Are you an F150 fan all the way, or would you rather test your boundaries and go for a Tundra?
Choosing between 2 truck brand giants can be tricky because each has unique strengths and weaknesses to offer. Let’s find out if one can outlast the other or if they’ll just end up neutralizing each other.
The first ever F150 model was made in 1948 but it wasn’t until in 1975 that Ford did significant changes, including the towing capacity that reached up to 7,000-8,000lbs, which caught the rest of the world’s attention. Today, that towing capacity just keeps improving with the arrival of the family’s newest member, having a max towing capacity of 13,000-14,000lbs.
Meanwhile, it’s competitor, the latest Toyota Tundra, is down by a couple of notches, due to its max towing capacity of only 11,000-12,000lbs. This was somehow a surprise considering that its first variant made a big public statement in 2008, with its max towing capacity of 10,000lbs.
According to CNBC, gas prices have recently skyrocketed to 48.7%. This is because there has been a high demand in fuel consumption, in America, despite of the supply shortage. Of course, it boils down to the fact that you’ll want to spend your money wisely, while being able to get to as many places as possible, whether they’re in short or long distances.
Below is a list of each truck’s various trim levels and their corresponding Miles Per Gallon (MPG) equivalent.
Vehicle Gas Mileage
In terms of off-road capabilities, the trucks have 2 representatives for each team – the Tremor and Raptor for the F150 Series and the TRD Pro and Capstone for the Tundra Series. See what makes one unique from the other by referring to some info below.
The 2022 F-150 Raptor has a ground clearance of 12-13 inches, a huge leap from the minimum that’s 8.3 inches, which lets you easily go over obstacles. Add the 35 to 37-inch tires, while activating the Baja and Rock Modes, and you’ll set the off-roading bar higher than usual, making it ready to tackle even a bumpy hill ascent.
The 2022 F-150 Tremor has a bit lower ground clearance at 9-10 inches but still not shabby in terms of off-roading. One feature it has that’s not found on Raptor is the trail assist that helps you maintain proper speed when going through steep terrains.
The 2022 Tundra TRD Pro is ideal for those who are into high-speed, off-roading like desert racing because it has a slightly wider wheelbase at 145.7 inches. Remember, the wider the wheelbase, the more stable it is when it comes to rough surfaces.
The 2022 Tundra Capstone generally has the adaptive variable suspension that lets you adjust to various terrain changes, for ride comfort. It also has an air ride system adjustment (available all the way down to the SR5 trim) that helps raise or lower your truck bed according to the weight of the loaded items for stability. However, it’s not meant for heavy off-roading like the TRD Pro.
Buying either the 2022 F-150 or the 2022 Toyota Tundra Series is also a matter of how long truckers could stretch their budget. But there are always options for those who’d like to stay practical, and for those who wouldn’t mind spending extra cash for luxury and some upgrade’s sake.
2022 Tundra Price
|Trim Level||SR||SR5||Limited||Platinum||1794 Edition||TRD Pro||Capstone|
2022 F-150 Price
|Trim Level||XL||XLT||Lariat||King Ranch||Platinum||Limited||Tremor||Raptor|
Here are other reasons pointing out the benefits and flaws of both trucks.
There’s a close collision between the 2022 F-150 and 2022 Toyota Tundra. This is because there are certain areas that make the F-150 great, but there are instances where Tundra takes the lead. In the end, only their respective users can determine which is the clear winner, based on the features that speak most to their circumstantial needs. Comment below and let your voice be heard.