Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150 for Yukon Living

By: Whitehorse Toyota   |   17 Nov 2021

For those of us up in the Yukon, we know the importance of owning a reliable truck that gets the job done right. Enter the Toyota Tundra and the Ford F-150. Both full-sized pickups are revered among truck lovers and deliver excellent power, performance, and dependability. In our humble opinion, however, the Tundra shows up the F-150 in several ways, particularly regarding safety, cargo space, and off-roading capabilities.

If you are sitting on the fence between the two or want to know if you should upgrade your Ford to something a little more suited to the Yukon lifestyle, you've come to the right place! Let's get into a detailed comparison between the Tundra and the F-150, as well as the great things the public has been saying about the Tundra!

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Performance Comparison

Even with a handful of updates over the years, the Toyota Tundra is one of the oldest Toyota full-sized trucks available today. While the F-150 can haul up to 14,000 lbs, it doesn't come standard, and instead starts at 8,300 lbs - compared to Tundra's base level of 10,200 lbs. 

If you’re a Yukon resident, you know all about taking the road less travelled, which is where the Tundra really shines. No matter what terrain you embark upon, the Tundra's 4WDemand part-time 4WD with electronically controlled transfer case makes it easy. The Tundra SR 4x4 has a 26.0 minimum approach angle for steep ascents, while the TRD Pro offers an even bigger 31.0 minimum approach angle. The F-150 XL has a smaller approach angle of 21.7 degrees, with even the higher-grade models’ approach angle only going as high as 23.9 degrees.

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Safety Comparison

By now, you likely already know that no one does safety quite like Toyota. And if you're a family that values trucks over conventional SUVs, this can be especially important. The Toyota Tundra comes with a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. All of these active safety features are bundled together into Toyota Safety Sense P, which comes standard on all Tundra models.

The F-150 has some comparable safety features, but to get the Lane-Keeping System and BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert, you'd need to spend extra. The Tundra even comes standard with an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller with Multi-Information Display (MID). To get something comparable in the F-150, you'd have to spend a whopping $880 extra!

Critical Response

Take a look at just some of the things people are saying about the Toyota Tundra!

"Very happy with the fit and finish of the truck. Rides well, everything is better than what I could have asked for. I hope that it will be an enduring part of the family."

★★★★★ Chris S 

"Quality is what I feel when I get into my SR4 4x4 crewmax. The ride is smooth, and the driver experience is a 10 out of 10."

★★★★★ Steve Kukulka 

"Great truck, tons of space, comfortable, terrific to drive. Really love the retractable back window, Crew max space, spray-in bed liner, and tonneau cover!"
★★★★★ CNemis 

"Power, comfort, towing, 4x4 works great. Roomier than the GMC I used to have. Not top of the line, but it feels like it. I have given this truck a gambit of tests, and each time it does it with ease. 1-month-old and already have 2500kms on it, most of that being off-road."

★★★★★ Hooked onToyota 


The Verdict is In!

If you’re a truck lover who dreams of smooth sailing on the road less travelled, the Toyota Tundra is where it's at! Sure, the F-150 is a popular truck, but for the folks of the Yukon, the Tundra delivers better performance, power, affordability, and safety features.

Ready to take one out for a test drive? Give us a call today, and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to help you out!

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