As the Crown Jewel of the Ford lineup, the F-150 is a truck to behold. While many other trucks aim to reach its level, few have accomplished such a feat. Does the Chevrolet Silverado have what it takes to go head-to-head against the F-150? Kentwood Ford has the answer for you below. Let’s take a look at both trucks with similar builds and specs to give you a fair comparison between the two.
|2018 Ford F-150 XLT||2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1LT|
|Engine||3.5L V6||4.3L V6|
|Fuel Efficiency City/Hwy (L/100km)||12.3/9.3||13.4/10|
|Transmission||10-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
|Horsepower (hp)||375 @ 5000RPM||285 @ 5300RPM|
|Torque (lb-ft)||470 @ 3500RPM||305 @ 3900RPM|
|Towing capacity (kg)||4853||2540|
Given the engine volume on the Silverado’s V6, it’s no surprise that the F-150 leads the way in fuel efficiency, both in the city and on the highway. What makes this even better is that the F-150 still manages to retain good fuel consumption without compromising its incredible power.
Speaking of power, While the Silverado’s 4.3L EcoTec V6 engine produces an impressive amount on its own, the F-150 also excels in this area with its 3.5L V6 engine generating 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque. It’s also worth noting that Ford offers five different engines options, ranging from regular Ti-VCT to EcoBoost engines, while Chevrolet only offers four for the Silverado.
What good is all that power if you can’t use it to haul everything you need? While the battle for supreme towing capacity has been ongoing between these two trucks for a while, the Silverado only tows up to 2,540 kgs (5,578 lbs) while the F-150 reigns supreme with 4,853 kgs (10,699 lbs).
Once again, the F-150 reigns supreme for pickup truck prestige. If you’re interested in learning more, or want to take the F-150 for a test drive, make sure to let us at Kentwood Ford know!