Drivers from the Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Grand Island areas work hard around construction sites and farms, so they need a vehicle to keep up with the excitement. The search for your next pickup may have you bouncing between the 2020 Ford F-150 and 2020 Toyota Tacoma, so our team at Basil Ford of Niagara Falls has put together this comparison.

Read on to see how these trucks stack up when it comes to the features your hardworking lifestyle calls for. If you have any questions along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to a member of our sales team.

Choose the Right Engine for Your Demanding Lifestyle

Just how every project differs, no two drivers are the same. To help you find the blend of power you desire behind the wheel, the 2020 Ford F-150 offers the following powertrain options:

Engine Option


Torque (lb-ft)

3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6



3.0-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6



High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6



2.7-liter Turbocharged EcoBoost® V6



5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8



3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6



Getting behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma doesn't afford you as many motor options, though, with only two engines available. Neither the standard 159-horsepower or available V6 engine with 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque can quite match the power of the commanding engines in the F-150 either.

A Truck That Works as Hard as You Do

A wide range of powertrains leads to a great selection of towing capabilities. From small hard-sided RVs to 2-horse trailers, the 2020 Ford F-150 can tow it all thanks to a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds when armed with the 3.5-liter V6 engine. Unfortunately, you'll have to leave your water ski boat behind with the Tacoma since it can only haul up to 6,800-falling short of even the baseline towing capabilities of the standard 3.3-liter V6 motor in the F-150.

Backing your 25-foot-long trailer into your worksite is further simplified with the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ in the F-150. Control the direction of your trailer when reversing with a simple turn of a knob, helping you get to back to work quickly. This is a class-exclusive feature though, so you won't be privy to its convenience in the 2020 Toyota Tacoma.

Room for All Your Worksite Essentials

In addition to being able to carry heavy machinery around, you need your next truck to have the cargo capabilities to handle even your heavy equipment. Once again, the 2020 Ford F-150 is up for the job with a maximum payload capacity of 3,270 pounds. The Tacoma falls short yet again since it's only able to handle payloads up to 1,440 pounds.

The F-150 announces its presence from miles away with a length of 243.7 inches and width of 79.9 inches. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma is much leaner at only 225.5 inches long and 75.2 inches wide. This difference in stance leads the F-150 to have a much roomier interior and greater exterior cargo capabilities. The Tacoma does have a long bed options measuring 73.7 inches long, but it fails to reach to 8-foot long bed option in the F-150 at 96 inches long, perfect for sheet metal and plywood.

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

Now that you've seen the 2020 Ford F-150 and 2020 Toyota Tacoma go head to head, you may be interested in learning more about the F-150. With impressive payload and towing capabilities along with an extensive lineup of bold motors, we think our neighbors in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Grand Island will prefer to hit the road in this truck over the competition.

Visit us at Basil Ford of Niagara Falls today to learn more about the F-150 and experience it firsthand with a test drive!

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Basil Ford of Niagara Falls

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