You can plan for rugged adventure and high-end comfort in both the 2019 Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra, but you can only choose one. So which is the best truck for your daily drive? Our comparison guide takes a close look at these full-size trucks, helping you make this important choice.
Gives You More Options: 2019 Ford F-150
Configuring a new truck is highly personal. That’s why you’re going to want to check out the truck that gives you the most options: the F-150. With three different cabins, three bed lengths, six main trim levels, and five engine options, there’s an F-150 for every kind of truck driver.
The Tundra also offers a specialty off-road vehicle and rugged options, like four-wheel drive. However, the Toyota Tundra is slightly less configurable overall, with two cabin styles—it doesn’t offer the regular cab—three bed lengths, five trim levels, and two engines.
Best Advanced Truck Technology: 2019 Ford F-150
So here’s the thing: modern trucks are a whole new ballgame. Besides offering high-end comfort, modern trucks deliver a ton of gadgets to help you through your workday. Or at least, most of them do.
When you choose the Ford’s full-size pickup, you get high-tech help for everyday truck activities, including a camera that helps you line up your truck with a trailer hitch. Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist technology even helps you back a hefty trailer in the desired direction. We also love the automated parallel parking system, which saves time when you need to slide this hefty truck into a tight spot.
The Toyota Tundra is certainly a sturdy workhorse, just not a high-tech one. Unfortunately, the Tundra lacks a lot of cutting-edge features, such as towing-assist technology. Unlike Ford’s full-size truck, the Tundra doesn’t even offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration technology. So, while the Tundra tows and hauls just fine, you won’t be able to make hands-free texts or view your phone’s maps app on the central touchscreen.
Tows the Biggest Toys: 2019 Ford F-150
When you need help hauling your monster sea fishing boat up the coast, you can count on the F-150. In its most capable iteration, Ford’s full-size pickup can tow up to 13,200 pounds’ worth of your favorite toys. That’s quite a bit more than what the Toyota Tundra can haul; Toyota’s full-size truck maxes out at 10,200 pounds.
Hauls More Pay Dirt: 2019 Ford F-150
If you’ve got pay dirt that needs hauling, the right F-150 configuration helps you get the job done in far fewer trips. Properly equipped, this Ford pickup hauls up to 3,270 pounds, trouncing the Tundra’s 1,730-pound max payload. It’s true that you can always make a couple extra trips in your Tundra, but that costs you extra time and gas money.
The Toyota Tundra packs a punch with its robust V8 lineup, but the 2019 Ford F-150 is the best full-size truck for modern drivers. Besides giving you all the options you need to create the perfect towing and hauling machine, Ford’s full-size truck does everything from helping you hitch a trailer to sending hands-free text messages from your smartphone.