If you’re in the market for a full-size pickup truck, the team at Stivers Ford of Birmingham would like to introduce you to the 2023 Ford F-150. This model continues the 14th F-150 generation introduced with the 2021 model year but arrives with even more ways to personalize it. Those choices begin with six core trim levels, which are the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. A great way to showcase the new Ford F-150 is to compare it to a top competitor. With that in mind, we’re going to break down the 2023 Ford F-150 vs 2023 Toyota Tundra in Birmingham. The Tundra is available to customize in seven core trim levels, which are the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794, TRD Pro and Capstone.
You have three cab options for your F-150 at Stivers Ford of Birmingham: a two-door regular cab, a two-door extended cab that Ford calls its SuperCab and a four-door crew cab that Ford calls its SuperCrew. There are three bed options as well: an 8-foot long bed, a 6.5-foot standard bed and a 5.5-foot short bed. With the regular and extended cabs, you can choose either the standard or long bed, and with the crew cab, you can choose either the standard or short bed. The 2023 Toyota Tundra is available with either a four-door extended cab, which Toyota calls a double cab, or a four-door crew cab, which it calls the CrewMax. Both cabs are available with either a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed.
For many drivers, the choice of cab for either the 2023 Ford F-150 or 2023 Toyota Tundra is going to come down to passenger capacity and legroom. Ford offers best-in-class front legroom with 43.9 inches, and the Tundra provides 41.2 inches. If you considering the extended cabs, than both vehicles are similar at more than 33 inches, and if you prefer a crew cab, the Ford crew cab is larger overall offering 43.6 inches of second-row legroom compared to 41.6 inches in the Toyota. The Tundra is a five-passenger vehicle. The F-150 is available in three-, five- and six-passenger configurations.
The 2023 Ford F-150 comes standard with a V6 engine that strikes a good balance between performance and fuel economy. The 2023 Toyota Tundra comes standard with a turbocharged V6, which is an option with the F-150 as well for those willing to sacrifice some fuel economy for more performance. Both Ford and Toyota also offer a hybrid powertrain based on the turbocharged V6. Ford also offers some options that you won’t find with the Toyota, including a V8 and a supercharged V8. As for towing, Ford is a class leader at a maximum of 14,000 pounds whereas the Tundra maxes out at 12,000 pounds.
When it comes to the technology aspect of comparing the 2023 Ford F-150 vs 2023 Toyota Tundra in Birmingham, this is an area where Toyota used to have an advantage, but Ford has really erased that gap. Both automakers include an 8-inch touch screen and their latest infotainment software. You also have the option of a larger screen with both models. The standard suite of driver-assistance technologies is comparable, and the F-150 XLT is notable due to its price point and having most of the driver assists available for the model. You’ll also find that Ford offers some options that Toyota does not, such as evasive steering assist and the Blue Cruise hands-free driving system.
If you have any questions not covered in our comparison of the 2023 Ford F-150 vs 2023 Toyota Tundra in Birmingham, call or email us. We’re happy to provide whatever details you need. We also encourage you to visit Stivers Ford of Birmingham in person so that you can test-drive the new F-150 and experience it for yourself.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.