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2018 Toyota Tundra vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Both the 2018 Toyota Tundra and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma have made a name for themselves in the ranks of the full-size and mid-size pickup truck markets. While their performance specs more than match their competitors, the thing that most sets them apart from the competition is reliability. Pickup trucks work harder than any other vehicle segment, and often show the most wear and tear because of it. Having a model that will dependably get the job done, even after a few dents and scratches, is extremely important to pickup truck buyers, and the Toyota truck lineup doesn’t disappoint.

Which Toyota pickup truck model is the right choice for you will depend on many factors including preference, cost, and performance needs. Find additional specs and a comparison of the 2018 Tundra and 2018 Tacoma below.

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Tundra and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Toyota Tundra


2018 Toyota Tacoma

$31,120  Starting MSRP  $25,200
15/19 Fuel Economy  19/23
4.6-Liter V8 Base Engine  2.7-Liter Four-Cylinder
6 Base Seating Capacity  4

Performance Capabilities

Like we mentioned above, part of the choice between the 2018 Tundra and 2018 Tacoma lies in preference and performance needs. The 2018 Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup and will offer more overall power, more interior seats, and a higher towing capacity compared to the mid-size Toyota Tacoma.

The 2018 Tundra will come with a much larger starting MSRP for the extra size. Truck shoppers that need the space and performance for daily tasks or truck shoppers with a larger budget who prefer a bigger truck may find the price increase worth it. The 2018 Tundra comes with a choice of two engines including a 4.6-liter V8 rated at 310 horsepower and a 5.7-liter V8 rated at 381 horsepower. The max towing capacity tops out at over 10,000 pounds when properly equipped.

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma offers plenty of power for most jobs. Truck shoppers looking for the functionality of a pickup that has the ability to tow smaller boats and RVs should find the power they are after with the choice between a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 278 horsepower. The 2018 Tacoma has a max towing capacity of 6,800 pounds when properly equipped.

If you are still unsure of which Toyota pickup truck model is the right choice for you, visit the Fox Toyota dealership in Clinton, Tennessee and our sales staff can give you a more in-depth comparison and show you each model in person.