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2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab

Starting Price: $36,095 | Price Yours

Above Average:  Towing, payload, bed volume, infotainment, options, configurable tailgate

Below Average: Driver assists only offered on high-end trims, pricing can get up there

Consensus: A reliable full-size pickup with new styling, features and capability plus an expanded line of engines and transmissions
 

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2019 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

Starting Price: $36,945 | Price Yours

Above Average: Strong reputation for good resale and reliability, choice of two V8 engines, standard TSS-P collision warning and driver assist system

Below Average: Towing, payload and fuel economy lag behind the competition, lacking V6 or diesel engine options, short bed only, missing some high-tech options and infotainment must haves like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Consensus: A sturdy full-size pickup with a stellar reputation, but limited abilities that fall short of the segment leaders.
 

The Chevy Silverado is the second best-selling pickup in America. All new this year, the Silverado brings a new line of engines, transmissions and trims, as well as expanded capabilities. Of note are unique features like a choice of configurable or power-operated tailgate, and a rearview camera mirror. Chevrolet has also expanded the Silverado’s bed width giving it best-in-class volume figures. Later in the model year, Chevy plans to offer a 3.0-liter turbodiesel.

The Tundra still holds it value better than any of the domestic trucks, but it really can’t compete in the areas of towing, payload, fuel economy or engine options. There’s only one bed length for the Crew Cab, 5.5-feet. The Tundra does come standard with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-P) that includes pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, auto high beams and lane departure warning. The Tundra also made KBB’s top 10 Best Resale Value for 2018 list.

Chevrolet Silverado Advantages

The Silverado offers better max towing and payload numbers, more interior room front and rear and a larger and more versatile bed. The Silverado offers more engine choices and better fuel economy, and its infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Toyota Tundra Advantages

The Tundra comes standard with a V8 engine as well as advanced driver assists that are optional on the Silverado. The Tundra has a smaller turning circle and its resale values continue to shine, as does its reliability and durability ratings.

Similarities

Both trucks offer an expansive model range running from basic to plush. Both have powerful V8 engine options, advanced driver assists and tech features, off-road packages and upgrades for heavy duty towing. Both have similar warranties.

Final Recommendation

If you’re looking for best in class towing, payload, horsepower and bed volume, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is your truck. However, if you just need modest power for every day chores, the Tundra is a proven entity with a long track record of reliability, longevity and strong resale.

  2019 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 2019 Toyota Tundra CrewMax
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 5.3-liter V8 4.6-liter V8
Horsepower 355 hp @ 5,600 rpm 310 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 383 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm 327 lb-ft @ 3,400 rpm
Transmission Auto, 8-spd Auto, 6-spd
Fuel Economy 19 mpg (17 city/23 hwy) 16 mpg (15 mpg city, 19 hwy)
Also Available 285 hp 4.3-liter V6, 420 hp 6.2-liter V8, 10-speed automatic 381 hp 5.7-liter V8
Specs    
Warranty 3-years/36,000 miles 3 years /36,000 miles
Max Seating Capacity 6 6
Wheelbase 147.4-157.1 inches 145.7
Overall Length 231.7-241.2 inches 228.9
Width 81.2 inches 79.9 inches
Height 75.7-78.2 inches 75.8-76.0 inches
Turning Diameter 47.8 feet 44.0 feet
Headroom, Front 43.0 inches 39.7 inches
Headroom, Rear 40.1 inches 38.9 inches
Legroom, Front 44.5 inches 42.5 inches
Legroom, Rear 43.4 inches 42.3 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 66.0 inches 65.7 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 65.2 inches 65.5 inches
Max Payload (Crew Cab) 2,180 pounds 1,620 pounds
Max Towing (Crew Cab) 12,200 pounds 10,100 pounds
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