2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500


2021 Ford F-150


8 trims/34 configurations


6 trims/42 configurations
13,300 pounds (with EcoTec3 engine)

Towing Capacity

13,100 pounds (with EcoBoost® V6 engine)
2 to 6

Passenger Capacity

3 to 6

Teen Driver Technology


North Charleston shoppers who are looking for their next pickup truck are likely to end up comparing Chevy vs. Ford trucks. Between two classic models like the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado, which option has more of the features and capabilities you need to make it through the workday in Mount Pleasant? With the ability to tow 200 pounds more than its competitor, we think the Chevy Silverado 1500 will be a top contender! Ultimately, though, the decision is yours to make. Explore some key differences between the Silverado 1500 vs. F-150, below.

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Compare Powertrains

Chevy vs. Ford powertrains have always made for a tough competition. The Silverado 1500 and F-150 lineups both provide viable options ranging from gas power to diesel power and V6 to V8. Whether you value fuel-efficiency or power, you’re sure to find something that satisfies:

Chevy Silverado 1500 Engines

  • Standard 285-hp 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management™ (gas)
  • 277-hp 3.0L Duramax 3.0L I-6 (diesel)
  • 310-hp 2.7L I-4 (gas)
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 (gas) with Active Fuel Management™
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 (gas) with Dynamic Fuel Management™
  • 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management™ (gas)

Ford F-150 Engines

  • Standard 290-hp 3.3L TI-VCT V6
  • 400-hp 3.5L EcoBoost® V-6 (gas)
  • 250-hp 3.0L Power Stroke® (diesel)
  • 430-hp PowerBoost® V6 (full hybrid)
  • 325-hp 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost® (gas)
  • 400-hp 5.0L V-8 (gas)

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Towing Capabilities

Whether you’re on the job or out on the weekend, towing power that never compromises is a must-have feature in any pickup truck. As it turns out, at a 13,300-pound maximum capacity the Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow up to 200 pounds more than the Ford F-150. That might not seem like a huge difference initially, but when you think about it in terms of 200 more pounds of lumber or other work materials, every pound counts.

Not only does the Silverado 1500 towing capacity surpass that of the Ford F-150, but you will also be supported by these standard and available towing features:

  • Standard Trailering Package: Offering a 2-inch receiver and a hitch platform, an automatic locking rear differential, a 4-pin connector, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector, this package makes it easy to tow.
  • Available Max Trailering Package: Equips your truck with revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
  • Available Towing Mirrors: Towing mirrors for the Chevy Silverado can give you a wider view of your blind spots when you’re towing in James Island.

Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado: Cabin Specs

Driving a pickup truck means you’re sacrificing a bit of interior room, so you’ll want a cabin that maximizes all available space. If you need to bring family, friends, or coworkers on trips in your truck, the Silverado offers more headroom and legroom to get comfortable:

Chevy Silverado Interior Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 44.5 inches
  • Front Headroom: 43.1 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 60.9 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 66.1 inches

Ford F-150 Interior Dimensions

  • 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: Standard Safety Tech

While you compare the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado, you might notice one feature in particular that is only available in the Silverado: Chevy Teen Driver. Currently, Ford does not offer a comparable feature in any of its vehicles. What is Chevy Teen Driver, exactly? This innovative feature allows you to set audio limits, speed limits, and more, so you can have peace of mind if a new driver in your family ever drives your truck. Although it’s called “Teen Driver,” you could just as easily use it to ensure any friends or coworkers who borrow your truck are treating it with care.

Find a New Silverado 1500 in Charleston!

So, Chevy vs. Ford: which will it be? If you want to experience the difference a Chevrolet can make with a firsthand test drive, contact us to arrange one with Rick Hendrick Chevrolet! In the meantime, we welcome you to check our ongoing new Chevy specials for a chance to save on your new Silverado 1500.

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