2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra
Compare 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2019 Toyota Tundra
More consumers are buying full-size pickups today than ever before. Automakers are responding by redesigning vehicles in this segment to keep them completive. According to the Pinehurst Chevrolet dealer, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one of the top-selling trucks in the United States. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado gets a redesign this year that includes a weight reduction of up to 450 pounds, as well as a number of powerful new engines.
The 2019 Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup that hasn’t been redesigned for some time. If you’re in the market for a full-size truck, you’ll want to read our comparison review and discover which pickup comes out ahead.
Most buyers consider the price when they decide which vehicle to purchase. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will save owners some money compared to the 2019 Toyota Tundra. The Silverado’s starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is $28,300, while the 2019 Toyota Tundra has a starting MSRP of $31,420. We should stress here that when you visit a dealership like the Chevrolet dealer serving Pinehurst, the MSRP isn’t the price you’ll pay for the vehicle. We use this figure as a way to compare these two pickups.
The Silverado 1500 gives buyers plenty of options to choose from. The Silverado 1500 comes in eight trim levels, with six engine choices and three cab styles (Regular Cab, Double Cab and Crew Cab). Compare this with the Toyota Tundra, which only comes in five trim levels, with just two engines and two cab styles (Double Cab and CrewMax).
The 2019 Tundra has two V8 engines in its lineup, a 4.6-liter V8 that makes 310 horsepower and 327 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 5.7-liter V8 that develops 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. The Silverado’s 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and all three of the Silverado’s V8 engines have more power than the Tundra’s 4.6-liter V8, and the Silverado’s 6.2-liter V8 beats out the Tundra’s 5.7-liter V8, with 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. Additionally, the Silverado’s 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines feature Dynamic Fuel Management, a cylinder deactivation technology that delivers the perfect mix of power and fuel economy by deactivating unnecessary cylinders. The Toyota Tundra doesn’t offer a comparable system.
The Silverado also gets a 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel. We don’t have all the details on this engine at the moment as it has yet to be released as of the date of this writing. You can’t get the Toyota Tundra with a diesel engine.
Both of the Tundra’s engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while two of the Silverado’s engines come with an eight-speed automatic and the 5.7-liter V8 is matched to a 10-speed automatic.
If you want a fuel -efficient pickup, you’ll choose the Silverado over the Tundra. The best fuel economy you’ll get from the Tundra is an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway for the 4.6-liter V8 engine with rear-wheel drive. All the Silverado’s engines beat that figure, in every configuration.
The driver and passengers will be more comfortable inside the 2019 Silverado 1500 than the 2019 Tundra. The Silverado has more front and rear headroom, and more front and rear legroom than the Tundra.
In the End
When you examine important categories such as the number of configurations, choice of engines, engine power, transmission, fuel economy and comfort, it’s no contest. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado beats the 2019 Toyota Tundra Titan hands down.