The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. The 2017 Toyota Tundra

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2017 Toyota Tundra

2017 Toyota Tundra

If you’ve been looking for a pickup truck in recent months, then it’s a safe bet that the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been on your radar. From its class-leading max V8 power and towing capacity to its range of advanced features and high-strength steel frame, it remains a strong choice in a full-size pickup. The 2017 Toyota Tundra has been making strides in performance and design in recent years as well, though after a through comparison it remains clear that Chevy’s pickup still stands on top. See this comparison guide for more information, and if you’re ready to check out the new Silverado near Cincinnati then come to Tom Gill Chevy in Florence, KY.

Performance and Fuel Economy

From its robust engines and towing capacities to its surprisingly strong fuel economy, the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 rises above the competition:

  • Chevy Silverado 1500: You’ll have three different engine choices with the Silverado, including a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8, and a 6.2L V8. The most fuel-efficient of these is the V6, which gets up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg highway and 18 mpg city. Meanwhile, the 6.2L V8 helps the Silverado achieve a best-in-class 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, as well as a class-leading max towing capacity of 12,500 pounds.
  • Toyota Tundra: The Toyota Tundra is only offered with two engine options: a 4.6L V8 and a 5.7L V8. The base engine gets the best fuel economy on this model, but it’s comes in well under the Silverado’s max fuel economy at just 19 mpg highway and 15 mpg city, according to EPA estimates. On the other hand, the larger V8 only gets 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque, and no version of the Tundra has the power or hardware to tow more than 10,500 pounds.

Advanced Features

The 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the 2017 Toyota Tundra are both offered with a variety of advanced features that would have once been considered off limits among full-size pickups. These includes Bluetooth phone and audio, satellite radio, HD radio, an advanced touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, and an array of driver assist safety features. You’ll also find features like tow hooks and a trailer hitch on both models. Unlike the Tundra, however, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is also offered with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone app integration, wireless phone charging, a 4G LTE Wi-FI connection, and a rear seat DVD entertainment system.


In spite these clear differences favoring the Silverado, Chevy’s pickup is also more accessibly priced:

  • Chevy Silverado 1500: MSRP from $27,585
  • Toyota Tundra: MSRP from $30,020

Get a Good Look at the 2017 Chevy Silverado at Tom Gill Chevy

Whenever you’re ready to check out the performance specs and features on the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, the folks at Tom Gill Chevy are ready to welcome you. Our dealership is just a short drive from Cincinnati at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY, and you can reach out to us for more information.