Two of the top trucks currently on the open market will be pitted head-to-head in the coming sections as we take a look at the Ford F-150 vs. the Chevy Silverado 1500. Moving forward, we'll be listing key features side by side, including the engine specifications, the towing and payload capacities, and the bed features and accessories.

After you finish reading, you can always contact Richmond Ford West near Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump with any questions about the new 2019 Ford F-150.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Specifications

The sheer number of engine options offered by the Ford F-150 make this model a favorite for truck-lovers who want to customize their performance; however, it's this trait mixed with the top-end power that really gives Ford the edge over the Chevy Silverado 1500.

With six different selections available, the Ford F-150 gives you plenty of options, such as the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that produces 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. If you want to go in another direction, you can get the juiced-up 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that generates a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

The Chevy Silverado 1500, on the other hand, sports an available 6.2L V8, which is its strongest option, but it can only muster 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

So, the Ford F-150 wins this section thanks to the following engines:  

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that produces 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that produces 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Towing Capacity & Payload

Capability is a staple feature that any great truck must offer, and the Ford F-150 once again gets the edge in this category over the Chevy Silverado 1500 thanks to some impressive statistics.

First up is towing capacity and the Ford F-150 boasts a maximum rating of 13,200 pounds. Its impressive towing capabilities coupled with its 3,270-pound maximum payload capacity will give you the chance to tackle any task.

Once again, the Chevy Silverado 1500 lags behind in both categories. The maximum towing capacity, for example, is just 12,200 pounds, while the maximum payload is a meager 2,250 pounds.

With that, the Ford F-150 again gets the win thanks to specifications like:

  • 13,200 pounds of maximum towing capacity
  • 3,270 pounds of maximum payload

Exterior Bed Features

If you want to go for a truck that creates an accessible and feature-laden bed to make work life easier, the Ford F-150 is likely the play over the Chevy Silverado 1500.

The Ford F-150 gives you plenty of options to choose from, including four cargo tie-down hooks, LED box lighting, LED mirror-mounted spotlights, remote tailgate release, box side steps, a foldable pickup box bed extender, and tailgate step with tailgate lift assist.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 has some redeeming exterior traits, such as available lighting around the hitch, cargo box, and perimeter, but it doesn't match the opportunities offered by Ford.

Due to this, the Ford F-150 chalks up another victory on the strength of exterior traits, including:

  • LED box lighting
  • Box side steps
  • Foldable pickup box bed extender

2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Chevy Silverado: Who Comes Out on Top?

The 2019 Ford F-150 distinguishes itself as the premier truck in this head-to-head debate thanks to superior performance, capability, and convenience. To take this model for a whirl around Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump, contact your friends at Richmond Ford West!

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