The modern pick-up truck must fulfill dual roles. They must have the comfort and amenities of modern vehicles as well as the power for which pickup trucks are famous. The 2017 Toyota Tundra offers such comfort, convenience, and strength wrapped in a handsome package. Still, the full-sized pickup market is figuratively bursting with quality trucks. Does the 2017 Toyota Tundra measure up favorably to its competitors? Below we will compare and contrast the Tundra to one of its highest rated peers, the Ford F-150, to identify which is the superior full-sized truck.
The Toyota Tundra Offers the Best in Class Off-Road Capabilities
The Tundra’s standard front and rear all-season tires and available four-wheel drive can stand up to the toughest trails. The high-end 5.7 Liter V8 engine is among the most powerful in its class, and its standard six-speed automatic transmission is dependable and powerful.
The 2017 Ford F-150 attempts to bridge the gap between off-road capability and style by offering an off-road package. It’s a nice thought, but this package offers an available locking rear differential, hill-descent control, and an off-road tuned suspension. Despite these options, it still does not measure up to the standard Tundra’s off-road abilities.
Verdict: Toyota’s Tundra has more standard power and the physique you’d expect from a truck its size.
Standard vs. Available
Standard options are equipped and included in ever vehicle’s base price. Available options are not included in the base price but can be equipped for an extra cost. This information is important to understand when researching a potential truck.
The base Toyota Tundra SR offers power windows, a trailer hitch receiver, keyless entry and a back-up camera as standard features. Surprisingly the Ford F-150 XL does not offer these under the base price. A review of the facts shows that the 2017 Toyota Tundra SR offers more than the standard 2017 Ford F-150.
The Verdict: The F-150’s standard offerings leave much to be desired, while the Tundra’s standard package is a better value.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra’s interior compares favorably to the 2017 F-150 in comfort and technology. The Tundra’s roomy interior accommodates up to six passengers. The standard cloth seats are ergonomically designed for comfort, even on those bumpy off-road expeditions. Couple this with the standard CD and MP3 players and the Tundra’s interior may very well become a hangout spot.
The Verdict: The 2017 Tundra’s interior is well-designed, well-appointed, and leaves enough room for front and rear passengers alike.
When it comes to pickup trucks, the prime concern for many consumers is hauling power. Research proves that the Tundra is head and shoulders a more powerful option when compared to the Ford F-150. Its 381-horsepower V8 engine far surpasses the F-150’s standard 282-horsepower V6. The Tundra’s powerful V8 engine also prevails in the torque department, with a net of 401 lb.-ft. compared to the F-150’s 253.
The Verdict: The Tundra’s extra power, thanks to the standard V8 engine, gives it the advantage at the job site or campsite.
Haul Away Your Next Tundra in Newton, NJ
The made-in-America Toyota Tundra is one of the leaders in its class. Its plush, comfortable interior can hold up to six passengers, and the truck comes with more options than a standard F-150. Off-road enthusiasts are more likely to enjoy the Tundra’s versatility, too, and the Tundra’s 381-horsepower engine outperforms the F-150’s, which falls far behind with just 282-hp output. We’d say this pickup comparison is over, wouldn’t you?
Toyota has gone with what works for the 2017 Toyota Tundra. But don’t just take our word for it, because you can’t get a feel for any vehicle without testing it for yourself! Contact us at (973) 459-4442 or visit our Newton dealership to further explore the superior 2017 Toyota Tundra and take it for a spin around Lafayette Township. Our knowledgeable and professional staff will help you find the best truck deal on this world-defying pickup or any of our other new Toyota models and pre-owned cars.
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