It’s no surprise that the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 are still neck-and-neck in the auto industry. The two pickups have been renowned for their quality and capability for decades, with dedicated fan-followings that are ruthlessly loyal to one or the other. However, which truck is the better pick objectively?
Let’s take a look at engine specs. When you take into account max engine power and torque, the Chevy Silverado 1500 maxes out at 420 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque. Those are impressive numbers. The Ford F-150, however, manages to get the upper hand with 450 HP and 510 lb-ft of torque.
Thanks to the power boost from its engine lineup, the Ford F-150 beats the Silverado 1500 at towing and hauling, too. Its max towing capacity is 13,200 lbs to the Silverado’s 12,500 lbs., and it can haul 3,270 lbs., while the Silverado can only haul up to 2,250.
The number one consideration when shopping for a new pickup, when you strip down all the bells and whistles in the cabin and the luxurious trim levels, is power and capability. Once you compare the numbers, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 just doesn’t stand up to the Ford F-150. Come see the 2018 Ford F-150 today at Palmetto Ford.