2017 Toyota Tundra vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500
To many people, in the full-size, light-duty truck segment, there is a “big three.” To these people, the big three are the only trucks with their salt, and the Tundra isn’t one of them. No, the big three consists of the Ford F-150, the RAM 1500 and the Chevy Silverado 1500. We thought we’d show you once again, as we have in previous model years: that the big three is a myth, and the Tundra is just good an option, if not better. To do this, we’ve decided to compare the 2017 Toyota Tundra vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500.
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota Tundra
We’ve highlighted some of the most important specifications to look at when it comes to trucks like this in the table above, and decided it would be best to just go straight down row by row. So, starting from the top, we looked at power first. The first row analyzes horsepower, in which the Tundra offers an extra 25 horses, and the second highlights torque, of which the Tundra offers an extra 22 pound-feet. Neither of those are huge advantages, but it does make the Tundra more powerful.
Of course more power not only leads to better capabilities generally, it also generally leads to giving up some fuel efficiency. In this case, the 2017 Silverado utilizes 2.6 litres less fuel across both highway and city fuel efficiencies. While that’s unfortunate, it makes this an even trade off. If you’d prefer more power, then the Tundra is your choice. If you’re okay with giving up power to save money at the pump, then the Silverado is your choice.
The final row proves this even more, as both trucks offer seating for up to six passengers. If you’ve come down on the more power side of this comparison, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk