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2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Toyota Tundra 

Not all trucks are equally equipped and it can often be difficult to see just which truck is properly equipped to meet your needs. That is why, here at Serra Toyota, we create useful comparison tools so that you can find exactly what you need from your next vehicle. We're placing the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and the 2018 Toyota Tundra side-by-side so you can evaluate which Toyota truck is right for you.  

Both of these trucks are advantageous in their own right. However, you may need more room or more power than one of them affords you. You might value certain features over others and want to choose one of the trucks more based on its standard offerings. No matter what you're looking for in your next truck, the Toyota brand has what you want. Take a look at how these trucks compare and see which is in your future. 

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2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Toyota Tundra
$25,200 Starting MSRP* $31,120
3 Model Grades TRD Trim Levels Optional Package
73.7 inches Maximum Bed Length 97.6 inches
6,800 pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 10,000 pounds

Key Differences and Similarities 

When looking at the table above, you can see that these trucks differ the most in their size. As a result, they also differ in their performance abilities and capabilities. The Tacoma is a midsize truck, meaning that it has a ton of potential, but can't rival the full-sized power of the Tundra. If you need more power or room to store cargo, pick the Tundra. If you want a more compact model that will be more efficient but still have enough power to tow a good deal, pick the Tacoma.  

Associated with size and power is fuel economy. The Tacoma, as it is a smaller model, will give you a better mpg rating. The Tacoma comes in at an EPA-estimated 19 city/24 highway mpg*. On the other hand, the Tundra is rated at an EPA-estimated 15 city/19 highway mpg*. Fuel economy is an important factor to consider when choosing your next truck. A lower fuel economy will mean paying more at the pump. It will be up to you whether this criteria holds weight in your decision-making process. 

The TRD, or Toyota Racing Development, emblem signifies a specially-equipped model that is geared to superior performance. Both models offer a TRD option, however the Tacoma gives the choice of three specialty trim levels: the TRD Pro, the TRD Sport, and the TRD Off-Road. Each of these models are geared towards a different type of performance, increasing options for drivers. The Tundra offers the TRD Sport package, which will give drivers access to some TRD equipment and specific stylistic elements, but the Tundra does not have the same variety within the TRD spectrum as the Tacoma does.

Do you need more information about these models to decide which is best for you? Contact us at Serra Toyota. We'll walk you through all of the ins and outs of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Toyota Tundra comparison and help you find the right truck for you. View these capable models in our online inventory and then stop by for a test drive! 


*Source: Toyota.Com

**2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.


2018 Toyota Tacoma Exterior View in Gray Driving Down Road in the Mountains
2018 Toyota Tacoma Exterior View in Gray
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2018 Toyota Tundra Exterior View in Gray Front End and Side View

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