The 2018 Ford F-150 vs. the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Ford F-150 has rightfully earned a reputation as a workhorse, do-it-all truck that outperforms the competition, and the 2018 Ford F-150 is no different. It expands upon the legendary build of previous models with more options, torque, and safety features than ever before.

So how does it compare to the Chevy Silverado 1500?


The 2018 Ford F-150 comes standard with power to help you get through your work day, but there are options to help you reach your full potential.

  • There are currently five engine options for the 2018 Ford F-150. There are 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter versions of the monstrous EcoBoost, and the Ford F-150 Raptor has its own high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost. Then there are 3.3-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 Ti-VCT offerings. Even better, a 3.0-liter Turbo diesel engine is arriving in spring 2018.
  • The Chevy Silverado 1500 has three engine options: a 4.3-liter V6, a 5.3-liter V8, and a 6.2-liter V8.

The Ford F-150 gives you a broader range of options, making it more adaptable to each driver and the jobs they plan on using it for.

  • For instance, the 3.3-liter V6 engine, that comes standard in the base Ford F-150 model, offers more horsepower and better fuel efficiency than the 4.3-liter V6 in the Chevy Silverado. This engine is great for hauling cargo longer distances.
  • The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 has the greatest towing capacity, 13,200 pounds, of all the engines in this comparison. With a higher max payload than any Chevy Silverado 1500, this engine is the best option for drivers that have lots of equipment to bring to their work sites.
  • The 3.5-liter EcoBoost found in the Ford F-150 Raptor puts out the most power. With 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, this engine is perfect for off-road adventurers.

To top it all off, the Ford F-150 has an available 10-speed automatic transmission for better acceleration in lower gears than the Chevy Silverado's six- and eight-speed offerings.


Towing ability comes down to more than just raw power, as tech features can make your trip much less stressful. Both the trucks in this comparison come with some of these features, but the 2018 Ford F-150 has several that the Chevy Silverado doesn't offer.

  • No matter how long you've been driving trailers, backing up with a trailer hitched is tricky, but in the Ford F-150 all it takes is the turn of a knob and truck will turn the wheel for you.
  • For drivers who get a lot of use out of the bed of their truck, the Ford F-150's available integrated tailgate step and remote tailgate release make for less hassle. These aren't available in the Chevy Silverado 1500.
  • You and your truck work hard, but that doesn't mean you can't relax in it. The spacious interior of the Ford F-150 allows for your crew to stretch out without feeling cramped.


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The 2018 Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado both have safety features like pre-collision and lane keep assist, but that's where the similarities stop. Only the Ford F-150 offers blind-spot monitoring, which also works when towing a trailer, so you'll constantly know where other vehicles are.

Both trucks have rear-view cameras to help attach to trailers, but only the Ford F-150 has a 360-degree camera with split-view display. This allows you to see behind you and make sure you're not getting too close to anything on the sides.

See for Yourself Why the 2018 Ford F-150 is the Better Option

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