If you're looking for a bold truck to help you journey outside of the Edgewood, Clayton, Bel Air, and Baltimore, MD, city limits, then you may have your eye on the 2020 Toyota Tacoma or Ford F-150.

To help you decide which one is the best match for you, our team at Thompson Toyota put these two trucks together in a head-to-head matchup. Which one will come out on top?

Off-Road Capabilities of the Tacoma and F-150

If you're looking to take your truck far off the paved path, then it's important to select a pickup armed with the right technology.

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma and Ford F-150 are ready for whatever comes their way with an available Crawl Control system. This feature maintains a preset following speed and distance on tricky off-road trails allowing you to devote your full attention to navigating around obstacles in your path.

The Tacoma takes capability one step further with an available TRD Pro Desert Air Intake, as well. This feature places an air intake high above the dust line, so you can keep your engine dust-free even when tearing it up on off-road trails.

Without this feature in the F-150, you'll have to keep an eye on your powertrain to ensure it stays clean and in good shape.

2020 Toyota Tacoma vs Ford F-150: Exterior Dimensions 

In addition to having advanced technologies that help you have a protected excursion, you want to make sure your truck is crafted for the job.

The Ford F-150 is large and cumbersome, measuring a maximum 250.5 inches long and 79.9 inches wide. At a maximum 225.5 inches long and 74.4 inches wide, you may have an easier time navigating the 2020 Toyota Tacoma around boulders and trees.

Stay Protected Throughout Your Journey

Adventures are much more enjoyable when you know you'll be fully protected at every turn. To help you travel the open road from destination to destination safely, the 2020 Tacoma comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P, which includes the following systems:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Warns when you're following too closely to frontal objects and applies the brakes as needed to help avoid collisions.
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: Maintains a preset following speed between you and the car ahead, stopping and slowing you as traffic requires.
  • Lane Departure Alert: Detects unintentional lane sway and warns when you may be about to leave your lane.

The Ford F-150 also offers these technologies. However, you'll need to upgrade to a higher trim level to make them available, since they don't all come standard like in the Tacoma.  

2020 Toyota Tacoma vs Ford F-150: Which Truck Is Right for You?

While these trucks are similar, if you're planning an off-road escape, you may enjoy what the 2020 Toyota Tacoma has to offer. We invite our nearby Edgewood, Clayton, Bel Air, and Baltimore, Maryland, neighbors to stop by the showroom at Thompson Toyota to see this pickup in action.

Give us a call today to schedule a test drive.

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