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2018 Chevy Silverado vs 2018 Toyota Tundra
Drivers looking for the perfect light-duty, hard-working truck may be interested in exploring the two models in this 2018 Chevy Silverado vs 2018 Toyota Tundra comparison. Both can offer impressive towing, attractive technology, and the bold attitude that truck owners crave. However, whether drivers want top towing capacity, or entry-level practicality, the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 pulls ahead of its Toyota rival.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra is available in only two body styles (Double Cab and CrewMax) while the 2018 Chevy Silverado is available in Regular Cab, Double Cab and Crew Cab. This allows the Chevy truck to have a lower starting price for drivers just looking for a practical work truck. Going for an upper model also has advantages, as the 2018 Chevy Silverado offers up to 12,500 pounds of towing with one of its elite V-8 engines, while the 2018 Toyota Tundra tops out at just 10,200 pounds of available towing.
Engine and Technology Options on the 2018 Chevy Silverado
Another advantage that the 2018 Chevy Silverado brings to the road in this comparison is its large selection of engine options, and capabilities. Drivers looking for impressive truck fuel economy with a practical bed may want to opt for the available eAssist powertrain available on select models. This system can deliver up to 18 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway. The base engine of the 2018 Toyota Tundra offers the best mileage, but it doesn’t even come close to the fuel savings available on the Chevy.
Both models in this 2018 Chevy Silverado vs 2018 Toyorta Tundra comparison offer advanced engine options. In addition to its base V-8, the 2018 Toyota Tundra is available with a 5.7-liter V-8 rated for 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. While the 2018 Chevy Silverado’s base engine is a V-6, it offers two attractive V-8 options: a 5.3-liter rated for 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, and a 6.2-liter that cranks out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This last engine offers the best towing capability in this comparison.
The 2018 Chevy Silverado is also available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. These are features that are not available on the 2018 Toyota Tundra. To learn more about the 2018 Chevy Silverado, or to test drive this model in Scottsboro AL, contact a member of the Harbin Automotive sales team today.