With so many full size truck options on the market today, how do you choose which is best for you? The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Nissan Titan are two popular competitors in the truck arena. Let us at Cantin Chevrolet, conveniently located in Laconia, New Hampshire, help simplify the similarities and differences for these trucks to make the decision easier for you.
Price / Fuel Efficiency = Silverado 1500
Where price is concerned, there really isn’t any debate on which truck is the most affordable. Starting at $28,500, the Silverado is the clear winner over the Titan’s starting price of $36,190. Not only will the Silverado save you money upfront, it can also save you money in the long run at the gas pump. The Titan gets a measly 16 mpg City / 22 mpg Highway when compared to the impressive 23 mpg City / 33 mpg Highway that some configurations of the Silverado 1500 can get.
Towing / Payload / Maneuverability = Silverado 1500
The Titan and Silverado 1500 can both handle about the same amount of payload with the Nissan coming in just 10 lbs. short of the Silverado’s 2,250 lbs. However, when it comes to max towing capacity, the Silverado comes in at a whopping 13,400 lbs. compared to the max towing rating of 11,000 lbs. for the Titan. The turning radius for the Silverado is also about a foot and a half more impressive than its competitor, making tight spaces much easier to maneuver.
OPTIONS = SILVERADO 1500
When it comes to finding the best configuration for your budget and needs, the Silverado is the way to go. With eight trim options, five engine options, and several transmission options--including the incredible 10-speed transmission, it truly outweighs the Titan in this category. The Titan pales in comparison with only one engine option paired with a less impressive 9-speed transmission.
CONVENIENCE / COMFORT = SILVERADO 1500
Beyond having the best-in-class front head- and leg-room, the Silverado surpasses the Titan in all aspects of passenger space. Both trucks have available upgraded heated and ventilated front seats along with an available heated steering wheel, making your ride in either vehicle a luxurious one.
On top of a more spacious interior, the Silverado’s bed capacity is roomier also. To make things even more convenient, the Silverado comes with 12 standard tie-downs (three times more than any competitor), has an available industry-first power-up/-down tailgate, and also has an available 120-Volt outlet located near the tailgate. The Titan does have a 120-Volt outlet available to be added near the tailgate, however you don’t have any sort of powered tailgate assistance like the Silverado has. The Titan has available bed lights, whereas the Silverado takes it a step farther introducing available bed lights as well as lighting around the hitch, cargo box, and perimeter of the truck making everything easier to see in dim lighting. To put the icing on the cake, Chevrolet also designed the Silverado with large CornerStep footwells to better accommodate larger sized work boots and create easier access to the contents in the bed.
TECHNOLOGY = SILVERADO 1500
Both trucks have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allowing you to always stay connected to your music. The Silverado makes additional technology features available such as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot, multi-color 15” diagonal Head-Up Display, Navigation, and Wireless Charging capabilities. The Silverado and Titan come with a 120-Volt 3-prong power outlet and several available USB ports. Additionally, the Silverado has a 12-Volt auxiliary front power outlet, and almost triple the count of available USB ports.
The Nissan Titan and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 both offer some impressive safety options such as; Forward Collision Alert, available Automatic Emergency Braking, available Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Auto High-Beams and Lane Departure Warning. The Silverado’s available Lane Departure Warning comes with a Lane Keep Assist making that feature more advanced. You also have options to add the available Safety Alert Seat in the Silverado which sends vibration pulses to the driver’s seat-bottom for crash avoidance alerts instead of audible beeps. Another incredible feature offered on the Silverado is the available Rear Camera Mirror. This updated feature allows you to use the traditional inside rearview mirror or a rearview camera mirror display that provides a wide, unobstructed view.
Conclusion = Silverado 1500
It is clear that both trucks are very capable and deliver impressive features to please any driver. However, if you are truly looking for a superior truck for towing, functionality, comfort and convenience all delivered at an affordable price with lots of options to suit your needs, the Silverado 1500 is the truck for you.