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However, there are quite a few aspects of these vehicles that set these models apart. In this Chevy Silverado vs. Ford F-150 comparison, we at Baierl Chevrolet will show you how these models stack up in all the ways you care about: power, comfort, tech, and more.
Keep reading to see which of these models comes out on top!
If you like to have choice when it comes to the engines, you’ll have it with both the 2020 Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150. Both models come standardly equipped with powerful V6 engines, although V8 power may be what you’re looking for if you’re often out on the road towing.
Speaking of which, the Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150 offer some serious muscle when it comes to towing. When properly equipped, the Silverado can move up to 13,400 pounds of trailer weight.1 The F-150 falls slightly behind with a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds.
Additionally, the minimum towing capacity is higher on the Silverado than it is on the F-150—6,600 pounds to 5,000 pounds, respectively. If you’re just looking for an entry-level truck, the Silverado can deliver plenty of power.
The Silverado features two V8 engines that can produce 355 horsepower and 420 horsepower, respectively. However, these engines offer much more than just an incredible amount of power—they also come with fuel-saving technology. With the 6.2L V8, you’ll have Dynamic Fuel Management technology, while the 5.3L V8 comes with Active Fuel Management™ technology. These engines prioritize both power and efficiency with this technology.
When you’re stopped at a light or idling, the engine will gently shut down, saving fuel. All you need to do is press down on the gas pedal and the engine will seamlessly restart and provide the usual acceleration.
With the Silverado Regular Cab, you’ll have space for up to three to ride inside this truck, while the same can be said about the F-150 Regular Cab. Double and Crew Cab models of the Chevy Silverado fit up to six people, while the F-150 also has room for six in the SuperCab and SuperCrew.
Both models offer an array of premium comfort features to keep you and your passengers comfortable on long and short drives. Opt for heated front and rear outboard seats as well as ventilated seats for year-round comfort. Additionally, both models offer dual-zone automatic climate control systems, so you can focus on the road instead of messing with the dials.
When it comes to wiggle room for each individual passenger, though, the Silverado nudges ahead once again. The Silverado Regular Cab has more front headroom and front legroom than the F-150 Regular Cab, and the Double Cab has more front headroom and rear legroom than the F-150 SuperCab as you’ll see below:
|3-Seat Front Headroom:||43.11 inches||40.8 inches|
|3-Seat Front Legroom:||44.53 inches||43.9 inches|
|6-Seat Front Headroom:||43.03 inches||40.8 inches|
|6-Seat Rear Legroom:||43.4 inches||33.5 inches|
For the most passenger space possible with the F-150, you’ll need to opt for the SuperCrew Cab. While you’ll have plenty of room for six passengers, you won’t get quite as much towing and hauling capability because the bigger cab will weigh it down a bit. Overall, if space is what matters to you, turn to the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado to find it.
The Chevy infotainment system comes with a 7-inch diagonal color touchscreen along with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. It takes just a few taps to set up a smartphone with the touchscreen.
You’ll have access to text messages and be able to change the music by picking a new song from your playlist. The smartphone capability is not a standard feature on the F-150 but is merely optional.
You’ll also get turn-by-turn navigation and Bluetooth® connectivity with both models. Additionally, regardless of the truck you’re driving, you’ll have a standard backup camera, which helps shine a light on obstacles that may be in your way when putting the truck in reverse.
The Chevy Silverado adds quite a few extra features that just can’t be found in any of the F-150 trim levels. The available multi-color 15-inch diagonal Head-Up Display inside the Silverado projects important vehicle information right onto the driver’s-side windshield. With this information in your direct line of sight, you don’t have to look away from the road.
Only the Silverado offers up to 15 exterior cameras, too. When you opt for all 15, you’ll be able to get a 360-degree, bird’s-eye view of your vehicle’s surroundings for seamless parking, backing up, and hitching the trailer.
On top of that, the Silverado features a Chevy-exclusive feature with its Teen Driver Technology. Even when you aren’t driving, you’ll still receive a “report card” with data and information from the drive if your teenager is behind the wheel. You won’t find any such feature in the F-150.
Now that you’ve had the opportunity to learn more about the 2020 Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150, it should be clear that there’s only one truck that stands out in Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township: the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500.
With its standard technology, impressive towing power, and spacious interior, the Silverado is both driver- and passenger-friendly, making it the ideal choice for pickup truck shoppers of all kinds.
However, don’t just take our word for it! Get behind the wheel of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and see for yourself what this truck can do. Schedule your test drive today by giving us a call at Baierl Chevrolet or stopping by the dealership on your way through town.
1 Requires Silverado 1500 Double Cab Standard Bed RST 4×4 with available 6.2L V8 engine, Max Trailering Package and 20-inch wheels. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.