F-150 vs. Silverado: Which American Truck is King?

Price-F-150 wins


The base MSRP for the 2018 Ford F-150 is $27,380 for a regular cab XL trim truck with rear-wheel drive and a 6-foot-5-inch bed. The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 starts at $28,285 for a regular cab, rear-wheel-drive Work Truck trim.


Interior Quality and Comfort-F-150 wins

Both trucks offer spartan base models, but you can move up to a wide variety of trims offering upscale cabins and features. The front seats of the F-150 are comfortable over trips short and long. Crew Cab models offer plenty of room for three adults across the rear bench.The Silverado has a spacious, well-appointed cabin with a welcoming design. However, the F-150 just edges out the Silverado here.

Cargo-F-150 wins

Both trucks offer similar bed and cab configurations: Both are available in single cab, extended cab, and four-door crew cab; there are also short-, standard-, and long-bed setups. The difference is in the combinations available.The Silverado is available in five bed/cab configurations, while the F-150 is available in 9 combinations. Most importantly, Ford offers the F-150 in the crew cab/long-bed configuration. This offers the most combined cabin and bed space between both trucks.

Interior-F-150 wins

Regardless of whether you prefer Chevy or Ford, you can get your truck decked out as well as a modern luxury car. The F-150 Limited takes things to new heights. This Ford F-150 trim is available with leather heated and ventilated seats that have a massaging function!The Limited also gets a massive dual-pane sunroof. Both trucks are available with creature comforts like navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, adjustable pedals, and many other features that will make any commute an enjoyable one.

Fuel Economy-F-150 wins

The Ford F-150 benefits from its aluminum construction, which saves hundreds of pounds of weight. Combined with the lineup of EcoBoost engines, the F-150 is one efficient truck. The most efficient combination is the 2.7-liter V6 with rear-wheel drive and the 10-speed automatic transmission. It returns 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 22 combined. Not even the Silverado Hybrid or V6 match that. Both the base V6 and the eAssist V8 return 18 mpg city, 24 highway, and 20 combined

Towing-F-150 wins

For 2018, Ford has raised the bar for towing. When properly equipped, the F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds. That's a new class-leading max towing capacity. The F-150 can also carry a payload of 3,270 pounds.The Silverado 1500 is right on the F-150's heels, with a max towing capacity of 12,500 pounds and a payload capacity of 2,250. Both trucks come with impressive towing technology, such as trailer sway control and trailer brake control. The F-150 also has the innovative Trailer Backup Assist, which takes out the mental algebra of backing up a trailer.

WINNER IS 2018 Ford F-150

When it comes to efficiency, drivability, and even upscale features, the Ford F-150 is a superior truck. Ford has taken the light-duty pickup and pushed its limits by loading it up with the latest technology - both in the cabin and under the hood.

The competition in this segment has always been stiff. The winner of this rivalry is the consumer, as truck makers vie for sales by offering ever more advanced pickup trucks. The F-150 is the better truck.


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