Comparison: Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Tundra
Specs*
Fuel Economy 18 City / 23 Highway 15 City / 19 Highway
Wheelbase 127.4 145.7
Exterior Dimension (Length/Width) 212.3/74.4 228.9/79.9
Engine 3.5-Liter V6 24-Valve 4.6 Liter V8 32-Valve
Tow Capacity 6,400 6,800
Fuel Tank 21.1 Gal 26.4 Gal
Seats 5 6
Bed Dimension (Length/Width) 60.5/41.5 78.7/66.4
Curb Weight 4,425 5,100
Ground Clearance 9.4 10.4
Starting MSRP $31,465 $32,830

Both the Toyota Tundra and Toyota Tacoma have what many truck owners crave. With both models, you can rest assured you're getting a roomy truck bed, powerful engine, and high ground clearance. It's tough to go wrong with either truck in these departments. However, there still are key differences to consider when comparing the Toyota Tundra to the Toyota Tacoma.

The first thing to consider is that the Toyota Tundra is just plain bigger than the Toyota Tacoma. It has a wheelbase of 145.7 to the Tacoma's 127.4 and an exterior dimension of 228.9 length by 79.9 width to the Tacoma's 212.3 by 74.4. With its increased size, the Tundra also comes with a more powerful V8 engine that can tow a greater amount.

The Toyota Tacoma has slightly less towing power, size, and ground clearance, but also gets better gas mileage and comes with a cheaper price tag. For many truck owners, the Toyota Tacoma hits on all the key categories that they desire or need out of their truck. It's V6 engine provides plenty of power and torque, and although it's towing capacity and ground clearance are less than that of the Toyota Tundra, it's not by much.

At the end of the day, different drivers will find different features that resonate with them out of these powerful Toyota trucks. Come down to Basil Toyota in Lockport, NY to test drive both and find out which truck fits your needs best.