2016 Toyota Tacoma vs. Ford F150: See How They Rack Up

2016 Toyota Tacoma Ford F150 Virginia

In the search for the perfect pickup truck, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is frequently at the top of the list for potential owners. This midsize pickup offers more affordable pricing and better maneuverability than large pickups, like the Ford F150, while still giving you enough power for most tasks. While some Virginia drivers may like the Ford, the Tacoma will be ideal for the vast majority. If it doesn’t meet your requirements, consider its larger cousin, the Tundra.

Fuel Efficiency

Because of its smaller size, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is able to offer better fuel economy in most configurations than the Ford F150. Comparing the base models, for example, will give you 18 city/25 highway/20 combined mpg for the F150 and 19/23/21 for the Tacoma. For a better idea of the differences, take a look at the worst fuel economy you could get with either model. The F150 can get as little as 15 city/21 highway/17 combined mpg. Half of the F150’s configurations get less than 20 mpg combined. The Tacoma, on the other hand, only has a single configuration where it drops below 20 mpg combined. Even then, it gets 19 mpg.


Buying the 2016 Toyota Tacoma will always cost less than choosing a comparable version of the Ford F150. The Tacoma starts at $23,300 while the F150 starts at $26,430. This means you can get more features on the Tacoma or upgrade the engine and still spend less than you would on the base F150. To save you more money, ToyotaCare gives you the first two years or 25,000 miles’ worth of regular maintenance free.

Whether you need help picking between the 2016 Toyota Tacoma and the competition or are ready to get behind the wheel of your own midsize pickup, the team at Miller Toyota in Manassas, Virginia, can assist you.

July 1, 2016
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