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Comparing the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 & 2021 Toyota Tundra Trucks

Comparing the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 & 2021 Toyota Tundra Trucks

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Pickup truck shoppers have plenty of options today when searching for a new vehicle that boasts the capability for towing, hauling and other grunt work. If you're after a highly versatile new truck, then there's a good chance you'll be shopping the popular light-duty, full-size pickup segment. But which of these work-ready models is right for you?

A top option in the light-duty truck segment is the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup. Chevy's fresh new Silverado lineup is highlighted by bold styling, advanced interiors and a range of six available powertrains. The new Silverado 1500 offers a striking comparison to the 2021 Toyota Tundra, another option in the full-size truck market.

If these Chevy and Toyota trucks are on your list of considerations, then you've come to the right place. Our Austin, TX, auto dealership is here to review key differences between the full-size pickups from Toyota and Chevrolet in a detailed comparison that should help you determine which model is your preferred truck.

See our comparison review below before scheduling a test drive of one of the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 trucks for sale near Round Rock, TX, at our local Chevy dealership. If you have any questions about how the Silverado 1500 stacks up against Toyota's Tundra following this review, don't hesitate to reach out to our knowledgeable sales associates!

Our Austin, Texas, auto dealership welcomes local motorists to shop the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and compare it to the competition. Let's take a closer look at how this Chevy truck stacks up against Toyota's Tundra:


VS

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2021 Toyota Tundra

MSRP

Chevrolet Silverado 1500
$28,600
STARTING MSRP*

Toyota Tundra
$33,675
STARTING MSRP*

Available Performance

6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine
420 hp

i-FORCE 5.7L V8 engine
381 hp

Available Fuel Economy

23 / 33
CITY / HWY MPG, EPA RATING

13 / 17
CITY / HWY MPG, EPA RATING

Maximum Tow Rating

13,300 
Pounds

10,100 
Pounds

Maximum Payload

2,280 
Pounds

1,660 
Pounds

Available Engine Choices

Six

One

Available Transmission

10-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Android Auto™ Integration

Standard

Standard

Apple CarPlay® Integration

Standard

Standard

  • Available Features On The Silverado 1500
  • 7" diagonal color touchscreen
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming for 2 active devices for compatible phones
  • Voice command pass-through to phone for compatible phones
  • 3.5" diagonal monochromatic Driver Information Center
  • 170-amp alternator
  • Durabed
  • External engine oil cooler
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Available Features On The Toyota Tundra
  • Audio Plus with 8-in. touchscreen
  • Sliding rear window with privacy glass
  • Halogen fog lights
  • Heated power outside mirrors
  • Urethane tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Chrome front and rear bumper endcaps
  • LED headlights with LED fog lights

Where the Silverado 1500 Tops the Tundra

The latest generation of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is in its second year of production, making the 2021 edition a fresh and highly advanced pickup that compares favorably to its aging competition. In contrast, the Toyota Tundra is the oldest truck in its class. When you compare the bold and modern Silverado 1500 to the Tundra, the Toyota model feels ancient. After all, the Toyota Tundra's last full redesign was way back in 2007!

Chevy continues to push the envelope when it comes to light-duty truck performance with its iconic Silverado lineup. The new Silverado 1500 gives drivers the freedom of choice, with six available powertrains plus multiple drivetrains, cab styles and bed lengths. There's also an array of trims and special editions available when you shop the 2021 Silverado 1500 line.

The aging Toyota Tundra seems to offer less and less as it reaches the end of its lifecycle. Sure, there are some different trims to choose from, but they all come powered by the same engine. While Toyota's 5.7-liter V8 provides ample power in the Tundra, this pickup truck returns sub-par fuel economy, especially compared to what the Silverado 1500 and its six available engines provide!

Given all of the advantages that the fresh new Chevy Silverado 1500 has over the more dated Toyota Tundra, you may expect to pay a premium for the more modern model. However, Chevrolet prices its 2021 Silverado 1500 with a starting MSRP that is thousands of dollars less than the 2021 Toyota Tundra base trim! That's right; with the new Chevy Silverado 1500, you get more style, technology, modern features and efficient performance at a lower price.

Chevy Truck Lease & Finance Specials In Austin, TX

Now that you've discovered some of the many ways that the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 outperforms the Toyota Tundra, are you ready for that test drive? Even before you plan your visit to our showroom and new car lot here in Austin for a full tour and road test of your preferred Chevy truck, you can pre-qualify for financing or consider our current lease offers.

Our Chevy sales specialists and finance professionals are standing by, ready to assist as you look to trade in and trade up to the dependable performance and advanced features of a new Silverado 1500 pickup truck. Contact our team today!

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