2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Pickup trucks have earned the love of owners everywhere by providing impressive workhorse performance. Looking at the 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 compares two of the top models in the competitive pickup truck class. These two pickup trucks offer multiple engine options and trim levels designed to appeal to shoppers everywhere.

The 2018 F-150 and 2018 Silverado will each be offered in six total trim levels. Each trim level comes equipped with a variety of comfort, safety and technology features. In addition to the six trim levels, each truck is offered in multiple cab and bed configurations. The F-150 is available with regular, SuperCab (extended) and SuperCrew (crew) cab options. The Silverado 1500 offers regular, Double and crew cab options.

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2018 Ford F-150 VS 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
5 Engine Options 3
450 horsepower, 510 lb-ft torque Top Performance 420 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque
6 Trim Levels 6
20 city/26 highway mpg Best Fuel Economy Ratings 18 city/24 highway mpg

2018 Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engine Comparison

Engine performance is an important factor most car shoppers consider when searching for a new vehicle. The 2018 Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado each offer multiple engine options. Five engine options are available on the F-150 while three options are available on the Silverado.

Both trucks begin by including a V-6 engine as standard equipment. Ford equips the F-150 with a 3.3-liter V-6, while the Silverado is powered by a 4.3-liter V-6. Performance numbers on the Ford engine check in at 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, while the Chevy engine is rated at 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the base engine, the 2018 Ford F-150 offers four engine upgrade options. Only two additional engines are available on the Silverado. The best performance numbers available on the 2018 F-150 come via the high-output version of Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that is exclusive to the Raptor trim level. This engine produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The highest performance numbers available on the Silverado come via an available 6.2-liter V-8. This engine checks in at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

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