Many drivers find themselves comparing the 2023 Ford F-150 and the 2023 Toyota Tacoma when looking around Lansing, Holt, and East Lansing for their next set of wheels. So, the LaFontaine Ford of Lansing team has decided to help drivers make their decision by providing this comparison.
As we put these two trucks head-to-head, take a look at their abilities to see which one offers everything you’re looking for.
MAX TOWING CAPACITY
When choosing a truck, you want one that’s designed specifically to your liking. It should fit your personality and your needs on the jobsite. Luckily, both the F-150 and the Tacoma offer a litany of options to give you a truck that suits your style.
The 2023 Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma are both available in several cab styles. The Tacoma offers an Access Cab and a larger Double Cab with its seating capacity ranging from four to five passengers.
The seating capacity of the F-150 ranges from three to six, thanks to its greater variety of cab styles. They include:
The Ford F-150 is available with seven engines, so you’ll be able to customize your truck to provide the specific blend of power and efficiency you need. The Tacoma, on the other hand, has just three engines available.
Both trucks come standard with rear-wheel drive and offer available 4-wheel drive. They also offer different standard transmissions. In the Tacoma, you only get a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the F-150 comes with a noticeably smoother 10-speed automatic transmission. The higher gear ratio also helps this truck be a more capable towing vehicle.
A greater selection of engines also makes the Ford F-150 the superior performance truck. It’s ready to overpower the competition and give you an edge on the jobsite and the trails. Let’s get a closer look at what kind of numbers these trucks bring to the table.
The 2023 F-150 can deliver up to 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque when equipped with its most powerful engine: the available High-Output Supercharged 5.2L V8. The highest output you’ll get with the Tacoma comes from its 3.5-liter V6, which can only manage 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
You’ll also be able to personalize the performance of your truck with their selectable drive modes. The Multi-Terrain Select of the Tacoma comes with five modes, while the F-150 is available with up to seven drive modes starting with Normal and ECO, and continuing with modes like:
If you’re looking for an extra dose of efficiency to go with all that power, you can choose a hybrid powertrain. It’s only available with the Ford F-150. The available 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 boasts 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. The Toyota Tacoma is only available with traditional gas-powered engines.
When it’s time to get down to business, the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma are ready to get to work. Whether you’re hitching up your trailer or loading up the truck bed.
The Ford F-150 has a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds when properly equipped, which far outmatches the 6,800-pound maximum towing capacity of the Tacoma. If you have a trailer full of heavy lumber that needs to be transported, the Ford F-150 is your best bet.
You’ll find a similar difference in the payload capabilities of each truck as well. The Toyota Tacoma can only handle a maximum 1,685-pound payload capacity when properly equipped. If you plan on filling the truck bed with a lot more, you’ll want to turn to the F-150. It boasts a maximum payload capacity of 3,325 pounds.
When it comes time to park your trailer, the Ford F-150 goes above and beyond. It’s available with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, which makes parking as easy as turning a dial. Simply, rotate it in the direction you want the trailer to go, and your truck will handle the steering. The Tacoma doesn't offer a comparable feature.
In the battle between the 2023 Ford F-150 vs. 2023 Toyota Tacoma, we think the F-150 has more to offer Lansing, Holt, and East Lansing drivers. It’s a more capable towing vehicle with more power and better customization options.
If you want to learn more about this truck, schedule a test drive at LaFontaine Ford of Lansing!
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