2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

If you are getting behind the wheel of a pickup truck, chances are good you are looking for a few particular actions and capabilities from it. You are probably looking for it to be a strong vehicle. Perhaps you need to haul a lot of equipment or other items somewhere. Maybe you need it to tow a trailer or a boat behind it for a weekend up at the lake. The bottom line is, you are looking to make light work out of heavy loads, and you need a powerful truck that won’t let you down when push comes to shove. There are so many options out there in the world of pickup trucks that it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. Let’s take a look at the 2017 Ford F-150 vs the 2017 Toyota Tacoma.

Both of these pickup trucks are made from heavyweights in the auto industry, but when you compare the two side-by-side, the F-150 pulls ahead of the competition.

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2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma
282 HP Base Horsepower 159 HP
18/24 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 19/21 City/Hwy MPG
9,100 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 Pounds
1,910 Pounds Maximum Payload 1,620 Pounds

Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tacoma horsepower and towing capacity

When you press the accelerator inside the cab of a pickup truck, you want a potent response. The horsepower of the 2017 Ford F-150 starts at a 282 minimum, and only goes up from there depending on which of the many trim levels and cab styles you choose. That is far above the 159 horsepower offered by the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. It may come as no surprise, then, that the maximum towing capacity and the maximum payload numbers of the F-150 greatly exceed the numbers of the Tacoma. When properly equipped, the 2017 Ford F-150 Regular Cab can tow 9,100 pounds behind it, whereas the 2017 Tacoma cannot even get to half of that amount. If you need to tow a trailer full of equipment behind you for the job or for your personal life, having the capability to tow 9,100 pounds will come in handy. You can also carry more in the truck bed as well with the maximum payload of the F-150 hitting 1,910 pounds, again surpassing the Tacoma, which offers a maximum payload of 1,620 pounds.

The numbers speak for themselves. If you are looking for a strong and capable pickup truck, the 2017 Ford F-150 delivers.

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