2016 Sierra 1500 vs. 2016 Toyota Tundra
Regarded as two of the most powerful pickup trucks on the market, the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Toyota Tundra make reliable performance a necessity. If you’re considering one or the other as a family or work truck, you may be concerned about qualities like fuel economy, towing capabilities, and safety-mindedness. While the 2016 Toyota Tundra and the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 are both excellent choices, Lloydminster drivers will likely find one better suited for their needs. Look below for a helpful comparison of these two heavy-duty pickup trucks!
Powertrains and Fuel-Efficiency
The 2016 Toyota Tundra pickup comes standard with rear-wheel drive, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and a 310-hp 4.6L V8 engine. With its base powertrain, the 2016 Toyota Tundra earns an EPA-estimated 15.7 L/100 km in the city and a 12.4 L/100 km on the highway. The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup features a base 285-hp 4.3L V6 engine, as well as standard rear-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Although the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 produces less horsepower, it wins out against the Toyota Tundra in the fuel economy department, earning a noteworthy EPA-estimated 13.1 L/100 km rating in the city and a 9.8 L/100 km rating on the highway.
Max Trailering Capacities
If you’re shopping for a work-ready truck, chances are a high towing capacity is at the top of your “must-have list”. With its base engine, the Tundra can tow between 2,903 and 3,084 kilograms, depending on the configuration. The new Sierra 1500, on the other hand, tows 2,495 to 3,447 kilograms with its base engine alone. Despite equipping its higher-tier configurations with a standard trailering package, the Toyota Tundra can’t stand up to the height of the GMC Sierra 1500’s capabilities. With its EcoTec 6.2L V8 engine, the Sierra 1500 trailers as much as 5,443 kilograms, while the Tundra manages a max of 4,763 kilograms with its 5.7L V8 engine.
NHTSA Safety Ratings
As three-passenger pickups, the Tundra and Sierra 1500 strive for dependable safety and security; however, when you compare government crash test ratings, one vehicle emerges as the clear winner. In NHTSA front and rollover crash tests, the 2016 Toyota Tundra earned four stars and three stars, respectively. The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500, however, earned five stars in frontal crash tests and four stars in rollover tests, offering greater peace of mind for Lloydminster drivers and their passengers. All in all, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, while the 2016 Toyota Tundra earned just four stars.
Choose a Capable Full-Size Pickup!
Compared to the 2016 Toyota Tundra, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup delivers greater fuel economy, trailering capacities, and safety ratings. To jump into the cab of the GMC Sierra 1500, stop by Westridge Buick GMC Monday through Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. You can find our dealership at 2406 50th Ave in Lloydminster, Alberta – located east of Sherwood Park!