2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2019 Ford F-150 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
MPG (City/Hwy/Combined) *
  19 / 25 / 22 mpg 16 / 21 / 17 mpg
Ground Clearance
  8.8 in. 7.9 in.
Fuel Range (City/Hwy)
  437 / 575 miles 384 / 504 miles

2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Full-size consumer-grade pickup trucks take the interior of a sedan and blend it with the serious work capacity of a cargo box. No one succeeds like the Ford F-150 at this fusion of pleasure, power, and practicality, but that doesn’t stop rivals like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 from trying. Take a gander at how the contest plays out for 2019.

Performance

Both pickups offer customers a line of engine options tailored for various needs that follow the general rule of trading mileage for power. With the F-150, though, Ford decided to equip all selections with more of each. For instance, the go-to F-150 choice, a 3.3-liter V6, supplies 290 horsepower while its Chevy Silverado counterpart, a more awkward 4.3-liter V6, only reaches 285 horsepower. This theme continues with competing fuel-saving blocks where the 2019 F-150 option, a rugged 2.7-liter turbocharged V6, churns out 325 horsepower while the Silverado provides a 2.7-liter turbo-4 limited to 310 horsepower. Folks wanting a traditional V8 will find both competitors tying in fuel economy, but power’s a different story with the 5-liter F-150 version achieving 395 horses while the voluminous Silverado 1500 selection, a 5.3-liter block, only gets 355 horses. Maximum muscle in the F-150 comes from a modified 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 hammering out 450 horsepower in the Limited and Raptor editions. The Silverado tries its best with a 6.2-liter V8 managing 420 horsepower.

Work Capability

A full-size pickup has obligations to fulfill, and the 2019 F-150 has plenty of assets to get things done. Unlike the competition, the back bed in the F-150 is clad in tempered aluminum alloy that doesn’t know what rust is. Beneath this bed, a storage compartment holds a pair of ramps to make quick work of loading and unloading heavy items. Moving things along is easy with a turning radius of 40.7 feet that beats the Silverado 1500’s radius of 44.6 feet. With a ground clearance of 8.8 inches, the F-150 towers over the 8.22 inches available on the Silverado.

Safety

The results for 2019 from the NHTSA look good for both pickups. The F-150 and Silverado receive 5 stars for frontal collision and side collision testing with 4 stars for rollover testing. They part company, though, in results from the IIHS. The 2019 Silverado 1500 hasn’t been checked out, but last year’s very similar body incurred a rating of Marginal in the small overlap front driver’s side crash test. Contrast this with the 2019 F-150 catching scores of Good in every tested category while snagging a score of Superior for front impact prevention capability. Otherwise, both trucks supply the same basics like antilock brakes, airbags, traction and stability control, and a rearview camera. The F-150, though, stands out by offering optional inflatable rear seat belts.

Ever since it first rolled off the assembly line, the Ford F-150 has been leading the charge in making full-size pickups a top choice in driveways across the country. Many challengers like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have tried to capture the lead, but even in 2019, the F-150 maintains a clear lead. A stop by Town and Country Ford today might lead you to making it your choice.

* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.