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The Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado in Eureka, Illinois
Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado
The F-150 vs Chevy Silverado

Among the two most popular pickups on the market are the F-150 and the Chevy Silverado. Though the F-150 has remained the best-selling truck for over 30 years, we’re here to convince you that the F-150 truly is better than the competition.
Ford F-150
Chevy Silverado 1500
Base Price
3.5-liter V6
2.7-liter Turbo V6
5.0-liter V8
3.5-liter Turbo V6

Available Engines

4.3-liter V6
5.3-liter V8
6.2-liter V8
12,200 lbs
Maximum Towing
12,000 lbs
3,300 lbs
Maximum Payload
2,270 lbs
19/26 (city/hwy) MPG
Maximum Fuel Economy
18/24 (city/hwy) MPG
3-Year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 5-Year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty

3-Year/36,000-mile basic warranty and 5-Year/​ 100,000- mile powertrain warranty
Ford SYNC w/ Bluetooth, USB, MyFord​  Touch infotainment with touchscreen, navigation, leather seating, heated and cooled front seats

Available Features


Bluetooth, Chevy MyLink, touchscreen navigation, leather, heated seats


The Ford F-150 is more affordable than the Silverado 1500, for starters. The F-150 starts at just $25,800, $370 less than the standard Silverado. The F-150 will also save you more money in the long run thanks to its impressive fuel economy, getting 19/26 (city/hwy) mpg compared to the Silverado’s 18/24 (city/hwy) mpg. Hands down, if you want to save more money, get the F-150.

In addition to cost, the F-150 also has better capabilities. For example, this model comes with an available maximum payload of up to 12,200 lbs versus the Silverado’s 12,000 lbs. Total maximum payload on the F-150 is also better, at​  3,300 lbs versus the Silverado’s 2,270 lbs. If you want a truck that can work harder than the competition, opt for the F-150.

Still not convinced? US News recently compared the top trucks in the industry, naming the 2016 Ford F-150 the number one model on the market. The F-150 received an overall 8.9 out of 10 rating, with a performance rating of 9.0 and a safety rating of 9.7. In fact, the critics gave the Ford a 9.6 overall. How did the Silverado 1500 stack up? This Chevy came in third, below the Ram, with a rating of 8.7.

The verdict is in: If you want better performance, better fuel economy, and more capabilities without breaking the bank, choose the new F-150.

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