Tundra or Tacoma — Which one is right for you?

January 15th, 2020 by

Ready for a new Toyota truck but not sure which model is the right fit for you and your family? Get help from the experts at Fernelius Toyota. The family-owned-and-operated dealership in Cheboygan, MI has been serving Toyota car and truck drivers in Northern Michigan, Northeast Michigan, as well as the Upper Peninsula, since 2004.

The full-size Tundra versus mid-size Tacoma discussion is common among Fernelius customers, but it all comes down to preference. If you’re planning to use your truck primarily for commuting with a bit of towing, a Tacoma might be your best bet. On the other hand, if lots of towing and heavy hauling are among your regular tasks, a Tundra is likely the better fit.

Here’s a quick comparison of the two popular Toyota trucks:


  • Estimated MPG: 18/22
  • 6-speed, electronically controlled automatic transmission
  • Tire pressure monitor system
  • 6,400 lb. towing capacity
  • Star Safety System
  • Available models: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited
  • $25,550 starting MSRP


  • Estimated MPG: 15/19
  • Front and rear mudguards
  • Windshield wiper deicer
  • Integrated backup camera
  • Star Safety System
  • Available models: SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition, TRD Pro
  • $31,420 starting MSRP

Both the Tacoma and the Tundra are offered in a variety of color and trim options. For more detailed information on each truck, we suggest downloading the 2020 brochures or request to have them mailed to you.

Regardless of which truck you decide is best for your needs, the Fernelius Toyota team is ready to help. Once you’re part of the Fernelius Toyota family, your exceptional ownership experience will begin with ToyotaCare, a no-cost maintenance plan with 24-hour roadside assistance. And of course, Fernelius’s Toyota-trained technicians will help keep your car running smoothly over the years with regular maintenance.

View the Fernelius Tacoma or Tundra inventory online now, or call (888) 337-6354 to speak with a Toyota expert today.

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