Compared: 2022 Toyota Tundra vs. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado

The Silverado excels off-road, but the Tundra's hybrid is powerful and efficient.

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The 2022 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup entered a new generation, and the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado got a thorough refresh as well, making the choice a tough one for those seeking a do-it-all truck.

With new technologies, plush cabins, and mighty powertrains in the mix, the pickup segment is more competitive than ever. The best choice depends on your truck needs and how these stalwarts stack up in price, features, and capability.

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2022 Toyota Tundra vs. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado: Price

The Tundra's base SR model, which comes standard with a four-door double cab and a 348-hp twin-turbo V6, retails for about $38,000. For almost double that, you can purchase the luxurious Capstone trim, which features a hybrid version of that engine and all the goodies the Tundra has to offer. In between, there are several trims, options, and configurations available as well as a 389-hp version of the V6.

The Silverado starts out with a two-door regular-cab model in WT trim. Its nearly $32,000 price includes a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine good for 310 horsepower. The most expensive edition is the Silverado ZR2 at just over $65,000, which includes a hefty helping of off-road hardware, plus the brand's top-tier 420-hp 6.2-liter V8.

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2022 Toyota Tundra vs. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado: Features

There are two standout features that separate the Silverado from the Tundra. The first is the availability of General Motors' Super Cruise hands-free driving tech, which can take over much of the steering, braking, and accelerating on highway road trips. The second is the hardcore off-road ZR2 model's Multimatic's DSSV dampers, which give the truck high-speed capability over rough terrain and are a step above the more modest chassis setup in the rugged Tundra TRD Pro.

The Silverado can tow up to 13,300 pounds in either the range-topping 6.2-liter V8 engine or the turbo-diesel V6. Payload is more than 2,000 pounds.

The Tundra, despite lacking an eight-cylinder option, is not too far behind the Silverado in towing, with a top capacity of 12,000 pounds. Its payload cap of 1,940 pounds is also quite close to the Chevrolet's.

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2022 Toyota Tundra vs. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado: Fuel economy

Toyota counters with a pair of powertrains: a 389-hp twin-turbo V6 — which replaces the previous-generation Tundra's V8 — and a hybrid version of the same engine that leverages an electric motor to boost output to 437 horsepower. The EPA's fuel economy estimates for the hybridized two-wheel-drive Tundra stand at 22 mpg, which beats those of every gas-engine Silverado.

The ultimate fuel-sipping option for Silverado drivers is the available turbodiesel, which gets up to 26 mpg in two-wheel-drive form or as much as 24 mpg with 4WD. Equipping the Silverado with the available mud terrain tires drops fuel economy a few miles per gallon.

Trucks equipped with the standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine get between 18 and 20 mpg, with two-wheel-drive trucks getting better fuel economy. Most V8 versions of the Silverado get between 15 and 18 mpg, but ZR2 models equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 get 14 mpg.

All vehicle pricing includes MSRP plus destination charges (set at the time of publication), and will be rounded to the nearest thousand.

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