Compare 2012 Ford F-150 vs 2012 Toyota Tacoma

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2WD Reg Cab 126" STX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 17 23 $24,739 $27,010
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 17 23 $22,100 $23,500
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 17 23 $25,805 $28,215
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 17 23 $22,372 $23,800
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $22,372 $23,800
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 17 23 $26,075 $28,520
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $26,075 $28,520
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 15 21 $31,301 $34,425
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 15 21 $32,094 $35,320
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" STX 17 23 $27,205 $29,795
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" XL 17 23 $25,562 $27,325
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 17 23 $28,097 $30,805
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" FX2 15 21 $33,498 $36,910
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 13 18 $44,227 $49,030
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 15 21 $38,736 $42,825
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 15 21 $34,291 $37,805
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 15 21 $40,337 $44,635
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XL 17 23 $28,873 $30,980
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 17 23 $30,291 $33,285
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" FX2 15 21 $33,763 $37,205
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 15 21 $39,001 $43,125
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 15 21 $40,602 $44,935
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" XL 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 16 21 $27,770 $30,435
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 16 21 $26,301 $28,140
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 16 21 $28,834 $31,640
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 16 21 $26,572 $28,440
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $26,572 $28,440
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 16 21 $29,100 $31,940
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $29,100 $31,940
F-150 4WD SuperCab 133" SVT Raptor 11 16 $38,867 $42,975
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 14 19 $34,469 $38,005
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 14 19 $34,991 $38,595
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" STX 16 21 $30,235 $33,220
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" XL 16 21 $28,654 $30,740
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 16 21 $31,126 $34,225
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $28,925 $31,040
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $28,925 $31,040
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $32,220 $35,465
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,220 $35,465
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" FX4 14 19 $36,666 $40,485
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 12 16 $47,124 $52,305
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 14 19 $41,632 $46,100
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 14 19 $37,187 $41,075
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 14 19 $43,234 $47,910
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" SVT Raptor 11 16 $41,433 $45,875
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" XL 14 19 $32,657 $35,165
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 14 19 $34,019 $37,495
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" FX4 14 19 $36,931 $40,785
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 14 19 $41,898 $46,400
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 14 19 $43,499 $48,210
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" XL 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
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2WD Access Cab I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,513 $20,815
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,228 $21,575
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $18,670 $19,915
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,571 $23,010
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $24,966 $26,630
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,775 $22,425
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,169 $25,010
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,706 $24,510
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,067 $18,025
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,215 $17,125
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,110 $24,650
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,266 $23,750
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $24,549 $26,185
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $23,723 $25,305
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,019 $28,085
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,555 $27,585
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,739 $26,705
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $20,929 $22,105
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $19,860 $20,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,739
$19,513
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,010
$20,815
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Efficient and burly, the 2012 Ford F-150 shares the lead in full-size trucks thanks to extreme capability and extreme high-tech features. The 2012 Toyota Tacoma's affordable price, fuel-efficiency, and simplicity make it a good, capable alternative for those who don't need a full-size truck.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.6 57.7
Passenger Capacity
3 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
60.5 53.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 24.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.6 66.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
125.8 127.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.2 72.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.1 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.3 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
134.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
213.1 208.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
65.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
60.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60.3 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.4 18.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 x 0.6 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 0.5 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 42.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
20.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 17.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7B NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R17 P215/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R17 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
T7B NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
T7B NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R17 P215/70R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
825 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1375 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10400 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3500 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2010 1726
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6450 4900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3150 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2675 2109
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.0 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
155 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
2100 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
99M NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 2.80
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 1.53
Trans Order Code
446 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Body Style
Regular Cab Pickup Access Cab
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
126" WB 127" WB
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.1 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Float Beam - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 1.2
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3150 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
Long-Spindle - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3750 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live axle Leaf-Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Fully-boxed Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- --
Rollover Rating

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