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Things have been shaky for the Toyota Tundra, but it might finally be time to turn things around. On most lists, the Tundra falls behind the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, and Ram 1500. However, the 2024 Toyota Tundra is starting to fight its way back to the top. 

2024 Toyota Tundra vs. 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 

The 2023 Chevy Silverado off-roading through water
2023 Chevy Silverado | Chevrolet

Truck yeah, things are heating up as the 2024 Toyota Tundra faces the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 for a surprising victory. For the first time since the Tundra’s redesign, it’s starting to outrank prestigious rivals. 

On the list of the best full-size trucks for 2023 and 2024 provided by Edmunds, the 2024 Tundra is currently in third place with a score of 8.0 out of 10. The 2023 Silverado 1500 is in fifth place with a score of 7.5. The 2023 Ford F-150 is in first, with an 8.5. 

The Tundra ranks highly for having a smooth power delivery from the turbocharged engine, intuitive controls, a standard composite bed to limit scratches and dents, and an attractive 14.0-inch touchscreen. 

But the base engine provides a subpar fuel economy, and the Tundra doesn’t have a multifunction tailgate like some rivals. 

The Chevrolet Silverado receives praise for its broad range of powertrain options to meet towing demands, spacious cabin, massive bed with multiple tie-down points, and an attractive touchscreen. 

However, the Silverado isn’t as refined as its top competitors, and the ZR2 off-road trim doesn’t measure up to other options in the class.

Is the 2024 Tundra better than the 2023 Silverado? 

The 2024 Toyota Tundra and 2023 Chevy Silverado have unique advantages to consider. For example, the Tundra ranks for having a better ride quality. It has plenty of power, smooth transmission shifts, and confident brakes. 

The Silverado lacks a bit of muscle but has plenty of power for merging and passing others. The transmission is smooth, but the steering is light, and bumps may disrupt the cabin. 

Plus, the Tundra is considered to be more comfortable with well-padded seats, a smooth ride quality, and a robust automatic climate control system. The Silverado could use better seats, has tiny climate control buttons, and disruptive engine noise. 

When properly equipped, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 2,260 lbs. The Tundra maxes out at 12,000 lbs and can carry a payload of up to 1,940 lbs. 

The diesel Silverado gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway. The Tundra Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and up to 24 mpg on the highway. 

Is the Tundra more reliable than the Silverado? 

The 2024 Toyota Tundra off-roading inn the desert
2024 Toyota Tundra | Toyota

J.D.Power gave the 2023 Toyota Tundra a reliability ranking of 70 out of 100. This is an average score. Anything between 70 and 80 is average, while anything between 81 and 90 is above average. 

The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 earned a score of 86, placing it in the above-average category. These scores are based on a 100-point scale and surveys sent to owners, allowing them to report their experiences. 

An average Silverado model is expected to last between 200,000 to 250,000 miles, while a Tundra can reach between 250,000 to 300,000 miles. However, the current generation might not be as durable as the outgoing one. 

The Tundra outranks the Silverado for having a better ride quality, more comfort, and a little extra value. However, the Silverado has more engine options, is more fuel efficient, and has a stronger towing capacity. 

Things can always change as we’re waiting for the 2024 Silverado to debut. Also, we need the reliability ratings for the 2024 models as well.