For 46 years the F-150 has been part of the F-Series trucks, America’s best selling trucks. With a combination of cabs, bed lengths, and engines, there’s a F-150 truck to fit every need from the work site to the camp site. But how does the F-150 compare to another favorite truck – the Toyota Tundra?
Both trucks have 7 or models to choose from with optional cabs available in 2WD or 4WD until you get to the premium models which are exclusively four-wheel drive. The F-150 is offered in standard cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew and the Tundra has two: Double Cab and CrewMax.
The Toyota Tundra is the only full-size pickup in the half-ton segment without an optional V8 engine. In contrast, Ford offers a 5.0L V8 at 400hp on all trims except the Limited which is only offered in a 3.5L PowerBoost V6 Hybrid. The Ford V8 engines are a popular choice the work truck segment where heavy loads and towing require a higher output engine. F-150 offers a wider choice of five engines to provide the right engine for the job or family adventure: 2.7L V6, 3.3L V6 EcoBoost, 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, 3.5L V6 PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6, 5.0L V8. Tundra has just the two engines: i-Force V6 and i-Force MAX V6 Hybrid.
Ford Pro Power Onboard is an available feature offered that Tundra — even the new hybrid — can’t match. Pro Power Onboard is offered in three levels of exportable electrical power:
- 2.0 kW
- 2.4 kW
- 7.2 kW
This allows owners to plug their tools or other products into a possible four outlets in the cargo bed wall and one inside the cab.
Tundra offers one 120-volt/400-watt outlet in the bed.
F-150 offers an available 14,000-lb. maximum trailer tow rating, which is a 2,000-lb. advantage over the Tundra. The Tundra maximum trailer tow rating is achieved with an SR5 2WD Double Cab, while Ford F‑150 delivers its maximum rating in either the SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration.
F-150 Max. Towing (lbs.)
4×2 – 14,000lbs
4×4 – 13,800lbs
Tundra Max. Towing (lbs.)
4×2 – 12,000lbs
4×4 – 11,200lbs
Ford F-150 trucks provide the ultimate payload options of any half-ton truck. F-150 epitomizes Built Ford Tough with a maximum 3,315 lbs. in available payload capacity. Tundra is not offered as a regular cab model giving the F-150 another payload opportunity in the work truck arena.
F-150 Max. Payload (lbs.)
Regular Cab 4×2 – 3,315lbs
SuperCab 4×2 – 3,000lbs
SuperCrew 4×2 – 2,900
Tundra Max. Payload (lbs.)
Regular Cab 4×2 – (not offered)
Double Cab 4×2 – 1,940lbs
CrewMax 4×2 – 1,830lbs
The F-150 reigns supreme over the Toyota Tundra in towing, payload and unique features like the Pro Power Onboard that’s a literal portable generator built into the truck bed. Truck owners have more engine and cab options with the F-150 making it more versatile for both work and play. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our official F-150 models page and view each trim level: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor.