Our team, here at Keystone Ford, know the struggle it can sometimes be to find a reliable and capable half-ton pickup truck. Worry no longer, you have come to the right place! Located conveniently in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, we are here to help in the truck-buying process. Here is a comparison between the 2020 Ford F-150 and the 2020 Toyota Tundra. Because these are both very capable trucks, it can sometimes be difficult to know which one to purchase. We understand how hard the researching process can be, so we hope this information will be helpful!
Price / Fuel Efficiency = F-150
Right out of the gate, the F-150 gets its first win. Starting out at $28,745, compared to the higher priced Tundra starting at $33,575. Not only is the F-150 less expensive up front, you will continue to save at every fill up. The Tundra gets a mere 13 mpg City / 18 mpg Highway compared to the astonishing 21 mpg City / 29 mpg Highway that the F-150 is capable of getting.
The Tundra can tow up to 10,200 lbs. and has a payload capacity of 1,730 lbs. The i-FORCE 5.7L V8 engine produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb. ft. of torque. Toyota also offers available protective skid plates and basic FOX® suspension for additional off-road capabilities for the Tundra. The Tundra also offers a Tow/Haul Mode for better tow control.
The Ford F-150, on the other hand, offers six uniquely designed engine options, each engineered with their own set of strengths. Whether you are looking for optimal fuel efficiency, max towing / payload capacity or best-in-class horsepower, there is an ideal engine option for you! Get up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb. ft. of torque with the High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® engine or tow up to 11,500 lbs. and haul a max of 1,940 lbs. payload while still getting up to 21 mpg City / 29 mpg Highway with the 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine. With a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 lbs., there is almost nothing this truck can’t pull.
If you are looking to really up your off-road game, then Ford has you covered there also with the available F-150 Raptor which is equipped with class-exclusive FOX® live valve monotube shocks with internal bypass technology and features an electronic solenoid valve that provides continuously variable compression damping. Expertly designed with heavy-duty skid plates and the Torque-On-Demand® transfer case that automatically applies torque with fast responsiveness to the front or rear of the vehicle, this truck is ready to rumble! Electronic-locking rear differential and available beadlock-capable wheels allows you to lock the axle for a firmer grip at both wheels and air down your tires for enhanced traction and maneuverability on even the most extreme adventure conditions. Ford also offers their elite Terrain Management System™ which includes seven selectable modes; Normal, Sport, Slippery, Tow/Haul, Deep Snow/Sand, Baja and Rock Crawl.
Built Ford Tough couldn’t be more true for the F-150 with the only high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body in its class, it is able to increase its strength without increasing the weight of the vehicle.
The Tundra has an available 38-gallon fuel tank which is the largest in its class. It also has a deck rail system with four adjustable tie-down cleats, making it easy to keep everything secure while you drive.
As impressive as the Tundra’s convenience features are, the F-150 takes things up a notch or two. You can tell that Ford had its drivers in mind when it engineered the available BoxLink™ System, LED box lights, stowable loading ramps, integrated tailgate step with lift assist, remote tailgate release (lock or unlock and lower the tailgate), deployable box side steps, and Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel Filler. The F-150’s versatile, configurable BoxLink™ system is a unique and convenient way of securing cargo and doubles as a universal place for mounting attachments. There are factory installed reinforced backing plates in each corner of the bed. The system comes with four locking detachable cleats and can easily be taken off and replaced with attachments to suit anything from standard S hooks to any e-track accessories, and even any mounting attachments so you can easily mount things such as your stowable loading ramps.
Technology / Comfort = F-150
Both the F-150 and Tundra have been designed with 8” infotainment screens, available upgraded premium Sound Systems, and available Leather Trimmed Heated and Ventilated Front Seats along with advanced bed features.
However, the Tundra only offers a standard backup camera, whereas the F-150 has a 360-degree camera with split-view display (bird’s eye view). The Tundra has a smart key system which helps you lock and unlock your vehicle, activate panic functions and access remote illuminated entry, all in the palm of your hand. The F-150 adds to those functions by having the additional complimentary features on their FordPass™ App, such as being able to start, stop, lock and unlock your vehicle, from the convenience of your phone.
Both vehicles come with a different array of standard and available powerpoints as well as Wi-Fi® Hotspot capabilities. The F-150’s Hotspot is good for up to ten devices while the Tundra’s is only capable of supporting up to five.
If you are truly looking for the latest and greatest of the half-ton truck world, your search can stop here with the 2020 Ford F-150. With its price coming in lower than its competition, the F-150 still comes with more options, technological features, towing capacities, and off-road capabilities than the Tundra. If you are ready to take a test drive in your new F-150, come on down today to Keystone Ford, and let us help you make your dreams come true.