Jones Ford Verde Valley - A head to head comparison of a 2017 Ford F-150 to a 2017 Toyota Tundra in Ergonomics near Camp Verde, AZ.

  • Jones Ford Verde Valley Journal
  • Mar 27th 2017 - 421 days ago
  • Camp Verde, AZ
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Compared To Toyota Tundra 2017

The F-150’s optional easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Tundra doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The power windows available on both the F-150 and the Tundra have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the F-150 is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Tundra prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the F-150 XLT/Raptor/Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum’s exterior keypad. The Tundra doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system.

Intelligent Access optional on the F-150 (except XL/XLT) allows you to unlock the driver’s door, tailgate and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading cargo, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Toyota Tundra doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The F-150’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Tundra SR’s standard wipers have no intermittent settings at all, so the driver will have to constantly turn them on and off. The F-150’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Tundra SR5/Limited/Platinum/1794/TRD’s manually variable intermittent wipers don’t change delay with speed.

The F-150 has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Tundra has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the Limited/Platinum/1794 Edition.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the F-150 (except XL/XLT) detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Tundra doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

The F-150’s optional power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Tundra’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

Both the F-150 and the Tundra offer available heated front seats. The F-150 SuperCrew also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Tundra.

On extremely cold Winter days, the F-150’s optional (except XL/XLT) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Tundra doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

A built-in pollen filter removes pollen, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the F-150’s passenger compartment. This helps prevent lung and/or sinus irritation, which can trigger allergies or asthma. The Tundra doesn’t offer a filtration system.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the F-150 (except XL/XLT) offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Tundra doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

The F-150 Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum’s optional Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Tundra doesn’t offer an automated parking system.