If you’re looking to get a new Toyota truck, you’re faced with the same question many drivers ask themselves: should I get the Tacoma or Tundra?
While you certainly can’t go wrong with either truck, our Toyota of Boerne team is here to help you figure out which one matches your needs the best. Read through our Toyota Tacoma vs. Tundra review to see how they handle towing around Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville. You’ll also learn about the other features and options they offer. Schedule a test drive today.
With either truck, take along your trailer or other equipment on your next adventure thanks to their powerful towing capacities. When properly configured, the available 278-horsepower V6 engine gives the Toyota Tacoma the ability to tow up to 6,800 pounds.
With this high towing capacity, the Tacoma can trailer a range of various gear and equipment for both work and personal use. However, if you need to pull along even heavier equipment, the Toyota Tundra can help.
The available 5.7L i-FORCE V8 engine with 381 horsepower gives the Tundra a maximum towing capacity of over 10,000 pounds—that’s enough strength to pull along your large horse trailer.
Other Performance Specs
While the Tundra is the bigger, more powerful truck of the two, the performance of the Tacoma also has its benefits. Although it can’t tow as much as the Tundra, the Toyota Tacoma gets better gas mileage.
Cruising around in the Tacoma, you’ll get 20 city/23 highway MPG.1 Since the Tundra has the bigger engine and an overall bigger size, it gets 13 city/18 highway MPG.1
The Toyota Tacoma is also ready for some truly adventurous driving. The Tacoma TRD Off-Road trim level is ready to take on the dirt trails and other types of terrain. With its standard electronically controlled locking rear differential and available Crawl Control, Multi-terrain Select system, and Multi-terrain Monitor, you can take your Tacoma TRD Off-Road virtually anywhere!
Dimensions of the Tacoma vs Tundra
Another main difference between these two trucks is their size. The Toyota Tundra is the larger of the two models. This means you can get more passenger space inside the cabin with up to six seats. The Tundra also provides more cargo space in the back with an available 8.1-foot long bed configuration.
The Toyota Tacoma, on the other hand, is the easier of the two trucks to handle. If you’re making the switch from a sedan or SUV, this truck will be a smoother transition. The Tacoma has seating for up to five passengers and a bed option that’s roughly six feet long. This model is the more compact truck of the two in terms of height, width, and length.
Find Your New Toyota Truck at Our Dealership
When choosing between the Toyota Tacoma vs. Tundra, it’ll come down to what you personally need with your new truck. If you want a fun-driving truck that’s easy to handle, can go anywhere, and offers some impressive utility, the Tacoma is a great choice. If you need more passenger space or towing capabilities while driving around Boerne, San Antonio, and Kerrville, the Toyota Tundra is the truck for you.
Either way, drivers can stop by Toyota of Boerne and learn more about either of these trucks. Visit us today and learn about Toyota Safety Sense™ P, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and all the other similar features these two Toyota trucks share!
1 2020 preliminary mpg estimates determined by Toyota. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.