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The 2019 Chevy Silverado vs 2019 Ford F-150

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one of the best-selling pickups in America at dealerships like the Smithfield Chevrolet dealer. Buyers appreciate the Silverado’s blend of dependability and performance, as well as its attractive and comfortable interior. Redesigned for 2019, this full-size pickup continues to deliver its renown brawn, while providing more interior room and better fuel economy than the outgoing model.

The 2019 Ford F-150 is another full-size truck that competes with the Silverado 1500. If you’ve been thinking about buying either of these two vehicles, you’ll want to read our comparison article as we take a look at both trucks head to head to see which one is the best buy.

Compare Performance

Both the Silverado 1500 and the F-150 have many engines to choose from. If you’re looking for power, you’ll choose the Silverado, as its base engine is more powerful than the F-150’s. According to the Smithfield Chevrolet dealerships, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is powered by a standard 4.3-liter V6 engine that develops 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Ford F-150’s standard 3.3-liter V6 makes 290 hp and 265 lb-ft. While the two engines are about evenly matched when it comes to horsepower, the F-150 generates less torque, which means the Silverado 1500 sends more power to the wheels than the F-150. Running at 6,500 rpm, the F-150’s base block must work hard. The engine doesn’t’ sound like it runs very smoothly and the transmission isn’t as fast as the Silverado 1500’s gearbox.

The Silverado 1500 has an available 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine in its lineup. The F-150 doesn’t offer a four-cylinder engine.

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Compare Towing and Hauling

Buyers who need the power to pull heavy loads will appreciate the Silverado 1500, which has a maximum towing capacity of 9,900 pounds. The Ford F-150 can only tow a maximum of 8,000 pounds. The Silverado has larger beds than the F-150, allow the Silverado to carry bigger payloads. Chevrolet’s Durabed boxes are up to 18% larger than similar beds on the F-150.

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Trim Levels

One of the strengths of the Chevrolet Silverado is that buyers can order it in many configurations. There are eight trim levels on offer, so buyers can choose a model that’s just right for any purpose. The Ford F-150 only comes in six trim levels.

Safety

Most of us consider safety when we’re buying a new truck. The Chevrolet Silverado and the Ford F-150 both come with the standard safety features you’d expect to find, but only the Silverado provides an optional safety alert seat. When it senses a possible collision, this safety system vibrates the left or right side of the driver’s seat, depending on which side the danger is coming from.

In the End

The 2019 Ford F-150 wouldn’t be as popular as it is if it wasn’t a good pickup. However, it has been eclipsed by the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which gets more power, more trim levels to choose from, more cargo space and a higher towing capacity. We call the Silverado the winner of this competition.

 

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