When it comes to full-size trucks, the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have long been fierce competitors in the market. These iconic American trucks are impressive in every way, it’s just that simple. Now it’s another matchup but for this year’s models: the 2023 Ford F-150 vs. the 2023 Chevy Silverado. Both are flexing their muscles as some of the best work-hungry we’ve seen to date. While it’s a close call, the Ford is proving itself as the more diverse and flexible truck in a few unique ways. In this comparison guide, we’ll give you all the information you need when choosing the best option between these two great trucks.
- The F-150 offers a huge selection of diverse power trains to choose from, five in total.
- Better cargo space in the Silverado.
- The EPA has a much better fuel rating for the F-150 than the Silverado.
DIVERSITY OF POWER: F-150
With the Ford, you’re going to get a larger variety of powertrain options than you would with the F-150. Because of that, the payload and maximum towing capacity far surpasses the already outstanding potential of the Silverado. The F-150 has five great engines to customize your truck with:
- 3.3-liter V6 Engine, 290-hp
- 2.7-liter V6 Engine, 325-hp
- 5.0-liter, V8 Engine, 400-hp
- 3.5-liter, V6 Engine, 430-hp
- 3.5-liter V6 Engine, 450-hp
Five great engines with their specialized capabilities. The 3.3-L and the 5.0-L are both flex-fuel options, while the 3.5-L is a gas/electric hybrid. That means there are three options available to get the most out of your gas tank. The F-150 is superior to the Silverado in fuel efficiency. The Silverado comes with three engines to choose from, all of which are standard gasoline or diesel engines.
- 3.0-liter V6 Engine, 305-hp
- 2.7-liter V4 Engine, 310-hp
- 6.2-liter, V8 Engine, 420-hp
While the Silverado does offer a solid three tiers from a V4-V8, nothing surpasses the options the F-150 provides. The maximum a Silverado can tow is 13,000 pounds – while the Ford beats it by 14,000 pounds.
SIZE AND SPACE
Both of these cars can seat up to six passengers. The passengers in the F-150 are going to have a bit more room than those in the Silverado, by nearly an inch. But for the best room, you are going to have to take a seat in the F-150 SuperCrew cab, which is the height of passenger comfort compared to either the Silverado DoubleCab or Crew Cab versions. The seats in the F-150 are fully reclinable, which gives an added comfort bonus that the Silverado doesn’t have.
In terms of technology and innovation, the Ford F-150 has the Silverado beat. They both possess tons of features, but on a base level, Ford is offering more. The F-150 has an impressive 8-inch touchscreen (that can be upgraded to a 12-inch touchscreen) with its SYNC 4 infotainment system. It also has a fully digital instrument cluster and more standard driving assistance technologies than the Silverado thanks to Ford Co-Pilot360. The SYNC 4 infotainment is a slightly more advanced infotainment system than what the Silverado has. On its base level, the Silverado infotainment system only offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and radio. The F-150 offers that as well, but its SYNC 4 has swipe capabilities not just a touch screen. It also has Applink applications and the option for a wireless hotspot with FordPass. Both trucks prioritize connectivity, offering smartphone integration and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspots. Both trucks are equipped with a range of advanced safety features, such as forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Additionally, they offer available features like adaptive cruise control and surround-view cameras to enhance your confidence on the road.
Both of these classic trucks are street-legal monster trucks in their respect. You’re going to get the best that Chevrolet and Ford have to offer if you side with either the Silverado or the F-150. But nothing can be the classic power that the F-150 has over the Silverado, and that’s why we recommend it. The engines are more diverse; any job or off-road adventure you can think of will come with ease in the Ford. With all its added features and packages – there’s little left to the imagination on what the F-150 can accomplish.