Drivers in the Glasgow, Hopkinsville, Russellville, and Bowling Green, KY, areas need a reliable pickup truck for all their hard work. With so many options, it can be hard to know which is the best fit for your needs. So, the team at Greenwood Ford created this Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tacoma comparison together to help you find out.

Keep reading to learn more, then contact us for a test drive of the winner!

Engine Power: Towing and Payload Capabilities

The 2021 Ford F-150 and 2022 Toyota Tacoma both help you tow everything you need, but which one is going to help you get more done in one trip? Check out these specs:


Ford F-150

Toyota Tacoma

Number of Engine Options



Max Horsepower

450 HP

278 HP

Max Towing Capacity

14,000 pounds

6,800 pounds

Max Payload Capacity

3,325 pounds

1,440 pounds

The Ford outperforms the Toyota in every category. In fact, it stands out in a category that the Toyota Tacoma doesn't even have; hybrid powertrain performance.

Ford F-150 Hybrid

When you're working in remote regions, you can't always rely on having a gas station around. A hybrid Ford F-150 helps keep you going longer. Driving a hybrid doesn't mean sacrificing performance, either. When the Ford F-150 is equipped with the 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6, you can expect:

  • 430 horsepower
  • 570 lb-ft of torque
  • 12,700 pounds maximum towing
  • 1,410 pounds maximum payload

Towing Technologies in the F-150 vs Tacoma

Towing is hard work. These pickups offer towing technologies to make that hard work go more smoothly, like trailer sway control.

The Toyota and Ford also offer a towing package that includes:

  • Class IV towing receiver hitch
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Transmission fluid cooler
  • 4- and 7-pin connecter with converter
  • 130-amp alternator

The Ford makes connecting your trailer to your truck easier with Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. Use your rear-view camera and a turn knob to control your vehicle while you're in reverse, and you can line yourself up to your trailer perfectly-no guesswork needed.

When you're tasked with keeping track of workflows on the jobsite, you'll be sure to appreciate the Ford-exclusive Onboard Scales. This available feature turns your truck bed into a scale, so you can know how much payload you're using.

Unfortunately, the Tacoma doesn't have a comparable feature, so you'll have to take the extra time to weigh materials beforehand instead.

Ford vs Toyota: Off-Roading Features

Kentucky has thousands of miles of mountain roads that provide a scenic drive but may pose a challenge to pickup truck drivers. The Ford and Toyota come equipped with off-roading features to help you tackle the road ahead, whether it's paved or not.

To start, the Tacoma has an impressive ground clearance of 9.4 inches, as does the F-150.

The Multi Terrain Monitor in the Tacoma makes it possible to check the immediate surroundings for obstacles, thanks to three exterior-mounted cameras that show front, rear, and side views of your truck.

This is impressive, but the Ford takes this monitoring technology a step further with the 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display. This feature uses four cameras to stitch together four images for a bird's-eye view of your truck. Plus, an additional bed-view camera helps you keep an eye on your cargo while on the go.

Work Smarter With the Ford F-150

You work hard, and you deserve a truck that can keep up. In the battle between the Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tacoma, the F-150 provides higher capabilities, smarter towing technology, and more rugged off-road features.

If you're ready to get behind the wheel of an F-150 for your life in the Glasgow, Hopkinsville, Russellville, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, areas, schedule a test drive at Greenwood Ford. Call, email, or stop by today!

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