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2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma
AwardsFord has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 F-150 has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA1.
Citing its "sophisticated and efficient turbocharged engines, revolutionary aluminum construction and a host of clever features," the editors at Kelley Blue Book named the 2017 Ford F-150 their Best Buy in the Pickup Truck category for the third year in a row2.
EfficiencyIf you're trying to pinch pennies, every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 2 between the 2017 Ford F-1503 and the 2017 Toyota Tacoma4 on the highway. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas5.
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FeaturesMove forward, back, up, or down with the touch of a button, using the Power Adjustable Seats that come standard on the 2017 Ford F-1506. Power Adjustable Seats aren't standard on the 2017 Toyota Tacoma, so be prepared to either pay more, or use that awkward bar under the seat.
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PerformanceWant more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Ford F-1507, boasting 172 more horses than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma4.
Reap the powerful advantages of the 2017 Ford F-150's7 more than 400 horsepower: better performance and towing, and even better fuel economy.
If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2017 Ford F-150's7 increased torque - 5107 lb.-ft. vs. 2654 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
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SafetyIf your vehicle begins to drift out of its lane, the Lane Departure Warning System, standard on the 2017 Ford F-1508, will sound an alarm. This extra layer of safety isn't standard on the 2017 Toyota Tacoma, so if you want it, you'll have to pay extra.
More stars means safer cars. According to the NHTSA's Overall Crash Rating, should you ever need it, the 2017 Ford F-1509 offers greater crash protection than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma10.11.
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TechnicalEnjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2017 Ford F-150's9 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2017 Toyota Tacoma.
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UsabilityWho wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 351 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2017 Ford F-15012 will keep you on the road longer than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma13.
Tired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2017 Ford F-1509 offers 2 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma13, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.
Offering 4 more inches in combined rear head and rear leg room than the 2017 Toyota Tacoma14, the 2017 Ford F-15015 is roomy enough for even the tallest of your passengers to travel in comfort. Bye-bye cramped "airplane-legs," hello rear passenger comfort.
The 2017 Ford F-15015 offers seating for 615 of your friends and family - in the 2017 Toyota Tacoma14, 1 of them would have to stay behind.
The 2017 Ford F-150's8 3,700-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2017 Toyota Tacoma16 means you'll be able to tow just about anything, for the job site or for a weekend fishing trip.
2017 Ford F-150Foo2017 Toyota Tacoma79212estimated combined tank range44113409front head room3913409front leg room39134015rear head room38144015rear leg room3814615Seating Capacity51410,4008TOWING CAPACITY6,70016
PricingIn the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2017 Ford F-150's9 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2017 Toyota Tacoma13.
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings and http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings
2 - Learn more at: https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/best-buy-awards-pickup-truck/2000011406/
3 - 2017 Ford F-150 XL 2WD Reg Cab 8' Box
4 - 2017 Toyota Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT (Natl)
5 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year (source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm)
6 - 2017 Ford F-150 Lariat 2WD SuperCab 6.5' Box
7 - 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor 4WD SuperCab 5.5' Box
8 - 2017 Ford F-150 Limited 2WD SuperCrew 5.5' Box
9 - 2017 Ford F-150 XL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box
10 - 2017 Toyota Tacoma SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 4x2 AT (GS)
11 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings
12 - 2017 Ford F-150 XLT 2WD SuperCab 6.5' Box
13 - 2017 Toyota Tacoma SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (GS)
14 - 2017 Toyota Tacoma SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 4x2 AT (Natl)
15 - 2017 Ford F-150 XL 2WD SuperCab 6.5' Box
16 - 2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 4x2 AT (SE)