2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra
2019 Ford F-150 2019 Toyota Tundra
Starting MSRP *
  $28,155 $31,520
Max. Payload
  1,990 lbs. 1,730 lbs.
MPG **
  19 / 25 / 22 15 / 19 / 16

2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra

Serving Charlotte, NC

The full-size pickup market is a competitive one indeed, and there are two worthy contenders in the form of the 2019 Ford F-150 and the 2019 Toyota Tundra. Though the Tundra is a great option, the Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling pickup truck for the past 42 consecutive years, and the tradition is still running strong. Read on to learn how Ford holds the advantage over Toyota.

Safety Features

As far as safety is concerned, the 2019 F-150 comes out on top in various ways. The F-150 SuperCrew's optional inflatable rear seat belts help to spread the force of a collision over a larger area of the body; there are no inflatable seatbelts on the Tundra. While full-time AWD is available on the F-150, the Tundra has no such feature. F-150 buyers can find an optional camera that allows them to see obstructions all around the vehicle; the Toyota Tundra only offers a rear camera and front/rear parking sensors. The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) tests frontal crash mitigation systems. With a six-point score, the IIHS rates the F-150 a Superior. However, the Tundra got a score of zero, which means the IIHS rates it as having no real frontal crash protection.


The 2019 F-150 has a 'limp home' system that keeps drivers from becoming stranded in the event of a coolant leak. Here, the engine will run on half its cylinders, reduce its output, and illuminate a dashboard warning light so the driver can get repairs. The Tundra has no 'limp' mode, and a coolant leak could cause severe engine damage.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The 2019 F-150 SuperCab has 1.4" more front leg room, 1.1" more frontal headroom, 2.1" more rear hip space and 1.6" more rear headroom than the comparable Tundra Double Cab. While the F-150 has an available Tailgate Step that makes cargo area access easier, the Tundra doesn't have a rear step. The Ford F-150 has post holes for the containment of light, tall loads. However, the Tundra lacks this feature.

The 2019 Ford F-150 and the 2019 Toyota Tundra are both great trucks in their own right, but in this head-to-head comparison, we have to give the win to the F-150 for its safety, reliability, and cargo/passenger room. Visit us today at Town and Country Ford to see how these two truck models compare.

* MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.

** EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.