Compare 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Toyota Tundra


2021 GMC Sierra 1500
2021 Toyota Tundra

2021 GMC Sierra 1500

vs.

2021 Toyota Tundra

4.3L 6cyl

Engine

5.7L 8cyl
285 HP

Horsepower

381 HP
16 city / 21 hwy*

Fuel Economy

13 city / 18 hwy*

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 combines raw power, modern luxury and cutting-edge digital technology into a single impressive platform. Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach offers this light-duty pickup truck with three cabin configurations. The well-appointed Denali model has the most luxurious amenities from our inventory. Imported from Japan, the 2021 Toyota Tundra truck also offers several cab options.

Performance

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 gets up to 420 horsepower from a 6.2 L engine block with a V8 design. Built on the EcoTec3 architecture, the eight-cylinder powerplant unleashes 460 pound-feet of torque. If necessary, the Dynamic Fuel Management disengages up to six cylinders for optimal efficiency. The DFM can operate on 17 unique cycles depending on the driving conditions. The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 at Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach is also sold with a turbo-diesel powertrain that carries the proven Duramax design. This 3.0 L propulsion system matches the torque output of the 6.2 L gasoline engine. When paired with the Max Trailering Package, this eight-cylinder engine supports a maximum conventional hitch load of 11,800 pounds. By contrast, the 2021 Toyota Tundra is not strong enough to tow a trailer that’s packed with more than 10,200 pounds. Under the hood, this imported pickup truck has a 5.7 L gas engine that has output limits of 381 hp and 401 lb-ft. However, the i-FORCE V8 powerplant has the VVT-i and other features that improve efficiency on the road. A test drive of the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 reveals other mechanical options on the lineup, such as the 4.3 L V6 and 5.3 L V8 engines. Both gas engines run on the EcoTec3 and Active Fuel Management technologies.

Handling

As a legendary pickup truck, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 at Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach offers a 4×4 drive system. A locking rear differential with the Eaton Locker is installed on this light-duty model. From the transmission shifting points to the throttle output, the Traction Select System optimizes several mechanical settings for optimum performance. The Terrain Mode is only available on models that have a single-speed transfer case. The Snow Mode is available on trims that roll on a 2WD system. Other modes from the TSS include the Tour, Sport, Off-Road and Tow/Haul. You will not find as many driving modes on the 2021 Toyota Tundra, which runs on a rear-wheel drive with the Automatic Limited-Slip Differential. However, the Active Traction Control enhances the optional 4WDemand Part-Time system. A test drive of the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 may come with other advanced hardware, such as the Monotube Rancho Shocks that increase the ground clearance by 2 inches. Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach offers red vertical recovery hooks for this powerful pickup truck.

Technology

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 at Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach is available with the HD Surround Vision Camera that sharpens your awareness of the surroundings. You could add the Bed View Camera to keep an eye on important cargo during a trip. The Rear Camera Mirror provides additional visual cues when you’re handling this full-size GMC pickup truck. You can toggle through 15 different camera views on the 8-inch touch screen that’s part of the GMC Infotainment System. The 2021 Tundra surely doesn’t offer as many camera views. However, this Toyota model has an 8-inch navigation system with smartphone connectivity. Centrally positioned on the driver’s side windshield, a 15-inch HUD is another segment-leading technology that’s optional for the 2021 Sierra 1500. An off-road inclinometer, safety alerts, navigation directions and low fuel warnings are some graphics that appear on the color HUD.

Are you excited about the opportunity for a test drive of the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500? Get in touch with the Buick GMC Fort Walton Beach dealership today. Designed for light-duty work, this full-size pickup truck comes in the AT4, Denali, Elevation and other editions.


*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.