The Chevrolet Silverado vs Toyota Tundra
Pickup trucks are the classic all American vehicle, and Chevrolet has long been a go-to option for those looking for stylish and dependable trucks. Many car manufacturers try to one-up the Chevrolet models, but Chevrolet keeps on top of new innovation to beat out competition such as the Toyota Tundra, and we’ll break down for you exactly how.
The Toyota Tundra has both a larger price tag and engine than the Chevrolet Silverado, yet does not provide the option to upgrade to a diesel engine, which is something most drivers would strongly consider when seeking a truck with such high tow capacity. The Toyota Tundra features a 5.7L V8 engine compared to the 5.3L V8 of the Chevrolet Silverado, but the Silverado does offer the option to upgrade to a diesel engine which is a major perk of this vehicle.
Along with the larger engine also comes worse fuel economy, so when the Tundra gets you 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway, the Silverado will get its drivers 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway – a subtle difference that will add up in the long run, saving its owners money down the road.
When stacked up against the Tundra, the Silverado LTZ z71 crew cab short box 4WD package offers over three extra inches of front head room which is something drivers will greatly appreciate. The Silverado also comes equipped with OnStar communication and assistance features and 4g LTE Wi-Fi for up to seven devices that the Tundra simply does not offer.
Chevrolet’s roadside assistance program is also a factor that helps sway customer's’ decision when deciding between these two vehicles, being that the Silverado offers 5 years/60,000 miles of roadside assistance compared to only two years of the Tundra.