Trucks Similar to the Ford F-150
My favorite THREE cars similar to the Ford EcoSport are the:
- 2022 Toyota Tundra
- 2022 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2022 Ram 1500
Purpose-built from the ground up, the Ford F150 is part of the Ford F-Series of trucks first marketed and built by the Ford motor company. It has been around since 1948.
Originally known as the Ford Bonus-Built trucks, unlike earlier versions, this series of trucks was the first to be built on a dedicated truck platform.
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In 2022, Ford released eight new-generation models of the F-150. These are, the F-150XL, F-150 XLT, F-150 Lariat, F-150 King Ranch, F-150 Platinum, F-150 Limited, F-150 Tremor, and the F-150 Raptor. For 2023, Ford has added the off-road-oriented Rattler trim to the original 2022 F-150 line-up.
Based on the XL FX4, the Rattler adds unique 18-inch wheels features; a dual-exhaust system, hill-descent control, a locking rear differential, and an off-road suspension system. There is also a distinctive rattle-snake-inspired logo in the 2023 design.
On average, the Toyota F-150 manages a 5.4-second trip to 60 mph.
The price range for the Ford F150 varies based on the trim level you choose. The base XL will cost you from $32,000, while the Limited model prices from around $78,000.
Like the 2022 offerings, the 2023 F-150 is available with several engines and horsepower. These include, a 290-hp 3.3-liter V-6; a 400-hp 5.0-liter V-8; a 325-hp twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6; a 400-hp twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6; and a 250-hp 3.0-liter diesel V-6. No matter which engine you choose, the F-150 comes paired with a 10-speed automatic.
For the first time, the F-150 is also offered with a hybrid powertrain. Ford claims that the new 400-hp hybrid powertrain consists of a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, a 35 kW electric motor, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Buyers will be able to choose between rear- and four-wheel drive with any of the F-150’s available powertrains.
The Ford F-150 Lariat, XL, and XLT comfortably seat six passengers.
The Ford F150 is available in several variants and body types that are powered by ULP/Diesel/Hybr/Electric fuel types. For 2022-2023, the F-150 has an aluminum body, turbocharged powertrains, a hybrid option, and an all-electric spinoff.
The F-150’s hybrid powertrain will apparently be capable of offering up to 700 miles of driving range per tank and power an onboard generator for keeping the power flowing at job sites or during power outages.
The EPA estimates that with the turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 the F-150 will earn up to 20 mpg city and 26 on the highway. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 is rated up to 18 mpg city and 24 on the highway. The hybrid version has estimates as high as 25 mpg city and 26 highway.
The 2022/3 Ford F150 models have towing capacities of between 8,200 and 14,000 pounds depending on the model available. The base 3.3-liter V-6 engine’s towing capacity maxes at 8200 pounds. Models with a 400-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 can tow up to 14,000 pounds.
The 5.0-liter V-8 has a maximum towing capacity of just 13,000 pounds. Close behind it, the diesel V-6 is capable of up to 12,100 pounds. While the hybrid model can tow up to 12,700.
Payload capacity ranges from 1840 to 3250 pounds. However, I advise checking with the manufacturer or your vehicle’s handbook before attempting to tow anything-especially on the heavy side.
For those of you who are into, or considering purchasing a compact pick-up truck, below are some pick-up trucks similar to the Toyota F-150 for your consideration.
1. 2022 Toyota Tundra
When it comes to pick-ups, there is no avoiding putting the Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra in the same sentence. I guess that’s because they are more or less the same.
The 2022 SR5 Toyota Tundra edition is the latest in Toyota’s TNGA platform of full-sized pick-ups. Like the F-150, it comes in crew-cab and double-cab models.
The 2022 SR5 Toyota Tundra edition boasts three main trims (the Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax 4 x 45.5ft short bed, Toyota Tundra SR5 4 x 4 6.5ft Standard and the Toyota Tundra SR5 4 x 2 Double Cab 8.1ft Long bed.). The F-150 is now at nine main trims.
The rugged exterior of the Toyota Tundra is like that of the F-150. Similar to most trims in both the F-150 and Tundra segments, the F-150 Tremor’s rugged design, for example, matches that of the Tundra CrewMax.
Akin to the CrewMax, the Tremor also rides on 18-inch Aluminium wheels, albeit with Dark Matte finish for added ground clearance. External similarities between the two also include auto lamps, although the Tremor’s comes with a rain lamp and wiper-activated headlamps.
The fastest Toyota Tundra, the CrewMax, has a take-off speed of 0-to-60mph of between 6.1 and 6.4 seconds. That of the Ford F-150 is a second faster at an average of 0 to 60 in 5.4 seconds.
The 2022 Tundra is the only full-size pickup truck that’s not available with a V-8 engine. Similar to the F-150, the Tundra comes with a twin-turbo V-6 and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Its V6 engine comes in three different potencies. On the base SR trim, the non-hybrid engine develops 348 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. Otherwise, it makes 389 horses and 479 pounds-feet. But this is closer to the F-150’s Lariat which has a 325-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine.
In terms of engine and horsepower, this non-hybrid Toyota Tundra CrewMax comes with 1Force 3.3L Twin-Turbo V6, 398hp at 5200rpm, 479lbs-ft at 2000rpm engine performance. Its nearest F-150 equivalents are the Tremor, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum trims.
The latest hybrid Toyota Tundra CrewMax has a V6 powertrain with or without a hybrid drivetrain and suspension setup. Similarly, both the 2022 and 2023 Ford F-150 have a hybrid option.
Admittedly, however, it is slightly more powerful. With a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine with a 10-speed transmission that delivers power ratings of 400 horsepower and 500lb.-ft of torque, the Ford F-150’s Tremor and Limited are not just cars, they are workhorses built to perform and more.
The cost of a Toyota Tundra is anywhere in the ballpark between $38,000 for the base SR, this rises to $76,000 for the Capstone Hybrid. Comparatively, the F-150’s XL comes in at $32,000 and peaks at about $78,000 with the Ford F-150’s Tremor and Limited trims.
While the Toyota Tundra trims like the CrewMax seat five passengers, some of the Ford F-150s like the XL, XLT, and Lariat comfortably seat six and the rest five passengers.
Much like the F-150’s Lariat, the Tundra’s two-wheel-drive nonhybrid powertrain is rated for up to 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway; four-wheel drive reduces those figures by 1 mpg each.
The hybrid model is rated at up to 20 mpg city and 24 mpg on the highway. Compared to the F-150’s hybrid that 25mpg city and 26mpg highway, the Tundra hybrid model comes across as thirstier.
The Tundra is again trumped by the F-150 in towing capacity. It is capable of towing only up to 12,000 pounds, lower than the F-150’s maximum of 14,000.
The Tundra also has a maximum payload capacity of 1940 pounds. Several other half-ton pickups can haul more weight in their cargo bed, like the Ford-150, which maxes out at 3250 pounds of payload.
2. GMC Sierra 1500 (PRO)
Offering the same bold, identical exterior looks and incredible capability of the F-150, you could say the GMC Sierra 1500 Pro edition is the Toyota F-150 Lariat. The two could be Siamese twins.
The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup is as capable and versatile as ever. Though now, it is considerably fancier and packed with more high-tech features.
Most models feature fully digital dashboard displays with a Google-based infotainment system. To be fair though, on paper the Lariat is the better of the two, the Sierra 1500 PRO still trumps the former in price.
When it comes to speed, there are similarities between the two vehicles. Sierra 1500 trims generally go from 0 to 60 in between 5.4 and 7.1 seconds, while the F-150s do the same in around 5.4 seconds.
Like the F-150, the Sierra 1500 is also available with four different engines, two different transmissions, and rear- or all-wheel drive. However, the PRO and Lariat are most similar when it comes to engine type, horsepower, and transmission.
The base PRO setup is a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder that makes 310 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The F-150 Lariat, on the other hand, almost similarly, has 325-hp and a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6.
The price for the Sierra 1500 PRO is, however, from $36,000, whereas the F-150 Lariat-possibly because of its higher trim level, enters at just over $48,000.
The Toyota F-150 Lariat seat, six passengers as does the Sierra 1500 PRO. It appears six seats is conventional for both pick-ups and the XL and XLT.
Like the Ford F-150 configuration, the 2022 Sierra 1500 has several different powertrain combinations, which means its fuel-economy ratings vary.
The EPA estimates that with the turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6, the F-150 Lariat will earn up to 20 mpg city and 26 on the highway. The optional diesel engine is rated in almost the same range as the F-150 at 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
The 2022/3 Ford F-150 models have towing capacities of between 8,200 and 14,000 pounds depending on the model available. Payload capacity ranges from 1840 to 3250.
Almost similar to the Ford F-150, the half-ton GMC pickup can tow up to 13,200 pounds and support a payload up to 2240 pounds, when properly equipped. However, I advise checking with the manufacturer or your vehicle’s handbook before attempting to tow anything-especially on the heavy side.
3. Ram 1500
If ever there was another exterior-looking Ford F-150, then it is the Ram 1500. Like the F-150, some Rams also come with a crew cab—for example, the Rebel model. Despite such similarities, the Ram 1500’s capabilities ensure it won’t be confused for anything but the truck itself.
For me though, just the fact that it can also be a luxury vehicle makes it special.
The Ram 1500 is, however, slower off the mark than the F-150. With a 0 to 60mph time of 7.7, it is slower than the F-150’s of 5.4.
Among its many trim levels, there are V-6 and V-8 gasoline powertrains: a Hemi V-8 (with or without hybrid assistance), an eco-friendly diesel six-cylinder with 480 pound-feet of torque.
Both engines are assisted by a 48-volt hybrid system, though the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 can also be had without electric support. These all pair with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission to result in 395-hp.
The closest F-150s to this horsepower are the 400-hp 5.0-liter V-8; the 325-hp and 400-hp twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 of the Limited, Tremor, Raptor, King Ranch, and Platinum.
Previously known as the Dodge Ram, the 2022 Ram 1500 range of configurations is currently priced from $38,000 (Tradesman) to $63,000 (Limited Rambox Hybrid). This is within the price range of most F-150s.
Interestingly, the F-150s that the Ram 1500 is most similar to, the Limited, Tremor, Raptor, King Ranch, and Platinum are five-seaters-like it.
Fuel consumption for the 2022 Ram 1500 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ram 1500 currently offers whopping fuel consumption estimates of around 12.2 to 12.2L/100km.
To some extent, like the F-150, the Ram 1500 is available with the following fuel types: EcoDiesel and Hyb/PULP. With hybridized V-6 and V-8 engines and a diesel option, Ram 1500s understandably have a varied fuel economy. Somewhat similar to the F-150, the EPA estimates that the most efficient V-6 Ram will earn up to 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
However, with the V-8 version rated up to 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, the F-150 comes across as more fuel-efficient. Other estimates put diesel-powered Rams at 22 mpg city and 32 highway-closer to those of the F-150.
The strongest Ram 1500 configuration can tow up to 12,750 pounds and carry a payload of up to 2320 pounds. . Its maximum towing capacity exceeds all but the Ford F-150, which currently exceeds 13,000 pounds.
4. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
If ever there was another F-150 look alike, it is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Not only is its façade like the F-150, but it also costs in the same range and packs similar engine punches.
For 2022, however, all trims have had restyled front ends. Inside their cabins is a more modern layout. The models play host to a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a huge 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. More importantly, every Silverado now comes standard with the most active safety features.
Where the F-150 does 0 to 60 in some 5.4, the Silverado does it in 7.1 seconds.
The Silverado comes in a range of engines. These include a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 420 pound-feet of torque, two V-8s (420-hp 6.2-liter and 5.3-liter), and a Duramax diesel 3.0-liter inline-six.
The closest in similarity to the F-150 are the 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 5.3-liter V8. To some extent, these match the Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum, respectively.
While the price range for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will vary based on the trim level you choose, its base trim, the Work Truck, can be yours from $35,000, and its top trim, the High Country, from $61,000.
Of the F-150 configurations, the Silverado is most like the Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum models. Of these, the Lariat is a six-seater, while the King Ranch and Platinum, like the Silverado, are five-seaters.
The Chevrolet Silverado is available in several variants and body types that are powered by ULP and Diesel fuel types. The Silverado’s various powertrain options are arguably similar in some respects.
However, unlike the F-150, it has no hybrids. Its optional diesel is regarded as the most economical, with EPA estimating 23 mpg city and 33 mpg. As for the all-wheel-drive, highway ratings drop to 26 mpg.
Interestingly, the gas-fed turbo-four with all-wheel drive, which is most like the F-150 Lariat, is rated at up to 20 mpg city and 22 highway-around the same as the F-150 Lariat.
The 5.3-liter V-8, the all-wheel-drive powertrain is rated thirstier with up to 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The 6.2-liter V-8 is the thirstiest with city/highway estimates of up to 16/21 mpg.
Reminiscent of the F-150, the Silverado’s maximum towing capacity of 13,300 pounds is the closest to the F-150’s. The Silverado’s top tow rating is accessible with both the diesel engine and the 6.2-liter V-8.
It beats the Ram 1500’s max-tow rating by 550 pounds but trails the F-150’s by 700. The 5.3-liter version can still handle as much as 11,500 pounds.
Models with the turbocharged four-cylinder can tow up to 9500 pounds. Similar to the F-150, the Silverado’s payload ranges from 1870 to 2280 pounds.
5. Nissan Frontier
Like the F-150, it has been said the Nissan “Frontier is the best-looking truck in its class. Period.” Although the Frontier is more a mid-size truck than a pick-up, both trucks are built for ultimate off-road performance and so, are understandably in the same price range.
Their chiseled fascia features, headlights, as well as grilles, are remarkably memorable and markedly rugged 21st Century appearance and gravitas.
Similar to the F-150, the Frontier also follows the same basic-but-functional tendencies in its interior design. However, open the hood and the Frontier easily has the most likable six-cylinder of the two – and the most powerful.
Markedly slower by some two seconds than the F-150, the Frontier takes 7.3 seconds from 0 to 60.
The Frontier Pro-4x’s 3.8-liter V6 engine pumps out 310 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque. In this respect, it outmuscles its closest 3.3 and 3.5 liter V6 F-150 rivals in both engines and horses.
Joining the Frontier’s V8 is a nine-speed automatic transmission that, in this case, sends power to all four wheels on demand. The F-150 largely has a 10-speed automatic.
The base Nissan Frontier S opens bidding at $30,000, while the best trim, the Pro-4x, demands from $38,000.
While the Frontier has a conventional seating capacity of five, its F150 rivals come with five to six.
The Frontier’s fuel economy reads somewhat like that of the F150. Opting for the two-wheel-drive Frontier affords you 18 miles per gallon city, a solid 24 highway, and 20 combined. With four-wheel drive, those figures drop to 17 mpg city and 22 highway-thirstier than the F-150.
When it comes to towing capacity, the F-150 remains king. The Frontier’s towing capacity maxes out at 6720 pounds- it falls short of the F-150’s 7680 pounds. At 1610 pounds, the Frontier’s maximum payload is also comparatively less.
However, do check to ensure this applies to the configuration you’re considering. This is because some models offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options that can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities also vary depending on engine, transmission, model, and options chosen.
6. GMC Canyon
Although another mid-size pickup truck segment, the 2022 GMC Canyon, is another answer to those of you saying I just want a pick-up.
Like the F-150, true to its name, the Canyon is just that, a compact pick-up with no finery. Old-school like that, it comes with only the most essential equipment and modern technology. Both are simple and practical.
However, that said, the Canyon has excellent unique proportions. Not only do strong, square wheel arches add flair to its profile, but its chiseled, masculine face, overall design of a prominent grille, and imposing headlights also give it distinguishable gallantry.
At 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, the Canyon AT-4 is not too bad by comparison.
Unlike the F-150’s powertrain, under its muscular hood, the Canyon’s powertrain lineup harbors just two engines: the 3.6-liter V6 and a turbodiesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission-where the F-150 has a 10-speed. Closer to the F-150’s turbo-charged Lariat 2.7-liter V6, the Canyon’s 3.6-liter V6 churns out 308hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.
The cost range for the Canyon starts from $28,000 for the base Elevation Standard and $43,000 for the Denali trim.
The Canyon seats five passengers, while its F-150 equivalent seats six.
The gas-powered four-cylinder Canyon is rated up to 19 mpg city and 25 on the highway. This fuel-economy rating ties with the F-150’s 3.5-liter Ecoboost.
The V-6 powertrain is expected to earn up to 18 mpg city and 25 highway, while the diesel version has estimates of up to 20 mpg city and 30 highway. The diesel Canyon’s estimates are closer to the F-150’s hybrid of 25 city and 26 highway.
At just over 7000 pounds maximum towing capacity, the Canyon tows only half of the F-150’s maximum. The base four-cylinder Canyon tows 3500 pounds and has a payload capacity of 1599 pounds.
The diesel can tow up to 7700 pounds and has a payload capacity of 1605 pounds. Both are just about half of the F-150’s abilities.
In case the list above is still not exhaustive enough for you, you might also investigate the: 2022 Ford Ranger (Cost range:$27-41,000); Chevrolet Colorado (Cost range:$27-44,000); Honda Ridgeline (Cost range:$39-47,000); Jeep Gladiator (Cost range:$39-56,000) and the Toyota Tacoma (Cost range:$28-42,000) for possible similarities. Good luck!
In the meantime, below are some frequently asked questions relating to the Ford F-150 you might be interested in too.
Ford F-150 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. What kinds of cabs are available on the Ford F-150?
A: Regular/SuperCab/SuperCrew. The Regular Cab is a traditional two-door, three-passenger pickup cab. This cab is available on XL and XLT models. The SuperCab provides seating for five passengers. The back seat is accessed by using small doors which open backwards.
The rear doors do not open independently. This cab is available on the Platinum, King Ranch, and Limited models. The SuperCab is the biggest cab available on the F-150.
It seats six and features four full-sized doors, which allow rear-seat passengers to enter and exit without opening the front doors. This cab is available on XL, XLT, and Lariat models.
Q. Which F-150 is best for off-road?
A: The Ford F-150 is the best for off-road use. The Raptor comes standard with a 450-horsepower twin-turbo V6, massive 35-inch tires, and Fox Racing suspension. There are also drive modes for six different types of terrain, including Normal, Sport, Weather, Mud/Sand, Baja, and Rock Crawl.
Q. Which Ford F-150 makes the best work truck?
A: The XL, XLT, and Lariat models are the best work trucks in the F-150 lineup. On these trucks, frills can be kept to a minimum, and all are available with the 8-foot bed.