Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Comparison
Discover How the Chevy Silverado 1500 Tops its Ford F-150 Rival
Let's face it: if you're looking to get a healthy debate going, ask Spartanburg area truck drivers whether Chevrolet or Ford is better. Both have their extremely loyal fans and have earned those over decades of offering the hard-working pickups that have served Americans so well. However, we thought we'd put together a fact-based comparison of the most popular models from each manufacturer -- The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Ford F-150. Read on to see how things turned out.
Even base models of the two pickups come with the standard features that Shelby drivers want. However, the Silverado 1500 includes some standard features on its introductory trim level that are only offered as expensive options -- if at all -- for the base F-150. These include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity, plus a MyLink infotainment system and OnStar communications system that aren't even available on the F-150.
It's worth noting that the 2019 Silverado is a complete redesign, from bumper to bumper and roof to undercarriage; the F-150 continues in a mid-cycle refresh of the 2015 generation truck. This means the Silverado has a bold new modern look, while the Ford continues along in a traditional styling approach.
Each pickup can be equipped with a choice of engines, making it easy to find the one that works best for your daily demands. While the Ford's standard 3.3-liter V6 engine makes 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, it's noteworthy that the 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four engine at the heart of the Silverado 1500 actually outperforms the "bigger" Ford engine. This small but mighty powerplant cranks out 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque, providing Boiling Springs drivers with more than enough power to get the tough work done.
Naturally, V8 engines are available for both the Silverado 1500 and the Ford F-150, as are 3.0-liter turbodiesel options. If you find yourself hauling heavy loads or pulling a trailer regularly, it's worth noting that the Silverado typically enjoys better towing and payload capacity numbers than the Ford can manage.
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As you would expect in this day and age, each pickup comes with standard safety features designed to protect you and your passengers. However, one difference in a standard offering that bears further investigation is the way each truck's child safety locks are activated. The Silverado has power child safety locks that allow you to quickly activate them from the driver's seat. The F-150, on the other hand, is equipped with manual child safety locks that require you to stop the truck and get out of the cab in order to lock them.
Parents will appreciate the Teen Driver system found on the Silverado 1500, since it allows them to establish specific limits on audio volume and truck speed for their newly-licensed drivers.
We think it's pretty evident that the Silverado 1500 offers our customers the better value and overall truck experience. When you're ready to check it out in person, visit our Gaffney showroom at a time that works best for you and meet up with one of our professional team members. We're happy to answer any questions, explain features in greater detail, and arrange for you to take a convenient test drive.