2017 Toyota Tundra vs 2017 Ford F-150

When it comes to a full-size, light duty truck, it's important to have plenty of power right off the bat, and plenty of creature comforts can also be an advantage. In this 2017 Toyota Tundra vs 2017 Ford F-150 comparison, we are going to look at two excellent trucks to see which one may best suit the needs of truck shoppers. Both of these trucks come in multiple trim levels and body styles so that they can be customized for individual driving needs.

The 2017 Toyota Tundra starts with the SR and SR5 trims, and delivers plenty of power right away. The standard engine on these models is a 4.6-liter V8 rated for 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the base 282-horsepower 2.7-liter V6 on the 2017 Ford F-150, the Toyota Tundra offers a lot more power and torque. A more powerful 5.7-liter V8 is also available on the 2017 Toyota Tundra that offers 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped, this engine can tow up to 10,500 pounds.

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2017 Toyota Tundra VS 2-17 Ford F-150
4.6-L V8 (310 hp) Base Engine 3.5-liter V6 (282 hp)
Standard Power Accessories Available
6.1 inches Standard Touchscreen N/A
TRD Pro Off-Road Trim Raptor

Technology and Off-Roading on the 2017 Toyota Tundra

While passenger comfort can be secondary to performance for some truck buyers, if you are looking for a truck that can handle both the work site and the daily commute in comfort, then the Toyota truck excels. In this 2017 Toyota Tundra vs 2017 Ford F-150 comparison, the Tundra offers standard power accessories like electric doors and windows, and comes standard with other convenience features like cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, CD player, and a USB port. All of these are available on the base 2017 Ford F-150 XL, but require the addition of an optional package, and do not come standard.

The 2017 Toyota Tundra can perform well off the road as well as on it. With the TRD Pro trim, drivers can enjoy an elite off-road suspension and a unique look. A TRD Off-Road package can also be added to upper trims. While the off-road optimized model of the 2017 Ford F-150, the Raptor, can deliver more go-anywhere ability, it is also several thousand dollars more expensive for capability that many drivers will never use.

If you are interested in learning more about this comparison, or test driving a 2017 Toyota Tundra in Rochester MN, contact a member of the Rochester Toyota team today.

2017 Toyota Tundra towing a boat and parked near a lake
steering wheel and dashboard of the 2017 Toyota Tundra
view of the dashboard of the 2017 Toyota Tundra from the driver's side
close-up of the driver's side and wheel of the 2017 Toyota Tundra