Although the Ford F-150 is a famous full-size pickup, car drivers should also check the Chevy Silverado before purchasing decisions. These two high-ranking trucks have several aspects in common: cargo space, cabin comfort, and handling abilities.
In this post, we've compared these pickups depending on some important categories when the shoppers choose.
Firstly, we look at the engines. The F-150 offers a variety of engines - a V-6 engine for the hybrid version with 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque; a 3.3-liter V-6 with 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque; a twin-turbo 2.7-liter "EcoBoost" V-6 with 325 hp and 400 lb-ft, and a twin-turbo 3.5-liter "EcoBoost" V-6 with 400 hp and 500 lb-ft.
The Silverado's standard engine is a 285-horsepower V6, but it also suggests a 310-horsepower turbo-four, 277-horsepower inline-six turbodiesel 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, and 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8.
As for the towing capacity, both pickups provide great towing if they are well-equipped. The Ford F-150 can tow up to 14,000 pounds with its twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 produces. On the other hand, when matched to the 6.2-liter V-8, the Chevrolet Silverado can tow up to 13,300 pounds.
Moving further to the payload, here, the Ford F-150 provides the best - 3,325 pounds with the 5.0-liter V-8 engine. The Silverado's payload is a bit less - 2,280 pounds.
The next is the pickup space - here, in one shot, the answer is Chevrolet Silverado. So far, Chevrolet has been leading the pickup bed space in all three-bed length variations:
5.5-foot bed - Silverado - 63 cubic feet, F-150 - 53 cubic feet; 6.5-foot bed - Silverado -72 cubic feet, F-150 -62 cubic feet; 8.0-foot bed - Silverado - 9 cubic feet, F-150 -77 cubic feet.
What regarding the technology features, the new F-150 can be equipped with a range of helpful tools. The truck comes with Park Assist for autonomous parking that facilitates parking in tight quarters. The Chevy Silverado is also fitted with an autonomous parking feature. The main difference between the Silverado and F-150 technologies is the size of the infotainment screen. The Silverado contains a 7-inch screen, while the F-150 has a 4.2-inch screen. However, if you opt for a higher F-150 trim edition, you can advance the screen size to match Silverado's. Both pickups suggest an optional 8-inch screen.
As for the safety tools, they both come with a regular camera of rearview. The F-150 comes with a keypad entry system on the exterior of the vehicle. If you lock your keys inside your Ford F-150, you can enter your code on the pad and return to your truck without calling the police or roadside assistance. The F-150 is also equipped with adaptive cruise control and speed-sensitive windshield wipers.
The Silverado loses here. It does not contain adaptive cruise control, keypad entry, or speed-sensitive wipers. If you choose the Silverado, you will have to use an array of buttons, nozzles, and switches to operate the wipers and other features that work in the F-150 on their own.