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When you’re selecting a truck to use for work and recreation, you need to make the right decision. So much is riding on your ability to tow, haul and still enjoy a comfortable interior ride. The pickup truck segment has fewer options than other automotive classes, which doesn’t always make finding the best one easier. With only so many brands competing, it can be hard to find the perfect model for you. For that reason, versatility and configurability are the most important things you can find in a truck.

The 2018 Ford F-150 is now Canada’s favourite pickup truck for 52 years. In that time, challengers have risen and fallen, attempting to dethrone Ford. One of the more interesting manufacturers to enter this class was Toyota with their Tundra. The Tundra is a rugged pickup truck that aims to provide maximum utility. How does it stack up against Canada’s favourite pickup? Let’s find out.


 

2018 Ford F-150

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2018 Toyota Tundra

42

Number of cab/bed/drive/trim level configurations 32

6 engines / 2 transmissions

Number of engines/transmissions available 2 engines / 1 transmission
510 horsepower / 450 lb-ft. of torque (H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost® V6) Maximum horsepower / torque 381 horsepower / 401 lb-ft. torque (5.7L V8 engine)
13,200 lbs. (5987 kg) Maximum towing capacity 10,200 lbs. (4626 kg)
3,270 lbs. (1483 kg) Maximum payload 1,730 lbs. (621 kg)
Yes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatible No
Yes IIHS Top Pick No
$29,149 (XL 4x2 regular cab) Base MSRP $39,790 (SR 4x2 double cab)

 


F-150 Vs. Toyota Tundra: Head to Head, Canada’s Favourite Excels

When it comes down to the reasons why Canadian drivers buy pickup trucks, the F-150 is a clear winner. It can do more and gives drivers more with a lower starting price.

The F-150’s emphasis on configurability has been one of the reasons it’s excelled as a class leader. Not only does the F-150 give drivers many more build configurations with cab-size, bed-length, drive and trim level, but it also has 3 times the number of engines and twice the number of transmissions.

Power is also another reason the F-150 excels. The maximum towing comes in at nearly 30% higher than that of the Toyota Tundra. Beyond just towing, the F-150 offers double the payload capacity as the 2018 Toyota Tundra. Simply, the F-150 lets you do more in less time.

As far as interior features go, the F-150’s range of trim level options let you pick the vehicle you want. While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is standard on most models, the Tundra’s top trim level, a $60,000+ truck, doesn’t even have the option for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Canadians are smart people, and for the last 52 years, they’ve decided that the Ford F-150 is better equipped to meet their needs than every other truck on the market. While the Tundra is a good truck, it can’t match the versatility and capability of the F-150.

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