If there’s one thing that drivers who are looking to get a new pickup truck have at their disposal, it’s choices. The light-duty pickup truck class is one of the most competitive segments in the entire automotive industry with each brand and model vying for truck supremacy. But which trucks really stand out from the rest? That’s what we’re going to find out!
Of course, we here at Hesser Toyota are a little biased towards the Toyota model, like the new 2019 Toyota Tundra. But we won’t just tell you that the 2019 Toyota Tundra is a great pickup truck, we’ll show you by comparing it with another popular model in its class, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. We’re going to compare the two pickup trucks side-by-side so drivers can see exactly which one has more to offer. We’ll be comparing the base trims of both models to be as fair as possible and be looking at their performance, capability and efficiency. Let’s see which truck comes out on top!
2019 Toyota Tundra
2019 GMC Sierra 1500
|310 HP||Horsepower||285 HP|
|327 lb-ft||Torque||305 lb-ft|
|17 MPG||Fuel Economy (Combined||17 MPG|
|10,200 lbs.||Maximum Towing Capacity||9,700 lbs.|
For years, the Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra 1500 have both been popular options in the light-duty pickup truck class thanks to their reliability, capability and affordability. However, in this comparison, there can be only one winner, and looking at the specifications of both models head-to-head, the answer can only be the 2019 Toyota Tundra.
Of course, the first thing that drivers want to know about a pickup truck is its raw power. In that case, the 2019 Toyota Tundra’s standard horsepower and torque on its base trim come out ahead of the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500’s. With that kind of power, it’d be easy to think that the 2019 Toyota Tundra had to sacrifice in other areas like efficiency, but not so! The 2019 Toyota Tundra is able to offer more horsepower and torque while offering a combined fuel economy that is just as good as the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500’s.
That raw power is nice, but what matters is what you can do with it. The 2019 Toyota Tundra doesn’t waste an ounce of that power with its incredible capability and towing capacity. When both models are properly equipped for maximum capability, the 2019 Toyota Tundra again comes out ahead with a towing capacity 500 pounds heavier.
Want to learn more about the 2019 Toyota Tundra? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today!