2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado: HEAD TO HEAD


F-150 vs. Silverado: Which Truck Is Right for You?

It can be a challenge to find the right ruck. There are multiple options to choose from and lots of details to consider, like towing, powertrain and safety.

The 2019 Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado are two popular choices for heavy duty trucks in Kansas City, Missouri. Both vehicles have strong reputations for good reasons, they're both longstanding American Trucks, both have strong towing capacity, good safety ratings, and additional technology available on both. Let's look at how these two popular models match up in 2019.

Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado Side By Side Comparisons 

At 3,270 Lbs., F-150 Has Best-in-Class Maximum Payload Capacity

F-150 Out-Hauls the Silverado 1500.

The 2019 F-150 Has Best-in-Class 470 Lb.-Ft. of Torque

The Silverado 1500 Has Less Trailer-Pulling Torque

The 2019 F-150 Has The Best-in-Class Maximum Towing Capacity of 13,200 lbs.

F-150 Out-Tows the Silverado 1500

F-150 Is in the F-Series Family of Trucks, Which Have the Highest Brand Loyalty in the Industry.

The Silverado 1500 Can't Say That.

2019 Ford F-150 Truck Competitive Advantages

Does Ford F-150 Outhaul the Chevy Silverado?

Yes. The 2019 Ford F-150 Outhauls the 2019 Chevy Silverado. At 3,270 Lbs., F-150 Has Best -In-Class Maximum Payload Capacity*

*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8' box, 5.0L, 4x2 and Heavy-Duty Payload Pkg. Not shown. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

Does the Ford F-150 Out-Tow the Chevy Silverado?

Yes. The 2019 Ford F-150 has Best-In-Class Maximum Towing Capacity of 13,200 Lbs.* The 2019 Chevy Silverado has less trailer-pulling torque than the 2019 Ford F-150.

*When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

Who Has the 2019 Best Buy Award? The Ford F-150 or Chevrolet Silverado?

The 2019 Ford F-150 is the 2019 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winner.*

* For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.

Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado Side By Side Comparisons 

2019 Ford F-150 Aluminum Frame Advantages

The F­-150 class ­exclusive(1) high­ strength, military grade, aluminum body and box help offer a max. payload capacity(2) allowing an F-­150 owner to haul 20 additional 50 ­lb. bags of sand.

  • F­-150 offers a 1,600 ­lb. advantage in max. trailer tow rating(2)
  • The F­-150 aluminum body and box are rust and corrosion resistant, as well as resistant to dings and dents
Ford Facts

The high­ strength, military­ grade, aluminum body and box help deliver capability on par with or greater than Silverado:

  • Best-­in-­class(1) 3270 ­lbs. max. payload capacity(3)
  • Best-­in­-class(1) 13,200 ­lbs. max. conventional trailer tow rating

AND F­-150 offers:

  • Fully boxed frame with eight cross members made of high ­strength steel
  • F-150 offers the available 3.0L Power Stroke V6 Turbo Diesel engine while Silverado shoppers will have to wait for GM's announced but not released diesel engine
  • The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 offers better fuel economy, max. payload and max. trailer tow capability than all four Silverado engines
  • The extra capability F-150 offers could mean the difference between only one trip to the home improvement store for landscaping supplies versus multiple trips
Ford Facts

The second generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine offers fuel efficiency as well as capability:

  • EPA estimated rating of 18 city/ 25 hwy/ 21 combined mpg
  • Max. payload of 3230 lbs
  • Best-in-class max. towing of 13,200 lbs

AND, F‑150 EcoBoost engines offer technology not found on Silverado:

  • Active Grille Shutters
  • Aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff (ADFSO)

The all new Silverado is finally catching up with F‑150 in available active safety technologies such as lane keep assist with lane departure warning, front pedestrian braking and rear cross traffic alert. However, F‑150 offers technologies not found on Silverado:

  • Class exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist
  • Class exclusive Active Park Assist
Ford Facts

F-150 offers two smart chargingUSB ports, power deployable running boards, locking tailgate, available full LED exterior lighting - including class exclusive LED side mirror spotlights, FordPass Connect with WiFi hotspot capability and SYNC 3 with 8-inch touchscreen.

F-150 also offers Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Pedestrian Detection and class exclusive

  • Active Park Assist
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist
  • Tailgate step


2019 Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado Pricing

Pickup trucks have enhanced capabilities and technology now making them a little more expensive than they used to be, but both of these trucks still start at just under the $30,000 mark. Prices increase as you go through the extensive model ranges, and the Silverado peaks with the High Country trim, which starts in the mid $50,000 range. The F-150 Limited, however, starts in mid $60k territory due to all of it's best-in-class upgrades.

The Ford and the Chevy are similarly priced when similarly equipped. The high end level on both trucks could be worth it since they are both similarly priced. And with all the new features and awards on the 2019 Ford F-150 it makes this truck the obvious choice.

Search our 2019 Ford F-150s for sale here.

2019 Ford F-150 FAQs

What exterior color options are available for the 2019 Ford F-150?

The 2019 Ford F-150 Exterior Color Options:

Abyss Gray, Agate Black, Blue Jeans, Ingot Silver, Magma Red, Magnetic, Oxford White, Race Red, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Silver Spruce, Stone Gray, White Platinum, Velocity Blue

What are the available trim levels on the 2019 Ford F-150?

The available trim levels on the 2019 Ford F-150 are the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited.

Is the 2019 Ford F-150 redesigned?

Yes. 2019 Ford F-150 now sports new technology and the new aluminum frame plus all the best-in-class features!

What Are The 2019 Ford F-150 Best-In-Class Features? 

The 2019 Ford F-150 best-in-class features are as follows:

  • F-150 has best-in-class maximum payload capacity - 3270 lbs.(2)
  • F-150 has best-in-class maximum trailer tow capacity - 13,200 lbs.(3)
  • F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 has best-in-class 470 lb.-ft. of torque
  • F-150 with the high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 has best-in-class 450 horsepower
  • F-150 with the high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 has best-in-class 510 lb.-ft. of torque
  • F-150 Limited is the most powerful light-duty pickup in America

Come Visit Your Ford F-150 Dealer in Kansas City, MO

For the biggest selection of new and used Ford F-150s, SUVs, crossovers and cars for sale visit the Bob Sight Ford Dealership in Lee's Summit, MO. We are a short drive from Blue Springs and Independence, MO.

The best in class hauling and towing capabilities make the Ford F-150 perfect for heavy duty work, tailgates at Kansas City Chiefs or Sporting KC games, or even just a trip to the lake or farm. Visit our showroom floor at 610 NW Blue Pkwy, Lee's Summit, MO 64063, give us a call at (816) 524-6550  or view the 2019 Ford F-150 vehicles for sale near you to test drive your favorite model and color today.

(1) Class is Full Size Pickups under 8500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.(2) When properly configured.(3) Requires XL Regular Cab, 8ft.box, 5.0L V8, 4x2 with Heavy Duty Payload Package.(4) Requires SuperCrew, 6.5ft.box, 3.5L EcoBoost V6, 4x2 with Max. Trailer Tow Package.(5) Actual mileage will vary.

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