I hate to bust your bubble but that is not a towing test for the ECO. That is a 2009 F-150 with a 5.4L
That being said, the tundra 5.7L will out perform the Ford 5.4L anyday of the week! Both are good motors but built in different ways.
Now the "NEW" F-150 line up (2011+) recieve their brand new motors. 3.7L V6 good for the everyday truck, this was Ford's replacement for the Ranger
5.0L V8 great all around motor
3.5L V6 ecoboost built for heavier duty
6.2L big block V8 built for whatever including sucking down some serious gas
I only post this in response to the sled towing article above.
You can research pickuptrucks.com and see the F-150 was their choice in 2008. http://special-reports.pickuptrucks....verall-ha.html
Since said test were conducted the full size half ton line up has yet to really change except for the Ford engine line up. Let me tell you the new engines are BY FAR GREATER in ever aspec than the engines they replaced.
So, I would consider the F-150 being my number one pick, two would be the Tundra. These two trucks offer great all around performance and they have plently of room in the 4 door config cabs.
Thrid would be the RAM. Nice interior and good power from the hemi but that is about it. Oh, it rides well with it's sweet coil springs in the back.
Fourth would be Chevy/GMC. These trucks are out dated IMO. They still use rear drum brakes! I stoped looking at the truck right there.
I've owned my 2004 5.4L F-150 4X4 since 07. She has never let me down and does everything I want it to do. I get about the same MPG's as my 12' taco. City the taco is way better but HWY I think I can pull better numbers. I really like the fully boxed frame on my Ford as well.
Either way you can't go wrong with Ford or Toyota. That's why they have a patnership. I think you get more bang for your buck with the Ford but to each his/her own.