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2022 Ford F-150 vs 2022 Toyota Tundra

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  • 2022 Ford F-150

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    Starting at

    $29,990[a]

    2022 Toyota Tundra

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    Starting at

    $35,950

    14,000Towing (lbs)12,000
    3,325Payload (lbs)1,940
    Avl.V8 EngineNo

    Excitement is likely filling your head with thoughts of what your next pickup truck will bring to the table. Comparing the 2022 Ford F-150 vs 2022 Toyota Tundra is a tough one, to put it lightly, and both pickup trucks have been likely catching your eye as two strong contenders. There's one little problem for the Tundra–the F-150 is the best-selling truck of all time. How can you compete with that? Short answer, you can't. The 2022 Tundra undoubtedly makes a valiant effort, but too many discrepancies shorten its potential drastically. The first point of contention comes down to cost, which alone influences a wide range of drivers to choose Ford's offering before we even discuss actual performance and specs.

    Price is the first major difference between the two trucks. The 2022 F-150 starts at $29,990, and the 2022 Tundra starts at $35,950. This is a rather stark difference that sees customers paying over $5,000 more for Toyota's truck than Ford's. With that price difference, you'd hope to get some performance improvements, but that's unfortunately not the case, at least not fully. Both trucks are offered in a variety of trim levels, with the F-150 being available in seven trims, while the Tundra allows for six.

  • Performance

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    Ford Gives Your Options

    Performance is wildly different between the two vehicles. Simply put, the Tundra is available in either a standard turbo V6 configuration or a hybrid version of the same engine–there's no in-between. Owners of the F-150 will have the selection of five powertrains. On the lower end, the 3.3L V6 engine that comes standard with the F-150 is an incredibly economical choice for budget buyers. Still, every powertrain available to the F-150 comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and the same is true for the Tundra.

    Starting with the base V6 engine, the F-150 gets 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque, and this powertrain gives you a maximum towing capacity of up to 8,200 lbs. Although this powertrain isn't a hybrid, turbocharged, or anything of that nature, it still presents impressive EPA-estimated ratings of 19 MPG city and 24 MPG highway. Don't fret, however, because two turbocharged V6 engines are available for the F-150, the first of which is a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 with 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this engine, max towing performance is increased to 10,100 lbs, and the EPA-estimated ratings you'll get will be 20 MPG city and 26 MPG highway. It's worth noting this fuel economy is actually better than the hybrid V6 available to the Tundra, which only has ratings of 20 MPG city and 24 MPG highway.

    Upping the Ante

    The next three available engines for the 2022 F-150 all outperform the 2022 Tundra's base engine in most categories. Inside of the 2022 Tundra is a turbocharged 3.5L V6 that gives you 389 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, with a maximum towing capacity of 12,000 lbs. The reliable 5.0L V8 engine Ford offers will give you 400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, but this decrease in torque output doesn't stop this powertrain from towing up to 13,000 lbs.

    Next up is the second of the two turbocharged V6 engines, and this one not only outperforms the base Tundra engine, but it matches its fuel efficiency with identical EPA-estimated ratings of 18 MPG city and 24 MPG highway. With this 3.5L EcoBoost V6, the F-150 will give you 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, and max towing capacity is increased again to 14,000 lbs. Let that sink in for a moment–the F-150 can tow a full ton more than the Tundra.

    A Hybrid Truck Faceoff

    But what of the hybrids, you may be wondering? Both trucks offer a turbocharged 3.5L V6 hybrid variant, with the Tundra producing 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque against the F-150's 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. The slight advantage in horsepower and torque doesn't save the Tundra Hybrid from offering a max towing capacity of just 11,450 lbs, while the F-150 Hybrid will still tow 12,700 lbs. Plus, when equipped with four-wheel drive, the F-150 Hybrid earns EPA-estimated ratings of 23 MPG city and 23 MPG highway against the Tundra Hybrid's 19 MPG city and 22 MPG highway.

  • Interior

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    An On-The-Go Corner Office

    The interiors of both trucks are designed for those who need an on-the-go office for the worksite. Inside each vehicle, the cabs are designed with premium materials, and your comfort is what's most important. Because of this, each vehicle offers leather seating, both heated and ventilated, and there's a wide range of positions you can set. For example, the Tundra allows for a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat along with a power-adjustable passenger seat too. The F-150 has similar results with the driver receiving a 10-way power seat, while the passenger gets a multi-adjustable power seat as well.

    Something surely to intrigue those who are often tired and sleepy is the F-150's seat's ability to be fully reclined, giving you a comfortable bed-like surface for those moments where you get to take a break from the hard work. Turn on the air-conditioning, listen to some SiriusXM radio on your SYNC 4 infotainment center, and take a nap if you have to. Speaking of the infotainment centers, each truck comes standard with an 8-inch screen, and the F-150 can be upgraded to a 12-inch screen.

    Modern Technology at Your Fingertips

    Features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth come standard, and both trucks can be fitted with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot through a subscription service. You can invest in a premium audio system for your favorite music, regardless of which truck you purchase. But while the Tundra allows for a 12-speaker audio system by JBL, the F-150 takes it one step further with an 18-speaker setup from Bang & Olufsen. This is great for downtime or when you're working inside your truck and want to listen to some of your favorite music. When you're working within your truck, this is a great time to mention the available interior work surface for the F-150–giving you enough room for large laptops, your entire lunch, and more. The Tundra has a large surface for the center console, but it isn't designed to be a "work surface" with its angular design and leather material.

  • Exterior

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    Improving the Pickup

    One of the main reasons you'd likely want to purchase a truck is because of its size–more specifically, its cargo space. Not only do the F-150 and Tundra offer large beds that are perfect for storing everything else, but modern trucks such as the F-150 and Tundra feature onboard power outputs. Since the Ford F-150's power output is more like an onboard generator, you can stop bringing an external generator to the worksite, which saves on precious payload space in your truck. Although, if you opt for the F-150, this won't be as much of a worry because of its vastly superior payload capacity. The onboard power generator will generally make your workday easier.

    Each truck offers a 120V three-prong plug in the bed, but the F-150's Pro Power Onboard can give multiple power tools up to 7.2kW of power and even includes a 240V outlet. This means that you may be stuck bringing an external power generator to the worksite with your Tundra, which already has a lower payload capacity to begin with, and the results will not be ideal. With the F-150, it's clear the truck is built for hard workers, both inside and out.

    Staying True to the Basics

    But of course, cargo space is crucial too, and both trucks offer various bed sizes to suit your needs. As surprising as it may seem, both trucks offer very similar results, with only one small difference. Firstly, both trucks come standard with 5'5" beds, which translates to 52.8 cu.ft. of cargo space on the F-150. If you wanted a larger bed size, the second option for both trucks is a 6'5" bed, with 62.3 cu.ft for Ford's truck. Lastly, the Tundra does offer a slightly larger option in the form of its available 8'1" bed, but the F-150 doesn't trail far behind at all with a highly comparable 8' long bed. Both trucks will give you a similar amount of cargo space on the outside, and while the Tundra may offer a few extra hidden storage compartments within, it doesn't make up for the 1,385 lbs of payload capacity you'd be losing overall.

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