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Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota Tundra

$586
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Ford F-150

$779
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Toyota Tundra Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 4th out of 17 for fullsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $586 which means it has average ownership costs. While repairs tend to be more severe than average, these issues occur less often, so major repairs are infrequent for the Tundra.
3
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Above Average
The Ford F-150 Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 7th out of 17 for fullsize trucks. The average annual repair cost is $779 which means it has higher than average ownership costs. The frequency of repairs is average, but when issues do arise, they have a higher chance of being severe than with other models.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$586
inexpensive
expensive
$779
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.34
not often
very often
0.36
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
14%
not urgent
urgent
13%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (8)
4 (17)
3 (1)
2 (1)
1
(0)
The Toyota Tundra ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in body.
“Owned this truck for 10 years. Have never had any problems with this vehicle. 93,000 miles. Plan on keeping it another 10. ”
“Owned this truck for 10 years. Have never had any problems with this vehicle. 93,000 miles. Plan...”
5 (16)
4 (57)
3 (27)
2 (3)
1 (3)
The Ford F-150 ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in brakes.
“Great service. Employees are very kind and helpful. I would absolutely recommend. ”
“Great service. Employees are very kind and helpful. I would absolutely recommend. ”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Toyota Tundra and the Ford F-150 are both full-size, body-on-frame half-ton pickup trucks, but the similarities end there.

The Tundra is a relative newcomer to the full-size pickup scene. It was initially released for the 2000 model year, and the current, second-generation model has been on the market since 2007. Its sales represent a very small part of the pickup market. 

The Ford F-150 has been the dominant sales leader among full-size pickups since 1977. It has also been the best-selling vehicle of any kind in the U.S. since 1982. During 2017, the F-150 outsold the Tundra by nearly 8 to 1.

Ford has kept the F-150 at the leading edge, with its switch to weight-saving aluminum body construction, the addition of driver assistance technologies, and using powerful and economical turbocharged V6 engines to replace most V8s. Ford also offers a diesel option in the F-150; the Tundra does not.

The Tundra ranks better in terms of reliability and average annual cost of repair. But the Ford F-150 is the leader among all pickup trucks, and its depth of options and modern feel will make it the better choice for most. 

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