Pickup trucks are some of the most versatile vehicles on the road, and no two do it better than the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tundra. Are you picking between these beasts, but can't decide which one to go with? Gibbons Ford is here to help drivers in Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA, determine which truck is the better option by comparing them!

Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tundra: Which One Performs Better?

There is absolutely no contest here, as the Ford F-150 edges out the Toyota Tundra in terms of performance by many miles. Inside the Tundra, you do get a powerful engine, but it's the only one, which is a 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the Ford offers you more power and more options, as it has a whopping seven available engines ready to go to work for you. Check out the chart below to get a better idea of all the power you can have in this truck.


3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel

3.5L EcoBoost® V6

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

2.7L EcoBoost® V6

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6









440 lb-ft

500 lb-ft

410 lb-ft

400 lb-ft

265 lb-ft

510 lb-ft

In addition to those engines, the F-150 also features a 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine that produces 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Toyota Tundra doesn't have a hybrid model.

Which Truck Has Better Towing Capabilities?

Regardless of which truck you choose, you'll be able to handle a lot of weight at one time. However, when fully equipped, the Ford F-150 can offer a higher maximum towing capacity and payload than the Toyota Tundra.

When properly equipped, the Tundra has a maximum towing capacity of 10,200 pounds and a maximum payload of 1,730 pounds. On the other hand, the Ford offers a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds when properly equipped, and a best-in-class maximum available payload of 3,325 pounds.

The Ford also prides itself on being much more technologically advanced than the Tundra when it comes to towing. An available Smart Trailer Tow Connector can alert you when your trailer needs attention, and the available onboard scales can measure approximate payload weight.

How Safe Are the F-150 and the Tundra?

Very safe! Both trucks come with a suite of safety features that'll give you peace of mind when you're on the road. However, the Ford has the advantage here with Ford Co-Pilot360™, as it offers an available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage and an available Active Park Assist™ 2.0 feature, which essentially parks the car for you.

The Tundra also has an available blind spot system, but it doesn't come with Trailer Coverage, and it doesn't have a self-parking feature like the Ford does.

Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tundra: Who Is the Winner?

In a landslide, the Ford F-150 wins this battle over the Toyota Tundra based on its performance and towing capabilities, as well as available safety features. If you're a driver in Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and want to take the Ford F-150 for a test drive, contact Gibbons Ford today! 

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