Comparing Chevy vs. Ford trucks in the hopes of narrowing down the pickup that’s best equipped to help you tackle the workday in Birmingham? If you’re like so many other Vestavia Hills drivers, you’re likely to end up researching the merits of the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado. In the guide below, Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover compares the power, cabin space, and more of the new Silverado 1500 vs. F-150 to help you reach a confident decision!
Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado: Powertrains
Both the 2021 Silverado 1500 and the 2021 F-150 offer up six engine choices, ranging from V6 to V8 and including both gas and diesel power. Familiarize yourself with your options before continuing on in our Chevy vs. Ford truck showdown:
2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Engine Options
- 285-hp 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management™ (base engine)
- 310-hp 2.7L I-4
- 355-hp 5.3L V8 with Active Fuel Management™
- 355-hp 5.3L V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management™
- 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management™
- 277-hp 3.0L Duramax 3.0L I-6
2021 Ford F-150 Engine Options
- 290-hp 3.3L TI-VCT V6 (base engine)
- 400-hp 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
- 325-hp 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost®
- 400-hp 5.0L V8
- 250-hp 3.0L Power Stroke®
Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Maximum Towing Capacities
Looking for the pickup that provides the most towing power? That would be the Silverado 1500. Equipped with the EcoTec3 V8 gas engine, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 13,300 pounds*. That’s 200 pounds more than the F-150, which maxes out at just 13,100 pounds with its EcoBoost® V6 powertrain.
In addition to towing more than the F-150, the Silverado 1500 also provides these helpful features for a simpler trailering experience in Bessemer:
- Standard Trailering Package: Ensures your Silverado is ready to tow as soon as you secure the keys with a standard 2-inch receive and hitch platform, 4-pin connector, 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector, and an automatic locking rear differential.
- Available Max Trailering Package: This optional package can provide greater comfort while towing with revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
- Available Towing Mirrors: There’s a lot less room for error when you’re towing a trailer; the available towing mirrors will provide a better view of your blind spots.
Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado: Cabin Room
Pickup trucks are a convenient option with their cargo-friendly beds and towing capabilities, but there’s a small compromise to be made when it comes to cabin space. The Silverado provides more legroom and headroom than its competitor, making it an ideal choice for those who spend a lot of time on the road:
Silverado 1500 Front-Row Space
- Front Legroom: 44.5 inches
- Front Headroom: 43.1 inches
- Front Hip Room: 60.9 inches
- Front Shoulder Room: 66.1 inches
F-150 Front-Row Space
- Front Legroom: 43.9 inches
- Front Headroom: 40.8 inches
- Front Hip Room: 62.5 inches
- Front Shoulder Room: 66.7 inches
Chevy vs. Ford Safety Tech
If you compare the safety technology of the Silverado 1500 vs. F-150, you’ll see that only the Silverado provides a system that helps monitor other drivers when they’re behind the wheel of your truck. This system is called Teen Driver, but it can be useful anytime you allow a friend or family member to borrow your truck – even if they’re not a teenager.
Teen Driver allows you to set speed limits and audio volume limits, enable a buckle-to-drive monitor, and more. Currently, Ford vehicles do not provide a comparable feature to Teen Driver.
Test Drive the Silverado 1500 at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover!
Ready for a test drive in the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500? Contact us at Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover and we’ll set up an appointment for you in Hoover. Or, you can have the test drive brought to your home using our new Concierge Services!