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CyberTruck Vs. F150: Ultimate Comparison

Tesla CyberTruck Vs. Ford F150

In this article, we are going to compare the value proposition of Tesla CyberTruck vs. Ford F150. However, comparing these 2 trucks is not straight forward. Tesla CyberTruck comes in 3 variants. Whereas Ford F150 comes in more than 21 variants. A Ford F150 starts at $28,495, whereas a Tesla CyberTruck begins at $39,900. On paper, it seems Tesla CyberTruck is way overpriced than Ford F150. But, looking at the price only, could be misleading.

This $28,495 Ford F150 is a regular cab truck that holds only 3 passengers, can carry maximum 1,990 lbs. (wheelbase 122.4 inches), and tow 5,100 pounds. It does not have any built-in tonneau cover, ramp, sunroof, L track rails, satellite radio, internet connectivity, navigation, cruise control, blind-spot monitoring system, remote start-stop system, bulletproof body, shatterproof glass, and many other features.

On the other hand, every Tesla CyberTruck can carry 3,500+ lbs, the lowest Tesla pickup model can tow 7,500+ lbs, can hold 6 passengers, has built-in ramp, automatic metal tonneau cover, L track rails, full glass ceiling, built-in google maps, arcade games, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, internet browser, autopilot, and many other features.

It seems it’s not possible to compare these 2 trucks. However, we found a simple way to compare these 2 trucks. Here is our approach. We will make an individual list of all the features for each Tesla CyberTruck model. Then we will try to build a Ford F-150 with the same features. We will also calculate the fuel cost of driving 150,000 miles. Finally, we will compare the total cost of ownership of these 2 trucks.

This article is also an excellent resource page for a Ford F150 buyer. We have discussed all the models, configuration, and prices in great detail here. This information will guide you to purchase the best Ford F150 next time.

Note: We have ignored truck maintenance costs in our comparison.

Tesla CyberTruck [CyberTruck Vs. Ford F150]
Tesla CyberTruck

Tesla CyberTruck Basics:

Tesla CyberTruck has 3 models. 

  • Single motor rear-wheel drive (RWD).
  • Dual motor all-wheel drive (AWD). 
  • Tri-motor all-wheel drive (AWD).

CyberTruck Standard Feature List:

All CyberTruck has the following standard built-in features.

  • Payload capacity: 3,500 lbs
  • Ground clearance: 16 inches.
  • Seating capacity: 6 people.
  • Cargo storage: 100 cubic ft.
  • Truck bed length: 6.5 ft.
  • Built-in Ramps.
  • Air Compressor.
  • 110V/220V outlet.
  • Automatic Metal Tonneau cover.
  • Full glass roof.
  • Approach Angle: 35 degrees.
  • Departure Angle: 28 degrees. (If you are wondering about approach and departure angle, please read about their illustrated definition and importance here.)
  • 17-inch touch screen display.
  • Adaptive Air Suspension.
  • Bulletproof body.
  • Shatterproof glass.
  • Autopilot: It enables your truck to steer, accelerate, and brake automatically for other vehicles and pedestrians within its lane. This driver assistance feature also includes blind-spot monitoring, emergency braking, and collision warning.
  • Sentry Mode: Sentry Mode is a feature that allows you to monitor suspicious activities around your Tesla when it’s parked and locked in specified locations. 
  • Built-in Dash camera.
  • Dog mode.
  • Built-in google maps.
  • Auto windshield wiper.
  • Camping mode.
  • Advanced Infotainment System: Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Arcade Games, YouTube, Web browser, Caraoke (Karaoke for Cars)
Tesla CyberTruck Can Take a Sledgehammer.

Tesla App:

A Tesla mobile app has the following features – 

  • Keyless driving: Unlock and drive your truck without your key.
  • Range status: Check current range, charge status, and receive charging complete notifications.
  • Climate Control: Remotely vent your roof or turn on the climate control system.
  • GPS location: Never forget where you parked again with GPS location features.
  • Valet Mode: Restrict access to your truck by hiding all personal data from your touchscreen, limiting maximum speed and performance, and locking your front trunk and glove compartment.

Ford F150 Basics:

Unlike Tesla pickup truck, choosing the right Ford F150 is not that easy. However, here are the basics of F150.

Ford F150 Regular Cab. [CyberTruck Vs. F150]
Ford F150 Regular Cab

Every Ford F150 model comes in 3 cab configurations:

  • Regular Cab – seats 3 passengers.
  • SuperCab – seats 5,6 passengers.
  • SuperCrew – seats 5,6 passengers.

Every Tesla CyberTruck can carry 6 passengers. F150 Regular Cab only holds 3 passengers, so we will not consider this configuration in our comparison. 

Ford F150 SuperCab [CyberTruck Vs. Ford F150]
Ford F150 SuperCab

Comparing Tesla CyberTruck with Ford SuperCab is also not a fair comparison. The way CyberTruck’s second-row seat and doors are configured, Only SuperCrew is comparable.

Ford F150 has 3 types of truck bed:

  • 5.5 ft. long bed.
  • 6.5 ft. long bed.
  • 8 ft. long bed.

Every Tesla CyberTruck bed is 6.5 ft. long. So, 5.5 ft. and 8 ft. bed style is out of our consideration.

F150 has 7 types of engines to choose from:

  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6.
  • 3.0L EcoBoost V6.
  • 3.0L Power Stroke V6.
  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6.
  • H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8.

F150 has 7 Models. Their names and starting base prices are given below:

  • XL – $28,495.
  • XLT – $34,510.
  • Lariat – $42,500.
  • King Ranch – $52,740.
  • Platinum – $55,270.
  • Raptor – $53,205.
  • Limited – $67,485.

Maximum Payload Capabilities:

SuperCab:

  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6 payload capacity: 1,640 lbs to 2,170* lbs
  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 payload capacity : 1,780 lbs to 1,840 lbs
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6 payload capacity: 1,980 lbs to 2,950 lbs. **
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 payload capacity: 2,020 lbs to 2,980 lbs. **
  • 3.0L Power Stroke V6 payload capacity: 1,760 lbs. To 1,940 lbs.
  • H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Raptor) payload capacity : 1000 lbs.
Ford F150 SuperCrew Payload Capacity [CyberTruck Vs. F150]
Ford F150 SuperCrew Payload Capacity

SuperCrew:

  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6 payload capacity : 1,690 lbs to 2,060* lbs
  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 payload capacity : 1,680 lbs to 1,700 lbs
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6 payload capacity : 2,030 lbs to 2,870 lbs. **
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 payload capacity : 2,080 lbs to 2,890 lbs. **
  • 3.0L Power Stroke V6 payload capacity : 1,720 lbs. To 1,900 lbs.
  • H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Limited) payload capacity : 1,270 lbs to 1,520 lbs.
  • H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Raptor) payload capacity : 1200 lbs. 

* Requires 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Payload Package
** Requires Heavy-Duty Payload Package

All of CyberTruck’s payload capacity is 3,500 lbs. Every F150 has less payload capacity than a Tesla pickup truck.

Maximum Conventional Towing Capabilities:

For Ford F150, towing capability depends on drive type (such as is it 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive), engine type, and cab style due to gross combination weight rating (GCWR)

F150 can tow maximum 13,200 lbs (With extra tow package, SuperCrew, 3.5L EcoBoost V6, Drive Type: 4×2)

SuperCab:

  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6 can tow from 7,500 lbs to 8,400 lbs.
  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 can tow from 5,000 lbs to 7,400 lbs.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6 can tow from 10,600 lbs to 12,000 lbs.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 can tow from 9,000 lbs to 11,300 lbs.
  • 3.0L Power Stroke V6 can tow from 10,100 lbs to 11,500 lbs.
  • H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Raptor) can tow 6,000 lbs.
Ford F150 SuperCrew Towing Capacity. [CyberTruck Vs. F150]
F150 SuperCrew Towing Capability.

SuperCrew:

  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6 can tow from 7,600 lbs to 8,200 lbs.
  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 can tow from 5,000 lbs to 7,400 lbs.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6 can tow from 10,600 lbs to 13,200 lbs.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 can tow from 9,000 lbs to 11,600 lbs.
  • 3.0L Power Stroke V6 can tow from 10,100 lbs to 11,400 lbs.
  • H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Limited) can tow from 9,300 to 11,100 lbs.
  • H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (Raptor) can tow 8,000 lbs.

Cargo Capacity:

  • 5.5-ft. Styleside – 52.8 cubic ft.
  • 6.5-ft. Styleside – 62.3 cubic ft.
  • 8.0-ft. Styleside – 77.4 cubic ft.

Each CyberTruck’s cargo capacity is 100 cubic ft.

Angle of Approach: 24.4 degrees to 25.8 degrees (Depending on Models)

Angle of Departure: 24.0 degrees to 26.1 degrees (Depending on Models)

Ground Clearance: 8.7 in. to 9.4 in. (Depending on Models)

Cost of driving for 150,000 miles:

Before we start our comparison, we are going to calculate the cost of driving for 150,000 miles.

Tesla CyberTruck:

Tesla has achieved an efficiency of 4 miles/kWh for Model 3, 3.7 miles/kWh for Model S with its battery pack. However, we take a lower value of 3.5 miles / kWh for Tesla CyberTruck.

150,000 miles / (3.5 miles / kWh) = 42,857.14 kW

Cost: 42,857.14 kW x $0.28 / kW (Maximum kWh cost at SuperCharger) = $11,999.99 ≈ $12,000

Ford F150:

Depending on engines and models, F-150 has variable gas mileage. Out of various models, Ford F-150 XL has the best gas mileage of up to 20 city / 26 highway. For calculation, we take a combined gas mileage of 22 miles/gallon.

150,000 miles / (22 miles / gallon) = 6,818.18 gallons.

Cost: 6,818.18 gallons x $3.30 / gallons (Averaging next few years gas price) = $22,499.99 ≈ $22,500

The following table is true for every Ford F150 Vs. Tesla CyberTruck models.


Ford F150 6.5ft bedTesla CyberTruck (Included)
Built-in MapsXYes, Google Maps.
Built-in Dash CameraXYes, 360-degree dashcam
Auto PilotXYes.
Sentry ModeXYes.
Dog ModeXYes.
Adaptive Air SuspensionXYes.
Air CompressorXYes.
Auto Windshield WiperXYes.
Advanced Infotainment System:[Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Web Browser, YouTube, Arcade Games, Karaoke, etc.]XYes.
Mobile AppXYes.
Bulletproof BodyXYes.
Shatterproof GlassXYes.
Voice ControlDepends on models, costs extra.Yes.
MoonroofIt depends on models, costs extra.Yes.
Internet ConnectivityXYes.
Blind Spot Monitoring SystemIt depends on models, costs extra.Yes.
Storage62.3 cubic ft.100 cubic ft.
Built-in L Track RailsNo.Yes.

Notes:

  • SYNC 3: According to Ford, SYNC 3 is an easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. 
  • No Loading Ramps: In Ford F-150 configurator, Adding hard tonneau cover removes the loading ramp option. (We don’t know why, but maybe incompatible)
  • No option to add a Moonroof on XL trim level.
Tesla CyberTruck Vs. Ford F150 tug of war.

Let’s start the comparison.

CyberTruck Single Motor RWD Vs. Ford F150.

Single Motor RWD CyberTruck has the following features:

  • Standard CyberTruck Features +
  • Towing capacity: 7,500+ lbs.
  • Payload: 3,500 lbs.
  • 0-60 mph <6.5 seconds.

Let’s build a Ford F150 to match all the above features. XL is F150’s lowest configuration.

Ford F-150 XL SuperCab:

Feature / PackagesPriceDiscount
6-1/2′ Box, 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start/Stop Technology, Electronic Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Mode, 4X2, 3.55 Non-Limited Slip Axle Ratio$32,580
101A Mid$2,480$750
2.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package$750
Trailer Tow Package (Mandatory for Payload Package)$995
Tonneau Pickup Box Cover$995
110V/400W Outlet$200
Reverse Sensing System (Mandatory for 110V/400W)$275
Sync3Included with other packages.
STX Appearance Package(Mandatory for Sync3) $1,995$1,250
XL Sport Appearance Package (Mandatory for Sync3)$775
Total41,0452,000
XL SuperCab Price$39,045 (After Factory Discount)

This Ford F-150 XL SuperCab Vs. Single Motor RWD Tesla CyberTruck Feature Comparison:


F150 XL SuperCab Single Motor RWD CyberTruck
Price$39,045$39,900
Display4.5”17”
Payload CapacityUp to 2,170 lbs.Up to 3,500 lbs.
TowingUp to 8,400 lbs.7,500+ lbs
Ground Clearance8.7”16”
Approach Angle24.4 degrees.35 degrees.
Departure Angle24.0 degrees.28 degrees.
Full Glass RoofXYes
110V/220VYesYes
Built-in RampsXYes
Tonneau CoverYes, manual hard plastic cover.Yes, automatic retractable metal cover.
Cost of Driving For 150,000 Miles$22,500$12,000
Minimum Cost of Ownership$61,545$51,900

So, Minimum savings on Tesla CyberTruck Single Motor RWD is $9,645

Ford F-150 XL SuperCrew:

Feature / PackagesPriceDiscount
6-1/2′ Box, 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start/Stop Technology, Electronic Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Mode, 4X2, 3.55 Non-Limited Slip Axle Ratio$36,340
101A Mid$2,480$750
2.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package$750
Trailer Tow Package (Mandatory for Payload Package)$995
Tonneau Pickup Box Cover$995
110V/400W Outlet$200
Reverse Sensing System (Mandatory for 110V/400W)$275
Sync3Included with other packages.
STX Appearance Package(Mandatory for Sync3) $1,995$1,250
XL Sport Appearance Package (Mandatory for Sync3)$775
Total$44,805$2,000
XL SuperCrew Price$42,805 (After Factory Discount)

This Ford F-150 XL SuperCrew Vs. Single Motor RWD CyberTruck Feature Comparison:


F150 SuperCrew XLSingle Motor RWD CyberTruck
Price$42,805$39,900
Display4.5”17”
Payload CapacityUp to 2,170 lbs.Upto 3,500 lbs.
TowingUpto 8,400 lbs.7,500+ lbs.
Ground Clearance8.4”16”
Approach Angle23.8 degrees.35 degrees.
Departure Angle24.5 degrees.28 degrees.
Full Glass RoofXYes.
110V/220VYes.Yes.
Built-in RampsXYes.
Tonneau CoverYes, manual hard plastic cover.Yes, automatic retractable metal cover.
Cost of Driving For 150,000 Miles$22,500$12,000
Minimum Cost of Ownership$65,305$51,900

So, Minimum savings on Tesla CyberTruck Single Motor RWD is $13,405

CyberTruck Dual Motor AWD Vs. Ford F150.

Dual Motor AWD CyberTruck has the following features:

  • Standard CyberTruck Features +
  • 0-60 mph: <4.5 seconds.
  • Towing capacity: 10,000+ lbs.
  • Payload capacity: 3,500 lbs.

Let’s build a Ford F150 to match all the above features. XLT is F150’s Second Lowest configuration.

Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab:

Feature / PackagesPriceDiscount
6-1/2′ Box, 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start/Stop Technology, Electronic Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Mode, 4X4, 3.55 Electronic Locking Axle Ratio$40,845
302A Luxury$4,345$1,750
Max Trailer Tow Package$1,295
Tonneau Pickup Box Cover – Hard Folding$995
XLT Power Equipment Group Package (mandatory for 110V/400W)$725$250
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage$590
LED Side-Mirror Spotlights (Mandatory for BLIS)$175
Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, SiriusXM Traffic, and Travel Link$795$500
Sync3Included with other packages.
Total$49,765$2,500
F-150 XLT SuperCab Price$47,265 (After Factory Discount)

This Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab Vs. Tesla Dual Motor AWD CyberTruck Feature Comparison:


F-150 XLT SuperCabDual Motor AWD CyberTruck
Price$47,265$49,900
Display4.5”17”
Payload CapacityUp to 2,700 lbs. (drive type: 4×4)3,500 lbs.
TowingUpto 11,800 lbs. (drive type: 4×4)10,000+ lbs.
Ground Clearance9.4”16”
Approach Angle25.8 degrees.35 degrees.
Departure Angle26.1 degrees.28 degrees.
Full Glass RoofXYes.
110V/220VYes.Yes.
Built-in RampsXYes.
Tonneau CoverYes, manual hard plastic cover.Yes, automatic retractable metal cover.
Cost of Driving For 150,000 Miles$22,500$12,000
Minimum Cost of Ownership$69,765$61,900

So, Minimum savings on Tesla CyberTruck Dual Motor AWD is $7,865

Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew:

Feature / PackagesPriceDiscount
6-1/2′ Box, 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start/Stop Technology, Electronic Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Mode, 4X4, 3.55 Electronic Locking Axle Ratio$45,520
302A Luxury$4,345$1,750
Max Trailer Tow Package$1,295
Tonneau Pickup Box Cover – Hard Folding$995
XLT Power Equipment Group Package (mandatory for 110V/400W)$725$250
BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage$590
LED Side-Mirror Spotlights (Mandatory for BLIS)$175
Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, SiriusXM Traffic, and Travel Link$795$500
Twin Panel Moonroof$1,495
Sync3Included with other packages
Total$55,935$2,500
F-150 XLT SuperCrew Price$53,435 (After Factory Discount)

This Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Vs. Dual Motor AWD Tesla CyberTruck Feature Comparison:


Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrewDual Motor AWD CyberTruck
Price$53,435$49,900
Display4.5”17”
Payload CapacityUp to 2,620 lbs. (drive type: 4×4)3,500 lbs.
TowingUpto 13,000 lbs. (drive type: 4×4)10,000+ lbs.
Ground Clearance9.3”16”
Approach Angle25.5 degrees.35 degrees.
Departure Angle26.4 degrees.28 degrees.
Full Glass RoofYes. Twin moonroof.
110V/220VYes.Yes.
Built-in RampsX
Tonneau CoverYes, manual hard plastic cover.Yes, automatic retractable metal cover.
Cost of Driving For 150,000 Miles$22,500$12,000
Minimum Cost of Ownership$75,935$61,900

So, Minimum savings on Tesla CyberTruck Dual Motor AWD is $14,035

CyberTruck Tri-Motor AWD Vs. F150.

Tri-Motor AWD CyberTruck has the following features:

  • Standard CyberTruck Features +
  • 0-60 mph: <2.9 seconds
  • Towing capacity: 14,000+ lbs
  • Payload capacity: 3,500 lbs.

Let’s build a Ford F150 to match all the above features:

Ford F-150 LARIAT SuperCrew:

Feature / PackagesPriceDiscount
6-1/2′ Box, 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start/Stop Technology, Electronic Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Mode, 4X4, 3.55 Electronic Locking Axle Ratio$49,535
502A Luxury$6,765$1,500
Max Trailer Tow Package$1,295
Tonneau Pickup Box Cover – Hard Folding$995
Twin Panel Moonroof$1,495
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go$1,250
Sync3Included with other packages
Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, SiriusXM Traffic, and Travel Link$795$500
Total$62,130$2000
F-150 LARIAT SuperCrew Price$60,130 (After Factory Discount)

This Ford F-150 LARIAT SuperCrew Vs. Tri-Motor AWD Tesla CyberTruck Feature Comparison:


Ford F-150 LARIAT SuperCrewTri-Motor AWD CyberTruck
Price$60,130$69,900
Display4.5”17”
Payload CapacityUp to 2,620 lbs. (drive type: 4×4)3,500 lbs.
TowingUpto 13,000 lbs. (drive type: 4×4)14,000+ lbs.
Ground Clearance9.3”16”
Approach Angle25.5 degrees.35 degrees.
Departure Angle26.4 degrees.28 degrees.
Full Glass RoofYes, twin-panel moonroofYes.
110V/220VYes.Yes.
Built-in RampsXYes.
Tonneau CoverYes, manual hard plastic cover.Yes, automatic retractable metal cover.
Cost of Driving For 150,000 Miles$22,500$12,000
Minimum Cost of Ownership$82,630$81,900

So, Minimum savings on Tesla CyberTruck Tri-Motor AWD is $730

Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew

Feature / PackagesPriceDiscount
6-1/2′ Box, 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start/Stop Technology, Electronic Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Mode, 4X4, 3.55 Electronic Locking Axle Ratio$56,465
601A Luxury$3,725$500
Max Trailer Tow Package$1,295
Technology Package$1,195
Tonneau Pickup Box Cover – Hard Folding$995
Twin Panel Moonroof$1,495
Sync3Included with other packages
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go$1,250$500
Total$66,420$1000
F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew Price$65,420 (After Factory Discount)

This Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew Vs. Tri-Motor AWD CyberTruck Feature Comparison:


Ford F-150 King RanchTri-Motor AWD CyberTruck
Price$65,420$69,900
Display4.5”17”
Payload CapacityUp to 2,620 lbs. (drive type: 4×4)3,500 lbs.
TowingUpto 13,000 lbs. (drive type: 4×4)14,000+ lbs.
Ground Clearance9.3”16”
Approach Angle25.5 degrees.35 degrees.
Departure Angle26.4 degrees.28 degrees.
MoonroofYes.Yes.
110V/220VYes.Yes.
Built-in RampsXYes.
Tonneau CoverYes, manual hard plastic cover.Yes, automatic retractable metal cover.
Cost of Driving For 150,000 Miles$22,500$12,000
Minimum Cost of Ownership$87,920$81,900

So, Minimum savings on Tesla CyberTruck Tri-Motor AWD is $6,020

Cons of CyberTruck over Ford F150:

Range: Single Motor RWD and Dual Motor AWD CyberTruck have a range of 250 miles and 300 miles respectively. This could be an issue for a road trip.

Conclusion:

At first glance, it seems that F-150 is a bargain compared to Tesla CyberTruck. However, looking into the feature list, payload capacity, fuel cost, ground clearance, approach and departure angle, storage capacity, etc. it is clear that Tesla CyberTruck is a clear winner.