Toyota Tundra vs. Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan: Which Is Best?
Toyota Tundra vs. Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150 and Nissan Titan: Which Is Best?
Posted on June 15, 2023
The redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra has finally arrived in Edmonton and buyers are asking the tough question: is the Tundra better than the Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150 and the Nissan Titan?
We did the research for you, comparing these trucks in terms of their performance, interior and tech features, bed options, and towing and hauling capabilities. While there are some tight categories where these trucks are evenly matched, the new Tundra brings the heat and might just be the best new truck in Edmonton.
Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150
Since the Ford F-150 has long been a favourite of Edmonton truck lovers, we wanted to start our comparison here. Let’s see how these two trucks stack up side-by-side.
Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150: Performance & Drive
You might have heard that under the hood of the new 2022 Toyota Tundra there are two engine options: a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 making 389 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque or a twin-turbo V6 engine paired with a hybrid system that uses onboard batteries and electric motors to increase power and improve fuel economy. The hybrid pairing produces 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque and comes standard on the TRD Pro while being an option on the Limited, 1794 and Platinum Tundra trims.
The Ford F-150 has six engine options in total: 3.3-liter V6, 5.0-liter V8, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 and a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6. There is also a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque and a hybrid version of that same engine called the PowerBoost that makes 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. So how do these two pick-ups compare in terms of performance?
While the Ford is a formidable opponent, the Tundra comes out on top for one reason alone horsepower — the Tundra provides more power as standard — meaning you don’t need to upgrade to get more muscle. While the muscle is available in the Ford (although still slightly less), you have to level up in trims to get it.
Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150: Interior and Features
What has always been a win for true truck enthusiasts is how durable the interior of the Tundra offers. Function over form has always been the name of the game and that remains true inside the 2022 redesigned version. That doesn’t mean the Tundra isn't comfortable. Available leather seating and loads of leg and arm room make any long commute in the Tundra a breeze.
In terms of standard tech features, the Tundra does not disappoint. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration are standard on every Tundra trim level. There is an optional 12.3-inch driver information display with digital instrument gauges that is easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. Pair it with the bird's-eye view cameras and you get a clear shot of everything around your truck.
The Ford F-150 is similar to the Toyota Tundra in that its interior is also spacious and offers similar leg and headroom space. There are also available leather seating options in the Ford and options for ventilation and heating. The Ford F-150 comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen and can be upgraded to a 12-inch screen if wanted. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard on all trim levels making these two trucks almost identical in terms of interior offerings and standard features.
Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150: Truck Bed Options
Chances are you plan on using your truck bed for hauling so you want something tough, durable and equipped. The truck bed is where the Toyota Tundra outshines the Ford F-150. The Tundra’s all-new aluminum-reinforced bed is composed of an ultra-durable Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) surface.
This strong and resilient bed boasts a greater impact strength than aluminum and acts as a shield against dents, impact dings and rust. Even with its max payload of 1940 lbs. The best part is this box comes standard across all Tundra trims. While the Ford F-150 has a protective bed liner, it can be argued it isn’t as tough. And you have to pay for installation.
Toyota Tundra vs. Ford F-150: Towing and Hauling
The 2022 Toyota Tundra’s all-new powertrain, frame and suspension work together to give Tundra an available max towing capacity of up to 12,000 lbs. Whether you’re towing your trailer for a weekend getaway or hauling the toys for a weekend in the mountains, the Tundra is a towing rockstar. The Ford F-150 when fully equipped can tow up to 14,000 pounds and offers 3,325 pounds of maximum payload capacity.
Toyota Tundra vs. Nissan Titan
Fun Fact: Both the 2022 Tundra and the 2022 Titan have been redesigned for a new year. The question is how do these two full-sized pick-ups stack up in terms of performance, towing and overall upgrades?
Toyota Tundra vs. Nissan Titan: Performance & Drive
As you know by now, the 2022 Tundra has done away with the V8 engine, instead opting to add a twin-turbo V6 engine paired with a hybrid system to the line-up. Most people were immediately hesitant about this choice, at least until they felt the 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque the hybrid engine offers up.
That being said, if you have your heart set on a V8, the 2022 Nissan Titan still offers one as standard, but with an underwhelming 400 horsepower output — at least when compared to the Tundra. We recommend taking both trucks for a test drive before making the decision. Especially if you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option. Did we mention the Titan has standard four-wheel drive? The Nissan Titan has four-wheel-drive as an option, with two-wheel-drive as standard across the line-up.
Toyota Tundra vs. Nissan Titan: Truck Bed Options
The Tundra’s all-new aluminum-reinforced bed is composed of an ultra-durable Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) surface that is arguably the most durable full-sized truck bed available right now. While the Nissan Titan does have an available spray-in bed liner that is designed to protect against scratches and dents, it has not always fared so well when put to the test.
Toyota Tundra vs. Nissan Titan: Interior and Features
With both the Tundra and Titan undergoing a redesign for the 2022 year, the Tundra spent a lot more energy on the interior. Some of the more exciting features are the Tundra’s versatile rear seats flip and fold — helping you make space for more gear. And on available models, Tundra’s back seats flip up for added storage underneath.
We can’t forget to mention the power vertical rear window — a signature Toyota feature. Tundra CrewMax features a standard rear glass window that raises and fully lowers with the push of a button. When you’re driving on the trail, this handy feature optimizes airflow inside the cabin — and gives your four-legged friend a better view.
In the Titan, an 8.0-inch touchscreen is standard, with 9.0-inch as an option for higher trim levels. Apple CarPlay and Android Audio are also standard. However, aside from a few technology upgrades, the Titan interior feels similar to previous models.
Toyota Tundra vs. Nissan Titan: Towing and Hauling
Just because the 2022 Titan has a big engine doesn’t mean it can tow a lot. Even with the standard tow hitch receiver, the Titan has a maximum towing capacity of up to 10,880 pounds. Adding a gooseneck hitch brings it up to 11,040, but both numbers fall seriously short next to the Tundra’s 12,000 max towing capability.
Toyota Tundra vs. Chevy Silverado
The Toyota Tundra absolutely crushes the Chevy Silverado in every category except towing, where admittedly the Silverado has a slight edge. But if you want to enjoy refined styling, a powerful and more fuel efficient engine (and more engine options) and more standard safety tech, the 2022 Tundra is the clear pick when choosing between the Chevy Silverado 1500.
Toyota Tundra vs. Chevy Silverado: Performance & Drive
When matching the Toyota Tundra up to the Chevy Silverado in terms of performance, the Tundra is the bigger beast, putting out more power and offering a better fuel economy thanks to its new hybrid engine. Combining a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine with an electric motor, the 2022 Tundra puts out an impressive 583 hp and 437 lb-ft of torque.
The best the Silverado can do is 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque with their 6.2-liter V8 and trust us when we say…. You think you will miss the V8 until you drive the Tundra. Then you realize just how powerful and smooth the experience is with the new hybrid unit.
While we’re talking Tundra wins, it’s worth mentioning that Tundra's new coil-spring rear suspension system exceeded the leaf springs used in the Silverado. Combine this with the Tundra’s sequential shift mode (an option not available in the Chevy) and the performance and drive is as smooth as it comes for a beast of this size.
Toyota Tundra vs. Chevy Silverado: Interior and Features
The 2022 Tundra levelled up in ALL the ways imaginable for the new year. Included in these upgrades are a brand new infotainment system with an available 14-inch touchscreen that is more advanced, clear and crisp.
Compare that with the Silverado's largest 13.4-inch screen and while the difference is small, it is certainly noticeable. Both trucks offer the latest tech including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Wi-Fi hotspot and navigation.
When it comes to safety and driver-assisted features, the Tundra takes the cake thanks to standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 across all trim levels. This includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, automatic high beams, road sign assist, and lane tracing assist. Also, the Tundra comes standard with a rear-seat reminder feature and a blind-spot monitor system.
Toyota Tundra vs. Chevy Silverado: Truck Bed Options
Comparing the Tundra’s all-new aluminum-reinforced bed against that of the Chevrolet Silverado roll-formed high strength steel floor is like comparing apples to oranges. The technology used in the Tundra’s box is far superior, withstanding years of use and abuse. Meaning you can toss equipment in the back, haul furniture, and transport materials without stressing that your bed is going to get beat up.
Toyota Tundra vs. Chevy Silverado: Towing and Hauling
The Silverado does get one hero point for having a higher maximum towing capacity of up to 12,750 pounds with a payload capacity of 2,350 pounds. The difference is almost too small with the Tundra towing up to 12,000 lbs. With most drivers looking to haul their weekend toys or a family hauler, all that can be towed and more with ease just as confidently in the Tundra.
So Which Is The Better Truck?
While there are wins and losses for all four trucks in our breakdown, the clear winner for us is the 2022 Toyota Tundra. With the far superior hybrid engine that offers an astounding amount of power coupled with a styling new interior, a truck bed made to withstand almost anything and technology upgrades that make life as convenient and comfortable as possible, Toyota has levelled up for 2022 making the Tundra a formidable option for truck lovers in Alberta.
Shopping 2022 Toyota Tundra in Edmonton
Looking for trucks for sale in Edmonton? Look no further than West Edmonton Mall Toyota. The excitement around the 2022 Toyota Tundra has been huge as more truck lovers are making the switch from Ford, Nissan and Chevrolet with zero regrets.