Chevy vs. Ford is as old a rivalry as Coke vs. Pepsi or Visa vs. Mastercard. But unlike many other long-debated matchups, this one has a clear winner. When it comes to the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Ford F-150, there’s almost no comparison.
Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150
The Chevy Silverado 1500 simply offers more truck than its F-150 counterpart. For starters, the Silverado is capable of putting you on the move at up to 355 horsepower, which is more than the 325 maxed out by the F-150. The Silverado also generates more torque at the base trim to complement all that horsepower.
Trucks are meant for hauling and the Silverado can do so at a GCWR capacity of up to 11,000 lbs. without any upgrades to trim levels or packages. The F-150, on the other hand, maxes out at 9,400 lbs. before upgrades, leaving the Silverado to do all the heavy lifting. The Silverado also sports a towing capacity of 6,000 lbs. at the base trim compared to the 5,000 lbs. of base capacity found in the F-150.
The Silverado isn’t just bigger under the hood. It’s also more spacious in the cabin, which is important for a lot of taller drivers. The Silverado offers more front legroom and front headroom at the base level than the F-150. It also offers a wider exterior cargo space so your belongings can fit as comfortably as yourself.
Last but not least, the Chevy Silverado comes standard with wireless phone connectivity and a rear camera, both things that require a trim or package upgrade with the F-150. Even cruise control doesn’t come standard on the Ford truck.
It should come as no surprise that the Chevy Silverado has been recognized as the “Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup” three years in a row by J.D. Power. Or that the 2017 Silverado was named by Kelley Blue Book as “Best Resale Value” among full-size pickups. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is also a five-year winner of Kelley Blue Book’s cost-to-own award.
See the Silverado at Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, NC
Now that you know how the Silverado stacks up against the Ford F-150, come see it for yourself. The new Chevy Silverado 1500 is for sale at Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, North Carolina, and ready for your test drive. Visit us to see why the Silverado 1500 beats out the competition, and drive home in your new Chevy truck today.