If you’re in the market for a pickup truck, you’ve probably come to realize two things. The first is that there is a surprisingly large selection of trucks on the market belonging to all different sorts of segments and sizes, and the second is that many people look at the “big three” as the top of the pickup truck hierarchy. We wanted to show that our favorite full-size pickup truck belongs in the same league as those big three trucks by pitting it against one of them, and so we give to you the 2019 Toyota Tundra vs 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500.
The “big three” includes the Silverado in addition to the RAM 1500 and the Ford F-150. These trucks have been around for decades and are generally some of the best-selling, but there are plenty of other trucks out there to choose from, including the incredible Tundra. Looking at the table below you can see just how similar the Tundra is to one of these so-called big three, and that it even pulls ahead in some regards.
2019 Toyota Tundra
2019 Chevy Silverado 1500
|310 HP||Horsepower||310 HP|
|19 mpg||Highway Fuel Efficiency||22 mpg|
|1,730 lbs.||Max Payload||2,198 lbs.|
|10,100 lbs.||Max Towing Capacity||9,400 lbs.|
Let’s start at the top row, where we looked at horsepower. Each trucks engine manages to generate 310 horsepower, which is a great number. While we’d obviously prefer to deliver more power than the competitor, simply matching the Silverado is a big deal when trying to prove that the Tundra belongs in the same breath as the big three.
Unfortunately, the Silverado does take the advantage in the next two specifications, achieving an extra 3 miles per gallon on the highway and offering a lot of extra carrying capacity when it comes to the truck bed’s max payload. However, the Tundra fires back by being able to tow an extra 700 pounds which is a big deal. If you’ll be towing a lot with your pickup truck, then the Tundra will probably make a better option. If you’re interested in a 2019 Toyota Tundra of your own, be sure to get in touch with us right away here at Arlington Toyota.