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2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma Review

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2021 Ford
F-150

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2021 Toyota
Tacoma

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MSRP*
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$28,940 to $74,250
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$26,400 to $47,030
Invoice* $27,638 to $69,305 $24,750 to $43,569
MPG - City 16 - 20 17 - 20
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 20 - 24
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Ford F-150 than the Toyota Tacoma. The Ford F-150 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Toyota Tacoma.

Convenience
With the Ford F-150 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Tacoma, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford F-150 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Toyota Tacoma, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford F-150 is much higher than that of the Toyota Tacoma.

Dimensions
Since the Ford F-150 is much wider than the Toyota Tacoma, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford F-150, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota Tacoma.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford F-150 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the Toyota Tacoma.

Handling
The Ford F-150 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Tacoma, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Ford F-150, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Toyota Tacoma, due to its slightly better towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford F-150 greatly outmuscles the Toyota Tacoma.

Utility
The Ford F-150 offers a little more seating capacity than the Toyota Tacoma, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them.

Warranty
The Ford F-150 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Tacoma.