Ford F-150 vs the Competition

Finding a truck ready to work is easy as the truck class is one of the most competitive vehicle segments today, but when you want a truck that works hard and smart, the Ford F-150 is for you. The new Ford F-150 blends tech with power to make it one of the most capable trucks around, and it even has comfort features and cabin space for use as an everyday vehicle.

However, as we mentioned, the truck class is competitive, so you'll want to compare the Ford F-150 with trucks such as the Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado 1500, which is what we do below! We look at areas from second-row legroom to towing capacities to the features there to make work a breeze, and we think you'll find that the Ford F-150 comes out on top in many areas. Keep reading to compare the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Chevy Silverado 1500!

Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500

  • Most looking to buy a new truck look at performance first, and the Ford F-150 has the most powerful engine of these two trucks. The 450-horsepower V6 with 510 pound-feet of torque bests the Chevy Silverado's most powerful engine, a 420-horsepower V8 with 460 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Ford F-150 has strong materials making up every aspect of that, and those materials and powerful engines give the Ford F-150 a max payload capacity of 3,270 pounds, which is much more than the Chevy Silverado 1500 and its 2,250-pound max payload capacity.
  • Looking for a new diesel truck? Both the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 have diesel engines in their extensive engine lineups, but the Ford F-150 diesel is more capable. It tows up to 11,500 pounds while the Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel tops out at 9,300 pounds of towing.
  • These new trucks both offer crew cabs with lots of room for up to six passengers, but if you plan on filling those cabs to the brim, the Ford F-150 has more space for all. Its rear row provides more leg, head, and shoulder room than what the largest Chevy Silverado 1500 cab offers, which is helpful if you're driving with a crew.
  • We promised that these trucks have the tech to take hassles out of your workday, and the Ford F-150 has many that the Chevy Silverado 1500 doesn't. These technologies include a Pro Trailer Backup Assist system that makes it easy for any driver to back a trailer into a parking spot or loading bay.
  • The Ford F-150 also has a trailer detection system for its blind-spot warning so that you don't change lanes at the wrong time, which is not a system you'll enjoy in the Chevy Silverado 1500.

Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500

  • Regarding design, the new Ford F-150 has more cab options, including a two-door, three-seat cab, than the Ram 1500. When looking at the largest cab options, the Ford F-150 has advantages in leg and shoulder room for the front, which helps when you have six passengers, and rear head and shoulder room, too.
  • The Ford F-150 offers more horsepower and torque than the Ram 1500 does, and this shows in both the payload and towing capacities of the new trucks. The Ford F-150 tows up to 13,200 pounds and can haul up to 3,270 pounds in its bed, which bests the 12,750 max towing capacity and 2,302 max payload capacity of the new Ram 1500.
  • Hitching onto a trailer and backing it into a spot isn't always easy, but the Ford F-150 provides more than the Ram 1500 to make it so. The Ford F-150's Pro Trailer Backup Assist system lets you more easily guide the trailer into tight spots, and it offers more camera angles than the Ram 1500 does.
  • The Ford F-150 is a great value as a truck because it comes standard with many terrific features, include driver-assist technologies. The Blind Spot Information System with Trailer Detection, Pre-Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning are all standard on the Ford F-150 while the Ram 1500 makes you pay extra for their convenience.

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