Comparing the Favored Ford F-150 to the Chevy Silverado 1500, Which is Best?

We are here to make your truck shopping experience more practical.  We know that there are a lot of great trucks on the market for 2019.  This can make choosing the right model harder when there is a lot of information being thrown at you, but we want to assist is showcasing some key differences between top models.  The new F-150 is one of our most popular models here at our dealership in Elkhart IN.  This truck has everything you need from power, utility, and good looks.  The F-150 is often compared to the popular Chevrolet Silverado.  We want to share some key differences, so when the time comes for you to make your decision you'll feel confident driving home the F-150.


When picking out a new truck you don't want to break the bank, and the 2019 F-150 gives you more bang for your buck.  The Ford F-150 comes in at an overall lower price point.  There are seven trim options and a number of engine options, bed lengths, cab styles, and packages.  The high-performance Raptor is the most capable F-150 offered and still has a lower overall price than the most capable Silverado offered.  Each trim level will offer you more for less.

Interior Design

On the inside you'll prefer the F-150.  The F-150 features a modern and stylish interior with higher quality materials.  It is incredibly functional and is stunning to look at.  If you choose to opt for a top-of-the-line Limited model, you'll be more than pleased with its level of luxury.  The overall design can be more of a personal preference, but the F-150 will speak to those looking for premium features and classic design while the Silverado is chunkier and features cheaper materials.


If you are in the market for a new truck chances are power is something you are looking for, and the F-150 has it.  The 2019 Chevy Silverado only offers four engine options, while the F-150 offers six! For the Silverado, you can choose a 310 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, a 355 horsepower V8, and a 420 horsepower V8.  There is also a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine.

The F-150's engines include a base 290 horsepower V6, a 395 horsepower V8, a 250 horsepower turbodiesel, and three turbocharged V6 engines with horsepower ranges from 325 to 375 and a powerful 450.  No matter the task at hand the F-150 has an engine that can handle it.

Fuel Efficiency

Not only will you save money on your monthly payments, but you'll also save money at the gas pump with the F-150.  The 2019 F-150 has an impressive fuel economy for a full-size pickup truck.  With the base V6 engine, you'll get an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.  For even more efficiency the 2.7-liter EcoBoost (turbocharged) V6 offers a 20 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway, while the turbodiesel gets 22 and 30 mpg.  The 2019 Silverado doesn't measure up.  If you are a truck driver who prioritizes fuel efficiency, the Ford F-150 is your best option.

Towing and Hauling

The F-150 is hard to beat when it comes to tackling tough jobs.  While we do recognize that the Silverado is a capable truck, the F-150's towing and hauling capacities are better.  The Chevy Silverado tops out at 12,500 pounds for towing and 2,590 pounds for payload.  The 2019 F-150 boasts class-leading numbers with a towing capability of up to 13,200 pounds and hauling ability of almost 3,300 pounds!

We encourage you to experience for yourself why the Ford F-150 is the better truck.  From the inside, out you'll love all it has to offer.


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