The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 is redesigned to be the toughest, most productive F-150 ever. It features an all-new interior, best-in-class available towing and payload, and a class-exclusive Pro Power Onboard to give you the ability to use your truck like a mobile generator. The 2021 Silverado 1500 is just as capable. Redesigned for 2021, the Silverado has revamped styling, revised engine lineup, and updated its features list. Hard to choose. Let’s see which truck is best for you.
The Ford F-150 is your home on the road, with an upgraded interior that includes the Pro Power Onboard. It will give you the option to use your truck like a mobile generation. More premium materials and comfort are noticed throughout the cabin, along with more storage and convenience features; such as a mobile workplace. It offers several new functions on its tailgate to boost its usability on job sites, with cleats on either side of the tailgate to tie down long items and pockets to attach clamps. Additionally, the 10-speed automatic shift lever can be folded flat with the center console to create a large flat workspace. It also can be ordered with fold-flat front seats to provide space for sleeping. Three cab configurations will be offered in both long and short bed lengths: Regular Cab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew. The four-door crew-cab body style will be the most spacious and family friendly of the trims.
There is plenty of room in your 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. The Regular Cab Silverado models seat up to three, while Double and Crew Cab models seat up to six. Synthetic leather upholstery comes standard and leather upholstery is available. The seats aren’t the plushiest, with hard plastics throughout the cabin, but seating is comfortable and it feature lots of head- and legroom, especially in crew cab models. It is available with a 5-foot-10inch, a 6-foot-7-inch, or an 8-foot-2-inch bed. Available features, such as a multifunction tailgate and an in-bed power outlet will improve the bed’s versatility and usability. It also offers a wide and deep bed.
Power and Pricing
The 2021 F-150 will be available with a 3.3L V-6; a 5.0L V-8; a twin turbocharged 2.7L V-6; a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V-6; and a 3.0L diesel V-6. They are all paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The F-150 will also be offered with a hybrid powertrain that consists of a 3.5L twin-turbo V-6, a 35-kW electric motor, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. It will give you a combined effort of gas and electric to tow and carry the load; and it will give you up to 700 miles of driving range on a full tank of gas. Buyers will be able to choose between rear-and four-wheel drive with any of the F-150’s powertrains. The base 3.3-liter V-6 has a maximum towing capacity of 8,200 pounds, while models equipped with the 3.5-liter V-6 can tow up to 14,000 pounds. Six trim levels will be available: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. Estimated pricing will start at $30,000 for the XL and range to $70,000 for the Limited.
The Silverado offers several powertrain options. The base engine features a 4.3-liter V6 with 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes in the WT, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss. Available in all trims is a 4.3-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. A 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque is available in Custom Trail Boss, LT, Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, and High Country. Lastly, a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel with 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque is available in the LT, RST, LTZ, and High Country. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is available. The Silverado is available in eight trims: WT (Work Truck), Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, LT Trail Boss, RST, LTZ, and High Country. Towing capacity reaches 13,300 pounds and it can haul up to 2,280 pounds. The WT starts at a base price of $28,600, while the Double Cab models start at $32,500 and the Crew Cab models start at $34,900. Pricing ranges to $53,400 for the Silverado High Country, with added pricing for different cab styles on select trims. Chevrolet Silverado also offers several Work package options for added costs.
Safety and Technology
Ford offers plenty of standard and available safety features, with each trim level offering more. It will include a rear-facing camera for monitoring a trailer while on the go, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, available lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. Ford features smart new tech on an 8.0-inch infotainment display, with an updated version of the Sync 4 system that will provide traffic and weather updates, and onboard telematics to help track fleet vehicle location. It will also provide over-the-air updates for future software releases. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Navigation and Sirius XM radio will be available options; as well as a 12.0-inch touchscreen display and a premium stereo system from Bang & Olufsen.
Silverado’s standard advanced safety features include a rearview camera and Teen Driver that lets you set limits on speed and audio. The Silverado also offers plenty of available advanced safety features include a head-up display, Adaptive cruise control, forward collision, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane change alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, surround-view parking camera system, rear camera mirror, and a safety alert seat. The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system is easy-to-use with a touch screen that responds quickly to inputs. Standard features include a 7-inch touch screen, two speakers, two USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. It is available with an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, a six-speaker audio system, a seven-speaker Bose Audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, wireless device charging, additional USB ports, A Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
You can’t go wrong with both highly rated trucks. The 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021 Chevrolet Silverado provides plenty of power and features to keep your work on the road. The Ford F-150 offers an all-new hybrid powertrain for an option, and a few more conveniences and features for a workplace out in the field, but at a higher starting price range. Pick your price or your conveniences.