2020 Tundra vs. Silverado 1500 Comparison

The 2020 Toyota Tundra entered the market in 2019. The 2020 Silverado 1500 also launched in 2019. The Toyota Tundra is assembled in America at the Toyota location in San Antonio, Texas. When it comes to price, the starting MSRPs of the Tundra SR 4x2 Double Cab and the Silverado 1500 WT 2WD Double Cab are similar. However, while the Silverado 1500 starts at $33,795 MSRP, the Tundra is slightly more affordable starting at $33,575 MSRP.

In this head to head, we'll compare important categories like safety, performance, and reliability. We'll also look at fuel economy and connectivity features including Amazon Alexa, Android Auto™, and Apple CarPlay® integration.

Published Date: 01/24/2020

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Safety

Every 2020 Tundra comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) suite of advanced active safety features. The 2020 Silverado 1500 offers some features comparable to the TSS-P® suite, but only as an available upgrade on higher-end Silverado 1500s.

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Safety

  • The Tundra comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) and the Silverado 1500 does have some comparable features, but they don’t come standard on the lower grades.
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, a TSS-P comparable feature, is only available as an upgrade on the 2020 Silverado 1500’s top two grades ($44,595 starting MSRP).
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Performance

An optimal balance of performance and day-to-day driving utility is key to a quality full-size truck.

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Performance

  • The Tundra 5.7L V8 engine has 381 horsepower which is better than Silverado 1500 5.3L ECOTEC3 V8 engine’s horsepower of 355.
  • The Silverado 1500 does have a slightly higher MPG.
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Reliability

The Tundra comes stacked with a history of many impressive awards. Kelley Blue Book® Awarded it the Best Resale Value: Top 10 and the 5-Year Cost to Own Award for 2019. This means that the latest model year holds its value and is a more cost-effective vehicle option over five years. For its part, the Silverado 1500 won the Best Resale Value Award and the 5-Year Cost to Own Award back in 2017.

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Reliability

  • The Tundra was awarded the Kelley Blue Book® the Best Resale Value: Top 10 and the 5-Year Cost to Own Award for 2019.
  • The Silverado 1500 was awarded the same by Kelley Blue Book® awards in 2017.
  • Both the Tundra and Silverado 1500 have limited complimentary maintenance and roadside assistance plans.
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Conclusion: Tundra vs. Silverado 1500

The Toyota Tundra comes with many standard safety features, like Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) and Safety Star System™. The Silverado 1500 has some comparable advanced active safety features, but none of them come standard. All new and leased Toyotas come with ToyotaCare. ToyotaCare is a no-cost maintenance plan that lasts for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. It also includes roadside assistance that lasts two years and unlimited miles. Chevy has its own maintenance program called Chevy Complete Care that comes with better roadside assistance term length but a more limited complimentary maintenance plan.

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Conclusion: Tundra vs. Silverado 1500

  • The Tundra has a slightly lower starting MSRP of $33,575 while the Silverado 1500 starts at $33,795 MSRP.
  • The Tundra comes standard with a free one-year trial of Toyota’s remote connect while Silverado 1500’s comparable feature costs extra.
  • Toyota Safety Sense® P (TSS-P) comes standard on every 2020 Tundra. The Silverado 1500’s comparable safety features don’t come standard on lower grades.
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