2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ford versus Chevy – it’s a rivalry that’s been going on longer than anyone who’s still alive can remember, and it’s a rivalry that’s still going strong today. Now, Ford and Chevy compete in all facets of the automotive industry, but perhaps no other part of their rivalry is as intriguing as the rivalry between the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado 1500. Each and every model year, these two pickup trucks go head-to-head to see which is the best, most powerful and most capable truck. The same is true for the 2018 Ford F-150 versus the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Now, seeing as we’re a Ford dealer here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA, we’re probably a little biased toward all things Ford. But there’s no bias in saying the new Ford F-150 is the better and more capable truck, and we’ve got the numbers to prove it. So, let’s get right down to it and find out all the ways the 2018 F-150 is more impressive than the 2018 Silverado 1500.

2018 Ford F-150


2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

450 HP Max Horsepower 420 HP
510 lb-ft. Max Torque 460 lb-ft.
13200 lbs. Max Towing 12500 lbs.
3270 lbs. Max Hauling 2250 lbs.

2018 Ford F-150: More Horsepower, More Torque and More Max Towing & Hauling than the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

What are the two most important factors to consider when purchasing a new truck? Power and capability, right? Well, the new F-150 has both in spades. That’s because the 2018 Ford F-150 lineup offers up to 450 horsepower and up to 510 pound-feet of torque, while the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lineup can only offer up to 420 horsepower and up to 460 pound-feet of torque.

And the 2018 F-150 tops the 2018 Silverado 1500 in terms of capability, too. That’s because the new Ford F-150 lineup can tow up to 13,200 pounds (best-in-class) and haul up to 3,270 pounds (best-in-class), while the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lineup can only tow up to 12,500 pounds and haul up to 2,250 pounds.

For more on the 2018 Ford F-150 lineup, please contact our Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.

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