Specs at a Glance

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

Max. Towing

  13,200 lbs.

Front Leg Room

  43.9 in.


2018 Toyota Tundra

2018 Toyota Tundra

Max. Towing

  6,800 lbs.

Front Leg Room

  42.5 in.

2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Toyota Tundra

Serving Hammond, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge, LA

Americans work hard, play hard and love trucks. The number of competitive full-size pickups is small, with the 2018 Ford F150 and the 2018 Toyota Tundra each earning its admirers. Both trucks are extremely reliable, capable and attractive. However, the 2018 F150 continues to lead the market in many areas, including towing capacity, whereas the 2018 Tundra is showing its age. We think a test-drive of both will convince you that the Ford belongs in the winner’s circle, while it might be time to let the Tundra out to pasture.

Performance

The 2018 Ford F150 offers five engines, four V6s and a V8. Three of the V6s are twin-turbocharged units, including the leader of the pack, the F150 Raptor’s 3.5-liter engine outputs 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The Ford V8 is a 395-horsepower, 5.0-liter powerplant that develops 400-lb-ft of torque. A 3.0-liter turbodiesel is set to be released soon. The base engine comes with a six-speed automatic, but all the other drivetrains pack a 10-speed unit. The 2018 Toyota Tundra offers two engines, both V8s mated to a 6-speed automatic: a 4.6-liter with 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque, and a 5.7-liter V8 with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.

Variety

Besides the 2018 Ford F150’s roster of five engines, buyers can choose among seven trims, six new wheel choices, several different grills, four new interiors, three cab designs, three bed lengths and two powertrains (2WD and 4WD). The 2018 Toyota Tundra no longer sells a regular cab model. It offers two cab designs, two bed lengths, four trims, and two powertrains.

Towing

The 2018 Ford F150 extends its lead in its class’ towing capacity, to 13,200 lbs. The Tundra towing tops out at 10,200 lbs. More importantly, the F150 offers a trio of systems to make towing easier. The Pro Trailer Backup Assist allows the truck to handle the steering and braking when parking, letting the driver control knob-mounted left/right commands while watching a display screen. The Blind Spot Information System displays the truck and trailer, and the 360-Degree Camera makes it easier to connect a trailer. The Tundra offers replaceable bumper panels.

We have a number of 2018 F150 trucks at our Ford dealership, and one is bound to be perfect for you. Our friendly customer service emphasizes your satisfaction, so stop in today!