2023 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2023 Toyota Tundra | NewCars.com

2023 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2023 Toyota Tundra Review

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2023 Toyota

MSRP*: $28,600 to $50,740
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2023 Toyota

MSRP*: $38,965 to $64,790
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MPG - City 17 - 20 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 20 - 24 MPG 22 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
  • 159-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 278-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 358-hp, 3.4-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 389-hp, 3.4-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic, Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 159 - 278 hp 358 - 389 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 6,800 lbs 8,300 - 12,000 lbs
Exterior Length 212.3 - 225.5 in 233.6 - 252.5 in
Exterior Width 74.4 - 75.2 in 80.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.9 in
Rear 24.6 - 32.6 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 33.3 - 41.6 in
Head Room Front 39.7 in
Rear 34.9 - 38.3 in
Front 39.3 - 41.0 in
Rear 36.9 - 38.9 in

*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

Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Tundra than in the Toyota Tacoma. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Tacoma and the Toyota Tundra.

With the Toyota Tundra you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Tacoma, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Clearly, the Toyota Tacoma is a better financial choice over the Toyota Tundra, when considering MSRP.

Since the Toyota Tacoma is much slimmer than the Toyota Tundra, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Toyota Tacoma, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota Tundra.

The Toyota Tacoma has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota Tundra, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Tundra is clearly the choice over the Toyota Tacoma for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Tacoma is clearly outclassed by the Toyota Tundra.

The Toyota Tacoma offers much less torque than the Toyota Tundra, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Toyota Tacoma has less seating than the Toyota Tundra, making the Toyota Tundra the better choice if you often have passengers.