|2016 Toyota Tacoma
||2016 Toyota Tundra
|2.7-liter V6 and 3.5-liter V6||Engine Options||4.6-liter V8 and 5.7-liter V8|
|278 (3.5-liter V6)||Horsepower||381 (5.7-liter V8)|
|19 city/24 hwy mpg||Fuel Economy||13 city/18 hwy mpg|
2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Toyota Tundra
Toyota has achieved enormous success with the mid-size Toyota Tacoma and full-size Toyota Tundra pickup trucks. They are unique among import pickups in that they've been able to successfully compete with domestic trucks from Ford, GMC and Chevrolet. Their success can be attributed to a number of factors, but most notable is their exceptional off-road abilities and tremendous reliability and durability. Choosing between these two outstanding Toyota pickups largely comes down which one is best suited for your specific needs. We've created this 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 Toyota Tundra comparison, laying out advantages of each pickup to help you make a well-informed buying decision.
Both pickup trucks boast impressive performance and robust engine choices. The 2016 Tacoma offers a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and a new 3.5-liter V6, while the 2016 Tundra offers a 4.6-liter V8 and a 5.7-liter V8. Comparing the output for their most powerful engine choices, the V6 on the Tacoma produces 278 horsepower while the Tundra's 5.7-liter V8 delivers an impressive 381 horsepower. However, the Tacoma gets much better fuel economy with a fuel-efficiency rating of 19 city/24 hwy mpg, compared to only 13 city/18 hwy mpg for the Tundra.
Get the 2016 Tacoma and 2016 Tundra in Tuscaloosa AL
Ultimately, the biggest difference between the Tacoma and Tundra is size, which brings its own set of advantages and disadvantages. The mid-size Tacoma is smaller and more maneuverable and gets better fuel economy, while the full-size Tundra boasts a more spacious interior cargo area, as well as more power, which is advantageous for hauling goods and towing things such as a trailer or boat.
A major reason for the success of the both the Tacoma and Tundra is their exceptional off-road abilities, and with outstanding off-road features on these models for 2016, they can easily conquer all manner of challenging terrain and weather conditions. This includes such things as crawl mode for low speed maneuvers, limited-slip differential, locking rear differential and active traction control. If you'd like to take either of these Toyota pickup trucks for a test drive, then don't hesitate to contact us here at Tuscaloosa Toyota. Also, be sure to check out our no-cost non-factory Lifetime Warranty, which extends the standard Powertrain Warranty for any new Toyota model.