2023 Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150

Comparison

The Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra are both excellent pickup trucks.

The Toyota Tundra comes with a reputation as imposing as its front grille. The Toyota Tundra pickup truck has a strong history, from racing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series since 2004 to winning the 2014 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The Toyota Tundra name demands and deserves the reputation it enjoys as a mechanical embodiment of Toyota’s focus on quality, durability, and reliability.

The Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is also held in high regard, with roots that go all the way back to 1948. Now the Ford F-150 is in its 14th generation. The Ford F-150 has undergone many decades of refinement to position it as a top contender in the full-size pickup segment.

Read on to discover the key differences between the 2023 Ford F-150 and the 2023 Toyota Tundra.

Highlighted Features

2023 Tundra

2023F-150

Adaptive cruise control

Yes

No

Engine

3.4L V6

3.3L V6, Optional 5.0L V8, Optional 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, Optional 2.7L EcoBoost® V6

Horsepower

348

290, Optional 325, Optional 400

Estimated Combined (MPG)

20

21

Speakers

6

6

Base MSRP

$38,965

$39,195

Whole vehicle warranty months / (miles)

36 / 36000

36 / 36000

Roadside assistance months / (mi)

24 / Unlimited

60 / 60000

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Toyota Tundra vs. F-150

Performance

Compare the engine technology and performance features of the Toyota Tundra and the Ford F-150.

  • The 2023 Toyota Tundra’s base grade (SR) drivetrain comes standard with an i-FORCE Twin Turbo V6 engine that delivers 358 horsepower at 2,500 rpm, and 406 lb-ft. of torque at 2,000 rpm. The i-FORCE V6 engines on the SR5 and higher grades come with performance boosts, allowing it to generate 389 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 479 lb-ft. of torque at 2,400 rpm. The Toyota Tundra also offers a hybrid engine for the Limited, 1794, Platinum, and comes standard on the TRD Pro and Capstone grades.
  • In contrast, the 2023 Ford F-150 pickup truck drivetrain starts with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine that generates 290 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 256 lb-ft. of torque for power take off at 4,000 rpm. An Ecoboost engine, 5.0L V-8 engine, and Hybrid V6 engine options are available for all Ford F-150 trim levels.
  • All of the Toyota Tundra’s gas engine trims come standard with an automatic Stop and Start Engine System. In contrast, auto start-stop technology is only optional for some Ford F-150 trims.
  • The Toyota Tundra’s transmission is a 10-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) that features a sequential shift mode with uphill and downhill shift logic for optimal engine performance that’s tailored to the terrain you traverse.
  • Gear ratios for the Toyota Tundra transmission are: first gear ratio - 4.92, second gear ratio - 3.26, third gear ratio - 2.35, fourth gear ratio - 1.94, fifth gear ratio - 1.53, sixth gear ratio - 1.19, seventh gear ratio - 1.0, eighth gear ratio - 0.80, ninth gear ratio - 0.66, 10th gear ratio - 0.61, and reverse gear ratio - 4.30.
  • The Ford F-150 truck features a standard Electronic 10-speed Automatic transmission and SelectShift Automatic Transmission with Progressive Range Select. For the Ford F-150, transmission gear ratio data was not available at time of publication.
  • The starting trim of the Toyota Tundra (the SR) comes standard with rear-wheel drive that features Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD), but a four-wheel drive (4x4) option is available in every Toyota Tundra trim level for driving over rough terrain and performance for winter driving. The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and Capstone truck models come standard with four-wheel drive (4x4). The Ford F-150 truck also comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but does not offer four-wheel drive (4x4) for all its models. However, higher Ford truck trims, starting with the King Ranch, come standard with four-wheel drive.
  • All Toyota Tundras come standard with Electric Power Steering (EPS), and power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering for improved steering convenience and handling. The Ford F-150 truck also comes standard with Electric Power-Assisted rack-and-pinion steering.
  • The Toyota Tundra truck comes standard with an independent double-wishbone front suspension and a coil spring multi-link rear suspension. Buyers who tow and haul often have the option for a Load leveling rear air suspension on select grades. Moreover, the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro truck comes standard with an off-road suspension package that includes 1.1-inch lift FOX® shocks and a TRD Pro front stabilizer bar.
  • On the other hand, the Ford F-150 truck features an independent double-wishbone with coil-over shock and stamped lower control arm as standard for the front suspension, and leaf spring and solid axle for the rear suspension. The Ford F-150 Raptor trim comes standard with an independent double-wishbone with coil-over shock and cast aluminum lower control arm on the front suspension and a 5-link with Panhard rod on the rear suspension.
Toyota Tundra vs. F-150

Fuel Economy

Compare the estimated EPA fuel economy ratings of the Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 truck.

  • The estimated EPA fuel economy ratings for both the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra trucks are based on 4x2 models with automatic engine start-stop technology. The Ford F-150 has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined.
  • The Toyota Tundra truck has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 18 mpg in the city, 24 on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. Both trucks also offer hybrid variants. The Toyota Tundra is not a flex fuel-capable truck, while the Ford F-150 truck offers a flex fuel-capable engine option.
Toyota Tundra vs. F-150

Technology

The Toyota Tundra truck comes with all the tech essentials that make it a powerful, yet sophisticated machine for the modern driver. Compare some of the exciting technology elements that come with the Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 trucks.

  • The Toyota Tundra truck comes with an array of in-car technology, vehicle audio, and entertainment features that ensure you never have a dull drive. It comes standard with an 8-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen paired to a 6-speaker audio system and includes AM/FM radio, wireless Apple Carplay® or Android Auto™, and a 3-month trial period for a SiriusXM® Platinum Plan subscription.
  • The Toyota Tundra truck replaces the Entune app suite with the new in-car Connected Services package which includes a 3GB or up to 30-days trial to Wi-Fi Connect, which comes with an AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot service and a 1-month trial of Integrated Streaming (Apple Music® and Amazon Music™) compatibility.
  • The in-car Connected Services package in this Toyota full-size pickup truck also includes a one-year trial subscription to Remote Connect, which allows drivers to remotely interact with their Toyota Tundra and view important information through the Toyota app. Remote Connect allows drivers to Lock/unlock doors, start and stop the vehicle, locate the last parking location, check vehicle status, and monitor guest drivers.
  • The base model Toyota Tundra trucks can add a subscription for Drive Connect, which comes with Cloud Navigation with Google Points of Interest (POI) data, Intelligent Assistant with Hey Toyota, and Destination Assist.
  • In contrast, the Ford F-150 truck comes standard with an in-car 8-inch Capacitive Touchscreen, SYNC 4 voice recognition/cloud-based connectivity, AM/FM radio, and a FordPass Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot service.
Available Models (7)
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SR
$38,965
Base MSRP
18/24
Est. MPG
  • 18-in. styled-steel wheels
  • Aluminum-reinforced composite bed
  • 8-in. Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen
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SR5
$44,470
Base MSRP
18/23
Est. MPG
  • 18-in. alloy wheels
  • Tow hitch receiver and Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (ITBC)
  • Selectable driving and TOW/HAUL modes
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Limited
$50,565
Base MSRP
18/23
Est. MPG
  • 20-in. alloy wheels
  • 14-in. Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen
  • SofTex®-trimmed 8-way power-adjustable front seats
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Platinum
$60,775
Base MSRP
18/23
Est. MPG
  • 20-in. dark-gray-painted alloy wheels
  • Power tilt/slide panoramic roof with power sunshade
  • Leather-trimmed 10-way power-adjustable front seats
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1794 Edition
$61,460
Base MSRP
18/23
Est. MPG
  • 20-in. machined-finish alloy wheels
  • Chrome grille and exterior accents
  • Rich Cream or Saddle Brown interior with American walnut wood-grain trim
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TRD Pro
$70,920
Base MSRP
18/20
Est. MPG
  • 18-in. BBS® forged-aluminum wheels with Falken® WILDPEAK All-Terrain tires
  • TRD Pro off-road suspension with FOX® shocks and 1.1-in. front lift
  • Heritage-inspired "TOYOTA" grille with LED light bar and marker lights
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Capstone
$77,645
Base MSRP
19/22
Est. MPG
  • 22-in. dark chrome and machined-finish alloy wheels
  • Semi-aniline leather-trimmed 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Two-tone white-and-black interior with dark American walnut wood-grain trim
Toyota Tundra vs. F-150

Safety and Convenience

Find out whether the Toyota Tundra or Ford F-150 truck offers you more when you compare safety features.

  • All Toyota Tundra pickup truck models come standard with heated power outside mirrors, Drive-Start Control (DSC) and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC). They also come with an up to 10-year trial subscription of Safety Connect®, which includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance and Automatic Collision Notification.
  • On the other hand, the Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck comes standard with cruise control, Curve Control, Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist, and manual folding side mirrors. Features such as power side mirrors with integrated turn signal, trailer tow-telescoping, Trailer Reverse Guidance, and Ford Co-Pilot 360 are all optional add-ons.
  • The Ford F-150 truck comes equipped with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Post-Collision Braking, Reverse Sensing System, four-wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, and an SOS Post-Crash Alert System. The Ford F-150 offers a Lane-Keeping System, BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert and/or BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Coverage as optional collision avoidance add-ons.
  • In contrast, all Toyota Tundra trucks come standard with a safety and convenience package that includes Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 (TSS 2.5). It includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Road Sign Assist (RSA) to ensure drivers and passengers are safe at all times.
  • Toyota Tundra trucks also come with Toyota’s Safety Star System™, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology®. Additional features such as Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Trailer Merge Warning are not available on the base models, but are available as options on several Toyota Tundra models.
Toyota Tundra vs. F-150

Towing

Read about and compare the towing capabilities of Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tundra trucks.

  • Both pickups offer a variety of towing and payload capacities depending on the pickup model and trim levels. The Toyota Tundra has a max towing capacity of up to 12,000 pounds, a max payload of up to 1,940 pounds, and a GVWR of up to 7,615 pounds.
  • The Ford F-150 has a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds, a max payload of 3,325 pounds and a max GVWR of 7,850 pounds.
  • The Toyota Tundra truck with the lowest towing rating is the SR trim and all its cab and powertrain variants, and the 5.5-ft bed. It has a maximum towing capacity of 8,300 pounds and a maximum payload of up to 1,830 pounds. The Ford F-150 truck with the least capacity has a maximum towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds and a max payload capacity of 1,410 pounds.
  • The Toyota Tundra’s SR Tow Package includes a Class-IV towing hitch receiver and wiring harness with 7-pin connector. It comes as an optional upgrade for the SR trim, and comes standard on all other Toyota Tundra truck trims.
  • The same cannot be said for Ford F-150, which provides two front tow hooks as the standard for the 4x4 Ford F-150 only. Towing upgrades such as the 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package, Class IV Trailer Hitch, Fx4 Off-Road Package, Heavy-Duty Payload Package, Snow Plow Prep (4x4 only), Tow Technology Package, Trailer Tow Package, and a Max Trailer Tow Package are only available as add-ons.
  • Additionally, the Ford F-150 truck offers an Onboard Scales with Smart Hitch system, a built-in scale that measures payload weight and displays the information through the SYNC 4 screen, FordPass App, or an LED visual display in the taillamps. The Toyota Tundra does not have a comparable feature.
  • Toyota Tundras come standard with Trailer-Sway Control (TSC) for all models. Except for the SR, each Toyota Tundra truck comes standard with an Integrated Brake Controller with Multi-Informational Display screen and trailer brake type, gain and manual trailer brake output controls, and with TOW/HAUL driving modes.
  • The Toyota Tundra truck also has an available Trailer Backup Guide system with Straight Path Assist (SPA) to help drivers keep trailers in a straight line as they back up.
  • The Ford F-150’s standard trailering features include a rearview camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, and Selectable Drive Modes. Other options include telescoping trailering mirrors, and an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller.
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Warranty

See how the Toyota Tundra’s warranties and maintenance plans compare to those available with the Ford F-150 truck.

  • Let's examine Toyota vs Ford's warranties. Every new Toyota Tundra truck comes standard with a basic warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles, as well as 5-year or 60,000-mile warranties for powertrain, corrosion perforation, and restraint systems. Hybrid trims also come with an HV battery warranty for 10 years or 150,000 miles. For an additional layer of reliability, the Toyota Tundra also comes standard with 24-Hour Roadside Assistance for 2 years and unlimited mileage.
  • The Ford F-150 truck comes with a New Vehicle Warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles, as well as a 5-year or 60,000-mile powertrain and safety restraint warranty. It also comes with a 5-year unlimited mileage Anti-corrosion warranty. It also offers optional roadside assistance for up to 5 years or 60,000 miles. Some trims have the option for a FordPass Connect subscription, which allows users to control remote F-150 features like start/stop, lock/unlock, schedule a start, locate vehicle and vehicle status check on the FordPass App.
  • Like all new Toyotas, the Toyota Tundra truck comes with ToyotaCare, a maintenance plan that covers normal factory-scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. The Ford F-150 truck does not come with a maintenance plan. Ford F-150 owners will need to pay for extended service plans.
Toyota Tundra vs. F-150

Design

Read about and compare some of the Toyota vs Ford body styles and interior features available with the Toyota Tundra and the Ford F-150.

  • For maximum driver and passenger comfort, the Toyota Tundra truck comes standard with heated and ventilated seats for the front and rear seats on Platinum, Capstone, and 1794 grades. The Toyota Tundra truck also has optional leather-trimmed seats on select models. All but the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro model has rear seats that flip and fold for additional cargo space in the cabin, with some models featuring rear seats that flip up for even more cargo storage underneath. You’ll have the option for either a power tilt/slide moonroof or power tilt/slide panoramic roof in some trims.
  • The Toyota Tundra truck comes in two main body style options: the Double Cab body style and Toyota Tundra CrewMax, which has a crew cab body style. Both body styles are available in the SR, SR5 and Limited models while the Platinum, 1794 Edition, TRD Pro, and Capstone models come only in the CrewMax body style configuration. Moreover, the CrewMax 6.5 ft. truck bed is available only on the SR5, Limited, Platinum and 1794 trims.
  • The Ford F-150 truck is available in Regular Cab body style, SuperCab body style, and SuperCrew body style.
  • The 2023 Toyota Tundra truck is available in six trim levels: the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, TRD Pro, and Capstone. Meanwhile, the 2023 Ford F-150 truck offers eight trim levels: the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor.
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Specifications

Compare and explore the features and specs of 2023 Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 trucks.

  • All Toyota Tundra trucks come standard with a full-size spare tire while the Ford F-150 truck comes with a standard spare tire carrier and a jack. Both vehicles come standard with Anti-Lock Brakes. The Toyota Tundra’s Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (ITBC) with Multi-Information Display (MID) comes standard on all but the base SR trim.
  • The Toyota Tundra’s engine features standard twin turbochargers with electric wastegate valve actuators and water-cooled intercooler. The Ford F-150 valve operation on the XL is a direct-acting mechanical bucket; other models use a roller Finger Follower.
  • The dimensions for a Toyota Tundra SR5 Double Cab with a 6.5-foot truck bed are an overall length of 233.6 inches (19.47 feet) and an overall height of 78 inches (6.5 feet). Front and rear overhang information is not available for the Toyota Tundra truck.
  • The Ford F-150 regular cab with a 6.5-foot box dimensions are 209.1 inches (17.42 feet) long and 75.6 inches (6.3 feet) high, with a front overhang of 37.6 inches and a rear overhang of 48.6 inches; a SuperCab with a 6.5-foot box is 231.7 inches (19.3 feet) long and 75.5 inches (6.29 feet) high, with a front overhang of 37.6 inches and a rear overhang of 48.6 inches. The Toyota Tundra’s cargo bed volume for a 6.5-foot bed is 55.09 cubic feet.
  • All models and trim levels of the Toyota Tundra truck offer ample space and can seat up to 5 people. In an SR Double Cab, the front seat offers 41 inches of headroom, 41.2 inches of leg room, 65 inches of shoulder room, along with 62.6 inches of hip room. In the back seat, the Toyota Tundra offers 38.5 inches of headroom, 33.3 inches of leg room, 63.4 inches of shoulder room, and 60.5 inches of hip room.
  • A Ford F-150 Regular Cab truck can seat only up to 3 people, while the SuperCab and SuperCrew can accommodate up to 6 people. In a Ford F-150 SuperCabtruck , the front seat provides 40.8 inches of headroom, 43.9 inches of leg room, 66.7 inches of shoulder room, and 62.5 inches of hip room. The back seat of a Ford F-150 SuperCab offers 40.3 inches of headroom, 33.5 inches of leg room, 66.1 inches of shoulder room, and 62.6 inches of hip room. The Ford F-150 cargo box volume for a 6.5-foot bed is 62.3 cubic feet.

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Toyota Tundra vs. F-150

Conclusion

While the Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 are popular pickup trucks, the Toyota Tundra provides exceptional safety, utility, and luxury features without sacrificing power, fuel economy ratings, or affordability.

  • The base model Toyota Tundra has a lower starting MSRP compared with the Ford F-150 base model truck’s starting MSRP, but still delivers value in terms of power. The Toyota Tundra starts with a 358 horsepower V6 while the Ford F-150 starts with a 290 horsepower V6.
  • All Toyota Tundra truck models come standard with heated power outside mirrors and offer more luxury interior options like heated and ventilated seats for rear passengers, compared to the Ford F-150 which does not.
  • Toyota’s safety features include an up to 10-year trial of Safety Connect®, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 (TSS 2.5), and Toyota’s Safety Star System™. All these safety features come standard with every Toyota Tundra. The Ford F-150 comes standard with only some of these features.
  • Like all new Toyotas, the Toyota Tundra comes with the ToyotaCare 2-year maintenance plan, compared to Ford which does not include a maintenance plan for the Ford F-150.
  • Additionally, the base trim of the Toyota Tundra outperforms its Ford F-150 counterpart in most areas. The SR trim delivers a fuller package and unbeatable value, making it a practical starting point for anyone who wants to experience top-tier power, quality, dependability, and reliability for a reasonable price.
  • While the Ford F-150 comes with several decades of truck history, the Toyota Tundra comes with a colorful history of off-road racing and legendary longevity. The Toyota Tundra features a level of refinement seen only in top contenders, despite being only in its third generation. This is a silent, but eloquent testament to Toyota’s engineering expertise and passion for building great vehicles.
  • The Toyota Tundra is a potent platform that delivers comparable performance and adds safety, comfort, and technology features in a starting package. Pickup enthusiasts won’t be left wanting more. The Tundra also offers a blistering array of upgrades that give you the flexibility to build a pickup truck that matches your uses and preferences.
Published on June 12, 2023