Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado
Are you looking for your next full-size pickup truck in Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler? If so, you’re in luck: there are plenty of good options in this segment good for towing, hauling, and a premium performance. Two of them you’ll find right here at Baierl Automotive: the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado.
Which of the two has more of what you need? Our team has put together this Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado vehicle comparison to help you decide. Give it a read to learn about these trucks’ features and specs!
Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado: Performance Specs
The Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado each have a variety of engines to choose from, so you can customize your performance to your needs. The Ford starts strong with a base 3.3L Ti-VCT V-6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, while the base Silverado uses a 4.3 EcoTec3® V6, for 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque.
The base Silverado has a significant torque advantage, so if you need a truck to accelerate quickly from a stop or climb up steep hills, it’s up to the job. However, if you’re looking for quicker acceleration while the truck is already moving at high speeds (as when passing on the highway), the F-150 has a slight, negligible horsepower advantage—but that advantage grows at higher trim levels.
Interior Comfort & Technology
The Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado share many of the same available luxuries when it comes to seating, offering heated, ventilated, and power-adjustable front seats. You can even get them in leather to add an extra dash of style. However, only the F-150 has available massaging front seats for premium comfort.
However, if you’re more of a tech-oriented driver, the Silverado offers more in terms of connectivity in its base trim. The base F-150 is off to a good start with its SYNC® system with a 4.2-inch display screen. However, the base Silverado uses the impressive MyLink® system with a 7-inch touchscreen for intuitive navigation by swiping.
Advanced Safety Features
The F-150 and Silverado are well-matched in safety technology. The full suite of available safety features in each truck includes:
- Forward Collision Warning: Getting too close to the car in front of you? This feature will alert you if it senses an oncoming frontal collision, and it may apply brakes to lessen or avoid an impact.
- Lane Keep Assist: This feature warns you if you start drifting from your lane without a turn signal, and it may apply corrective steering to help get you back to the center of your lane.
- Rearview Camera and Rear Parking Sensors: The standard camera and available sensors simplify backing up. Use them to confirm what you see with your own eyes for more confidence.
2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevy Silverado: Which Will You Choose?
Thank you for reading our Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado vehicle comparison! We hope it gives you an idea of which pickup truck is ideal for you. These are both excellent trucks, and the stiff competition between auto manufacturers has produced a lot of innovation in each model.
Feel free to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Chevrolet Silverado before you decide. You can do it right here at Baierl Automotive, your dealership serving Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler!