These days, the truck world is all about the new Cybertruck. We are hearing all kinds of stories about the new model and most of them suggest spectacular performances and features, at a quite affordable price. Since all the numbers we have seen and the rumors we have heard sound impressive, we have decided to compare the new Tesla truck with the most popular conventional truck in the world – Ford F-150. Still, keep in mind that the Cybertruck is still far away from production, so none of the numbers we are about to show you have been officially confirmed. Therefore, take this Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 comparison with a dose of a reserve.
Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150: Size
In terms of dimensions, this is definitely the segment of full-size trucks. For this Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 comparison, we picked crew cab versions, as this will probably be the only Cybertruck body style in the offer. The new Cybertruck will be about 232 inches long, which is almost 12 inches shorter compared to the F-150 crew cab model. However, the difference won’t be that significant in terms of bed size. Moreover, Tesla will feature a 78-inch long cargo bed, which is just a little bit shorter compared to Ford. The reason lays in the fact that Tesla doesn’t need that much space at the front, as there is nothing to find under the hood, so the seats have actually been moved forward. In terms of height and width, the two models will be almost the same.
Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150: Performances
As you probably know, the F-150 comes in a wide range when it comes to engine options. You can pick various kinds of gasoline units, as well as one diesel engine. The most powerful is a familiar 3.5-liter twin-turbo with around 450 horsepower. With such an amount of ponies, it needs just a little bit more than 5.5 seconds to get to 60 mph. On the other side, the Cybertruck is about to come in three output variants. Allegedly, the most powerful version will be able to reach 60 in less than 3 seconds, which seems like a significant difference. Still, we should consider that the F-150 is about to get a new V8 engine soon, with more than 700 horsepower, so the difference definitely won’t be that big. Moreover, this amount of power promises 0-60 time in about 3 seconds as well.
Towing and Payload
Acceleration and similar things are always interesting to compare, but trucks are mostly about hauling. According to some estimations, the most powerful Tesla Cybertruck will be able to tow around 14.000 pounds, which is slightly better compared to the most capable F-150, which is good for about 13.200 pounds. However, you should take this aspect of Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 comparison with a big reserve, considering that the F-150 is about to come completely redesigned soon, so we will definitely see some improvement in this aspect. Also, keep in mind that the cheapest Cybertruck won’t be able to tow more than 7.500 pounds, according to most reports.
When it comes to max payload, Tesla should be good for about 3.500 pounds, while the current F-150 goes in a range from 1.800 to 3.000 pounds, depending on the model you choose.
All these numbers sound great but at the end, it’s all about the price. To be more precise, it’s all about what you get in return for the price you pay. This is where we expect that traditional pickup trucks will be in advantage for some time. According to Elon Musk, the cheapest version of the Cybertruck is about to cost around 40.000 dollars, but we are pretty sure that the actual price tag will be much higher.
On the other side, the cheapest F-150 in a crew cab version goes around 38.000. Still, the more important is the thing that Cybertruck’s price will probably jump much faster, as you choose more power, features etc. In the best case, the most powerful version of this electric truck will start at 69.000 dollars. On the other side, the most expensive F-150 doesn’t go over 60.000 dollars. That seems like a pretty large margin, considering that you get quite similar characteristics, except for the acceleration.