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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
(15)
3
(1)
2
(1)
1
(0)
The Toyota Tundra ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in body.
“Bought my 07 with 38,000 mi just turned 190,000 got to say it has been a great truck, although some of these issues i am reading about has happened to me. think sheet metal is a little weak on body...”
“Bought my 07 with 38,000 mi just turned 190,000 got to say it has been a great truck, although so...”
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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