2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2019 Ford F-150
Compare the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2019 Ford F-150
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full-size pickup that’s been one of the most popular models in America for many years. The 2019 Silverado 1500 is even more capable than the outgoing model, with a redesign that sees it with more powerful engines, better fuel economy, a smoother ride and more curb appeal. These are just a few of the reasons the Silverado is a strong seller at the Spirit Lake Chevrolet dealer and Chevy dealerships throughout the United States.
The 2019 Ford F-150 is another popular full-size pickup that competes against the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Buyers looking for a truck in this segment will want to read our head-to-head comparison to discover which model comes out on top.
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gives buyers a choice of six different engines at dealerships like the Chevrolet dealer serving Spirit Lake. The base engine that comes with the Silverado is more powerful than the one you’ll get with the F-150. The Silverado’s base engine is a 4.3-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower and 305 lb.-ft. of torque. The base engine for the 2019 Ford F-150 is a 3.3-liter V6 that only makes 290 hp and 265 lb.-ft. of torque.
The reviewers at Automobile Magazine had some issues with the Ford F-150’s base engine, writing: “The engine makes very usable power, but it does so way up at 6,500 rpm, and it has to work pretty hard to get there. It sounds sad and brutal doing it, as well. And while the transmission usually does a good job of not hunting for gears, it's a bit slow to shift and you really notice a big kick-down when you need to quickly dip into the throttle.”
The Silverado also offers a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. You can’t get a four-cylinder engine on the F-150.
With a total of eight different trim levels to choose from, the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado gives buyers more options, allowing them to get the options they want. The 2019 Ford F-150 only comes in six trim levels.
With its smaller turning circle, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can maneuver in and out of tight spaces better than the than the Ford F-150.
Buyers planning on hauling loads will want to choose the 2019 Chevy Silverado over the 2019 Ford F-150. The Silverado has more cargo capacity than the F-150. Chevrolet’s new Durabed design has inner panels that are moved further out to the outer panels, allowing more cargo volume. As a result, the 2019 Silverado 1500 has beds that are larger than the 2018 model and are 16 to 18 percent larger than comparable beds on the Ford F-150s.
Both the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2019 Ford F-150 are outstanding full-size pickups. Which model you ultimately decide to choose may be a matter of personal preference. As you can see, the Silverado provides a more powerful base engine, more models to choose from, better handling and more room for cargo. Based on these criteria, we declare the Silverado 1500 the winner.