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2019 Toyota Tacoma

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2020 Toyota Tundra

Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra

Are you shopping around the Bradenton area for a rugged pickup truck that can handle your Venice commute and jobsites? You have probably come across the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and 2020 Toyota Tundra during your research. Both Toyota pickup trucks have earned high praise from industry experts and drivers alike. However, only one of these trucks will earn a coveted spot on your driveway. Which full-sized pickup truck will it be? See the difference between Tacoma and Tundra in this comparison from Peterson Toyota of Sarasota.

2019 Toyota Tacoma


2019 Toyota Tacoma

$25,850 MSRP*

Base Starting Price

$33,425 MSRP*
3.5L V6

Base Engine

5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8
42.9/32.6 inches

Base Legroom (front/rear)

42.5/34.7 inches

Base Seating

18/22 mpg**

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

13/18 mpg**
6,400 pounds

Base Towing Capacity

10,200 pounds

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Configurations & Prices

Both the Toyota Tacoma and the new Toyota Tundra offer various trim levels and starting prices, which makes it easier for Port Charlotte shoppers to find the configuration with the features they want at a price point that won’t break the bank. Below is a look at the trim levels and the starting prices of both Toyota pickup trucks.

2019 Toyota Tacoma

  • Tacoma SR: Starting at $25,850 MSRP*
  • Tacoma SR5: Starting at $27,625 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Sport: Starting at $32,545 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Off-Road: Starting at $33,800 MSRP*
  • Tacoma Limited: Starting at $37,790 MSRP*
  • Tacoma TRD Pro: Starting at $42,960 MSRP*

2020 Toyota Tundra

  • Tundra SR: Starting at $33,425 MSRP*
  • Tundra SR5: Starting at $35,095 MSRP*
  • Tundra Limited: Starting at $43,985 MSRP*
  • Tundra Platinum: Starting at $48,625 MSRP*
  • Tundra 1794 Edition: Starting at $48,625 MSRP*
  • Tundra TRD Pro: Starting at $52,780 MSRP*

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Engine Performance

When comparing the Toyota Tundra vs. Tacoma MPG, engine performance, and towing capacity, you will be impressed with what both the Tundra and the new Toyota Tacoma offers Venice-area drivers. However, one vehicle has a slight edge when it comes to engine performance.

The base trim level of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma comes equipped with 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), so drivers can enjoy an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway** fuel economy. The base trim of the Tacoma has a max towing capacity of 6,400 pounds.

With the 2020 Toyota Tundra entry-level configuration, you get a stronger 5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 engine that produces 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. This engine is also paired with a six-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i) to get drivers an EPA-estimated 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway** fuel economy. The base trim of the Tundra can tow up to 10,200 pounds.

Tacoma vs. Tundra: Interior Dimensions

When comparing the Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra, the interior space could make or break a decision. If you spend a lot of time commuting and working from your truck, you want a comfortable space with plenty of legroom and an area for your cargo. Peterson Toyota of Sarasota has the dimensions for both the new Toyota Tacoma and the new Tundra.

2019 Toyota Tacoma

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.7/38.3 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.9/32.6 inches
  • Passenger Volume (behind front/rear seat): 57.5/42.6 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 5 passengers

2020 Toyota Tundra

  • Headroom (front/rear): 39.7/38.9 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.5/42.3 inches
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 6 passengers

Compare the Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra at Peterson Toyota of Sarasota!

If you want to know more about the difference between the Tacoma and Tundra, visit Peterson Toyota of Sarasota today! We’ll explore both vehicles to find the one that fits your driving needs the best, get you out on the Sarasota roadways for a test drive, and create a financial package that fits within your budget. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule a test drive. Don’t forget to explore the 2020 Tacoma configurations, browse our new vehicle specials so you can drive home to the Bradenton area in a new truck for less.

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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7435 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL


Phone: (941) 924-7700

7435 S Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL
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