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2024 Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150

You want a light duty pickup truck, but there’s so many to choose from. So why, exactly, should you be getting behind the wheel of the Toyota Tundra? How does it compare, for example, to “Canada’s favourite truck,” the Ford F-150? The truck experts here at Yorkton Toyota run down some of the key differences between these two formidable pickups, to help you understand just which one you should be driving. (Spoiler: it’s the Tundra.)

Engine Performance

The main thing a truck needs to be able to do is work. For the 2024 model year, Toyota totally redesigned the powertrain of the Tundra, offering a standard 3.5L Twin Turbo V6 with 389 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque. On the higher end, you can get the more potent hybrid i-Force MAX engine, with 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque. A properly equipped Tundra can tow up to 12,000 lbs. While the F-150 has six available engine types, their standard 2.7L V6 doesn’t compare to the Tundra’s – you have to go with much more expensive trim levels to get that kind of performance, and comparable towing power.

Reliability

The power of your truck is only one metric – another is how reliable it is. The Toyota Tundra has a reputation for reliability, and when problems do arise, the average cost of repair is reasonable. While the Ford F-150 has fairly comparable reliability, the cost of repairs on the Ford trucks is higher. Over the lifetime of the vehicle, on average, the Tundra should cost you less in overall maintenance.

Comfort

We’ll hand it to Ford, they can make a pretty luxurious truck cabin. Assuming you’re willing to pay for it. The 2024 Toyota Tundra comes standard with more features, such an 8” touch screen, automatic climate control, and wireless connectivity for your Android Auto or Apple CarPlay system. Higher end trims add in more luxury with leather seating and wood trims. The F-150’s introductory trim has the wireless connectivity and a 12” screen, but not much else.

Safety

The Ford Co-Pilot360 system just doesn’t compare to the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 package. While both systems offer a number of high-tech safety features, the Tundra packs in more of them. The Toyota system includes automatic high high beams, forward collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure mitigation with lane-keeping assist. The Ford Co-Pilot360 system doesn’t even offer standard adaptive cruise control.

Visit Yorkton Toyota for the 2024 Toyota Tundra

Why just be another boring F-150 on the road, when you could drive a superior pickup packed with more standard features and horsepower? The 2024 Toyota Tundra is here at Yorkton Toyota, and ready for a test drive so you can really feel the difference. Come visit us today, and see the difference for yourself!