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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

Few segments in the automotive world are more competitive than the half-ton pickup truck class and the Ford F-150 resides at the head of the class. Named America's Best-Selling Pickup Truck, the Ford F-150 does not rest on its laurels and enjoys a wealth of updates with the debut of the 2018 Ford F-150. Learn more about the advantages that you will enjoy when you get behind the wheel of the Ford pickup truck with this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 comparison.

Ford F-150 models are available in Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew Cab configurations that are paired with seven trim levels – XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum, Limited and the off-road Raptor. An influx of new technology and features have made the Ford F-150 more attractive than ever and the list is highlighted by the Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system that comes standard with an eight-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and provides access to on-board Wi-Fi.

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2018 Ford F-150 VS 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
$27,380 Starting Price $28,805
290-Horsepower 3.3-Liter V-6 Base Engine 285-Horsepower 4.3-Liter V-6
20 MPG City/26 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 18 MPG City/24 MPG Hwy
13,200 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 12,500 Pounds

What Are the Differences Between the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500?

How much do you want to pay for a new pickup truck? If affordability is at the top of your car-buying wish list, the Ford F-150 will stand out in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 comparison with a base MSRP that starts at just $27,380. The Chevy Silverado 1500 starts at $28,805. When you add a more impressive standard powertrain to the equation, the 2018 Ford F-150 checks all the boxes.

Armed with an arsenal of powerful and fuel-efficient powertrains, the 2018 Ford F-150 is just as at home on the highway as it is on the jobsite. An all-new 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6 serves as the standard power core and will make an impressive 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with a six-speed automatic transmission. Next up is a fuel-efficient 325-horsepwoer 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V-6 that is paired with an all-new and class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission to make 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

If you are looking for more power and thrills, the Ford F-150 will deliver with a 395-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8 and a 375-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V-6 that each get paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission. When properly equipped, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® will tow up to 13,200 pounds – 700 pounds more than the top-of-the-line Chevy Silverado. Drivers looking for adventure will enjoy a High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V-6 that makes 450 horsepower and lives under the hood of the all-terrain Ford F-150 Raptor.

Chevy Silverado 1500 models, despite impressive specs, cannot compete with the 2018 Ford F-150. A standard 4.3-liter V-6 engine makes 285 horsepower and delivers an unimpressive 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Additional powertrains include a 355-horsepower EcoTec3 V-8 power core that is paired with a six-speed or eight-speed automatic and can be upgraded to the elite 420-horsepower 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine that will tow up to 12,500 pounds of cargo.

Red 2018 Ford F-150 Front Exterior Next to Trout Stream and Fisherman
Blue 2018 Ford F-150 Rear Exterior on Jobsite
2018 Ford F-150 Dashboard with Ford SYNC Touchscreen
2018 Ford F-150 Panoramic Sunroof