Our team here at Keystone Ford, located conveniently in Chambersburg, PA wants to help you choose the best vehicle for your family. The 2020 Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are two likely competitors in your search for a new truck. Let’s take a closer look at how these rivals stack up against each other.
The price for these trucks is very comparable, with the F-150 starting at $28,745 and the Silverado 1500 starting at $28,500. Both are reasonably priced and offer an affordable option for everybody.
Fuel Efficiency = Silverado
When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Silverado comes out just ahead of the F-150. The Silverado gets up to 23 mpg City / 33 mpg Highway, whereas the F-150 gets 21 mpg City / 29 mpg Highway. In the grand scheme of things, both trucks have the ability to deliver an impressively high fuel economy for a truck.
In the category of engine capability, the F-150 surpasses the Silverado by a landslide. The Silverado has six available engine options, with the most powerful getting up to 420 horsepower and 460 lb. ft. of torque. The F-150 also has six engine options, however, its most powerful engine, the High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost®, produces a best in-class 450 horsepower and 510 lb. ft. of torque.
The F-150 and Silverado have nearly the same towing capacity, with the F-150 able to tow up to 13,000 lbs. and the Silverado able to tow up to 13,400 lbs. The difference in this category comes out in the max payload rating for each truck. The F-150 has the only high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body in its class, allowing for a higher power-to-weight ratio and best in class payload. Due to this innovative design, the F-150 can handle up to 3,270 lbs. of payload, compared to the significantly lower max payload of 2,250 lbs. that the Silverado can handle. Being able to carry over 1,000 lbs. more payload, the F-150 takes the win for this category.
Both trucks have available features such as an 8-inch touch screen, upgraded audio system, navigation, Bluetooth, USB ports, Wi-Fi® hotspot capability, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Apple CarPlay® compatibility and Android Auto® compatibility. The biggest differences you will find inside these trucks is the overall look and feel they each provide. The Silverado provides a more modern look inside and out, if that is the direction you're looking to go. If you are looking for a traditional, rugged and luxurious environment, the F-150 is the choice to make. The F-150 also provides sixteen appearance packages allowing you to better customize your driving experience. With these advantages, the F-150 comes out on top for this category as well.
The F-150 and Silverado are both capable of hauling up to 6 people and are equipped with many great interior storage options making it easy to pack around all the necessities for work and play. Both trucks also have available Drive Mode Systems. The Drive Mode Selector in the Silverado has six driving modes including; Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, Off-Road, Terrain, Snow/Ice. The F-150 takes it a step farther with its Terrain Management System™ which provides seven driver-selectable modes; Normal, Sport, Slippery, Tow/Haul, Deep Snow/Sand, Baja and Rock Crawl. If you are looking for a vehicle capable of making any off-road adventure as fun as it is convenient, the F-150 has your back.
Both the Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150 offer impressive features, however, when it comes right down to the superior truck in performance, towing, comfort and convenience, the F-150 is the clear winner. Come on down today to test drive your new 2020 F-150.