2018 Toyota Tundra vs Ford F-150 Truck Comparison Birmingham

Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra


Ford F-150


Comparing 2018 Toyota Tundra vs. 2018 Ford F-150: Who Wins?

If you’re in the market for a full-size pickup, you might be a bit overwhelmed with the choices available. Chevrolet, Ford, Toyota, Nissan and RAM all offer full-size trucks, and depending on who and where you consult, you’re likely to get varied recommendations on which to go with. All of the respective choices have their strengths and weaknesses. In this space, we’re going to take two trucks and compare them head to head to get a better understanding of the pros and cons. We took the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Toyota Tundra and matched them up against each other in several categories. The 2018 Tundra is mostly a carryover model from the previous year, but the Ford F-150 did have some extensive changes for the 2018 model year. Those include some more powerful engine options and a style refresh on the exterior. We’ll cover those developments in a little more detail below. Read on to find out what happened when we took the 2018 Toyota Tundra and the 2018 Ford F-150 and compared them head to head.

A True History Maker

The Toyota Tundra was the first full-size truck released in the North American market that was built by a Japanese automaker.

Head-to Head Exterior Comparison: 2018 Toyota Tundra versus 2018 Ford F-150

The big news here is that Ford performed a pretty significant refresh on the exterior of the F-150 for the 2018 model year. Changes were made to the hood, fenders and grille in an effort to give it a more “muscular” appearance. On the other side of the fence, the 2018 Toyota Tundra remain unchanged style-wise with the notable exception of the addition of the all-new Tundra TRD Sport Edition which brings a host of exterior enhancements. It’s difficult to compare exterior styles on any vehicles, let alone trucks, due to the subjective nature of style itself. In our opinion, both the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Toyota Tundra communicate ruggedness and capability via their looks.

Facts on Feature

2018 Toyota Tundra comes w/power windows, power locks, power mirrors & Bluetooth as standard equipment.

The 2018 Ford F-150 has this equipment as “optional.”

Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra Center Console Toyota Tundra Steering Column Toyota Tundra Truck Bed

Ford F-150

F150 Center Console F150 Steering Column F150 Truck Bed

Head to Head Interior Comparison: 2018 Toyota Tundra versus 2018 Ford F-150

The 2018 Toyota Tundra and the 2018 Ford F-150 both offer well-appointed interior cabins with a ton of standard and available tech features. The F-150’s interior offers a bit more room than the Tundra’s, but only within an inch or two in most areas. Both trucks are also available with premium amenities like leather seating as you navigate up the model trim ladder. We give the overall nod, however, to the 2018 Toyota Tundra in this category due to the Tundra’s standard equipment. Toyota includes the kind of features you should expect to get in a new truck (e.g. power windows, power locks, Bluetooth) as standard equipment. Ford, on the other hand, lists equipment like this as “optional,” indicating you probably have to pay more or move up to a higher trim level to get it. In this day and age, items like power windows and power locks should be no-brainer standard features on any new vehicle.

Toyota Towing Power

2017 Tundra: 6800 lbs.

2017 F-150: 5,000 lbs.

(Maximum Towing Capacity)

Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tundra Technology Features Toyota Tundra Safety Features

Ford F-150

F150 Technology Features F150 Safety Features

Head-to-Head Technology Comparison: 2018 Toyota Tundra versus 2018 Ford F-150

As far as infotainment, the 2018 Tundra and the 2018 F-150 match up very well. The Tundra does, however, offer more standard tech features like Bluetooth, keyless entry and hands-free phone capability than F-150 does. Both trucks also have large touchscreen displays. The 2018 Tundra, however, now comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense™ P package of advanced safety technology across all trim levels. The 2018 F-150, while countering with advanced safety tech of its own, doesn’t match all the benefits of Toyota’s system.

“T” is For Texas

The 2018 Toyota Tundra is manufactured in San Antonio, TX.

2018 Toyota Tundra versus 2018 Ford F-150: Which One is Better?

It’s no secret that the Ford F-150 has been the perennial best-seller in the full-size truck market for many years. This isn’t surprising and can be partly attributed to the fact that truck buyers tend to be a loyal bunch. When you take the time, however, to compare the 2018 Toyota Tundra and the 2018 Ford F-150 side-by-side, the Tundra comes out on top. It’s got as much or more capability than the F-150, and it comes with more standard features than the F-150. Compared to Ford, Toyota is still really in its infancy in the full-size truck market. Despite this, Toyota is already offering a truck that is comparable to and beats the F-150 in several different categories.

Get Your 2018 Tundra at Limbaugh Toyota

You don’t have to take our word for it. Come down to Limbaugh Toyota today and test drive a 2018 Tundra for yourself. You can experience first-hand all the benefits and features you’ll get with this full-size truck. Be sure to also check our Toyota Tundra specials on our website. They are promotional offers that can save you big money whether you are buying or leasing your Tundra. Limbaugh Toyota is located at 2200 Ave T, Birmingham, AL 35218.

Comparisons based on 2018 Tundra 4×2 Double Cab SR versus 2017 F-150 Supercab 4×2 145-in WB.