The full-size pickup segment is highly competitive. Two of the top competitors, the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, offer viable options, but which one comes out on top? Time to find out!
Many drivers consider price a major factor when purchasing a full-size truck. When comparably equipped, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 costs over $2,000 more than the Ford F-150, coming in at $48,740. The Ford F-150, on the other hand, is much cheaper coming in at $46,645.
Both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150 have standard accessibility features like keyless entry and a power driver side mirror. The Ford F-150 gains ground with standard Remote Keyless Start, a feature the Silverado 1500 doesn’t offer at all.
The Ford F-150 dropped more than 500 pounds of excess weight through the use of high-strength aluminum instead of steel. The new and improved pickup can tow up to 12,200 pounds and haul up to 3,300 pounds when properly equipped. At the most, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds when properly equipped with top-of-the-line parts.
Both the F-150 and Silverado 1500 boasts a number of viable engine options.
The Ford F-150 offers four engine choices. The lowest of the bunch is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that pumps out 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines produce 325 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque and 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, respectively. The 5.0-liter V8 engine brings 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque to the road.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 boasts three engine options: the weakest of the pack is a 4.3-liter V6 that produces 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3-liter V8 engine runs in at 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The 6.2-liter V8 engine brings 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque to the road.
Both trucks offer the same standard warranty three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, five-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and a five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance program.
While both the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offer drivers plenty of features, the F-150 comes in at a cheaper price when comparably equipped. That gives the full-size pickup a major advantage. Add in the extra features, like Remote Keyless Start, and the Ford F-150 takes top prize with ease.