The 2022 Toyota Expanse’s long-overdue redesign brings with it a totally brand-new collection of powertrains based upon a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6. One of the most excellent version is the range-topping crossbreed which Toyota calls “i-Force Max.” Whatever you select to call it, it’s going neck and neck with Ford’s 2021 F-150 PowerBoost crossbreed. Both make greater than 400 horse power and also 550 pound-feet of torque, and also deal five-figure towing and also greater than 1,500 extra pounds of haul capability. And also all while conserving the earth! Perhaps not a lot, yet there’s absolutely no drawback to having 2 conventional crossbreed pickup readily available. Allow’s see have a look at their specifications to see just how the Expanse and also F-150 crossbreeds contrast.
We went with one of the most fundamental Team Taxicab setup for both vehicles given that both can be constructed in this way with their corresponding hybrid powertrains (do ya expect they intended it in this way?) and also deal comparable physical measurements. Powertrain-wise, it’s a gamble. Both are provided in either 4×2 (as they’re defined over) or 4×4. The Toyota slips by the Ford in both power and also torque, though we believe you would certainly never ever see, specifically as a result of the Toyota’s chunkier upper legs. It considers 450 extra pounds greater than the Ford– an additional win for the F-150’s light weight aluminum body.
Regrettably, the information does not truly improve for Toyota as we proceed down the sheet. Max towing and also haul both prefer heaven Oval, and also the previous by greater than 1,000 extra pounds. We want to state that anything over 10,000 extra pounds is plenty for a modern-day half-ton, so while this resembles a total massacre theoretically, it likely will not be much of a consider the real life.
These 2 have essentially the same measurements (not a surprise in this ultra-competitive sector) and also are similarly concerning similarly spacious inside. The Expanse’s pole positions seem a little bit roomier than the F-150’s in a couple of groups, yet the Ford’s back bench takes the classification throughout the board. Neither compares the convenience paid for by a loaded-up Ram 1500’s back seat, mind you, yet till Stellantis begins pumping a lot more electrical energy right into its Hemis, Ram is not welcomed to this event.
While the Expanse does not appear to be taking out to a very early lead, we do not assume its spec-sheet downsides will truly hold it back, specifically amongst its well established client base. What might, nonetheless, is the reality that the Toyota does not truly do much intriguing with its hybrid-ness. What do we suggest by that? Well, Ford’s updates to the 2021 F-150 were relatively controlled with the exemption of presenting Pro Power Onboard.
While it’s not special to the PowerBoost, choosing the crossbreed obtains you one of the most qualified version of this in-bed power system that can operate as a mobile generator. Certain, the Expanse obtains a 400- watt air conditioning connection in the bed, which’s penalty for a device or some fundamental tailgating, yet Ford’s system can action in and also do huge points when the power heads out, and also Toyota has essentially absolutely nothing to provide in this division. One product still continues to be unidentified: the Expanse crossbreed’s gas economic situation. The F-150 sign in at 24 mpg city, freeway and also incorporated (yeah, all 3). With Ford’s weight benefit, that might be difficult for Expanse to defeat.
Yep, the firm that brought us the Prius could simply obtain out-hybrided by the residence group. That would certainly have believed? We believe Toyota’s dedicated vehicle consumers will certainly be prepared to offer Expanse the advantage of the uncertainty, and also if the real-world gas mileage numbers thrill, possibly it’ll be a break-out hit. Remain tuned.
Exactly how they contrast in photos
2022 Toyota Expanse Limited TRD Off-Road
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum PowerBoost