2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs Toyota Tundra
Looking to get yourself a new truck for all of your driving, towing, and hauling needs around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte? See whether the 2020 Chevy Silverado vs. Toyota Tundra is the right pickup for you below. In this comparison, our team at The Lake Dealerships compared these trucks’ performance, capabilities, and other features that help you accomplish any job or project.
Choosing the Performance You Need
A great benefit of the 2020 Silverado is the ability to mix and match components and configurations to fit your personal needs. This includes choosing from five different engine options. You can select your engine based on towing capacity, fuel economy, and more to tailor the performance of the Chevy Silverado to the driving you normally do.
The available 3.0L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine gives you both strength and efficiency. It has the strength to tow up to 9,300 pounds while also maintaining a good fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 23 city/33 highway MPG.
If you frequently tow heavy equipment, both trucks can even surpass that number. The available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine delivers 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, giving the 2020 Chevy Silverado the ability to pull a maximum towing capacity of 13,400 pounds.
Since the Toyota Tundra has just one engine and it only creates 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque, you will be more limited in terms of towing capabilities. At its maximum, the 2020 Tundra can tow 10,200 pounds. It also does poor in terms of its fuel-saving abilities with just an EPA-estimated 13 city/18 highway MPG.
More Utility in the Bed
While both trucks have plenty of space in the bed to haul supplies, the Chevy Silverado has some clear advantages when comparing the two. First, you will be able to hold heavier gear in the back of the Silverado with a payload capacity of up to 2,250 pounds. The payload capacity of the Toyota Tundra maxes out at 1,730 pounds.
To help you safely carry all of that extra weight, the bed of the 2020 Silverado features 12 standard tie-downs. This includes three within each corner rated at 500 pounds. To secure items in the back of the Tundra, you will need to upgrade to have its available four tie-down cleats, which only are rated at 220 pounds.
Helping you get the job done even quicker, the Silverado also has additional features like its corner steps—to get in and out of the bed easily—and the convenient technology of the available power-up/-down tailgate.
Enjoying a Comfortable Ride in Your Truck
Whether you are heading to a worksite or to the cabin for a hunting trip with your friends, you want to make sure you also have an enjoyable ride inside your truck. Both give you the ability to connect to your smartphone and play all of your favorite music, make calls, and open up your maps to get directions.
The Chevy Silverado is also a spacious ride for you and up to five of your friends. Its Crew Cab provides 43 inches of headroom up front and 40.1 inches of headroom in the back row. As far as legroom, everyone can comfortably stretch out with 44.5 inches in the front row and 43.4 inches in the back row.
The largest cabin of the Toyota Tundra, the CrewMax, also has seating for six but doesn’t come with nearly the same amount of personal room. The front row has 39.7 inches of headroom and 42.5 inches of legroom. The second row is supplied with 38.9 inches of headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom.
Want to Take a Ride in the Spacious, Highly Capable Chevy Silverado?
With how the 2020 Chevy Silverado vs. Toyota Tundra match up, you can see how you will have a more spacious ride in the Chevy truck while also being able to tow and haul more gear with you.
To get an even better sense of what the 2020 Silverado will be able to do for you when riding around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, come take a test drive at The Lake Dealerships.