Before we even get started, we might as well point out that most of this video is nothing that people looking for the tug-o-war will want to watch. If you want to get to the lead up to the tug-o-war between what the driver describes as a “tuned” Ford F-150 4×4 and a Tesla Model X P100D skip to around 4:11 seconds and when the short tug-o-war is over, tune out.
People have been clamoring to see a rematch between a comparably equipped Ford F-150 and the Tesla Cybertruck ever since a seemingly one-sided contest was posted by Elon Musk shortly after the Cybertruck was announced. Even scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson got in on calling BS on the test Elon ran. Tyson said that the test was more about the traction of the tires than the capability of the vehicles.
In the end, Tyson did say load both vehicles fully and then see who wins in as fair a test as can be made. We’ll also note right off the bat that this Ford F-150 4×4 vs Tesla Model X tug-o-war certainly isn’t an apples to apples comparison. We don’t know much about the Ford F-150 4×4 in the images other than the owner says it’s tuned. He doesn’t even say what engine the truck uses, but it sounds like an EcoBoost to us.
We can see that the truck is on off-road tires while the Model X is on street tires. That should give the traction advantage to the Tesla. In the end, the test sees the Ford F-150 gets pulled across the parking lot. We don’t think the Cybertruck will be anywhere near as successful as the Ford F-150 EV, no matter if it can out tow the Ford or not.