Compare the 2018 Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado

There's a lot of thought that goes into buying a half-ton pickup like the 2018 Ford F-150. The choice in model, engine, features-not to mention cab style and bed length-can make even the most confident shopper break out in hives. But when pitted against the likes of the Chevrolet Silverado, the decision can become more difficult. If these two pickups are vying for attention on your short list, take some time to read our side-by-side comparison.


 Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado - At A Glance

 To compare the Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado is to compare two pickup legends. Both are iconic in their own right and feature class-topping capability-but more importantly, each compete for the half-ton truck crown differently. Where the F-150 favors advanced powertrains and work-site ready convenience systems, the Silverado comes across as a more traditional option without sacrificing its impressive work ethic.

But it's the details where these two trucks diverge, and the one you choose could come down to your needs as well as your own subjective tastes.


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Powertrains & Capability

 Ford F-150 Capability 
  • Powertrains. 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp/265 lb-ft torque), 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 (325 hp/400 lb-ft torque), 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 (395 hp/400 lb-ft torque), 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 (375 hp/470 lb-ft torque -- Best-in-class.)
  •  Payload. Maximum 3,270 lbs. Best-in-class.Towing. Maximum 13,200 lbs. Best-in-class.
Chevrolet Silverado Capability 
  • Powertrains. 4.3-liter V6 (285 hp/305 lb-ft torque), 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp/383 lb-ft torque), 6.2-liter V8 (420 hp/460 lb-ft torque).
  •  Payload. Maximum 2,250 lbs.Towing. Maximum 12,500 lbs.

The F-150 and Silverado have forever played a game of cat-and-mouse in the realm of capability. Where some might find the F-150's lineup of turbocharged V6 engines offensive, the smooth power delivery on the two EcoBoost engines, as well as class-topping towing is hard to ignore-especially when one considers that the Silverado's range-topping V8 can't touch the F-150's twin-turbo V6 in torque, either.


Drivers from New York, NY who worry about efficiency will find an additional mark in the F-150's favor. For example, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 returns 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. The Silverado's top rating is 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined.


The F-150's aluminum body construction isn't news anymore, but it comes up frequently when these two trucks are compared. While lighter weight materials add up to better efficiency, many wonder if it effects durability, too. Put your fears to rest-the F-150's aluminum sheet metal is more than up to the task of whatever you, or mother nature can throw at it. Additionally, the F-150 can be had in nine different bed and cab combinations (including a full-size cab and bed option), and come with a unique grille on every trim. The Silverado sticks to the status quo, and only offering five.


The interior treatments on both can range from rugged and premium-feeling to the lap of luxury. But where a range-topping Silverado High Country will feel nice, the accommodations on a Platinum or Limited F-150 can include heated, ventilated, massaging seats, a Bang & Olufsen Play or Sony audio system, and 4G LTE Wifi through SYNC3. The lattermost can be found on the Silverado, but those who want the most upscale features from their truck won't find an alternative to the F-150.




Keeping to tradition hasn't robbed the Silverado of comparable performance, but the difference between the two will certainly be noticed on the job site. With integrated bed steps and loading ramps, and features like Pro Trailer Back-up Assist and Dynamic Hitch Assist found on the F-150, Chevrolet still has some catching up to do in this arena. While adding more equipment to both models will drive up the price, the F-150 adds more from a value perspective, as well as starting at a lower MSRP.


You can compare trucks, but when it comes to the experience of acquiring the one you want on your terms, you can't replace the one that awaits at our Ford dealership in Jersey City, NJ. To learn more about the 2018 F-150, or if you have questions about the comparison above, contact us as it's convenient.