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Toyota Benchmarking Ford F-150 Limited PowerBoost Hybrid

Benchmarking is a common practice in the automotive world as manufacturers aim to gain a competitive advantage by scoping out rival vehicles, oftentimes reverse engineering or copying certain characteristics of those vehicles as well. Toyota and Ford certainly have a history in that regard, with the former working to update its full-size Tundra pickup – which just marked the arrival of the next-generation version for the 2022 model year – in an attempt to gain market share from the perennially best-selling Ford F-150. Now, a few months after Ford Authority spotted FoMoCo benchmarking a new Tundra, Toyota has been spotted benchmarking a Ford F-150 Limited PowerBoost hybrid, too.

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The 2022 Toyota Tundra was revealed back in September of 2021 with many major updates, including a brand new powertrain in addition to the standard 3.5L V6 – the i-Force Max hybrid, which adds an electric motor and battery pack to boost output to 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. The Ford F-150 Limited spotted here is also powered by an electrified powertrain – the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 PowerBoost, which produces a slightly less 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque.

However, the PowerBoost does offer superior fuel economy ratings of 25 miles-per-gallon in the city, highway, and combined, while the Tundra returns 20/24/22. The F-150 PowerBoost also has a higher max payload of 2,120 pounds versus 1,665, as well as more towing capacity – 12,700 pounds versus 11,450 pounds.

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For these reasons and more, the Ford F-150 previously beat out the 2022 Tundra in a recent comparison test, and it has earned quite a few accolades from critics as well – particularly for its genius Pro Power Onboard feature. However, the F-150 PowerBoost is currently one of the few vehicles selling for close to its MSRP, and recently ranked as one of the least reliable vehicles on the market by Consumer Reports.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Bob Dobson

    One thing you forgot to mention, the F150 has 10X the recalls that the Tundra has.

  2. Oliver65

    Bob your a 100% right , But folks will still line up and buy these F-150’s regardless of the recalls and MANY quality issues. Ford can’t loose


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