The 2018 Toyota Tundra & Tacoma: What’s Better For Dad?

Father’s Day is on the way, and after all the years of ties, slippers, and silly t-shirts, everyone’s decided to pitch in and buy Dad the truck of his dreams. But which one is best for him? Well, Toyota has a pair of top-quality pickups that are perfect for fathers the world over. (Now all you need to do is decide which one he’ll like most.)

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The 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Rugged and powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the Tacoma is the machine for fathers who put an emphasis on adventuring and exploration. Its off-road capability is unmatched thanks to CRAWL controls, which assist with acceleration and braking at low speeds so that Dad can concentrate on the mountain trail in front of him. And the Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) maximizes safety by minimizing the distance the Tacoma can roll backward on a steep ascent.

And that’s just for going up! Toyota knows off-roading can take place almost anywhere, so the Tacoma also has a five-mode multi-terrain select feature that can be utilized on steep downgrades. By adjusting the engine throttle and traction control to regulate wheelspin, the Tacoma’s traction is unparalleled. And if for some reason that’s not enough stability for Dad, the electronically locking rear differential ensures both rear wheels move at the same speed, boosting tire grip in low-traction situations.

Combine all this with a 6,800-lb. towing capacity, the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) safety package, and an 8.6 rating from U.S. News and World Report, and you have a fantastic Father’s Day truck. We especially recommend it for:

  • Outdoorsmen
  • Campers
  • Jet-skiers (check here for local Sedalia lake information)
  • Tailgaters

Come explore the new 2018 Tacoma at our Sedalia Toyota dealership before June 17!

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The 2018 Toyota Tundra

The Tacoma is great for lighter work, but the Toyota Tundra is the superior truck when it comes down to doing business. Rocking an i-FORCE 5.7-liter V8 engine, the Tundra’s entire design is based around maximizing what you get out of that 381-horsepower beast. Its Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) system optimizes traction across the front and rear axles, giving you the ideal grip in low-traction environments, such as the slippery ramps you deal with when backing a boat into the water.

Speaking of boats: The new Tundra has power and style, but what the Tundra has most of all is an ability to haul a ton of stuff. And by “a ton,” we mean “five tons.”

A 10,200-lb. towing capacity lets Dad haul just about anything he’d ever need—even two of them, in most cases. The truck is reinforced with staggered, outboard-mounted shocks, a heavy-duty TripleTech frame with an integrated towing hitch receiver, and a trailer hitch that uses twelve high-strength bolts mounted directly into the frame. Plus, to make sure Dad knows exactly how his Tundra is performing, the interior comes with a combination meter and voltmeter, coolant temperature gauge, and fuel and engine oil pressure gauges, which allow him to check the Tundra’s vitals at any time.

With systems in place for pedestrian detection and lane departure alerts—both very important when towing enough gear to increase stopping time—and a 38-gallon tank, the Tundra is tops for both safety and hauling distance in a towing truck. Boasting an 8.8 rating from Kelley’s Blue Book and a 4.8/5 from Cars.com, it’s everything Dad could want in a big, beefy pickup.

We recommend it for fathers who like:

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Handyman work
  • DIY projects

Build your dad a new Toyota Tundra by heading into McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia.

Find Dad’s Perfect Truck at McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia

No matter what interests your dad most, we’re certain that one of these two Toyota trucks will suit him well. Come check out the Tundra and Tacoma at our Sedalia Toyota dealership, and ask us about any of our Father’s Day deals and spring Toyota lease offers. Contact us at (660) 530-2282 or stop by to view our Toyota trucks for sale, and you’ll be on your way to choosing the perfect Father’s Day present for the special papa in your life.

Sources & Photos:

https://www.toyota.com/tacoma/

https://www.toyota.com/tundra/

https://www.weatherforyou.com/reports/index.php?forecast=riversnearby&place=sedalia&state=mo&zipcode=65301

https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/toyota/tacoma

https://www.kbb.com/toyota/tundra-crewmax/2018/

https://www.cars.com/research/toyota-tundra-2018/consumer-reviews/

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