How Does the New Ford F-150 Compare to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500?

For many drivers, the question of "where do I find a great truck?" is met with an obvious answer. They turn to a Ford. New trucks like the Ford F-150 can offer a higher standard of performance and ability paired with versatile cabin options and some of the market's best new technology. If you're looking for a great truck, you can't go wrong with a new F-150.

Which isn't to say, of course, that there's zero competition. New trucks like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are also renowned for their impressive offerings. The big question for you, of course, is which one offers more. Let's take a look.

The 2020 Ford F-150

A few years ago, Ford rocked the world of trucks with an F-150 redesign that added up to one of the most innovative new trucks the Ames drivers had ever seen. The 2020 F-150 continues to push that innovation forward. Its cabin options can seat up to six. It offers a range of impressive media and safety options and, most importantly, it offers best-in-class performance that's perfect for everything from hard work to off-road recreation.

Performance: 3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower, 265 pounds-feet of torque, 19/25 miles per gallon), 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (325 horsepower, 400 pounds-feet of torque, 20/26 miles per gallon), 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 (250 horsepower, 440 pounds-feet of torque, 22/30 miles per gallon), 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (375 horsepower, 470 pounds-feet of torque, 18/25 miles per gallon), 5.0-liter V8 (395 horsepower, 400 pounds-feet of torque, 17/23 miles per gallon) 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (450 horsepower, 510 pounds-feet of torque, 15/18 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Sync 3 Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Keyless Entry, Heated Mirrors, Heated Seating, Voice-Activated Navigation, Rain-Sensing Wipers

Safety Features: Automatic Emergency Braking, Automatic High Beams, Rearview Camera, Blind-Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping Assistance, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Starting Price: Around $28,000

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

A rock-solid all-rounder that's well-suited for a wide variety of driving situations. Its impressive towing abilities and diverse engine options make it a good option for everything from hard work to high-performance fun. The Silverado 1500 wraps all of this up in an attractive chassis that meshes classic sensibilities with modern style touches.

Performance: 4.3-liter V6 (285 horsepower, 305 pounds-feet of torque, 16/21 miles per gallon), 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-4 (310 horsepower, 348 pounds-feet of torque, 20/23 miles per gallon), 5.3-liter V8 (355 horsepower, 383 pounds-feet of torque, 15/21 miles per gallon<), 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel inline-6 (277 horsepower, 460 pounds-feet of torque, 23/33 miles per gallon), 6.2-liter V8 (420 horsepower, 460 pounds-feet of torque, 16/20 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Heated Seating, Heated Side Mirrors, Keyless Entry, Wireless Device Charging

Safety Features: Blind-Spot Monitoring, Lane-Departure Warnings, Rear Parking Sensors, Forward Collision Mitigation, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping Assist, Automatic High Beams

Starting Price: Around $28,000

Which New Truck is Right for Me?

Make no mistake, the new Silverado 1500 is a great truck. You'll get years of great driving if you decide to take one home. The Ford F-150 just happens to be even better. With its wider array of options and higher performance powertrains, it simply offers a richer and more robust experience.

Would you like to know more about everything the Ford F-150 has to offer? Get in touch with Moffitt's Ford in Boone, IA. We offer new models for drivers in Ames, Jefferson, and more.

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