• Thankful For Your Family…. Business?
    Landscaping businesses are often family endeavors. While this can combine the best of both worlds (personal and professional), it isn’t always smooth sailing. Click here to read more.

what truck

Trevor8

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
IA
I have been looking at trucks and cant decide between a ford f150 crew cab with a 5.8 or a toyota tundra double cab with a 5.7. Both are around the same price. not worried about the recent problems on toyota. What do you think i should do. No dodge and No chevy. Dodge=bad Chevy=bad dealer. What are your experiences with these trucks by the way they would both be 2010. Also should i go used. The new ones only cost 4000 ish more that an 06 07 with 30000+ miles
 

buttaluv

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
MidWest
what kind of fuel mileage does each get, I like fords, but would be inclined to try a Toyota out...good luck
 
OP
T

Trevor8

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
IA
The toyotas get around 13 mpg and the fords around 15 mpg. We have looked at reviews and it seems that the toyota is not that great so i was trying to find someone with a toyota to help me out on this
 

GravelyGuy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Indiana
Quality will be about the same with both. If you drive carefully the Tundra will get better gas mileage without a load, hwy or city. Under load I think the Ford would do better on mileage.

The Toyota will tow/stop/handle better than the Ford.

The 5.7 in the Toyota is very strong and it will make the Ford look like a toy.

My opinion.
 

TXNSLighting

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
DFW, TX
Well first off the Fords engine is a 5.4l. Personally i would go with the Ford. I absolutely love my 09, and everything about it. Mine will get 20 hwy, and 15 in town. Towing i havent really checked, since it has not towed all that much yet. I have friends with Tundras and they like em well. Just complain about the fuel economy. Altho one of my friends loved his tundra at first and then a year later hated it with a passion, and now he has a new dodge. Said its twice the truck the Tundra is...not sure about that statement tho...ha! Either way its not a bad choice.
 

mike lane lawn care

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Lenox, MA

mowerbrad

LawnSite Fanatic
Here's the way that I look at it. If you want a truck, go for the american ones (GM, Ford, Dodge) and if you want a car go for the Toyota or Honda.

But I have no experience whatsoever with toyata trucks. I know the Nissan ones are nice though.
 
Top