2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Toyota Tundra

Americans are renowned for their love of pickup trucks, and the chosen brand matters. Toyota offers some of the best truck models on the market thanks to their muscular styling, strong power, and long-lasting quality. There are two models in the Toyota truck lineup: the midsize Tacoma and the full size Tundra, and our customers often ask which one is right for them. This is completely understandable, and there is no right or wrong answer. It simply varies from driver to driver and it ultimately depends on what the truck is needed for. To make the ultimate decision a little easier, we are offering a written comparison featuring the 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Toyota Tundra.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma VS 2017 Toyota Tundra

2.7-L DOHC 4-Cylinder with VVT-i

3.5L V6 DOHC DI Atkinson-cycle engine with VVT-iW intake and VVT-i exhaust
Engine Options

4.6L i-FORCE V8 DOHC

5.7L i-FORCE V8 DOHC

5.7L i-FORCE V8 DOHC with E85 Flex Fuel Vehicle capability
278 Max. Horsepower 381
6,400 pounds Max. Towing Capacity 10,300 pounds
1,620 Max. Payload 2,060 pounds

2017 Toyota Tacoma and 2017 Toyota Tundra Engine Options

While the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and 2017 Toyota Tundra are both available with various cab and box length options, the component that is usually the deciding factor between the two vehicles is the engine. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma and 2017 Toyota Tundra are available with several engine options that offer a specific amount of power.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma can be outfitted with one of the following engines:

  • 2.7-L DOHC 4-Cylinder with VVT-i (159 horsepower; 180 lb.-ft. torque)

  • 3.5L V6 DOHC DI Atkinson-cycle engine with VVT-iW intake and VVT-i exhaust (278 horsepower; 265 lb.-ft. torque)

Engine choices for the 2017 Toyota Tundra include:

  • 4.6L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 DOHC with Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS), Dual Independent VVT-i, and 4-2-1 tubular stainless steel exhaust manifold (310 horsepower; 327 lb.-ft. torque)

  • 5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 DOHC with Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS), Dual Independent VVT-i, and 4-2-1 tubular stainless steel exhaust manifold (381 horsepower; 401 lb.-ft. torque)

  • 5.7L Aluminum i-FORCE V8 DOHC with E85 Flex Fuel Vehicle capability, Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS), Dual Independent VVT-i, and 4-2-1 tubular stainless steel exhaust manifold (381 horsepower; 401 lb.-ft. torque)

If you are interested in learning more about the 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Toyota Tundra comparison, please stop by Baierl Toyota during our business hours to speak to a sales professional and to test drive both models!

2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro model out in the wilderness
2017 Toyota Tundra in the mud
Tailgate of 2017 Toyota Tacoma
Rear profile of 2017 Toyota Tundra

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