Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tacoma

As two of the top-selling pickups on the road, the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tacoma continue to be fan favorites for drivers in Eatontown, Wall Township, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank, thanks to their modern cabin designs and powerful capabilities.

Which has the performance and features you are looking for in your new pickup truck? Keep reading below to find out how our DCH Ford of Eatontown team compares the Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tacoma.

Ford F-150


Toyota Tacoma

14,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

6,800 pounds

3,325 pounds

Payload Capacity

1,440 pounds


Hybrid Powertrain

Not Available

The Specs of the F-150 vs Tacoma

When looking at the numbers, both pickups impress. That is because they each offer powerful engine options, which gives them the capability to tow thousands of pounds. With the Toyota Tacoma, its 278-horsepower 3.5L V6 gives it the following capabilities…

  • Towing Capacity: 6,800 pounds
  • Payload Capacity: 1,440 pounds

If you have larger equipment, whether it be a trailer or boat, you may need to turn to the even-more-powerful Ford F-150. It offers a variety of engine options, and some can generate 400 horsepower and beyond. With this truck, it can be configured to offer the following capabilities…

  • Towing Capacity: 14,000 pounds
  • Payload Capacity: 3,325 pounds

Only the 2021 F-150 too offers an available hybrid engine. With its full-hybrid powertrain, the F-150 can still tow over 12,000 pounds and will help the truck achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 city/26 highway MPG. The Tacoma gets just 18 city/22 highway MPG.

Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tacoma: Cabin Space

If you will be driving around with the family or friends, you will also want to make sure the cabin of your truck has plenty of space for everyone to enjoy the ride. Let's see what sort of space their cabins provide:


Ford F-150 SuperCrew

Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Front Headroom

40.8 inches

39.7 inches

Front Legroom

43.9 inches

42.9 inches

Rear Headroom

40.4 inches

38.3 inches

Rear Legroom

43.6 inches

32.6 inches

As you can see, there will be more room to stretch out and relax for passengers in the Ford F-150, compared to the 2021 Tacoma. Plus, there are some available features, which can further elevate your comfort and can only be found in the F-150. These includes the available massaging front seats and Max Recline front seats.

Making Things Easier for You

While there are many tech features offered in both trucks, we wanted to share with you some key features that only the Ford F-150 has. With them, towing and driving becomes simpler, and you'll feel more confident wherever you're headed!

  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™: With this available feature, the F-150 can help make sure your trailer goes in the direction you want it to when in reverse.
  • Active Park Assist 2.0: Parallel park or back into a tight perpendicular spot with ease, thanks to the help of this available feature. With it, your F-150 can steer its way into any open spot all on its own.

Get Your New Truck Today!

By comparing the Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tacoma, you can see the F-150 is a pickup truck ready to provide exceptional performance capabilities, along with added convenience and comfort.

Come see the 2021 Ford F-150 for yourself today at DCH Ford of Eatontown. Contact us now to schedule a test drive and see how it handles the roads of Eatontown, Wall Township, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank.

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    Eatontown, NJ 07724

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