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A side-by-side comparison of the 2018 GMC Sierra vs. 2018 Toyota Tundra

2018 GMC Sierra vs. 2018 Toyota Tundra

Pickup truck buyers are notoriously brand loyal. This has no doubt played a major role in the enduring popularity of models like the GMC Sierra. Everyone at Billion Auto Group knows that the Sierra is one of the best trucks on the market, year-in and year-out. But there might be a bit of a disconnect with potential buyers outside of the GMC family. Taking a look at the 2018 GMC Sierra vs. 2018 Toyota Tundra shows just how far out in front of the segment the former is over the latter. In many important ways, the 2018 GMC Sierra has more to offer in terms of overall performance, cab/cargo bed configurations and technology. Anyone that would like to take a closer look at the 2018 Sierra can schedule a test drive with a Billion Auto Group product expert today.

An interesting indicator of what a pickup truck has to offer is what it offers on its base trim. The 2018 GMC Sierra features several elements that aren't found on the current version of the 2018 Tundra. At the most basic level, the Sierra is outfitted with a regular two-door cab and an efficient, yet capable, V-6 engine. Toyota chose to eliminate both of these as options from the Tundra lineup a few model years ago. Additionally, the 2018 Sierra can be outfitted with some of the most advanced connectivity equipment in the pickup truck class of the automotive industry. An infotainment system compatible with today's most popular smartphone applications is standard equipment on most trims. Owners who also use their new Sierra as an office will immediately see the benefit of having a high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.


2018 GMC Sierra 2018 Toyota Tundra
4.3-liter, V-6 Base Engine 4.6-L, V-8
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
2,250 lbs. Max. Payload*
*When properly equipped
1,660 lbs.
12,550 lbs. Max. Towing*
*When properly equipped
10,200 lbs.

Performance specifications

It would be very easy for Toyota advocates to point out that the 2018 Tundra starts out with a V-8 engine, where the GMC Sierra beings with a V-6. This may be true, but that isn't much of a benefit when the two engines' capabilities are more closely examined. First, the V-6 engine equipped under the hood of the 2018 Sierra has a natural fuel economy advantage over the Tundra, by as much as five miles per gallon on the highway. Additionally, the base Sierra model can tow up to 9,800 pounds with the Tundra's V-8 topping out with a less than 500-pound advantage. When properly equipped, the 2018 GMC Sierra can pull as much as 12,500 pounds, an entire ton more than the best possible rating from the Toyota Tundra.

A front right quarter view of the 2018 GMC Sierra in front of a building
A left profile view of a black 2018 GMC Sierra near a stadium

An interior view of the driver's seat and dashboard in the 2018 GMC Sierra
A close up photo of some of the tech features available in the 2018 GMC Sierra


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