Built to do it all. Assembled in Texas and engineered for the U.S., the mighty Tundra is built to face only the harshest of conditions in order to excel no matter what task is placed before it. Whatever purpose the 2016 Toyota Tundra is meant to serve, whether it may live out most of its days on a work site or function as a weekend warrior for your family, it’s prepared to always deliver its best. Here at Hesser Toyota, we are entirely confident in the latest Tundra’s capabilities and that’s precisely why we have prepared this comparison against an American favorite. The 2016 Toyota Tundra vs 2016 Ford F-150 are two pickup trucks that have never backed down from a challenge and why they make such excellent rivals.
Beyond the sturdy styling of the Toyota and Ford pickups is an interior that has been developed to simplify working and driving. Ford has finally improved its Sync 3 system that was previously difficult to utilize. The 2016 Toyota Tundra continues with its user-friendly Etune Premium Radio w/ integrated navigation and app suite. With hands-free functions and Bluetooth-enabled smartphone connections, the Tundra keeps you connected to all of the data services you could want access too. Also, for the days that you don’t have a clue where you are going, rely on the map and navigation displayed on the 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen display centered before you.
One key difference between Toyota’s full-size pickup and Ford’s is that the 2016 Tundra offers two V8 engines to choose from: the base 4.6L V8 (which comes standard on the SR double cab and SR5) and the 5.7L V8 (which is standard on the regular cab, Limited, Platinum, 1794, and TDR Pro trims.) A six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board for the Toyota Tundra and while rear-wheel drive is standard, four-wheel drive is an available option.
Beneath the hood of the F-150, Ford instead enlists a 3.5L V6 as its base engine which only produces 282 horsepower, compared to the Tundra’s 310 HP. The next engine up is the turbocharged 2.7L V6 followed by the 5.0L V8 that is recommended for towing, and finally the turbocharged 3.5L V6.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 are both tough contenders when it comes to towing. The towing capacity range for the Tundra is estimated between 9,800-10,500 lbs. In addition to confident towing ability, the Toyota Tundra is naturally built to haul but gives drivers three bed length options: a 5.5ft short bed (CrewMax), 6.5ft standard bed (Double Cab), and an 8.1ft long bed (Regular Cab, Double Cab).
Available here at Toyota Hesser, we welcome interested drivers to and visit us with any questions and to take the 2016 Toyota Tundra for a test drive. We hope to see you soon!