2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2016 Toyota Tundra


Compare the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 to other full-size pickup trucks available in Florida, and you will see that there are not very many options. Among the limited choices is the 2016 Toyota Tundra. Each the Sierra 1500 and the Tundra has their own advantages, but a close comparison will put the GMC Sierra on top.

Engine Choices

Each the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 and the Toyota Tundra offer drivers a choice of engines. The Tundra’s base 4.6-liter V8 seems impressive with 310 horsepower and 327 pound-feet of torque. It is no match, however, for the base 5.3-liter V8 in the GMC Sierra 1500. This engine generates 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet.

The Sierra’s lead continues if you compare the upgraded engine options in each pickup. The Tundra’s 5.7-liter V8 lets you work with 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet. As a comparison, the Sierra 1500’s larger 6.2-liter V8 gives you access to 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet. In other words, if you want to maximize power and torque, then the GMC Sierra 1500 will be the clear winner. As anticipated, this greater output translates into a larger towing and payload capacity as well.


The Tundra and Sierra 1500 each offers its own infotainment system. Toyota has Entune while GMC gives you IntelliLink. It is a matter of preference as to which system is easier for you to use or you prefer. Either model lets you get a fairly large display, but only the Sierra 1500 will let you take advantage of 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities to stay connected no matter where you are.

Whether you need more information on how the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 stacks up against the competition or are ready to take it for a test drive, the team at McKenzie Motors in Milton, Florida, can assist you.