2022 Ford F-150 vs. 2022 Toyota Tundra Comparison

Erin Riches-Wong | Apr 15, 2022

Loyalty runs deep among full-size truck buyers, especially among Ford F-150 owners. The Ford F-Series leads all other models in annual sales. And the light-duty F-150 comes in so many configurations that you're likely to find the truck you want without looking anywhere else.

But the Toyota Tundra is completely redesigned for 2022. Like the FordToyota's large light-duty pickup now comes with a strong and fuel-efficient twin-turbocharged V6. Toyota added a hybrid powertrain as well, along with a new multi-link rear suspension with coil springs. For its part, Ford is very close to bringing the all-electric F-150 Lightning to market.

If you're shopping for a new, light-duty large pickup this year, you'll want to research both the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra. This 2022 Ford F-150 vs. 2022 Toyota Tundra comparison will help you spot the key details and better understand the differences.

Price and Value

2022 Ford F-150 Front Quarter View

2022 Ford F-150

Consumers researching Ford's light-duty large pickup will find that the 2022 Ford F-150 comes in XL, XLT, Lariat, Tremor, King Ranch, Platinum, Raptor, and Limited trim levels. Prices range from $29,990 to $75,835, not including the $1,695 destination charge.

If you're interested in the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, you'll likely have to wait until the 2023 model year to order one unless you were an early hand-raiser. For 2022, the battery-electric F-150 ranges from $52,974 to $90,874, not including the $1,695 destination charge or federal and state rebates. For retail customers, the F-150 Lightning comes in XLT, Lariat, and Platinum trims.

The Raptor and Tremor are the off-road models in the Ford F-150 line. The less costly Tremor is a good option if you don't need all the Raptor's greatness. These trims have standard 4-wheel drive (4WD), while other 2022 F-150s come with either 2-wheel drive (2WD) or 4WD (or 4x4). The F-150 Lightning is also 4WD only.

The 2022 Ford F-150 comes in all the traditional cab and bed configurations. Old-school regular cabs have one row of seating. Extended cabs, known as SuperCabs in Ford parlance, have rear seats and dual, forward-hinged rear doors. The crew cab, or F-150 SuperCrew, is the best choice for families or work crews needing a daily-use back seat. Ford also offers three bed lengths ranging from 5.5 to 8 feet.

The F-150 has an expansive engine lineup. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 5.0-liter V8 offer the best value from a capability and cost standpoint. If fuel economy is your priority, the F-150's PowerBoost hybrid powertrain might make sense, especially if you want to use your truck as a portable generator via the Pro Power Onboard option. The F-150 Lightning promises similar utility. Ford discontinued the diesel engine option on the 2022 F-150.

Every 2022 Ford F-150 comes with a limited menu of connected services, including remote engine starting and door locking. At present, these services are free to use. The Wi-Fi has a 3-month complimentary trial period. Ford does not provide free scheduled maintenance.

If you're shopping for the 2022 Toyota Tundra, you'll find that it comes in 

SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794, TRD Pro, and Capstone trim levels. Prices range from $35,950 to $73,530, not including the $1,695 destination charge. The TRD Pro is the off-road model in the Tundra line, while the Capstone offers high-end furnishings on par with the F-150 Limited. The TRD Pro and Capstone are 4x4 only; other Tundras give you a choice of 2WD or 4WD.

Toyota doesn't offer a regular-cab Tundra. Instead, you can have the Tundra Double Cab (similar to the F-150 SuperCab) or the Tundra CrewMax, which offers ample back-seat space for adults and rear-facing child car seats. Toyota Tundra Double Cabs come with a 6.5-foot or 8.1-foot cargo bed, while the CrewMax has a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed.

Every 2022 Toyota Tundra has a turbocharged V6 engine. The hybrid version, known as the i-Force Max, has an electric motor packaged between the engine and transmission. It provides superior acceleration and slightly better fuel efficiency.

The Tundra offers more connected services than the F-150. You get a 12-month trial subscription for automatic collision notification, live emergency assistance, rapid access to roadside assistance, and stolen-vehicle assistance, as well as remote access features like engine start, door locking, and geofencing for less trusted drivers. Some trucks include a one-year Drive Connect subscription for the Tundra's new cloud-based navigation system. The Wi-Fi hotspot has a 30-day trial.

Toyota offers complimentary scheduled maintenance for the first two years or 25,000 miles. The Tundra holds its value well. It's the top-rated full-size pickup in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. ALG Residual Value Awards.

Advantage: Toyota Tundra

Reliability and Quality

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone White Front Quarter View

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone

The Ford F-150 ranks third among Large Light Duty Pickups in the J.D. Power 2022 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) but is not among the top light-duty trucks in the J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The 2022 Ford F-150 comes with the following warranty and roadside assistance coverage:

  • Standard warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Hybrid system & EV component warranty: 8 years or 100,000 miles
  • Hybrid battery warranty: 8 years or 100,000 miles (10 years or 150,000 miles in California emissions states)
  • Roadside assistance: 5 years or 60,000 miles

The Toyota Tundra ranks highest among Large Light Duty Pickups in the 2022 VDS. It's also the highest-ranked large light-duty truck in the 2021 IQS. The 2022 Toyota Tundra comes with the following warranty and roadside assistance coverage:

  • Standard warranty: 3 years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty: 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Hybrid system warranty: 8 years or 100,000 miles
  • Hybrid battery warranty: 10 years or 150,000 miles
  • Roadside assistance: 2 years and unlimited miles

Advantage: Toyota Tundra

Performance and Efficiency

2022 Ford F-150 Platinum Interior Dashboard

2022 Ford F-150 Platinum

For the 2022 F-150, Ford offers three V6 engines (two of them turbocharged), a hybrid V6 with an electric motor packaged with the transmission, and one gasoline V8 (though a second V8 is coming on the Raptor R). Then, there's the all-electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, which has front and rear electric-drive motors that draw current from one of two available battery packs.

Among the V6 and V8 engines, output ranges from 290 to 430 horsepower and 265 to 570 pound-feet of torque. All trucks use a 10-speed automatic transmission, including the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid V6. In addition, all V6- and V8-equipped F-150s have selectable drive modes, but only 4WD models include Deep Snow/Sand and Mud/Rut modes. The Tremor and Raptor have additional features, including selectable terrain modes, Ford Trail Control, and hill-descent control.

Output on the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning ranges from 426 to 563 hp, while torque is 775 pound-feet.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ford F-150s with the PowerBoost Hybrid V6 rate 23-25 mpg in combined city and highway driving. Other 2022 F-150s rate 15-22 mpg, depending on the configuration (the EPA bases its ratings on the standard rear axle ratio). Typically, trucks outfitted for towing have an optional axle ratio that improves low-end torque response at the expense of fuel economy. With their raised off-road suspensions and all-terrain tires, the F-150 Tremor and Raptor have the lowest EPA ratings.

The EPA has not yet rated the F-150 Lightning, but Ford estimates the electric pickup truck will provide 230 to 320 miles of range. The automaker will offer three different onboard chargers, and you can expect 8 to 14 hours of charging time at a Level 2 home station (or less at a DC fast charger).

Most 2022 Toyota Tundras come standard with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine (if you're doing the math, it's actually a 3.4-liter given its 3,445 cubic centimeters of displacement). This engine makes 348 hp and 405 pound-feet of torque in the base SR and 389 hp and 479 pound-feet in other Tundras.

On trucks with the i-Force Max hybrid V6, an electric motor rated at 48 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque sits between the V6 and the Tundra's 10-speed automatic transmission. The total output is 437 hp and 583 pound-feet of torque. The compact 1.9-kilowatt-hour battery pack is under the rear seat.

All 2022 Toyota Tundras have a limited-slip rear differential. Along with a raised suspension and all-terrain tires, the TRD Pro includes selectable terrain modes, Crawl Control, and hill-descent control; these items are optional on other trims.

Toyota doesn't offer optional axle ratios, so the Tundra's EPA ratings are closer to reality, though you'll see lower numbers when towing or off-roading. Hybrid Toyota Tundras rate 20-22 mpg in combined city and highway driving. Regular V6 Tundras rate 19-20 mpg combined.

Advantage: Ford F-150

Tow Ratings and Trailering Equipment

If you want to tow with a short-bed 2022 Ford F-150 SuperCrew, both the turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 5.0-liter V8 are good choices. Properly equipped F-150s have tow ratings of up to 14,000 pounds (turbo V6) and 13,000 pounds (V8). Payload ratings on the 2022 F-150 are impressive for a light-duty pickup; trucks with these engines have ratings between 2,100 and 2,900 pounds.

A Ford F-150 SuperCrew with the PowerBoost Hybrid V6 has a 12,700-pound tow rating with a payload limit of around 2,000 pounds. Ford says the F-150 Lightning equipped with the extended-range battery pack will have a 10,000-pound tow rating and a 1,800-pound payload rating.

Equipped with the 5.5-foot bed, the 2022 Toyota Tundra CrewMax is rated to tow 11,400 pounds with the regular V6 and 11,450 pounds with the hybrid V6. Hybrid Tundras feel stronger when pulling heavy trailers, but their higher curb weights reduce payload ratings. A short-bed Tundra CrewMax Limited has a 1,740-pound payload rating with the base V6 versus a 1,605-pound limit with the hybrid V6.

Both the F-150 and Tundra offer an integrated trailer brake controller and the ability to add and save multiple trailer profiles. Trailer-specific rear camera angles make it easier to connect a trailer, while an available autonomous steering function takes the stress out of backing up with a trailer.

The 2022 Ford F-150 offers additional towing technology, including a smart hitch feature that measures tongue weight and provides basic guidance on distributing trailer weight. An optional onboard scales feature approximates how much weight the truck is carrying.

Thanks to the 2022 Toyota Tundra's multi-link coil-spring rear suspension, most trims can be equipped with an optional, load-leveling rear air suspension. You can manually lower it when hooking up a trailer.

Advantage: Ford F-150

Safety and Driving Assistance

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Interior Dashboard

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone

In past years, full-size trucks were light on safety features, but these days, both Ford and Toyota have you covered concerning advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS). Every 2022 Ford F-150 comes standard with Ford's Co-Pilot 360 ADAS package that includes forward-collision warning (FCW) with automatic emergency braking (AEB) and pedestrian detection.

You'll find blind-spot warning (BSW) with rear cross-traffic warning, lane-departure warning (LDW), and lane-keeping assistance (LKA) on the 2022 F-150's options list. Ford's BSW system automatically detects the length of a conventional trailer and includes it in its coverage area (BSW doesn't work with 5th-wheel trailers).

Starting on the XLT, you can get Level 2 semi-autonomous driving assistance in the form of a traffic jam assistance (TJA) with adaptive cruise control (ACC) with stop-and-go capability, lane-centering assistance, emergency steering assistance (ESA), and intersection turn assistance (ITA). Also available is Ford's BlueCruise, which provides Level 2+ hands-free ACC on a network of divided highways in the U.S. and Canada.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated the 2022 Ford F-150 at 5 stars for overall safety—its highest rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2022 F-150 a Top Safety Pick.

All 2022 Toyota Tundras have Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 (TSS 2.5), which includes FCW with AEB and pedestrian detection, LDW, LKA, and Level 2 TJA via ACC with stop-and-go capability, lane-centering, and road sign recognition. All 2022 Tundra trims except the SR are available with BSW with rear cross-traffic warning and trailer detection, and front and rear low-speed automatic emergency braking to help avoid parking lot mishaps. All 2022 Tundras have a rear-seat reminder system.

As of this publication, neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has released crash-test ratings for the 2022 Toyota Tundra.

Advantage: Neither

Ford's BlueCruise is a game-changer if you want to go hands-free during interstate travel, but both trucks offer a robust ADAS package.

Infotainment and Technology

2022 Ford F-150 Rear Quarter View

2022 Ford F-150

You'll find Ford's latest Sync 4 infotainment interface in every new 2022 Ford F-150. Unlike earlier iterations of Sync, this one is capable of over-the-air (OTA) updates. The F-150's lower trims include an 8-inch touchscreen display and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. The upper trims get a 12-inch touchscreen display (looks like a tablet computer in portrait orientation) and factory navigation. Some Ford F-150s have a wireless phone charging pad.

Similarly, you'll find the new Toyota Audio Multimedia infotainment platform in the 2022 Toyota Tundra. It, too, is capable of OTA updates and has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. This system also allows you to have two paired phones active simultaneously. An 8-inch touchscreen display is standard, but an enormous 14.3-inch display is widely available, and, compared to the Ford's upgraded display, it has a more natural-looking landscape orientation. Most 2022 Toyota Tundras have a wireless charging pad next to the transmission shifter.

Advantage: Toyota Tundra

Comfort and Utility

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD-Pro Super White Rear Quarter View on Trail

2022 Toyota Tundra TRD-Pro

Given the high price of admission, you can expect to stretch out and get comfortable in either of these full-size trucks, especially at the higher trim levels. Notably, the Ford F-150 ranks second in the Mass Market Truck/Van category of the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Seat Quality and Satisfaction Study. The Toyota Tundra's new Capstone trim level features the same grade of semi-aniline leather upholstery that you'll find in Lexus vehicles.

The 2022 Ford F-150 offers flexibility for consumers who use their trucks for work and play. With the Work Surface option, you can power-fold the transmission lever flat with the console to deploy a table from the center armrest. There's ample room for a medium-size laptop, though it's not quite as comfortable as sitting at an actual desk.

Although it doesn't have a desk option, the 2022 Toyota Tundra has abundant provisions for storage, and most slots and bins are large. When you have your hands full while loading up the bed, simply lean on the driver-side taillight and you'll engage the bump-release switch for the tailgate; this feature is standard on the Limited and up. Ford, however, offers a power-operated tailgate starting at the Lariat trim level.

Advantage: Ford F-150

Learn More About the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra

If you'd like to learn more about these large light-duty pickups, be sure to read our expert reviews of the 2022 Ford F-150, including the F-150 Raptor, and the 2022 Toyota Tundra, including the Tundra TRD Pro and Capstone. Check out our ratings from verified vehicle owners to find out how people like you rate models in this segment.

Also, please keep in mind that while the information in this article was accurate and valid on April 14, 2022, it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the automaker's website or your local dealership.

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