|2018 Toyota Tacoma||vs||2018 Ford F-150|
|3.5L 6-Cylinder||Engine||3.3L 6-Cylinder|
|278 HP @ 6000 rpm||Horsepower||290 HP @ 6500 rpm|
|20 City/23 Highway mpg*||Fuel Economy||19 City/25 Highway mpg*|
"If excellent utility and off-road ability are priorities for your next vehicle, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma should be high on your list. The wealth of available configurations means there's likely a Tacoma that fits your needs, and some of them provide an impressive degree of trail-busting capability..."
Why choose the 2018 Toyota Tacoma over the 2018 Ford F-150 in Greenvale NY? There are many reasons as you will gather from this comparison. Let’s take a look at the two side by side.
If you compare the F-150 to the Tacoma in New York, it is clear which one is easiest to park in a tight space or squeeze into a small garage. Smaller, the midsize truck takes less of the road. It also has a remarkable 9.4 inches of ground clearance, which is more than the standard F150. Exclusive to Toyota, self-regulating headlights raise and lower the Tacoma’s high beams at night.
The midsize truck's V6 generates 278 horsepower. It has a good ratio of power-to-weight since it is smaller than the Ford F-150. The big truck's V6 generates 290 horsepower, but it weighs 500 pounds more and is expected to move bigger loads. For many truck owners, the midsize truck has enough power and enough capability to do the everyday jobs that need doing. Why pay for more truck than you need?
Toyota truck cabins have been updated with modern materials and amenities. Shoppers can get more from the Toyota midsize truck simply because they can afford higher trim levels when compared to the same package on the Ford F150. In fact, if you compare by price, you can get a bigger Tacoma cab for the money. The Tacoma Access cab has a second row with two extra seats. This lets you seat four instead of the three that can cram into the front row of the F-150. It also gives you a rear cargo hold since the seats fold. Both trucks offer five-seat cabs, but you will spend much more to get even the most basic F-150 Supercab in Greenvale, NY.
In either cab, the Toyota has eight airbags, including two knee airbags for the driver and front seat passenger. Regardless of its cab size, the F-150 only has six. Unlike the Ford, the Toyota has Safety Sense technology. This crash avoidance system includes a lane departure warning and a lane keeper. It has a forward collision warning and a pedestrian watch. These are tied to an emergency autobrake that may intervene to keep the Tacoma out of harm’s way. These features also work with adaptive cruise control which regulates speed to handle busy traffic. While Ford is offering some of these systems, they aren’t standards on the Ford F150. This means your basic price just went up if you stick with the Ford.
Toyota introduced standard backup cameras and touchscreens long before Ford ever did. Now Ford has caught up somewhat. Like the Tacoma, the F-150 gets a standard backup camera just ahead of the federal deadline for this feature. Ford offers its Sync 3 touchscreen, but it is an extra cost. Every Tacoma treats its owners to a full Entune system. This 6.1-inch touchscreen coordinates your streaming audio choices. An Entune App Suite, HD radio, and navigation round out the Toyota system.
The Toyota difference.
There's so much more to say about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Check out your choices at our New York Toyota dealership serving Valley Stream, Westbury, Long Island, Bayside, and Greenvale, NY.