The 2017 Ford F-150 and the 2017 Toyota Tundra are rivals in the realm of functional pick-up trucks. Both are great options for a family or the work-oriented individual. Let's see what makes both of these trucks great options for anyone in the market.
2017 Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tundra
The 2017 Ford F-150 sports *18 city/ 24 highway mpg. For the power and raw capabilities this truck possesses, it's lean on guzzling the gas. "How did Ford do it?" The F-150 is the only truck in its class to use a high-strength, military grade, aluminum-alloy body which decreases the weight allowing it to be more fuel efficient (a nice bi-product of having an aluminum body is a resistance to corrosion and dents). This fuel efficiency will get you around while lessening your worries of fuel-usage whether on road trips or on the jobsite.
The 2017 Toyota Tundra was rated to get *15 city/ 19 highway mpg. While still good for a pickup truck that offers enough power for the everyday job, you may want more fuel economy for the price.
The 2017 Tundra has lots of interior room with foldable rear-seats and a large center console. You have options when it comes to bed lengths ranging from 5.5 feet to 8.1 feet long. The tailgate is easily removable and can open and close with the use of just two fingers for when your hands are full.
The F-150 is no chump, though, when it comes to storage. It also has a box length ranging from 5 feet to 8 feet long with the BoxLink interface which allows for easier storage of accessories. The LED lights in the box make using this storage space much simpler at night. Another unique feature of the 2017 f-150 is the remote tailgate release, which comes standard on some models, that allows you to lock or unlock your tailgate with your key fob. Not to mention the ultra-convenient tailgate step which helps you climb in and out of the bed with minimal "grunts" and achy knees.
Ford takes the cake when it comes to technology inside and out. The Sync 3 system is hard to beat with built-in voice recognition features, navigation, media connectivity and more. You can connect your smartphone to the system and access music and other personal features through the Sync system. Other comfort features include heated and cooled seats, tactful leather, and push-button start.
The Toyota Tundra features its own amenities with Toyota's Entune system. It has similar features like smartphone capability, music, and navigation. On a small screen embedded in the center console, an available back-up camera can assist with avoiding those annoying trashcans that seem to sneak up when you least expect it.
Ford's 2017 F-150 has a **5 star overall safety rating. Available is Ford's forward collision warning to alert you and help prevent accidents when closely approaching another vehicle. The AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control uses gyroscopic sensors to decrease roll-overs by brilliantly controlling the engine power and breaks when necessary. The 2017 F-150 is a safe vehicle made for tough jobs and family trips alike.
On the 2017 Toyota Tundra, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) serve to help the driver steer-clear of oncoming vehicles. The BSM will provide a visual alert on the side mirrors when another vehicle is in your blind spot, and the RCTA will alert you to oncoming vehicles when driving. It received a **4 star safety rating by the NHTSA.
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If you're looking for space, power and safety in a truck, you'll find all these in both the 2017 F-150 and the 2017 Tundra. They're fierce competitors, but we feel that the Ford F-150 offers more. Both trucks are great, but the F-150 is a more well-rounded vehicle. To decide for yourself, taking a test drive is always a great option.
*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.