Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Silverado


Are you looking to purchase a new truck—more specifically, a truck with great performance, safety, and connective amenities? If so, you may be torn between the 2020 Toyota Tacoma and the 2020 Chevy Silverado. At first glance both trucks offer similar features, although we here at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury have a trained eye to spot the differences between these two trucks.

As strong believers in providing the drivers in Tewksbury, and around Lowell and Dracut, with as much information as possible, we created this Toyota Tacoma vs. Chevy Silverado comparison guide. In this guide we’ll point out some of the major differences between each vehicle.

Ready to get started? Keep reading!

Toyota Tacoma Performance

Fuel Economy

When you’re traveling around, whether that’s for work or for play, the last thing you want to think about is pulling over to refuel. For that reason, each vehicle has an impressive fuel economy. Although upon closer investigation, the fuel economy of the Toyota Tacoma vs. Chevy Silverado has some major differences.

The Tacoma is equipped with an estimated 18 city/22 highway MPG, which beats the EPA-estimated 16 city/21 highway MPG of the 4.3L V6 Chevy Silverado.1

While these numbers may appear fairly similar, once you get behind the wheel and start touring around town, you’ll be thankful for the higher fuel economy the Toyota Tacoma offers.

Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Silverado: Safety

No matter where your truck takes you, you’ll want to be as safe as possible. Thankfully, a slew of safety features is offered with both vehicles. Although when comparing the safety features of the Tacoma vs. Silverado, you’ll notice that the Tacoma offers several standard safety features that the Silverado does not.

Some of the Toyota Tacoma safety features you’ll find standard with the Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) include:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD)
  • Lane Departure Alert (LDA)
  • Auto High Beams (AHB)
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

These safety systems use a variety of cameras and sensors that act, in a way, like your own virtual co-pilot. These features work overtime to help assure that you safely arrive from Point A to Point B. While you’ll find similar safety features with the Chevy Silverado, these features will cost you extra.

Toyota Tacoma Technology

Connective Technology

To help you stay connected to all your favorite features while on the go, both the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Silverado have standard connective multimedia features. A 7-inch touchscreen center display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration comes standard with both trucks. An upgraded 8-inch touchscreen is also available.

Additionally, both the Tacoma and Silverado come standard with Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, so you can bring your favorite online songs, podcasts, audiobooks, and more with you while on the go. Plus, you can stay connected to your vehicle from home and vice versa thanks to the Amazon Alexa capabilities. This feature allows you to use your Amazon Alexa to connect to your truck from home.

Toyota Tacoma vs Chevy Silverado: The Verdict

While both the Tacoma and Silverado at first glance appear very similar, there are some features of the Tacoma that the Silverado just can’t compete with. In terms of fuel economy and safety features, the Toyota Tacoma is the clear winner.

To learn more about the ways the Toyota Tacoma can help improve your commute in Tewksbury, and around Lowell and Dracut, we here at Ira Toyota of Tewksbury invite you to visit our dealership. Here, our team of sales professionals can talk more in depth about these great features.

Visit our dealership to learn more today!

12020 preliminary mpg estimates determined by Toyota. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.

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