2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500


2021 Ford F-150


8 trims/34 configurations


6 trims/42 configurations
13,300 pounds (with EcoTec3 engine)

Towing Capacity

13,100 pounds (with EcoBoost® V6 engine)
2 to 6

Passenger Capacity

3 to 6

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2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150 

Conyers drivers on the hunt for an iconic and affordable full-size pickup truck are likely comparing the Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150. These two are undisputedly the most popular trucks ever released and each year, they’re designed to compete with each other directly. If you’re having trouble deciding which is right for your needs, read our guide to get to the bottom of it. Then contact Ginn Chevrolet in Covington to schedule for a test drive. 

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Power 

If you’re a Loganville driver shopping for a full-sized truck, we imagine power is a chief concern. Luckily, both models provide you with 6 different engine options, each of which are capable of tremendous performance on the job site.

Chevy Silverado 1500 Engines

  • Standard 285-hp 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management™ (gas)
  • 277-hp 3.0L Duramax 3.0L I-6 (diesel)
  • 310-hp 2.7L I-4 (gas)
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 (gas) with Active Fuel Management™
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 (gas) with Dynamic Fuel Management™
  • 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management™ (gas)

Ford F-150 Engines

  • Standard 290-hp 3.3L TI-VCT V6
  • 400-hp 3.5L EcoBoost® V-6 (gas)
  • 250-hp 3.0L Power Stroke® (diesel)
  • 430-hp PowerBoost® V6 (full hybrid)
  • 325-hp 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost® (gas)
  • 400-hp 5.0L V-8 (gas)

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Towing Capacities 

While the Ford and the Chevy provide comparable engine options, the Chevy takes the lead when it comes to max towing capacity. When equipped with the EcoTec3 engine, the Silverado can tow 13,300 pounds*. When the Ford is equipped with an EcoBoost® V6, it’s max towing capacity falls short at 13,100 pounds. Considering that the Ford F-150 trims tend to be more expensive, this difference is eyebrow-raising. The Chevy also provides a number of helpful towing packages, including: 

  • Standard Trailering Package: Offering a 2-inch receiver and a hitch platform, a 4-pin connector, an automatic locking rear differential, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector, you get all of your towing fundamentals on the base trim alone. 
  • Available Max Trailering Package: Upgrade to this package, and you’ll enjoy enhanced rear springs, revised shock tuning, and more!
  • Available Towing Mirrors: Add on additional towing mirrors, so you watch whatever you’re towing and make sure it isn’t swaying or becoming unhitched. 

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Interior Dimensions

In general, the Silverado 1500 is kinder to taller passengers with more head and legroom than the Ford. Here’s a quick snapshot of Chevy vs. Ford measurements. 

Chevy Silverado Interior Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 44.5 inches
  • Front Headroom: 43.1 inches

Ford F-150 Interior Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 43.9 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.8 inches

Chevy vs. Ford: Which Has Better Value? 

As you may have noticed, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150 offer nearly-identical performance from their engine options and have similarly-sized cabins. That said, the Chevrolet Silverado is just slightly more affordable than the Ford, offers up a slightly larger cabin, and takes the lead when it comes to towing. While they compete neck-and-neck, a pattern emerges upon closer examination—the Chevy costs less while offering more

Experience the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado in Covington 

McDonough drivers who want to test drive our inventory of 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks can call Ginn Chevrolet at (770) 648-1469. Our sales staff can safely walk you through all the feature sets that give the Chevy Silverado the edge in this Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150 comparison. If you have any more questions about the general differences between Chevy vs. Ford or about the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado, our knowledgeable staff is at the ready. Don’t forget to explore our new vehicle specials and national lease offers to see how much you can save! 


*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.

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