2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 Competitor Comparison

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  • Overview

    A silver 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 RST is angled left.

    The 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 is one of the most popular and capable full-size trucks on the market, offering a wide range of drivers exactly what they are looking for to improve their time on the road. With powerful engine options, a comfortable cabin, advanced tech features, incredible off-road performance, and a highly functional bed, the Silverado 1500 has something for just about everyone. For the 2024 model year, this half-ton truck has received numerous small updates designed to make it even more compelling than ever before. From powertrain upgrades like a dual active exhaust for the 6.2L V8 engine to new convenience features like standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Chevy has made the great truck even greater. But how does the 2024 Silverado 1500 compare to the competition?

    From domestic powerhouses like the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 to foreign competitors like the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Frontier, the truck market is more competitive than ever, and Chevy has had to work hard to stay ahead of the crowd. However, we think the 2024 Silverado 1500 remains the best truck on the market and manages to outperform all of the competition in many important ways that matter to truck owners. From offering a better tailgate design and more tech features than Ford to providing superior towing and payload ratings than Toyota, Chevy has shown us yet again that it has what it takes to come out on top in the truck market.


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  • Silverado 1500 vs F-150

    A white 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss is parked on a sandy trail.

    Two American Icons

    The Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 have battled each other for pickup truck supremacy for decades. Both of these models are American icons and bring incredible features and performance to the table. While we doubt any driver would be unhappy with either of these great trucks, we find that the latest version of the Silverado 1500 has pulled ahead of the F-150 in a handful of key areas.

    To begin with, Chevy provides Silverado 1500 drivers with a larger, more versatile bed. Both of these pickups can be configured with short, standard, and long bed options, but Chevy's best-in-class Durabed provides more cargo volume and additional features, such as 12 standard tie-downs rated at 500 lbs per corner. Chevy also offers its exclusive Multi-Flex tailgate as an available feature on every trim, providing six different positions, including a full-width bed step and two different load stop heights. Ford's brand-new Pro Access tailgate is a step in the right direction, but still can't compare to what Chevy has.

    Chevy also stands out for offering the only diesel engine in the segment. The 3.0L Duramax is an inline-six turbo-diesel that provides incredible power and efficiency. Recently upgraded to produce 495 lb-ft of torque, this engine can tow up to 13,300 lbs and has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29 MPG on the highway. While Ford did briefly offer a diesel engine for the F-150, it was discontinued after the 2021 model year and replaced by the PowerBoost hybrid powertrain. Unfortunately, the PowerBoost hybrid is less capable and less efficient than the Chevy Duramax, offering just 11,200 lbs of maximum towing capacity and an estimated fuel economy of only 24 MPG on the highway. Chevy also provides 5.3L and 6.2L gasoline V8 options, while Ford's lone V8 is a relatively small 5.0L engine.

    Inside, Chevy has also leapfrogged Ford when it comes to technology. The 2024 F-150 now comes standard with a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12-inch digital driver display. However, the 2024 Silverado 1500 offers an even larger 13.4-inch infotainment system and a 12.3-inch driver screen. Chevy has also made wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard for the new model year, adding even more convenience to its cutting-edge infotainment suite.

    Of course, the most advanced tech features in both trucks are their available hands-free driving systems. While the Ford Blue Cruise has 130,000 miles of compatible highways, the Chevy Super Cruise is a much more mature system that functions on 750,000 miles of roads and even offers hands-free driving while towing. With the 2024 Silverado 1500, Chevy has done an incredible job incorporating advanced features to improve your time behind the wheel while sticking to tried and tested options like V8 and diesel engines where it matters.

  • Silverado 1500 vs Ram 1500

    A red, a blue, and a white 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 are parked in an open lot.

    Pulling Ahead With Technology and Capability

    The Ram 1500 is a capable and comfortable truck that has earned its position as one of the Big Three. However, when put head to head with the Silverado 1500, it falls short in many ways. From cargo space and tow ratings to technology and pricing, Ram's half-ton model simply can't keep up with Chevy's flagship pickup. For a long time, the Silverado 1500 was considered a high-performing but bare-bones model, while the Ram 1500 stood out for offering premium features in the truck segment. However, the recent updates by Chevy have launched the Silverado 1500 to the head of the pack across the board.

    To begin with, the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 comes standard with some high-tech features, including standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on every trim. If you opt for the LT or higher trims, the Silverado 1500 replaces its base seven-inch touchscreen with a massive 13.4-inch touchscreen and adds a matching 12.3-inch digital driver display. In contrast, the 2024 Ram 1500 still comes standard with the obsolete Uconnect 3 infotainment system on a tiny five-inch display. You have to pay extra for an eight-inch touchscreen or Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and even the highest trims top out with a 12-inch infotainment display that is noticeably smaller than what Chevy offers standard on the majority of trims.

    When it comes to work-ready capabilities, the gap between these two models grows even larger. The 2024 Silverado 1500 comes standard with its potent TurboMax engine that offers 430 lb-ft of torque and 9,500 lbs of towing capacity. Against this, the 2024 Ram 1500 still has a standard Pentastar V6 engine with just 273 lb-ft of torque and 7,730 lb-ft of torque. While Ram does offer the 5.7L HEMI V8 (which is being discontinued after the 2024 model year), even that engine is easily overshadowed by Chevy options like the 6.2L V8 and the 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel. Although the HEMI can tow up to 12,750 lbs, thanks to its standard mild-hybrid assist, both of the top engine options for the 2024 Silverado 1500 unlock a maximum towing capacity of 13,300 lbs.

    Finally, Chevy offers more configurations and a lower price tag. While the 2024 Ram 1500 is only available with four doors and a short or standard bed, the 2024 Silverado 1500 offers three cab options and three bed lengths, including a best-in-class eight-foot long bed. If you are looking to maximize your hauling power, then the Silverado 1500 is the clear choice. Plus, Chevy equips its truck with a standard Durabed that provides 12 tie-down points and offers a Multi-Flex tailgate for incredible versatility. Even better, the 2024 Silverado 1500 comes in several thousand dollars less expensive than the 2024 Ram 1500, providing far more bang for your buck.

  • Silverado 1500 vs Sierra 1500

    The grille on a 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country parked on a farm.

    A Traditional Working Man's Truck

    The GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500 are closely related models. GMC has long based its vehicles off Chevy designs, and the Sierra 1500 is no exception. These two trucks are offered in the same basic configurations, share the same powertrain options, and have the same comfort and convenience features. In fact, they are even built in the same factory. So what are the differences between them? Well, it mainly comes down to aesthetics and pricing. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is a mainstream pickup truck aimed at hard workers, busy families, and daring adventurers alike. Meanwhile, the GMC Sierra 1500 targets a more upscale audience with more premium styling and heavier emphasis on its luxury trims. However, there isn't any difference underneath the skin and you will pay extra for GMC's premium looks.

    While the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 starts at an affordable $36,800, undercutting most of the competitors in its class, the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 begins at $46,700.[a] Climb to the top trims, and that gap only widens, with the Silverado 1500 High Country coming in at $62,700 against the Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate at $82,500.[a] While the Denali Ultimate does bring some luxury features to the table that the Silverado 1500 does not offer, such as massaging seats and a few more speakers in the stereo system, it is questionable whether the upgrades are worth the price difference. This is especially true when you compare the Silverado 1500 High Country against the virtually identically-equipped Sierra 1500 Denali, which starts at $69,900––over $7,000 more than the Chevy model. The large chrome grille on GMC Denali models is certainly impressive, but is it really worth several thousand dollars?

    In fact, the Chevy Silverado 1500 actually has slightly higher towing and payload ratings than the GMC Sierra 1500. While the 2024 Sierra 1500 tops out at 13,000 lbs of towing capacity and 1,820 lbs of payload capacity when outfitted with its biggest 6.2L V8 engine, the 2024 Silverado 1500 offers 13,300 lbs of towing capacity and 1,980 lbs of payload capacity when equipped with the same 6.2L V8. That's not a huge difference, but when GMC offers less capability from what is effectively the same truck for a much higher price, the Sierra 1500 just doesn't make much sense for serious truck owners.

  • Silverado 1500 vs Tundra

    A red 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 parked near a lake.

    Work-Ready and Trail-Ready Performance

    The Toyota Tundra has never enjoyed the popularity of the trucks from the American manufacturers, and a quick look at its specifications will help reveal why. Although the 2024 model comes standard with a capable twin-turbocharged V6 engine that offers 358 hp, the Tundra falls far short of the Chevy Silverado 1500 when it comes to details that matter to truck owners, like payload and towing. While Chevy's truck offers up to 13,300 lbs of maximum towing capacity and 2,260 lbs of maximum payload capacity, Toyota only provides up to 12,000 lbs of maximum towing capacity and 1,940 lbs of maximum payload capacity. That's a pretty substantial difference between the two models. Further, the Silverado 1500 offers a larger and better-equipped bed, including the six-position Multi-Flex tailgate that Toyota has no answer to. If you are looking for a full-size pickup truck because you need to handle full-size jobs, then the Chevy Silverado 1500 comes out ahead by every important metric.

    Chevy also knows that truck shoppers are looking for options and customization. Every truck owner needs something a little different, and the 2024 Silverado 1500 provides that with its four engine options and nine trim levels. The 2024 Tundra only has two engine options--both of which are based on the same 3.4L V6 engine--and seven trim levels. That means Toyota doesn't offer anything comparable to the budget-friendly, no-nonsense Silverado 1500 WT or the incredibly capable Silverado 1500 ZR2. And incredibly, Toyota charges considerably more money for its off-road-oriented TRD Pro trim than Chevy asks for its ZR2 option, even though it offers far less capability when it comes to important metrics like ground clearance or approach and departure angles. The TRD Pro also lacks critical off-road features that the ZR2 offers, like front and rear locking differentials and beadlock-capable wheels with 35-inch mud-terrain tires.

    While Toyota has positioned the Tundra as an attractive option for shoppers seeking a more luxury-oriented lifestyle truck, it has failed to compete in key areas that many truck shoppers are looking for. Even the engine choices, while powerful, are less than compelling. While the previous generation Tundra came with a big 5.7L V8 engine, the 2024 Tundra only has two flavors of V6 with your choice of pure gas or hybrid. Meanwhile, Chevy offers the 2024 Silverado with a 5.3L V8, a 6.2L V8, and a 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel. This is the only diesel engine available in the segment and offers exceptional fuel efficiency, getting an estimated 26 MPG combined against just 22 MPG combined for the Toyota Tundra hybrid. Plus, the Duramax has 495 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 13,300 lbs while the Toyota hybrid option maxes out at just 11,450 lbs of towing. Chevy has shown everyone that powerful V8 and diesel engines can still outperform the competition.

  • Silverado 1500 vs Titan

    A blue 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 ZR2 driving through a creek.

    More Modern, More Powerful

    After years of slow sales, the Nissan Titan is being discontinued after the 2024 model year. But while that means it might make a great collector's item, it is not so great as a pickup truck. Despite a standard V8 engine, the Titan falls woefully short when compared to any other full-size truck on the market, and even some midsize models give it a run for its money. The reason for this is that the current generation Titan was launched all the way back in 2016 and hasn't seen any major updates in nearly a decade on the market. In comparison, the Silverado 1500 has benefited from some serious improvements in just the last few years alone, and this is evident in every aspect of this comparison, from performance to technology.

    The standard 5.6L V8 engine in the 2024 Titan provides a respectable 400 hp but only 413 lb-ft of torque. That relatively low torque rating is this engine's downfall, as it can only support a maximum towing capacity of 9,290 lbs and a maximum payload capacity of 1,710 lbs. Meanwhile, the base 2.7L TurboMax engine in the 2024 Silverado 1500 provides a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 lbs and a maximum payload capacity of 2,260 lbs. Upgrade to the available 6.2L V8 or 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel, and the Silverado 1500 can tow an impressive 13,300 lbs––over 40% more than the Nissan Titan. The Titan is also only available with a short or standard bed, while Chevy offers a long bed option for best-in-class cargo space. If you are looking for a hard-working pickup truck, the Silverado 1500 is the clear winner here.

    Moving inside the cabin, the 2024 Titan again shows its age. Although it did receive an interior refresh back in 2020 that added modern features like a nine-inch touchscreen and a dual-pane sunroof, at its core, it's still an older truck. The 2024 Silverado 1500, on the other hand, offers an extensive suite of standard tech features on the LT trim and above, including an enormous 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen and a high-resolution 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. No matter what trim you choose, you will get standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Nissan only offers wireless Apple CarPlay on the top trims of the Titan and doesn't offer wireless Android Auto at all. Chevy also offers handy tech features like Super Cruise hands-free driving and up to 14 camera views designed to monitor your surroundings and your payload or trailer. A decade-old truck like the Titan just can't hope to keep up with everything the 2024 Silverado 1500 can offer.

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