Toyota Tundra TRD Pro takes on Chevy, GMC and Ford pickup trucks for drag racing supremacy
The Toyota Tundra TRD Pro is an off-road-focused workhorse that some consider one of the best trucks on the market. Nevertheless, it is difficult to resist the thoughts of a Toyota Tundra TRD Pro against a new Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Diesel, GMC Sierra AT4X V8 and Ford F-150 Hybrid. Let those thoughts come true with this drag racing video from The fast lane truck.
Toyota Tundra TRD Pro: a hardcore off-roader
TFL’s latest video isn’t about a four-man drag race in which all four trucks would all line up and then sprint to the quarter mile. Instead of such a race, the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro went head-to-head against the Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Diesel, GMC Sierra AT4X V8 and Ford F-150 Hybrid. So, it’s basically a three-drag race event: hybrid vs. gasoline, hybrid vs. diesel, and hybrid vs. hybrid.
Built by Toyota for durability and off-road prowess, the Tundra TRD Pro is a high-rise truck that could deliver sensational power, in a relative sense. Under its hood is a 3.4-liter, twin-turbocharged, intercooled V6 engine, benefiting from 46 hp and 184 lb-ft of boost from its electric motor. So, it delivers around 437 hp of combined output and 583 lbs of combined torque.
Toyota Hybrid Vs Chevy Diesel And Sierra Petrol
The 6,100lb Toyota Tundra TRD Pro first raced against a Chevrolet Silverado Duramax Diesel. Much lighter than the Tundra TRD Pro, the Silverado gets just 277 hp of peak power and 460 lb-ft of peak torque from its 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six turbodiesel engine. As expected, the Tundra TRD Pro won this race by a huge margin.
On lap two, the Tundra TRD Pro battled against a GMC Sierra AT4X V8, which is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of peak torque. Great sounding with the highest ground clearance of the four trucks, the Sierra is 200 lbs heavier than the Silverado. The Sierra AT4X V8 however lost out to the Tundra TRD Pro in the end.
Battle of hybrids: the Ford F-150 wins
Ford’s F-150 Hybrid seemed matched to the Tundra TRD Pro. It weighs just about 100 pounds less with almost similar numbers – 430 combined horsepower and about 570 lb-ft. of torque. In the end, the F-150 Hybrid won twice against the Tundra TRD Pro. TFL, however, noted that unlike its three rivals, the F-150 Hybrid is not an off-road-focused truck with its lower ride height and sportier settings.
Source: The Fast Lane truck on YouTube