GMC Sierra vs. Toyota Tundra
GMC Sierra
Toyota Tundra
At a Glance: Sierra vs. Tundra

With so many available medium-duty pickup trucks, there are a lot of models to place on your list of vehicles to research. You’ll want to consider the best powertrain, interior, and technology options to meet your daily needs.

Our team at Buick GMC of North Miami has compared the 2023 GMC Sierra and the Toyota Tundra to help you make an informed decision. If you’re near Miami, Miami Gardens, or Hollywood, FL, our team would love to help with your next vehicle purchase.



13,000 lbs. | 12,000 lbs.
Sierra vs. Tundra


Available | N/A
Sierra vs. Tundra


44.53 in. | 41.2 in.
Sierra vs. Tundra
See the Difference for Yourself
Select a category below to learn more about how the GMC Sierra compares to the Toyota Tundra.
GMC Sierra

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about trucks? If you thought about roaring engines or towing, you’re in good hands with the GMC Sierra and the Toyota Tundra. Both trucks can meet your power and hauling expectations head on thanks to robust engines under the hood. However, with the help of the Sierra’s range of power, drivers can enjoy greater towing capacity and performance.

Power of Choice

The 2023 Sierra offers four powertrain options and comes standard with a 2.7L Turbo High-output engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain option produces 310 horsepower.

Other available options for the 2023 GMC Sierra include:

  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine: 355 horsepower
  • 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine: 420 horsepower
  • 3.0L Duramax® Turbo Diesel engine: 305 horsepower

The all-gas powertrains of the Tundra perform almost as admirably. The two versions of the 3.4L i-FORCE Twin-Turbo V6 produce between 358 horsepower and 389 horsepower.

Ready to Get Hitched?

Trucks are known for their towing capabilities, something the GMC Sierra and the Toyota Tundra are plenty comfortable with. However, this raises the question: How much can each medium-duty truck tow? Let’s explore below.

Thanks to its powerful engines, the Sierra is great for towing. In fact, it can pull up to 13,000 pounds when properly equipped! On the other hand, the Tundra’s engines pull their weight, too—it has a maximum capability of 12,000 pounds. That said, if you need more weight flexibility for your towable, the GMC Sierra is the right choice for you.

GMC Sierra

Along with being able to tow, trucks also have another class-exclusive feature: a tailgate! The truck bed is an integral part of your vehicle’s utility. You can use it to store home improvement supplies, transport work materials and textiles, or serve as a comfortable spot for stargazing.

Both the GMC Sierra and the Toyota Tundra have a tailgate, and it can be used in various ways. However, the Sierra’s unique tailgate will make getting in, loading up, or cleaning out easier than ever.

Meet the MultiPro™ Tailgate

The GMC Sierra and the Toyota Tundra offer convenient features to help make the most of the tailgate. On the Toyota Tundra, you’ll have an easy lower and lift tailgate designed to make it simple to use over extended periods.

Still, the GMC Sierra truck bed is easier to access with its available GMC MultiPro™ Tailgate. This system combines six different functions for extra utility. You’ll have modes for a built-in load stop to prevent longer cargo from shifting. There’s also a feature for a built-in fold-out step to make walking into the truck bed easier.

Tailgate Tunes

Who says a tailgate must be all work and no play? Not the GMC Sierra! This truck encourages you to let (foot)loose at your next tailgate party. If you want to turn the truck bed into a concert venue, you can equip it with the available MultiPro™ Audio System by Kicker. This provides your truck with a set of weatherproof speakers built right into the tailgate, so you can easily listen to music in a field, in a parking lot, or on the trails with your friends.

On the other hand, you’ll find an impressive audio system in the Tundra’s cabin. However, if you need to take the tunes beyond the cabin walls, the GMC Sierra is the right choice for you.

GMC Sierra

Your next truck needs to feel like it was built with you in mind. It needs to have front seats that easily adjust to you and enough space for the most important people in your life. It also needs to keep you connected to your loved ones and your drive while you remain undistracted.

The Toyota Tundra has all those things, although the Sierra offers even more.

Room for Your Crew

Adventuring is a great way to bond with your loved ones and friends, so it’s important for the GMC Sierra and the Toyota Tundra to accommodate all types of passengers. No matter if you’re tall, petite, or somewhere in between, the Sierra’s front row will make you feel cozy thanks to an impressive maximum 43.03 inches of headroom and 44.53 inches of legroom for front-seat passengers.

On the other hand, the Tundra CrewMax option is a bit more of a squeeze, with only 41 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom for front-seat passengers. While still spacious, you and your passengers will have more wiggle room to explore in the GMC Sierra.

Focused and Fun Driving

Every effort was made to ensure that the Sierra and the Tundra can make your life easier. These two vehicles boast infotainment systems equipped with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. With this feature, you’ll be able to access specific apps through the infotainment display, so you can stay informed while on the road.

What’s especially unique about the GMC Sierra, though, is that it offers drivers an available 15-inch Head-Up Display. This system projects information from your dashboard onto the windshield so it’s always in view. Checking how fast you’re going, which direction you need to turn, and even the angle of the terrain will be easy with this high-tech system. The Tundra offers a similar display; however, it’s only 10 inches.

The GMC Sierra Outperforms the Competition!
GMC Sierra

With this head-to-head comparison of these models, it’s clear the 2023 GMC Sierra simply has more to offer than the Toyota Tundra. The Sierra has more interior space, towing capability, and advanced technology.

Does this sound like the truck you need around Miami, Miami Gardens, or Hollywood, FL? If so, visit us at Buick GMC of North Miami to get behind the wheel.

Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

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