2011 Toyota Tundra vs 2011 Ford F-150

By February 26, 2011Toyota Vehicles
2011 Toyota Tundra Competitive Comparison

2011 Tundra vs. 2011 Ford F-150

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The F-150 is certainly a popular truck, but compared with Tundra, it’s not entirely clear why. Tundra’s many advantages over the Ford make it tough to beat. That’s particularly true when you consider the largest cab sizes of both trucks, like the 2011 Tundra CrewMax and 2011 F-150 SuperCrew.

Redesigned back in 2009 as a 2010 model, the Ford F-150 is the longtime top-selling full-size pickup, ahead of Chevy Silverado and Dodge Ram. The F-150 offers an expanded model grade range in 2011, plus all F-150s are powered by a new family of engines—including a new twin turbocharged V6.

2011 Toyota Tundra Front Grille

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ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE

Tundra offers an impressive powertrain and great agility.
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  • More horsepower
    F-150’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 trails Tundra’s 5.7-liter Dual Independent VVT-i V8.
  • More aggressive axle ratios
    Tundra’s more aggressive standard and available axle ratios make the most of the engine’s greater power.
  • Greater maneuverability
    Tundra CrewMax 4×4 has more ground clearance and a tighter turning circle than F-150 SuperCrew 4×4.
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GREAT VALUE

Tundra is an excellent blend of affordability, durability and long-term value.

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  • More affordable MSRP
    2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT has an MSRP advantage of more than $3,000 compared with the 2011 F-150 SuperCrew with similar equipment.
  • “Most Dependable Large Pickup”
    Tundra was named “Most Dependable Large Pickup, Five Years in a Row” by J.D. Power and Associates.
  • “Highest Retained Value Award”
    2011 Tundra CrewMax was named a Highest Retained Value award winner by IntelliChoice.
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MORE ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR

In full-size four-door pickups, rear-seat comfort and versatility are a big deal—and Tundra delivers the goods.

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  • Standard- and available-feature advantages
    Tundra owners benefit from a range of standard and available features that are extra-cost or unavailable on F-150.
  • More room in key interior dimensions
    Tundra offers plenty of room to stretch out.
  • Comfortable, versatile rear seat
    Reclining seatbacks, more leg room and a power rear window make all the difference.
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IMPRESSIVE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

Tundra’s list of standard safety features includes items you won’t find on F-150.
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  • Advanced brake technologies
    Four-piston front calipers, Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) work together to enhance stopping power.
  • Added airbags
    Tundra adds an extra layer of confidence with standard driver and front-passenger knee airbags.
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Ford F-150 at a Glance

Now offered in 11 model grades and three cab sizes, the F-150 gives customers a very wide range of choices. For off-road enthusiasts, Ford offers the new FX2 grade, the FX4 grade and the even more aggressive SVT Raptor (which doesn’t compete with Tundra and isn’t detailed here.)

Here’s a look at some of the major features of the F-150 range:

[frame_toggle title=”XL (MSRP $23,390)1“]Engines
3.7-liter 24-valve DOHC V6
5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 (optional)
3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC turbo V6 (optional)
Transmission
6-speed automatic
Drivelines
4×2
4×4
Cabs
Regular
SuperCab
SuperCrew
Standard Features
Driver and front passenger
dual-stage airbags
Front-seat side airbags
Side curtain airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Tilt steering column
Vehicle-stability control
Manual air conditioning
AM/FM audio system with
4 speakers
Manually adjustable
exterior mirrors
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Tundra Regular Cab 4×2 V6 5AT (MSRP $24,910)1[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”STX (MSRP $26,470)1“]Engines
3.7-liter 24-valve DOHC V6
5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 (optional)
Transmission
6-speed automatic
Drivelines
4×2
4×4
Cabs
Regular
SuperCab
Standard Features (in addition to those on XL)
AM/FM/CD audio system
with 4 speakers
Auxiliary input jack
Unique STX graphics
Dual power-adjustable
black exterior mirrors
Power door locks
Keyless entry
Delayed power retention
Exterior-temperature gauge
Cruise control
Body-color bumpers and
grille surround
Driver’s manually adjustable
lumbar support
17-inch alloy wheels
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Tundra Regular Cab 4×2 V6 5AT (MSRP $24,910)1[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”XLT (MSRP $27,090)1“]Engines
3.7-liter 24-valve DOHC V6
5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8 (optional)
3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC turbo V6 (optional)
Transmissions
4-speed automatic
(16-valve engine) a 16-valve engine isn’t listed for XLT
6-speed automatic
(24-valve engines)
Drivelines
4×2
4×4
Cabs
Regular
SuperCab
SuperCrew
Standard Features (in addition to those on STX)
Chrome bumpers
Chrome grille surround
Automatic headlights
Fog lights
Compass
Color-keyed steering wheel
Color-keyed carpet
Rear privacy glass
17-inch alloy wheels with
painted accents
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Tundra Regular Cab 4×2 V6 5AT with SR5 package (SL) (MSRP $26,270)1[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”FX2 (MSRP $34,050)1“]Engines
5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8
3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC turbo V6 (optional)
Transmission
6-speed automatic
Driveline
4×2
Cabs
SuperCab
SuperCrew
Standard Features (in addition to those on XLT)
AM/FM/CD/Sirius audio system
Driver door keypad
110-volt power outlet
Upgraded radiator
Oil cooler
Bluetooth® connectivity
SYNC® voice-activated controls
USB port
Steering-wheel-mounted
audio controls
Body-color wheel lip moldings
Cab steps
Trip computer
Maintenance interval indicator
Upgraded cloth seats
Power driver’s seat
Off-road tuned suspension
18-inch alloy wheels
Electrochromic interior mirror
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Tundra Double Cab 4×2 5.7 V8 6AT (MSRP $28,640)1[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Lariat (MSRP $35,085)1“]Engines
5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8
3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC turbo V6 (optional)
Transmission
6-speed automatic
Drivelines
4×2
4×4
Cabs
SuperCab
SuperCrew
Standard Features (in addition to those on XLT)
AM/FM/CD/Sirius audio system
SYNC® voice-activated controls
Body-color wheel lip moldings
Dual-zone automatic climate
control
Steering-wheel-mounted audio
controls
Trip computer
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Power-adjustable pedals
Driver door keypad
Front leather-trimmed seating
10-way power-adjustable driver
and passenger seats
18-inch bright alloy wheels
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Tundra Double Cab Limited 4×2 5.7 V8 6AT (MSRP $37,835)1[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”FX4 (MSRP $37,600)1“]Engine
5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8
3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC turbo V6 (optional)
Transmission
6-speed automatic
Driveline
4×4
Cabs
SuperCab
SuperCrew
Standard Features (in addition to those on XLT)
AM/FM/CD/Sirius audio system
Gray wheel-lip moldings
SYNC voice-activated controls
6-way power-adjustable
driver’s seat
Front dual reclining bucket seats
Unique FX4 graphics
Body-color bumpers and
grille surround
Tow package
Off-road suspension
18-inch alloy wheels
All-terrain tires
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Tundra Double Cab 4×4 5.7 V8 6AT with Off-Road package (OF) (MSRP $34,825)1[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”King Ranch (MSRP $42,765)1“]Engines
5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8
3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC turbo V6 (optional)
Transmission
6-speed automatic
Drivelines
4×2
4×4
Cab
SuperCrew
Standard Features (in addition to those on Lariat)
10-speaker Sony AM/FM/6-CD/Sirius
audio system
Pale-adobe-colored bumpers, lip
moldings and running boards
Pale-adobe box top
Two-tone paint
Memory seating
Floor-mounted shifter
Remote ignition
Universal garage-door opener
Backup camera
Rear ultrasonic parking sensors
Heated and cooled front seats
Upgraded leather seating
Power tilt/telescopic
steering column
18-inch painted alloy wheels
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Tundra CrewMax Limited 4×2 5.7 V8 6AT (MSRP $40,370)1[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Platinum (MSRP $44,575)1“]Engines
5.0-liter 32-valve DOHC V8
3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC turbo V6 (optional)
6.2-liter 16 valve SOHC V8 (optional)
Transmission
6-speed automatic
Drivelines
4×2
4×4
Cab
SuperCrew
Standard Features (in addition to those on Lariat)
10-speaker Sony AM/FM/6-CD/Sirius
audio system
Power running boards
Satin finish grille surround
Chrome exhaust
Memory seating
Floor-mounted shifter
Wood and leather steering wheel
Unique instrument cluster face
Remote ignition
Universal garage-door opener
Backup camera
Rear ultrasonic parking sensors
Heated and cooled front seats
Power tilt/telescopic
steering column
20-inch polished alloy wheels
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Tundra CrewMax Limited 4×2 5.7 V8 6AT (MSRP $40,370)1[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Lariat Limited (MSRP $48,170)1“]Engines
6.2-liter 16 valve SOHC V8
Transmission
6-speed automatic
Drivelines
4×2
4×4
Cab
SuperCrew
Standard Features (in addition to those on Platinum)
10-speaker Sony AM/FM/CD/Sirius
audio system
Navigation system
DVD player
Blacked-out headlights and
taillights
Chrome grille surround
Body-color front valance
Two-tone leather steering wheel
Unique carpeted floor mats
Distressed leather seating
Power moonroof
Sport suspension
22-inch polished alloy wheels
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Tundra CrewMax Limited 4×2 5.7 V8 6AT (MSRP $40,370)1[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Harley-Davidson (MSRP $48,970)1“]Engine
6.2-liter 16-valve SOHC V8
Transmission
6-speed automatic
Drivelines
4×2
4×4
Cab
SuperCrew
Standard Features (in addition to those on Lariat Limited)
Body-color grille surround
Black leather steering wheel
Unique carpeted floor mats
Two-tone leather seating
Unique 22-inch polished
alloy wheels
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Tundra CrewMax Limited 4×2 5.7 V8 6AT (MSRP $40,370)1[/frame_toggle]

2011 Tundra Advantages A Closer Look

[frame_toggle title=”All Around Performance”] More Horsepower
Tundra’s top engine, a 5.7-liter Dual VVT-i V8, is a real powerhouse and a proven performer. The new top engine in the F-150 XLT for 2011 is a small 3.5-liter turbocharged V6—an unproven engine choice for a full-size pickup. Though it has good torque output, the Ford V6 trails the Tundra’s 5.7-liter V8 by 16 horsepower.

2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT 2011 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4×4 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 6AT
Engine size (liters) 5.7 3.5
Type V8 Turbocharged V6
Horsepower @ RPM 381@5600 365@5000
Torque @ RPM (llb.-ft) 401@3600 420@3500

More aggressive axle ratios
For quick acceleration and the brute force needed to pull a heavy trailer, an aggressive axle ratio (one with
a higher number) provides greater torque multiplication at the drive wheels. Tundra’s more aggressive
standard and available axle ratios make the most of the engine’s greater power. The F-150 here doesn’t
offer an axle ratio that comes close.

 

2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT 2011 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4×4 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 6AT
Standard axle ration 4.10:1 3.31:1
Available axle ratio 4.30:1 3.73:1

Greater maneuverability
Tundra has more ground clearance and a wider track than F-150. This helps Tundra clear tough off-road
obstacles and gives it a strong-looking stance. Plus, Tundra’s tighter turning circle can be a big advantage
in the dirt or in crowded parking lots. F-150 is less maneuverable.

2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT 2011 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4×4 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 6AT Tundra Advantage
Ground clearance (in.) 10.4 8.3 (5.5-ft. cargo box) 2.1
Wheel Track (in.) 67.9 67 0.9
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft.) 44.0 47.0 3.0
[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Great Value”] More affordable MSRP
In this matchup, Tundra CrewMax has an MSRP1 that’s about $2,300 lower than that of F-150 SuperCrew.
And when you add additional equipment so that the vehicles have similar features, the MSRP advantage for
Tundra grows to more than $3,000. Even though F-150 has a $750 MSRP discount when the XLT Computer &
Tow Packages are ordered together, the Tundra is still cheaper with no EVP discounts.

2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT 2011 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4×4 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 6AT
MSRP1 $34,515 $36,870
Options Cold Kit (CK) $160; Power Heated Mirrors (HM) $30; Daytime Lamps DRL (RL) $40; CrewMax SR5 “Power” Package (SP) $1540 (SR5 Badge + Premium; Front Bucket Seats w/Console; Power Seat Package; 2-Box Overhead Console; Fog Lamps; Deck Rail System; Back-Up Monitor in Auto Dim Mirror); Add Tow Package (TO) $660; Add Audio Upgrade (EV) $510; Add 18” Alloy Wheel (AA) $1020 3.5L Turbo V6 Engine (99T) $750; 3.73 Axle Ratio w/ LSD (XB6) $300; Cloth Front Bucket Seats w/Center Console (U) $300; XLT Convenience Package (61C) $950; Max Trailer Tow Package (60P) $940; Trailer Brake Controller (67T) $0: In-Dash Computer by Magneti Marelli (58I) $1395; XLT Computer & Tow Package Discount (60P) (-$750); XLT Plus Package (61P) $495; Rearview Camera (76C) $450
Similarly equipped MSRP1 $38,475 $41,700
“Most Dependable Large Pickup”
In J.D. Power and Associates 2010 long-term dependability study (the most recent available), Tundra was
named “Most Dependable Large Pickup, Five Years in a Row”2. The study measures problems experienced
by original owners of three-year-old (2007 model year) vehicles and includes 198 different problem
symptoms across all areas of the vehicle. The Ford F-150 came in second place.
“Highest Retained Value Award”
The 2011 Tundra CrewMax received the “Highest Retained Value” award in the full-size
pickup class from IntelliChoice.3 This means when it’s time to sell, Tundra may hold its
value exceptionally well.
[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”More Accommodating Interior”] Standard and available-feature advantages
Passenger comfort and convenience is important in big four-door pickups like these. Tundra owners benefit
from a range of standard and available features that enhance passenger comfort and entertainment.

2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT 2011 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4×4 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 6AT
Climate control Dual-zone manual Single-zone manual
Adjustable rear HVAC vents Standard Not Available
Height-adjustable driver’s seat Standard Available
Top available audio system 12 speaker JBL 4 speaker
Rear DVD player Available Not Available

More room in key interior dimensions
Tundra CrewMax offers more front leg, hip and shoulder room than F-150. In back, passengers enjoy
additional leg room to stretch out.

2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT 2011 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4×4 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 6AT Tundra Advantage
Front leg room (in.) 42.5 41.1 1.1
Front hip room (in.) 63.0 60.5 2.5
Front shoulder room (in.) 66.6 65.9 0.7
Rear leg room (in.) 44.5 43.5 1.0

Comfortable, versatile rear seat
Rear-seat comfort and versatility are a big deal in this cab size—bigger than cargo or towing. Tundra rearseat
passengers can get comfortable in a roomy area that shows typical Toyota attention to detail.

2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT 2011 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4×4 3.5- liter turbocharged V6 6AT
Sliding rear seats Standard Not Available
Reclining rear seatbacks Standard Not Available
Power rear window Standard Available
[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Impressive Safety Technology”]Advanced brake technologies
Tundra has racing-style four-piston front calipers—a feature F-150 doesn’t offer. The Toyota also has
Brake Assist (BA)4 and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). BA is designed to detect sudden or
“panic” braking and adds the full pressure needed to help avoid a collision. EBD distributes brake-fluid
pressure to the wheels based on the driving conditions and the vehicle load. F-150 doesn’t offer either of these brake features.

2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT 2011 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4×4 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 6AT
Front brake caliper type 4-piston 2-piston
Brake Assist (BA)4 Standard Not available
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Standard Not available

Added airbags
Though both trucks are well equipped with safety features, Tundra adds an extra layer of confidence
with standard driver and front-passenger knee airbags.5 Knee airbags aren’t available on F-150, even as
an extra-cost option.

2011 Tundra CrewMax 4×4 5.7-liter V8 6AT 2011 F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4×4 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 6AT
Driver and front-passenger frontal airbags5 2 2
Front-seat side airbags5 2 2
Side curtain airbags5 2 2
Driver and front-passenger knee airbags5 2 0
Total 8 6
[/frame_toggle] [frame_toggle title=”Cab to Cab Comparison”]Tundra Regular Cab vs. F-150 Regular Cab
In addition to the previous items, Tundra Regular Cab has the following advantages over F-150
Regular Cab:

Passenger-space advantages
Though both interiors are similarly sized, Tundra offers advantages in important areas.

2011 Tundra Regular Cab 2011 F-150 Regular Cab Tundra Advantage
Front leg room (in.) 42.5 41.1 1.1
Front hip room (in.) 63.0 60.5 2.5
Front shoulder room (in.) 66.7 66.6 0.1

“Lowest Ownership Costs” winner
The 2011 Tundra Regular Cab was singled out for recognition by IntelliChoice6 as a
“Lowest Ownership Costs” winner.

Tundra Double Cab vs. F-150 SuperCab
In addition to the previous items, Tundra Double Cab has the following advantages over F-150 SuperCab:
Easier rear-seat access
F-150 SuperCab’s rear doors are hinged at the rear and can’t be opened or closed independently of the front doors. With Tundra Double Cab’s conventional rear doors, rear-seat passengers can enter and exit as they please, without having to coordinate their movements with the people in front.
More room in key interior dimensions
Though both interiors are similarly sized, Tundra offers advantages in important areas.

2011 Tundra Double Cab 2011 F-150 SuperCab Tundra Advantage
Front leg room (in.) 42.5 41.1 1.1
Front hip room (in.) 63.0 60.5 2.5
Front shoulder room (in.) 34.7 33.4 1.3
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2011 Toyota Tundra Walk Around

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*Disclaimer

(1) MSRP includes delivery, processing and handling fee. Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price may vary. (2) The Toyota Tundra received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among large pickups in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2006-2010 Vehicle Dependability StudiesSM. 2010 study based on 52,422 consumer responses measuring problems consumers experienced in the past 12 months with three-year old vehicles (2007 model-year cars and trucks). Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed October–December 2009. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. (3) 2011 IntelliChoice, www.IntelliChoice.com, Full-Size Pickup. (4) Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions. (5) All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See your Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings. (6) 2011 IntelliChoice, www.IntelliChoice.com, Full-Size Pickup.
Competitive Comparison reflects most current information available for stated model year vehicle. Competitive vehicle data sourced from Polk Price & Specifications Professional and from competitor Web sites January 2011. All information is believed to be correct at date of printing and is subject to change without notice.
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