When it comes to the full-size truck segment, few vehicles can touch the dominion of the classic and beloved Ford F-150. That is, except for the equally classic and beloved Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Year after year, Chevy and Ford have locked horns in their battle to produce the best truck on the market. 2018 is no different. So how does a potential buyer make the all-consuming choice? How does one go about choosing between the 2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500? Let's find out.
2018 Ford F-150
2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Performance ComparisonVerdict: The 2018 Ford F-150 offers the most powerful engine in both line-ups, and also has a larger selection of engines to choose from.Ford F-150 Engines:
         
  • High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: 15 MPG City/18 MPG Highway* | 450-horsepower/510-lbft of torque
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  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6: 19 MPG City/25 MPG Highway* | 290-horsepower/265-lbft of torque
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  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6: 20 MPG City/26 MPG Highway* | 325-horsepower/400-lbft of torque
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  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: 17 MPG City/23 MPG Highway* | 395-horsepower/400-lbft of torque
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  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: 18 MPG City/25 MPG Highway* | 375-horsepower/470-lbft of torque
 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engines:
         
  • 4.3L EcoTec3 V6: 18 MPG City/24 MPG Highway* | 285-horsepower/305-lbft of torque
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  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 eAssist: 18 MPG City/24 MPG Highway* | 355-horsepower/383-lbft of torque
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  • 5.3L EcoTec3 V8: 15 MPG City/20 MPG Highway* | 355-horsepower/383-lbft of torque
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  • 6.2L EcoTec3 V8: 15 MPG City/20 MPG Highway* | 420-horsepower/460-lbft of torque
 
2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Price & Lifestyle Comparison
VerdictBoth get the job done at similar price points, whether it's towing, people-hauling, or providing a mobile office.Price naturally varies from trim level to trim level, but the starting price for the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is $27,785**. The 2018 Ford F-150, on the other hand, sports a starting price tag of $27,380**. This year features the F-150's most advanced powertrain lineup- ever- making it an incredibly tough competitor. It's also a towing beast, and has best-in-class payload. The body is up to 700-lbs lighter than the previous iteration, and is made up of high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado has available class-leading 12,500-lbs max towing, and boasts best-in-class fuel economy on the 5.3L V8 eAssist engine with 2WD, and available Special Editions provide the truck that's right for your style.Have you made your decision yet? When you've made your selection, drop by your local AutoNation Ford or Chevrolet dealership to see your vehicle of choice in person. And if you can't decide, make sure to test drive both. They're each a legend in their own right for a reason.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
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