Compare the Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado

Which Truck is the Best for Me? Compare the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Side-By-Side

When you've got some real work to do, you need to have the right tool to get it done right. When it comes to getting the right pickup truck, many drivers look to the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. But which truck is the best buy? Let's look at some of the ways these two great full-size pickup trucks compare.

Which Pickup Truck Has the Best Performance?

You choose a truck because you need power, whether it's for hauling a trailer, carrying a payload, or heading off-road. How do the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 compare?

Ford F150 Raptor off road

Ford F-150 Performance

  • Engine Power - The Ford F-150 can pump out up to 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque from a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine.
  • Engine Efficiency - The Ford F-150's available 3.0-liter six-cylinder Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine offers up to 30 MPG highway.
  • Towing Power - Up to 13,200 pounds with 3.5-Liter EcoBoost, 7,700 pounds with 2.7-liter V6.
  • Payload Rating - Max available 3,270 pounds with 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8.
  • Four-wheel-drive Capability - FX4 four-wheel-drive system on Ford F-150 XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. Specialized Raptor four-wheel-drive system featuring Terrain Management System on the Ford F-150 Raptor.

2018 Silverado 1500 Pickup Truck Exterior Photo: handling

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Performance

  • Engine Power - The Chevrolet Silverado 1500's most powerful engine is a 6.2-liter V8, offering up to 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
  • Engine Efficiency - The Chevrolet Silverado 1500's available four-cylinder engine can get up to 25 MPG highway.
  • Towing Power - 12,200 pounds max towing with 6.2-liter V8. 7,200 pounds with 2.7-liter four-cylinder.
  • Payload Rating - Max available 2,500 pounds with 4.3-liter V6.
  • Four-wheel-drive Capability - Single-speed transfer case standard on most four-wheel-drive models, Autotrac available on Trail Boss models.

Which Pickup Truck Has the Best Features?

Just because you're looking for a rugged pickup truck doesn't mean you have to settle for a rough ride with few features. Check out how the standard and available Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features compare.

Ford F150 X L T with Chrome Appearance Package

Ford F-150 Features

  • Technology - SYNC 3 infotainment systems with Waze, Alexa, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, eight-inch LCD instrument cluster information center, 360-degree camera system, Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Alert with trailer coverage, Lane Keeping Assist System, Forward Collision Mitigation, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-And-Go.
  • Comfort - Leather power heated and cooled seats, keyless entry and ignition, and leather wrapped heated steering wheel.
  • Convenience - Power Tailgate, Smart Towing System, trailer backup assist, bed box, BoxLink, foldable box extender, folding steps, stowable ramps, LED bed lights, and power rear window.

2018 Silverado 1500 Pickup Truck Exterior Photo: front

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Features

  • Technology - Chevy Infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Lane Keeping Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking,
  • Comfort - Leather power heated and cooled seats, keyless entry and ignition, and leather wrapped heated steering wheel.
  • Convenience - EZ lift and lower tailgate, remote tailgate unlock, assist steps, and cargo tie downs.

See the Ford F-150 Comparison in Person Today

Although both the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are great trucks, the Ford F-150 offers you more power, more capability, more features, and more comfort--and it even starts at a lower MSRP. Although you probably won't be disappointed with a Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we're certain you'll be better served with America's best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-150. Now that you've read how the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 compare, come try one out and see the Ford F-150 advantage first-hand.

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