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2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Toyota Tundra near Washington, DC

And the Winner is... the 2016 Silverado 1500!

Here at Pohanka Auto Group, we have noticed that many drivers often know the type of vehicle they want to drive home, but are unsure of how it stacks up versus the competition. For instance, maybe you need a new full-size pickup truck, but because you have so many options, you’re afraid of making the wrong choice. If this is the case, check out our head-to-head look of the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Toyota Tundra near Washington, DC.

The differences between these two trucks start under the hood, as the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 gives you three engine choices – one V6 and two V8 engines. In the 2016 Toyota Tundra, you will only have a choice between two V8 engines. The “smaller” of the V8 engines in the Silverado 1500 out performs the one in the Tundra, as it produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ll only have 310 horsepower and 327 lb.-ft. of torque in the “smaller” V8 engine option in the Tundra. You’ll be able to tow more in the Silverado 1500 as well, as it boasts an 11,110-lb. towing capacity1. The Tundra just can’t compare with only a 6,800-lb. towing capacity2.

The same can be said when you look at the more powerful V8 engine options. In the 2016 Silverado 1500, this engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, while the 2016 Tundra only generates 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. If that’s not impressive enough, the Silverado 1500 gives you a best-in-class3 12,000-lb. maximum towing capacity4, while the Tundra only has a 10,500-lb. towing capacity2.

When you compare the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Toyota Tundra near Washington, DC, you’ll also see which option gives you more exciting features. For starters, the smallest touchscreen you’ll find in the Silverado 1500 is a 7-inch size, while the Tundra starts with a smaller 6.1-inch screen. Not only is the touchscreen in the Silverado 1500 bigger than the Tundra’s, but it’s made even better with support for Apple CarPlay™5. This feature lets you safely use your favorite iPhone® apps, while the Tundra doesn’t offer this feature at all.

On long road trips to Philadelphia, passengers in the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 love the fact that it offers built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi6. The Silverado 1500 is the first full-size pickup truck to offer such innovation, and its signal is strong enough to connect up to seven devices. You won’t find Wi-Fi in any trim level of the Tundra. To keep your smartphone at full-charge, the Silverado also offers a wireless charging station7 integrated right in the center armrest, another feature not available in the Toyota Tundra.

While which truck you decide to make your own is your decision, we hope our side-by-side look of the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2016 Toyota Tundra near Washington, DC, made it clear which truck gives you more power and exciting features. When you’re ready to test drive the Silverado 1500, visit Pohanka Auto Group!


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1 Silverado 1500 2WD Double Cab Standard Box or Crew Cab Short Box with available 5.3L V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

2 Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner's Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.

3 Class is half-ton full-size pickups.

4 Silverado 1500 LTZ 2WD Double Cab Standard Box or Crew Cab Short Box with the available 6.2L V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

5 Vehicle user interfaces are products of Apple and their terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

6 Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.

7 The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some devices require an adaptor or back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, visit my.chevrolet.com/learn for details.

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