The rivalry between Fordand Chevrolet is legendary, and nothing embodies that rivalry like the always dueling Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500. These two full-size light-duty pickups are both fantastic trucks, so to help you decide which one is superior, we’ve put together this side-by-side comparison.
The 2020 Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado 1500 are both powerful trucks, but the Ford F-150 can’t be beat when it comes to performance. The F-150 delivers best-in-class gas torque, horsepower, and payload, so if power is on your priority list, the Ford is the one for you.
You can also trust both trucks for off-roading performance, though the F-150 Raptor’s 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 puts out a lot more power at 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque than the comparable Silverado 1500 when equipped with the Z71 package, which only gets 355 hp.
The F-150 and the Silverado are two of the most advanced trucks on the market, so you’ll find state-of-the-art technology on both. But only the Ford F-150 comes with Ford-exclusive tech like Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which makes maneuvering with a trailer easier and safer.
The F-150 also offers fuel-saving Stop-and-Go technology with its Adaptive Cruise Control, unlike the Silverado, and the Ford + Alexa app that allows Amazon users to shop Amazon Prime and access tons of other features with Voice Navigation is exclusive for Ford drivers.
You can get available active safety features on both the Silverado and the Ford F-150, but when it comes to crash test ratings, the F-150 is the clear winner. The 2020 F-150 gets top scores from the IIHS in all crashworthiness categories and a 5-star rating from the NHTSA, while the Silverado only earned a 4-star rating from the NHTSA and did worse in IIHS crash tests.
There’s a reason the Ford F-150 is the best-selling pickup truck in America for the last 43 years running. Check it out at Sanderson Ford to discover even more reasons why it’s the superior truck.