Pickup trucks dominate American roadways, but they are also popular here in Canada, thanks to their strong performance in wintry conditions. The pickup truck segment is crowded with offerings, but three of the strongest candidates are the 2019 Toyota Tundra, the 2018 Ford F-150, and the 2019 RAM 1500. But, which is the superior truck? For this comparison, we looked at the 2019 Toyota Tundra 4x2 Double Cab Long SR 5.7, the 2018 Ford F-150 XL 4x2 Regular Cab Styleside 6.5’ box 122” WB, and the 2019 RAM 1500 Tradesman 4x2 Crew Cab 144.5” WB. The Tundra was the clear winner.
At these base levels, the Tundra has the superior towing rating, despite the myth that American-made trucks are the most powerful. In fact, the 2019 Tundra can tow up to 4,264 kg, compared to just 3,765 kg from the 2018 F-150 and 3,828 kg from the 2019 RAM 1500.
Thanks to their sheer size, pickup trucks tend to fare well in collisions. However, the Tundra’s base models boasts a number of safety technologies meant to prevent collisions that the F-150 and the RAM 1500 just don’t offer. For example, as part of the Toyota Safety Sense P™ suite of safety features, the Tundra offers forward collision warning, which is not offered on these base models of the F-150 and RAM 1500. The Tundra also features distance pacing cruise control, unlike its competitors.
The 2019 Toyota Tundra has a long list of standard features that are not available on the base models of the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2019 RAM 1500. These include an illuminated glove box, rear reading lights, LED daytime running lights, chrome surround for the grille, an air filter, three 12V DC power outlets (two in the Ford and one in the RAM), a locking glovebox, and overhead console storage.
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