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2015 Toyota Tundra vs. 2015 Ford F-150

By Autolist Staff | September 7, 2018

2015 Ford F-150

2015 Toyota Tundra

Our User's Take

What owners think


87%

Would Buy Again

47 Ratings

100%

Would Buy Again

17 Ratings

What’s better about the 2015 Ford F-150?

Choices. The 2015 F150 can be had with a variety of engines to suit your needs: base V6, 2.7-liter turbo V6, a V8 and a range-topping 3.5-liter turbo V6. The Toyota comes with one of two V8 engines.

Aluminum body. Ford’s 2015 F150 has a body made largely from aluminum, rather than steel like nearly all other vehicles on the market. This makes the Ford lighter (thus more fuel efficient) but also more expensive to repair at the body shop.

Overall refinement. Ford’s truck promises higher levels of options and refinement than Toyota’s, which is relatively utilitarian.


What’s better about the 2015 Toyota Tundra?

Reliability. It’s hard to argue with Toyota’s track record of reliability, especially with its long history of trucks and SUVs. That brings you peace of mind when buying used.

Sliding rear window. We know this is a minor advantage but it’s one we’ve always liked: this generation of Tundra has a rear window that slides vertically into the panel below it. Every other truck on the market (including the Ford) uses a conventional, horizontally-sliding window panel that is much smaller and not nearly as cool as Toyota’s.

Fixes will cost less. As we mentioned, the Tundra has a steel body, which any body shop can repair cheaply and easily. The Ford will not only cost more to repair thanks to its aluminum body (and not all body shops have the right equipment), but it will also cost more to insure.


Autolist’s take:

This is one of those comparisons where there are no bad choices. The Toyota is more simple, likely cheaper on the used market (and cheaper to fix and insure) and packs a lot of interior space and comfort and a big brawny V8. But the Ford has more choices all around (engines, interior options and beds) so you’re more likely to find the perfect model to fit your budget and your needs. We say Buy the Ford.

Cost of Ownership

2015 Ford F-150

2015 Toyota Tundra

Annual Fuel Costs

$2,342
15k miles at $2.654/gal
$2,642
15k miles at $2.642/gal
Fuel Economy

15 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
13 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
21 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway
17 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway

Safety

2015 Ford F-150

2015 Toyota Tundra

NHTSA Crash Test Results

5 stars
Overall
4 stars
Overall
Safety Features

-
Autonomous Braking
-
Autonomous Braking
Available
Blind-Spot Warnings
Available
Blind-Spot Warnings
Available
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
-
Lane-Keep Assist
-
Lane-Keep Assist
Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Available
Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior

2015 Ford F-150

2015 Toyota Tundra

Interior Features

Available
Leather
-
Leather
Available
Moonroof
Available
Moonroof
Available
Heated Seats
Available
Heated Seats
Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Keyless Entry
Available
Climate Control
Available
Climate Control
Technology

-
Apple Carplay
-
Apple Carplay
-
Android Auto
-
Android Auto
Available
Satellite Radio
Available
Satellite Radio
Available
Bluetooth
Standard
Bluetooth
Available
Navigation System
Available
Navigation System

Under the Hood

2015 Ford F-150

2015 Toyota Tundra

Powertrain

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Transmission
4X2
Drivetrain
4X2
Drivetrain
Drivetrain

282+ HP @ 6250 RPM
Horsepower
310+ HP @ 5600 RPM
Horsepower
253+ lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
Torque
327+ lb-ft @ 3400 RPM
Torque
V6
Cylinders
V8
Cylinders