Drivers looking for the perfect midsize truck are looking for a vehicle that can handle any terrain, but also one that is easy to drive around town. Parking in a crowded city can be difficult with a large truck, so often times drivers choose a smaller one for maneuvering into tight spaces. We’ve brought together two popular midsize trucks for a head-to-head comparison. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma and the 2015 Ford F-150 both have quite different features to offer, but the 2015 Tacoma comes out on top when it comes to price and overall standard features.
There are multiple models and trims available for both trucks depending on the cab size and bed lengths. There is also a lot of variation when it comes to the engine, transmission and drive. In order to make the comparison most accurate, we’ve taken the base model and trim from both of the trucks. One of the main differences is the size of the cab. A standard cab on the 2015 Tacoma is a standard access cab able to seat four passengers. The standard cab on the 2015 F-150 is a regular cab with two doors and seating for three.
|2015 Toyota Tacoma||VS||2015 Ford F-150|
|4.0-liter V-6||Engine||3.5-liter V-6|
|3,500 lbs.||Towing Capacity||5,000 lbs.|
The 2015 Toyota Tacoma has a larger engine equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 Ford F-150 is just slightly smaller featuring a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 Tacoma comes set with four doors making it easier for passengers to get in and out as well as loading cargo. Because of the larger cab, there is more overall interior volume in the 2015 Tacoma. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma falls short of the 2015 Ford F-150 when it comes to fuel economy. The 2015 Tacoma gets an estimated 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, whereas the 2015 F-150 gets an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Drivers looking for the simple, standard features to satisfy their needs, then the 2015 Toyota Tacoma is a perfect choice. It comes standard with power locks and windows, which are only optional on the 2015 Ford F-150. It also comes standard with Bluetooth capabilities, and there are six speakers in the 2015 Toyota Tacoma versus only four speakers in the 2015 Ford F-150.
Both trucks offer various upgrades with additional options to satisfy every driver’s needs. Those interested in learning more about what the 2015 Toyota Tacoma has to offer are encouraged to contact our team at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this reliable midsize truck can schedule a test drive online today.