2014 Silverado vs Toyota Tundra
The Silverado’s cast of competitors includes the Toyota Tundra. Recently refreshed for the 2014 model year, the tundra offers a revamped interior that hopes to take on the Silverado in terms of overall comfort, ergonomics and quality. Like the Silverado, the Tundra also features a broad range of engine, cab and bed configurations, but these options are not as expansive as those offered by the 2014 Silverado.
Both trucks offer the bold and brash styling that truck buyer’s love. Although Toyota worked to address the previous generation Tundra’s overly round design, the Silverado’s chiseled, muscular flanks offers a uniquely American flair that places it head and shoulders above its competition. Inside, the Silverado offers the superior interior, thanks in large part to the high quality materials that make up the seating and dashboard. You’ll also benefit from the Silverado’s improved ergonomics, as well as Chevrolet MyLink and the standard 4.3-inch touchscreen.
2014 Toyota Tundra
The 2014 Tundra carries over its engine lineup – a 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V6, 310-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 and 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V8. However, these engines pale in comparison to the 2014 Silverado’s new EcoTec3 family of engines. The EcoTec3 family includes the 285-horsepower 4.3-liter V6, 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 and 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8. All three engines offer direct injection and a broad range of improvements to maximize power delivery.
2014 Chevy Silverado
The 2014 Silverado takes the lead over the Tundra in fuel economy thanks to the Silverado’s Active Fuel Management system. This innovative system allows all three EcoTec3 family engines to operate at their maximum capacity during acceleration, towing and heavy loads. However, in city driving and highway cruising where low engine loads are expected, the Active Fuel Management system automatically shuts down four cylinders on the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter engines and disables two valves on the 4.3-liter V6 to improve overall fuel economy. As an example, the 5.3-liter V8 achieves an EPA-estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, whereas the Tundra’s 5.7-liter V8 only achieves 16 mpg city and 20 mpg highway.
The Silverado is also the clear leader when it comes to payload and towing capacity. Whereas the Tundra offers a 10,000 pound maximum payload capacity, the Silverado is capable of towing up to 11,400 pounds when properly equipped. The 2014 Silverado also comes with Chevy’s Max Trailering package, extending its towing capacity to a class-leading 12,000 pounds. This package also features Trailer Sway Control, which works with StabiliTrak to automatically detect and correct trailer sway, and Auto Grade Braking.
2014 Chevy Silverado vs Toyota Tundra Vehicle Comparison – Conclusion
With all of its advantages over the Toyota Tundra, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado makes it clear that it should be your next pickup truck. For more information on the 2014 Chevy Silverado visit Burlington Chevy in Burlington, NJ.