Exterior comparison of the new F-150 vs Silverado

As the ongoing battle saga continues for the best truck, many truck enthusiasts wonder which new full-size truck will be better: the 2020 Ford F-150 or 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. While both of these trucks have a lot to offer, it's clear which one we think is superior at Maplecrest Ford in Mendham, NJ. Let's allow the numbers and facts to speak for themselves while we evaluate the prices, power, towing capacity, and available features.

Comparing F-150 vs. Silverado Interiors

To begin our F-150 vs Silverado comparison, let's take a look at what the interior of these trucks provides potential buyers.


Ford F-150

Chevy Silverado

Passenger room

Regular cab - 3; SuperCab & SuperCrew - 6

Standard - 3; Double & Crew Cab - 6

Cargo space

5.5-, 6.5-, and 8-foot lengths

5 feet, 10 inches; 6 feet, 7 inches; and 8 feet, 2 inches

Standard features

Radio, climate control

Seven-inch touchscreen, Infotainment 3 system

Standard safety features

Forward collision warning, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist and pedestrian detection

Rearview camera and General Motors' Teen Driver system


2020 Ford F-150 vs. 2020 Chevy Silverado Exterior

The next step in our F-150 Silverado comparison is to examine the exterior. Let's get down to the details by looking at some key exterior factors.


Ford F-150

Chevy Silverado

Exterior Packages

Eight appearance packages - offering 20-inch wheels, trim-exclusive body accents, and halogen fog lamps

Four appearance packages - offering tri-fold soft tonneau cover, assist steps and spray-on bed liner

Exterior Colors

16 color options, including the new Iconic Silver, Rapid Red Tinted Clearcoat and Star White Metallic Tri-Coat

Nine color options include Iridescent Pearl Tricoat, Red Hot and Northsky Blue Metallic


Engines & Performance Comparison

The everlasting battle between Ford trucks vs. Chevy trucks show a stark difference in the fuel economy. Furthermore, there's going to be a Ford F-150 hybrid option down the road (speculated for 2021), but no word about a Silverado hybrid truck yet.


Ford F-150

Chevy Silverado

Engine options

Six engine options. Base V6, V8, turbodiesel and three turbocharged V6 options

Five engine options. Base V6, turbocharged four-cylinder, inline-six-cylinder turbodiesel, and two V8 options


Up to 22 city / 30 highway

Up to 20 city / 23 highway

Hybrid version

Coming Soon

Not Confirmed


Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado Towing Capacity

When you purchase a full-size truck, you want to make sure you have the capability you need to get the job done. In this F-150 vs.Silverado comparison, we will look at which truck has the versatility you need.


Ford F-150

Chevy Silverado

Towing capacity

Up to 13,200 lbs (3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6)

Up to 13,400 lbs (6.2L V8)

Payload capacity

Up to 3,270 pounds

Up to 2,250 pounds

Towing features

Maximum Trailer Tow package comes with a Class IV trailer hitch receiver, upgraded front stabilizer bar, Smart Trailer tow connector and more

Max Trailering package includes an enhanced cooling radiator, heavy-duty rear springs, and a trailer brake controller


Safety & Reliability Comparison

When it comes to the Chevy Silverado vs. Ford F-150, you want to know which truck will provide the best safety features. After all, you want your family to remain protected.


Ford F-150

Chevy Silverado

IIHS rating

Good in five tests (2019)

Good in five tests (2019)

NHTSA rating

5/5 (2019)


Available safety features

The 360-degree camera system, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, active park assist and rear cross-traffic alert

forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview mirror camera, and a head-up display


Chevy vs. Ford: The F-150 Beats the Competition Again

Ford F-150 emblem dubbed with the crown as King of full size trucks

We won't deny that the Chevy has lots of functionality after looking at the Silverado vs. F-150. Still, when all is put on paper, and then tested in the streets, it's evident that the Ford F-150 is the clear winner yet again. It comes with more engine options; a hybrid variant is in the works and better fuel economy across the board. It's no surprise considering that the F-Series has been America's best-selling truck for decades. Once you decide that a new Ford F-150 is just clearly the better option, you can stop by Maplecrest Ford in Mendham, NJ for a test drive! If you aren't quite sold on who is the winner between the F-150 or Silverado, this visit will change your mind permanently. Sometimes all it takes is getting behind the wheel for a little firsthand experience. 

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