Full-size trucks on the market today are capable of handling some of the most challenging terrains while towing unthinkable amounts of cargo. Drivers looking for a new full-size truck have a lot to think about when it comes to the exact features and capabilities they want it to have. Most drivers take the price into consideration as well as the engine, towing capabilities and overall performance. We want to take the stress out of new car shopping, and today to help we’ll be comparing the 2016 Toyota Tundra to the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500.
It’s important to note which models were compared because both trucks have multiple models and trim levels available to choose from. The 2016 Toyota Tundra is the 4x2 Double Cab SR, and the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the Double Cab 2WD LS Standard Box. We found these to be two of the most comparable models because they’re a lower model with similar measurements and dimensions. Both models offer seating for 6, and they both have four doors making it easier to store cargo or seat passengers in the backseat.
|2016 Toyota Tundra||VS||2016 Chevy Silverado 1500|
|10,300 lbs.||Towing Capacity||5,600 lbs.|
|5.7-liter V-8||Engine Type||4.3-liter V-6|
|13 city/18 hwy||MPG||18 city/24 hwy|
Drivers may first notice the price difference. The 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 is marked slightly higher than the 2016 Toyota Tundra. The Silverado 1500 does have a more impressive fuel economy when compared to the Tundra, but the Tundra is capable of towing nearly twice as much cargo. The Tundra is also equipped with a more powerful engine. It pumps out 381 horsepower, whereas the Silverado 1500 gets 285 horsepower.
Both vehicles are set with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and they’re each equipped with similar airbags as well as power windows, locks and mirrors. The exterior mirrors are heated on both trucks, and they’re set with automatic headlights for driver convenience. Keyless entry, voice activated controls and Bluetooth capabilities are also standard on both vehicles.
The Tundra starts to slide ahead of this competition when it comes to the additional standard features that are not found on the Chevy Silverado 1500. The 2016 Toyota Tundra features a CD player as well as MP3 capabilities and an outside temperature gauge. It has a rear split folding bench seat, which makes it easier for storing larger items. A backup camera and a skid plate are standard on the Tundra, but drivers who choose the Silverado 1500 have them optional for an additional cost.
Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota Tundra are encouraged to contact our team at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this full-size truck can do so by scheduling a test drive online.