For 39 years straight, the Ford F-150 is still America’s best-selling pickup truck – but that doesn’t mean the Silverado is not a worthy opponent.
The F-150’s small-displacement, forced-induction engines offer better fuel economy. Of the engine options, 2 turbocharged and a 3.5-liter V-6 is the base engine.,The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 is the mid-range option. if you want V-8 power, you can opt for the 5.0-liter. The other being a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. This engine has the highest towing and payload capacity and more torque.
The Chevy has 3 engine choices: the 4.3-liter V-6, the 5.3-liter V-8, and the6.2-liter V-8. All three engines are GM’s EcoTec3 engines. For fuel efficiency, they have variable valve timing, variable displacement system with AFM, and direct injection. But the updates are similar to the original small-block V-8 developed in the 1950s, including the in-block cam and overhead valves.
Each are modern and attractive. Both offer 3 different styles, bed length, 2 wheel and 4×4, and V-6 or V-8 engines.
We think however – the Ford has more to offer, and it scores higher in most ratings.
The Cab and bed layouts are tied. Both the Silverado and F-150 come in 3 cab styles – regular, extended, and crew – both hold 3 to six passengers, depending upon the configuration. Bed lengths are a tie, with both offering short, medium, and log bed designs. The beds coordinate with the 3 cab sizes and dictate the wheelbase lengths.
The looks of both trucks are similar, but the F-150 just looks tougher and more thought out than the Silverado.
They both handle great on the road – quick and responsive, but again – Ford has better performance all around. As far as maintenance is concerned (if you blow the motor) – it’s easy to find a good used or remanufactured engine. You can check out southwest engines or Remanns
The final thought – the Ford is better overall, but the Chevy is a good bargain.