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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra

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  • 2019 GMC Sierra 1500

    Red 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 on white

    Starting at

    $33,500

    2019 Toyota Tundra

    Blue 2019 Toyota Tundra on white

    Starting at

    $31,420

    5Engine Offerings2
    7,700 LBSTowing Capacity3,084 LBS
    20/23 MPGFuel Efficiency15/19 MPG

     
     

    A pickup truck excels in every situation that doesn’t include fitting into tiny space. Whether it’s hauling items with their massive power, ramming through unkind terrain with their tough suspension, lasting longer with their impressive durability, or making life more convenient with their efficiency, a good pickup can elevate your life and push your limits to unseen heights. People often underestimate the potential of a solid truck, but when it comes to the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Toyota Tundra, there is no mistaking their bold brilliance. That being said, the problem is deciding which of these top contenders will work best for you.

    The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is a light-duty pickup truck that is manufactured by experts in the field of large vehicles. With a stunning mix of bold on the outside and luxury on the inside, the 2019 Sierra was designed to please every type of driver. The outside will give you chills while the inside will make you feel warm and cozy the entire ride. There are also very few vehicles, including the 2019 Toyota Tundra, that can match its raw potential when it comes to delivering a smooth and powerful performance that should last years beyond expectations.

    The 2019 Toyota Tundra has a loyal following and should be respected for its ability to maintain a clean look from every angle, but it does take away some of the boldness if that’s what you enjoy. The inside is fitted with some tech and innovations that will make driving a truck more enjoyable, but that’s a given when it comes to Toyota. When it comes to power through it is only sufficient for a light-duty truck. Overall its main advantage over the 2019 GMC Sierra is its affordability, but when it comes to overall value, the Sierra generally gives a lot more for your dollar.

    While both are excellent trucks that will most likely never let their driver down, the choice that delivers the most in nearly every category driver’s desire in a truck is the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500.

  • Presence

    Black 2019 Toyota Tundra driving on windy road

    2019 GMC Sierra 1500

    The 2019 GMC Sierra offers a presence that is unmistakably bold when you look at the exterior design alone, but when you look inside it turns into something much more comfortable and inviting. The 2019 Sierra uses this duality in order to enhance its overall appeal by seamlessly blending brashness and refinement by placing them exactly where drivers will admire them most. When you are on the road driving a large vehicle like a pickup truck, you want something that is going to grab attention and show off its commanding power, and that is why the exterior is fitted with a sleek and durable steel frame, an influential grille design, and high rising wheels positioned in just the right spot for added stance. That being said, you also want to be able to enjoy your ride, and so the 2019 Sierra makes its cabin as luxurious as possible with spacious premium seating, soft-touch controls, and a list of features so long and brilliant you might even forget you are even in a pickup. Overall, when it comes to style, you won’t be able to find a more balanced design.

    2019 Toyota Tundra

    TWhen it comes to the presence of the 2019 Toyota Tundra, the first thing you think of as a driver is clean. The whole design is very fresh and straightforward with not a line out of place, and this can be extremely appealing to those that want a break from the traditional bolder is better motif of most pickups. That being said, if you do like your trucks commanding, then the 2019 Tundra will be a slight disappointment considering both the overall structure and exterior features are a little too neat to deliver any true sense of intimidation. As for the inside, the 2019 Tundra works hard to make you at home by blending functionality and comfort within the many options they offer for the interior cabin including the stunning 1794 edition with wood-style trim. Overall, it seems to be the polar opposite of the 2019 GMC Sierra when it comes to design, but some drivers will most definitely find some appeal in its more straightforward approach.

  • Power

    Gray 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 parked at bottom of cliff

    2019 GMC Sierra 1500

    The 2019 Sierra 1500 does not mess around when it comes to performance. While it may be a light-duty truck, this is a beast at heart and can outperform nearly every pickup truck on the current market. Offering not one or two but five commanding engines for drivers to choose from, the 2019 Sierra leaves the power in the hands of the driver, as it was always meant to be.

    At its best, the 2019 GMC Sierra comes with a 6.2L V8 engine with dynamic fuel management that pairs with an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. This is the engine that delivers the outstanding 12,200 pounds of towing potential; meaning you will want to invest in this powertrain to make sure you are getting the most out of your 2019 Sierra. If you need to save some money and don’t need the extra power though, its standard engine is a 4.3L V6 paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This option also comes with direct fuel injection, active fuel management, and variable valve timing. Even at its most basic, the 2019 Sierra still manages to deliver 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque; which says a lot about its passion and drive. Speaking of drive, the 2019 Sierra comes in either 2WD or 4WD depending on your trim and engine choices, meaning that no road will ever be too hard to handle. On top of all that, this model is also one of the cleanest in its class with up to 23 mpg highway.

    Overall there is so much that can be said about how impressive the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is when it comes to power, but the best way to understand it fully is by feeling it for yourself.

    2019 Toyota Tundra

    The 2019 Toyota Tundra is a great light-duty truck for both work and play, but while it manages to get the job done, it honestly isn’t the most powerful on the market. The 2019 Tundra likes to highlight its i-FORCE 4.6L V8 that is fitted with the latest tech and produces 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque and is paired with a 6-speed auto transmission. This option boasts about its double overhead cams, 32-valve head design, and dual independent variable valve timing with intelligence. That being said you can always upgrade to the 5.7 V8 flex fuel engine, also paired with a 6-speed auto transmission, which manages 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. Sadly though, the 2019 Tundra does not match the 2019 Sierra in either towing nor fuel efficiency with a max of 10,200 pounds and 19 mpg highway. Overall, it seems Toyota is attempting to work smarter instead of harder, and while that is attractive in theory, the stats just don’t prove they ready to completely storm the forceful truck market when up against trucks built on power alone.

  • Practicality

    White 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 at beach

    2019 GMC Sierra 1500

    Since GMC only focuses on SUVs and trucks, there should be no question as to how much passion they place into these types of vehicles as opposed to those that dabble in everything. Simply put, just as a grocery store clerk would not be your first choice for technology advice, other car manufacturers should not be your first choice in truck provider. GMC knows its trucks and understands what those that drive them desire, and so they are a very practical choice. The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is able to deliver power that matches the best, durability that will keep it going longer and harder, and features that will leave you feeling secure and comfortable no matter where you go, and with strength like that, there are many places you will be able to go. Overall it’s got a little bit of everything, which makes as practical as a truck can be.

    2019 Toyota Tundra

    The practicality of the 2019 Toyota Tundra main lies within its simplistic nature. Nothing is too much or too little whether it be power or features, and so it is a surprisingly down-to-earth pickup for Toyota once you really break it down to its bare bones. Drivers should also be sure to note that this is the more affordable choice of the two, and while we all want the bigger and better vehicle, sometimes the cleaner and more simple option of the two can end up being the more practical one.

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