Trucks are an instrumental part of our daily lives. Two such trucks are the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2021 Toyota Tundra, so let’s see how they compare.
So let us start with the Tundra seeing as it is shorter. The 2021 Toyota Tundra comes with a singular engine, for the most part. Toyota dropped their 4.6L V8 in 2020 and only has the 5.7L V8 as standard, with 381 hp and 401 lb*ft of torque. You can purchase a TRD supercharger kit and have it installed by Toyota while keeping their warranty to increase the numbers to 504 hp and 550 lb*ft of torque. It comes linked to a 6-speed automatic in either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
In comparison, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a lot more options. As standard, you can say that it has three options because the difference between their price is around $1,000 more than the others. The cheapest option is a turbocharged 2.7L I4 with 310 hp and 348 lb*ft of torque. The middle option for another $1,000 is a 4.3L V6 with 285 hp and 305 lb*ft of torque; and for another $1,000 you can get a 5.3L V8 with 355 hp and 383 lb*ft of torque (either with dynamic fuel management or active fuel management, price differs a little between the two). The other more premium options is a turbocharged 3.0L diesel I6 with 277 hp and 460 lb*ft of torque, and a 6.2L V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb*ft of torque. They are linked to either a 6-speed, 8-speed, or 10-speed automatic in either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
On the interior, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has plenty of features too. As standard, it comes with an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. Safety options are plentiful: lane-keep assistance, blind-spot monitors, cameras, pedestrian braking, and more. On upper trims, you can get many comfort improvements, such as a premium sound system made by Bose.
People enjoy their Silverado for comfort and power, saying how it feels more like a comfortable SUV than a rugged truck.
As such, if you are looking for a truck and want it in a specific way, the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 allows you to do just that, with plenty of trims and options, compared to the 2021 Toyota Tundra, where the options are severely lacking. Come in today for a test drive at Shepherd’s Chevrolet in North Manchester, Indiana, where we’ll always treat you like family.
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