2016 Ford F-150 vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma Near Joliet, IL

Have you recently decided to add the space and power of a pickup truck to your driveway? Two of the most popular trucks available to drivers in and around the Joliet, IL area, the 2016 Ford F-150 and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, are incredibly strong choices to consider. In order to help narrow down the options, we’ve chosen to highlight several differences between them to those who’ve not yet made their final decision.

After you’ve taken a moment to look at the information we’ve provided, feel free to give us a call at (888) 470-3302 to speak to one of our product specialists. If you’ve already decided that the Ford F-150 is the model for you, we have a multitude of new pickup truck models available at our Joliet, IL area Ford dealership.

For this comparison article, we’ve chosen to take a look at the 2016 Ford F-150 XL and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR.


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2016 Ford F-150 vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma: Performance


When it comes to performance, the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tacoma both house powerful engines that are responsive and efficient. While the Tacoma does have its fair share of engine features, our experts prefer the EcoBoost®, V6, and V8 engines available with the F-150 for their incredible horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. Take a look at the table below to see precisely what makes the F-150’s engines so special.

Engine 2.7L EcoBoost 3.5L EcoBoost 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
Horsepower 325 HP @ 5,750 RPM 365 HP @ 5,000 RPM 282 HP @ 6,250 RPM 385 @ 5,750 RPM
Torque 375 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 RPM 420 lb.-ft. @ 2,500 RPM 253 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 RPM 387 lb.-ft. @ 3,850 RPM
Max. Towing 8,500 lbs. 12,200 lbs. 7,400 lbs. 11,100 lbs.
Max. Payload 2,110 lbs. 3,010 lbs. 1,910 lbs. 3,270 lbs.
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic


2016 Ford F-150 vs. 2016 Toyota Tacoma: Cab Sizes & Interior


With more cab and box sizes than the Toyota Tacoma, the Ford F-150 is the more versatile of the two pickup trucks.

Ford F-150 XL Availability
Cab Size




Box Size

5-1/2' Box

6-1/2' Box

8' Box


The Ford F-150's interior is great for Joliet, IL area truck enthusiasts



In terms of comfort, the black urethane tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, and premium materials throughout, the F-150 is easily more comfortable than the Tacoma.


Toyota Tacoma interior features include:

  • Rear 60/40 flip-up split bench
  • 2.3-in. productivity screen
  • Black vinyl floor covering
  • Front and rear 12v powerpoints

F-150 vs. Toyota Tacoma: Bottom Line

Though the Ford F-150’s $26,540 starting MSRP is more expensive than the Tacoma’s $23,660 MSRP, the F-150 provides the better value, especially when considering the additional performance, comfort, and cab features you’ll be receiving in return.

For more information on the 2016 Ford F-150 or how you can schedule a test drive at our Ford dealership near Joliet, IL, please don’t hesitate to contact Greenway Ford through our website or by calling our team of product specialists at (888) 470-3302.

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