Comparing the Toyota Tacoma to the Ford F-150, The Battle of Two Trucks

When on the hunt for a new truck, you want to be sure it can handle what you plan to take it through. From the mountains to the worksite, you want a truck that is ready for your busy life on the go in Gettysburg. There are a few aspects of a truck you should look for, like reliability, power, and functionality. Here at Fitzgerald Chambersburg, we love pointing our customers towards the Toyota Tacoma. This versatile truck is not only remarkably powerful but fun to drive on several different terrains, making it an ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts. The drive is smooth, controlled, and efficient.

But, how does the Toyota Tacoma stack up against some similar trucks in its class? Let's take a look at the Ford F-150. We want you to find a truck that is perfectly outfitted for your lifestyle, so let's explore some of the key differences and similarities between the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tacoma so you can find a truck that has just what you've been hoping for.

Engines & Power

The Toyota Tacoma offers two engine options including a four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6. The Ford F-150 offers three engines including a 3.3-liter V6, diesel option, and twin-turbo V6.

Off-Road Capability

When taking a look at off-road capability, we have to look at the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Ford F-150 Raptor. Each of these trims is specifically engineered to handle tough terrain and obstacles. The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro provides you with many off-road features like skid plates, electronically locking rear differential, crawl control, Bilstein® shocks, Multi-Terrain Select, Hill Start Assist Control and a Multi-Terrain Monitor.

These features work together to make your next adventure effortless, but what does the Ford Raptor has to offer in comparison? Let's take a look. The Ford F-150 Raptor comes with a widened front and rear track, steering and terrain modes, paddle shifters and heavy-duty off-road shocks.

Both trucks do offer rear and four-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmissions, but what really makes the Tacoma stand out is the option of a manual transmission!

With the use of all the tools from the Toyota Tacoma and its smaller size, you might find it's easier to get to more remote locations near Shippensburg in comparison to the Ford F-150.

Technology Features

Both trucks equip you with touchscreens at the center of the dash that can access both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as navigation functions. Both trucks provide available Wi-Fi on the go and USB ports for endless charging on the way to Waynesboro, PA.

What the Tacoma has that the Ford F-150 does not is a three-prong home outlet which can be used for laptop charging and tools, and a wireless charger.


No matter if you need your truck for work or play, safety comes first. Both trucks offer ample safety technologies such as Lane-departure warning, Automatic high beams, Pedestrian Detection, and many more advanced features to keep you confident while commuting to Hagerstown, MD.

Test Drive the New Toyota Tacoma at Fitzgerald Toyota Chambersburg

The best way to see which truck is right for you is to test drive them! You can get behind the wheel of brand new Toyota Tacoma right here at our dealership, and we'll show you the available trims, accessories, and much more!

The Tacoma is effortless to drive, looks good day and night, and is ready to haul what you need through every season. If you've already driven a Ford F-150, let us know your thoughts on the differences so that we may better assist our customers!

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