7 of 8
Chevrolet Silverado vs. Toyota Tundra
Chevrolet Silverado vs. Toyota Tundra

Most of us don't have to worry about how we're going to tow our horses to the dressage competition or whether our vehicle has enough grunt to haul the speedboat up to the lake.

Those who do fret about such things are still liable to choose a Chevrolet Silverado pickup with special towing capabilities. Toyota's Tundra pickup is making strides in this competition, with a 5.7 liter engine to Chevy's 6.2 liter. Either can carry about a ton of cargo.

The key metric for customers considering these vehicles is maximum towing, 10,700 pounds for Silverado versus 10,400 for Tundra. (Don't overlook Ford's F-Series or Nissan's Titan, both of which are also strong contenders.)

NEXT: Poll
Last updated February 24 2011: 12:00 PM ET
General Motors, BMW, and other automakers are giving venture capital a try after a long history of being late to the game. More
With its years of rapid sales gain maybe behind it, Toyota has had to turn its attention to cost cutting -- just like the Detroit automakers GM, Ford and Chrysler learned to do. More
General Motors pulled the plug on its first electric car, but supplier AeroVironment used some of that experience to build a very different kind of vehicle for the U.S. military. More
Find Your Next Car