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Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? #4506402
09/03/17 03:15 PM
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I am thinking of getting a truck in a few months, selling off the G20 and the Jeep GC in the process.

So I'm curious what some you all think about 2007-2013 Tundra's with a 5.7L versus 2000-2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

The obvious difference is one is the Tundra is gas-powered while the Silverado is diesel.

I am more partial to how the Tundra looks in Crewmax form, but a diesel is a diesel, so the Chevy wins the powerplant comparison IMO.

Narrowing it down to these two models for now. Yes I know a 5.9L Cummins in a Dodge is probably the best used non-commercial truck out there but I'd like to keep this thread comparison between the Tundra and the Silverado specifically.


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Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506403
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Are you looking to haul or tow anything heavy ?

Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: CKN] #4506404
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Originally Posted By: CKN
Are you looking to haul or tow anything heavy ?


Not immediately.


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Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506426
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That's a really tough comparison because they're two very different trucks.

Without pricing them out the Tundra seems like the less expensive option, decently equipped Tundra should be $45-50k. The Duramax truck would be somewhat of a base model at the same price point. So in terms of trim level for the money Tundra wins. Drivetrain wise both the 5.7 Tundra engine and the Duramax are well respected and reliable engines, the Duramax should win out in fuel economy but costs significantly more to maintain with oil and filters and DEF etc. and god forbid should you ever have to replace the oxidation catalyst. So I'd call a wash here too.

Capability wise the Duramax wins, it tows more, hauls more and has a heavier drivetrain you'd expect it to have for a 3/4 ton truck.

Resale value, Tundra wins here all day long.

How will the truck be used throughout your ownership? Towing and Hauling? For me if I'm hauling or towing between 80-100% of the trucks capacity on average 25% of the time and above 50% of the trucks capacity 50% of the time I'd want a 3/4 ton truck to do that, likely with a diesel. Anything less than that the Tundra is more than suitable and would be suitable even at the 80-100% of rated load but it's just not any fun hauling that heavy with a gas engine if you do it very often or for long distances.

I personally think the Tundra is the better truck, but the way you intend to use it really matters. I wouldn't want the Tundra if I was towing a race trailer or a large camper or heavy boat frequently or for long distances.


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Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506428
09/03/17 03:50 PM
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That is oranges to apples. The diesel would be great if you are going to tow frequently, although I would imagine that the 5.7 in the Tundra would be sufficient. The Tundra, however, has the best reliability in the full size non-HD segment and as far as I am aware the highest resale value as well. For me the choice is clear, but it really depends on your needs.


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Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506430
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My son bought a new 2007 GMC Sierra diesel he used to pull a 32 foot camper. After a few years he sold the truck and camper, and bought a new 2013 Tundra. The Sierra pulled the camper effortlessly and was a great truck. 2 years ago we used his dual axle trailer to pull two large UTV's to NAshville and back and the Tundra struggled in the mountains of NC and Tn pulling the dual axle trailer with two large UTV' s behind it. If you're planning towing heavy, go with the diesel. Light towing with the Tundra and you will be fine. His Tundra has the TRD package and though a great truck, it rides VERY stiff and you feel every little dip and road imperfection.

Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506437
09/03/17 04:02 PM
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I just bought a 2017 Tundra and i love it.I traded my 2005 Ram 2500 cummins.Tundra rides night and day different compared to the Ram.The thing most people dont use or realize on the Tundra is the tow/haul mode button,turn that on and the truck is a whole different animal,like a whole nother truck.It's like it normally runs on 3/4 power then push tow/haul and you have 100% power.You want a chevy diesel make sure its the duramax not the old 6.5 boat anchor.Also 2016 and older Tundras have the small 26 gal gas tank ,2017 now has 38 gal tank.Good luck


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Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506447
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Silverado all the way. A 2500 series is a different animal than a Tundra.

Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: CT Rob] #4506459
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Astro14 bought one last year. Very nice truck. Enjoy the pictures of his.








Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506469
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Why not the Nissan Titan ? It's a good looking truck.

Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506470
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What's so great about the diesel? Especially if you aren't going to be towing 10k+ pounds.

Get a Chevy with a 6.0L if you are going to tow. If you aren't going to tow, get a 1/2 ton.


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Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506490
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Save yourself the costly repairs and skip the diesel. A buddy of mine has had two duramax trucks an 03 and an 05. Two sets of injectors in the 03. A set of injectors and a water pump in the 05. Here's the kicker he spent about 2500 in parts for the last two injector jobs since he did them himself and 1200 for a shop to do the water pump. No telling what the shop charged him to do the first set of injectors. But he had to have those and the water pump done asap as he was on the road when he was having the issues.

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Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506507
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I like GMC / Chevy better than Toyota. But unless you are towing get the gas motor.


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Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506528
09/03/17 05:42 PM
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The half-ton trucks are very capable these days. The Tundra's power train is really dated. Consequently-it gets worse millage than the big three domestics.

Right now- you can get 25% off a 2017 Ford F150-and 30% off a Silverado 1500.

If your not looking to tow over 10,000 pounds- IMHO-this is where you should be looking.

I towed a 30 foot-5,500 pound travel trailer coast to coast (all the way up to Maine) with a 2011 Silverado 5.3 with no issues what-so-ever-over the course of 7 months full timing.

S0-my comments are based on actual usage-using a truck like a truck.

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Re: Toyota Tundra vs Chevy Silverado? [Re: Dumc87] #4506529
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Why not the 6.0 gas in the 2500HD if you have to have a 3/4 ton? More direct comparison. There are some Silverado 1500s out there with a 6.0 but they're kinda rare.

That Tundra has a ton of legroom in the back, too much really. Seems like wasted space. I looked at Tundras hard but would have to go back 2 years and add 30-40K compared to a similarly priced Silverado.

If you have to have a diesel get the 07 Silverado 2500HD Classic with the LBZ engine. More HP & torque and no DEF, soot box, etc.


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