The Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling pickup - and best-selling vehicle overall - for more than 40 years. That shouldn't be changing any time soon thanks to its wide engine lineup, advanced safety technologies, and diverse trim levels. Even when up against its fiercest competitor, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the F-150 emerges victorious.
The 2020 F-150 is available with one of six potent engines. The 2020 Silverado 1500 only gives you the choice between five unique power plants. The F-150's 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel engine outperforms the Silverado's late-to-arrive diesel engine when it comes to towing: the F-150 diesel model can tow up to 11,500 pounds while the Silverado diesel model doesn't even break 10,000 - it's stuck at 9,300 pounds.
Further, the Ford F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost cranks out 470 lb-ft of torque, making it Ford's most potent engine for the pickup. With that best-in-class rating, it beats the Silverado's most powerful engine.
Something that makes the 2020 Ford F-150 stand out is its off-road-ready Raptor trim, with a high-output engine, Fox Live valve shocks, a Terrain Management System™, Trail Control™, and all-terrain tires. The 2020 Chevy Silverado does not have a direct off-road competitor to rival the Ford F-150 Raptor.
The 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel engine powering the 2020 F-150 also makes it the most efficient F-150 to date, with 30 mpg on the highway.* The Silverado's best attempt at fuel efficiency yields only 23 mpg on the highway.
While both the Silverado and F-150 boast advanced suites of safety technologies, Ford's is the superior option. Ford Co-Pilot360™ includes BLIS® (Blind Spot Information) with Trailer Coverage, Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, a Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Hill Descent Control, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, and a Rear View Camera.
Want to drive home in a winner? Test drive a 2020 Ford F-150 at Tropical Ford. *EPA-estimated city/highway mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.