GMC Sierra 1500 vs Toyota Tundra

March 14th, 2018 by

Commuters and contractors alike have found value in the light-duty truck. If you’re considering one for your next purchase, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 or Toyota Tundra.

Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Bloomington area drivers can check out this comparison from Andy Mohr Automotive for help deciding which is the better option for them.

2018 GMC Sierra 1500 vs Toyota Tundra: Engine Specs

TitleBoth new pickup trucks show up to work with highly powerful engines.

The standard 4.6L V8 engine in the Tundra generates 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque. Compare this to the standard 3.5L V6 EcoTec3 engine in the Sierra 1500 that generates 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking for a truck that gets you more power without any upgrades, the Tundra is clearly the way to go.

However, the Toyota truck gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 15 MPG city and 19 MPG highway, compared to an EPA-estimated 18 MPG city and 24 MPG highway fuel economy in the Sierra 1500.1 Go with the Sierra 1500 if you’re looking to save on fuel, and the Tundra if you want more power from your standard engine.


When you find yourself with a long trip ahead of you, you need infotainment systems that will keep you on track and entertained.

The Toyota Tundra does both with the available Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite. This suite includes everything you could possibly need during a longer journey, including:

  • Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity
  • Navigation with predictive traffic and weather updates
  • Music streaming

This suite also includes advanced voice recognition features that allow drivers to vocally enter their destination address, search for nearby restaurants, and retrieve fuel price information. This system is perfect for solo travelers or small group outings.

The GMC Sierra 1500 also offers Bluetooth® smartphone connectivity, but projects extra offerings towards the passengers in the back seat with the available rear seat DVD entertainment system. This includes a 7-inch monitor, wireless headphones, and remote control. This system makes the Sierra 1500 an ideal option if you’re traveling with kids.

Sierra 1500 vs Tundra Safety Technology

When you’re choosing a vehicle, safety is at the top of many shoppers’ minds. The Tundra and Sierra 1500 respond with their own unique systems for handling and preventing collisions.


The Tundra aims to prevent incidents before they even happen with the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P. This collection of safety systems includes:

  • Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection

The Tundra also offers an available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert for added protection when merging or backing up.

The Sierra 1500, on the other hand, provides an extra post-collision assist with its standard OnStar® suite. This suite includes Automatic Crash Response and Crisis Assist, which notifies OnStar® with your exact location and connects you with someone who can walk you through the aftermath of an incident.

It’s up to drivers to decide if collision mitigation or personalized post-crash assistance is more valuable to them.

Take These Trucks for a Test Drive

If you’re still not sure of your favorite and you want to test them out for yourself, we can help you get behind the wheel.

Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Bloomington area drivers can go to Andy Mohr Automotive to find their local GMC or Toyota dealer and schedule a test drive today.


1 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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