Ford is looking over its shoulders these days because the new 2017 Toyota Tundra is giving its F-150 pickup a serious run for its money. In fact, the Tundra pulls out ahead of the F-150 in several key categories, and that’s sure to give the folks over at Ford fits.
So just how does the new 2017 Toyota Tundra for sale near Lakewood, NJ at Toyota World of Lakewood stack up against the F-150? Let’s find out. For our comparison, we selected the 2017 Tundra 4X4 CrewMax Platinum, which goes up against the comparably equipped and priced Ford F-150 Supercrew 4X4 King Ranch model.
Tundra Tough. Photo: Toyota.com
High-Strength Steel Beats Aluminum By A Mile.
From a consumer standpoint, there are a couple of things that are worrisome about Ford going the aluminum route. Take a heavy object such as a toolbox and drop it into the F-150’s bed and watch what happens. Most likely you’ll find that the toolbox will leave a huge dent or gouge in the bed.
According to Consumerreports.org, “…aluminum is a fickle metal to bend on the assembly line, and its quirky metallurgy could mean that body shops will have a tough time replacing bashed-in sheetmetal. CR goes on to say that “It’s more expensive than steel in a raw state…resulting in a 60% to 80% cost premium…”
It’s no wonder that most other automakers, including Toyota, still choose rugged, reliable, and solid high-strength steel over this erratic metal.
Price, Performance & Value Put Tundra Ahead.
Price and performance are two other important considerations. According to Edmunds.com, you’ll save about $3,000 on the MSRP of the 2017 Tundra Platinum CrewMax compared to the 2017 F-150 Kin Ranch SuperCrew.
Performance-wise, the Tundra’s bigger 381-hp i-FORCE 5.7-liter V8 provides 401 lb.-ft. of torque thanks to a massive 10.5-inch rear differential ring gear and an aggressive 4.30 axle ratio. The engine’s advanced 32-valve, DOHC design with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence helps improve both fuel economy and performance.
By comparison, the 2017 F-150 King Ranch comes with a standard 5.0-liter V8 engine that, according to Ford, makes 385 horsepower, but only 387 lb.-ft. of torque, which is where it counts.
The Tundra Platinum described above also comes with a huge standard 38-gallon fuel tank compared to just 23 gallons for the Ford. This translates to exceptional real-world driving range; especially when hauling those big loads. Speaking of which, at just under 9,000 pounds, both the Tundra’s and F-150’s towing capacities are dead even. Plus, the Tundra’s integrated trailer brake control, trailer sway control, and TOW/HAUL Mode give you unsurpassed confidence on the road.
Quality Inside & Out.
On the inside, the Tundra offers an impressive list of quality features that are on a par with the best of any truck on the road, including the F-150. The Platinum CrewMax features its own exclusive luxury appointments, including firmly bolstered, heated leather sport seats, leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel, fold-up rear seats, a large center console, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The high styling of the Tundra’s spacious and quiet interior provides the last word in not only luxury but also a host of technological innovations. The available Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite offers a full spectrum of advanced infotainment and connectivity features, including a high-resolution 7-inch color display, Bluetooth®, voice-activated controls, and an array of popular social media apps and streaming audio services.
And the Tundra also comes equipped with Toyota’s best safety technology, including a rear backup camera, rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitor, and Toyota’s exclusive 6-point Star Safety System™.
American-Made. American Tough.
Designed in California, engineered in Michigan, and assembled in Texas, the rugged, reliable, and tough-as-steel Toyota Tundra gets the job done and is ready for the long haul. After all, Toyota’s been building some of the world’s best trucks for more than 80 years.
Looking at Ford F-150s? You owe it to yourself to see just how the 2017 Toyota Tundra will exceed your expectations. Test drive one today at your local Toyota new and used car dealer near Lakewood, NJ, Toyota World of Lakewood.
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