How did we compare the 2015 Ford F-150, and the 2015 Toyota Tundra?
The popular Ford F-150, and well-liked Toyota Tundra are both full-size pick up trucks that offer far more than their predecessors. Neither of these beauties are your father’s workhorses of the past that were designed mainly to transport materials, and equipment. Both vehicles are equipped with modern conveniences, and interior luxury. They offer a wide range of options that are tailored to fit individual requirements regarding both passenger space, and bed size. In comparing the 2015 Ford F-150, and its counter part, the 2015 Toyota Tundra, we relied on four main categories.
- Power and Performance
We rated the winner in each category, and the overall winner as seen below.
Head to head comparisons.
Power and Performance:
The 2015 Ford F-150 is available with four engine choices, and was redesigned with added power, and better fuel efficiency. The standard 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 282 horsepower, and 255 pound feet of torque. The new EcoBoost V6 engine produces 325 horsepower, along with 375 pound feet of torque. Ford also offers a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that provides even better fuel economy, and increased towing capacity. For consumers that need a larger engine, the 5.0-liter V8, with 360 horsepower, and 380 pound feet of torque is carried over from the previous generation.
The 2015 Toyota Tundra only offers two engines. The first is a 4.6-liter V8 that produces 310 horsepower, and 327 pound feet of torque. The Tundra’s other choice is the 5.7-liter V8 producing 381 horsepower, and 401 pound feet of torque.
Given all the engine choices, and better fuel economy, the winner here is the Ford F-150.
The Ford F-150 has a new, revolutionary design. Equipped with aluminum siding, a high-strength steel frame, and aluminum body panels, the vehicle is both stronger and lighter, by 700 pounds, then its predecessor.
The Toyota Tundra is an extremely strong contender. The classy front grille, combined with 32-inch tires lends a stylish appearance. However it is missing the innovation in design and materials that the Ford offers.
The winner here is the Ford F-150.
Both trucks offer a laundry list of luxury features. The base Toyota Tundra SR incorporates advanced technology including Bluetooth, and Toyota’s Entune infotainment system. The Limited, and Platinum upper trim levels present premium features such as leather seats, and navigation.
The Ford F-150 offers more luxury features then ever before, including a 115-volt outlets to charge tools and batteries. The power locking rear tailgate can be opened by a remote control. Another option is the 360-degree rearview camera, a feature that is typically offered on luxury cars.
The Toyota Tundra just edges out the Ford F-150 as the winner here.
Last but certainly not least is the Configurations category. It has become standard issue for heavy-duty work trucks to present a wide range of cabin and bed options. Both the Ford F-150, and Toyota Tundra do not disappoint.
The Ford F-150 offers three cab choices, the Regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew cabins. Closely matched, the Toyota Tundra is available in Regular, Double, or Crewmax cabins. Ford’s Regular cabin models are only matched with the standard six-foot, seven-inch long bed. The SuperCab, and SuperCrew cabins are available with the smaller five-foot, seven-inch short bed, or a larger eight-foot, one-inch extended bed.
The Toyota Tundra includes a standard six-foot, five-inch bed. Additional options include the five-foot, five-inch short bed, and the eight-foot, one-inch extended bed.
Given the Ford F-150’s larger bed sizes, it edges out the Toyota Tundra as the winner here.
And the winner is….
You cannot go wrong with either the 2015 Ford F-150, or the 2015 Toyota Tundra. Both pickup trucks offer great performance, design, features, and available configurations for the money. That being said, the Ford F-150 is the clear winner, beating out the Toyota Tundra in three out of four categories, and coming extremely close to tying on the fourth category. In our opinion, the Tundra is a great truck, however the F-150 is a true champion.