Chevy Silverado 1500 or Ford F-150: Which Light-Duty Truck is Right for You?

Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150 are both capable full-size pickups built with the trades in mind. They're big-rigs sought after by those who work hard and play harder, from construction and utility workers to project managers. However, by the numbers, Chevy Silverado 1500 has advantages that its Ford rival simply doesn't. Check out the head-to-head matchup, and you'll see what we mean.

Chevy Silverado 1500 vs Ford F-150


Chevy Silverado 1500 is a harder worker for the daily Bensalem PA grind than Ford F-150 overall. Its base WT trim features a standard 4.3-liter V6 that puts out 305 pound-feet of torque. The midrange LTZ trim offers an available 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine capable of up to 460 pound-feet of torque. The F-150 base's torque rating is only 265 pound-feet, and its midrange features a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that can only produce up to 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet.


Chevy Silverado 1500 and its short bed build offer more cargo space for hauling around Langhorne PA than Ford F-150. Up to 62.9 feet of volume is available, a dimension that's best-in-class, and 12 standard tie-downs offer better security for flat building material pallets, tool chests, outboard equipment, and more. Ford F-150 and its standard bed provide only 52.8 cubic feet, and there's still only up to 62.3 cubic feet available in its 6.5-foot box configuration.

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Chevy Silverado 1500 is more comprehensive when it comes to driving security than Ford F-150. It's got more driver aids, visibility improvements, and in-vehicle smart trailering technologies than the latter. They range from alerts for changing lanes, vehicles approaching in your side blind zone, and cross-traffic behind you to a forward collision alert system, assistance for staying in-lane, warnings for lane departure, and more. That means better situational awareness and accident avoidance while navigating both Cherry Hill NJ traffic and the unbeaten path around Camden NJ.

Where Can I Find a Chevy Silverado Near Me?

If you're eager to learn more about Chevy Silverado 1500 and how it bests the rest, visit us here at Hessert Chevrolet, 6301 E Roosevelt Blvd in Philadelphia PA 19149. You can locate us easily using our Get Directions tool or just ask Google, Siri, or another virtual assistant to take you here. We'll be looking forward to meeting you!