to work. Whether you’re hitching up your trailer or loading up the truck bed, both will deliver the masterful muscle.
The Ford F-150 has a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 13,500 pounds when properly equipped, which far surpasses the 6,500-pound maximum towing capacity of the Tacoma. If you have a trailer full of heavy lumber that needs to be transported, the Ford F-150 is your best bet.
You’ll find a similar difference in the payload capabilities of each truck as well. The Toyota Tacoma can only handle a maximum 1,709-pound payload capacity when properly equipped. If you plan on filling the truck bed with a lot more, you’ll want to turn to the F-150. It boasts a maximum payload capacity of 2,445 pounds, over 700 pounds difference.
When it comes time to park your trailer, the Ford F-150 goes above and beyond. It’s available with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ and Pro Trailer Hitch Assist™, which make parking as easy as turning a dial. Simply, rotate it in the direction you want the trailer to go, and your truck will handle the steering. The Tacoma doesn't offer a comparable feature.
In the battle between the Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tacoma, we think the F-150 has more to offer North Richland Hills, TX drivers. It’s a superior towing vehicle with more power and better customization options.
If you want to learn more about this truck or get behind the wheel to experience it firsthand, schedule a test drive at Sam Pack Five Star North Richland Hills!
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