2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150

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

Teen Driver Technology


Looking for the best full-size pickup money can buy you near Winchester or London? Whether you’re torn between leasing or buying, you’re just gathering information, or you’re ready to put money down on a new truck today, we have the information you want on two of the most popular light-duty trucks (from Chevy vs. Ford) for sale anywhere in America today: the 2021 Silverado 1500 and the 2021 Ford F-150. Read on below to learn how these two titans of towing and hauling stack up, or just contact us online for additional information.


2021 Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Performance Abilities

Raw power: it’s what drives you. No, we mean literally. The engine equipped in your next pickup is crucial to its performance abilities. Luckily, there are several engine options in both the new Silverado 1500 lineup and the new F-150 lineup. Here they are, listed in no particular order:

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 Dynamic Fuel Management™
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 (gas) with Active 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
  • 250-hp 3.0L Power Stroke® (diesel)
  • 325-hp 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost® (gas)
  • 400-hp 5.0L V-8 (gas)
  • 400-hp 3.5L EcoBoost® V-6 (gas)
  • 430-hp PowerBoost® V6 (full hybrid)

2021 Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Towing Capacities 

When shoppers like you are looking for a new truck for sale near Richmond, one thing often trumps all else: towing capacity. Luckily, when you compare Chevy vs. Ford, both brands are well-known for producing capable trucks with regard to towing and hauling. Yet the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 pulls ahead of the 2021 Ford F-150 where towing is concerned (pun most definitely intended). When you compare the towing capacities of the Silverado 1500 with the EcoTec3 engine vs. F-150 with the EcoBoost® V6, the towing capacities are 13,300 pounds and 13,100 pounds*, respectively. In case you missed that, the Silverado tows more than the F-150. It also offers these towing-enhancing features and packages:

  • Standard Trailering Package: This package equips all Silverado 1500 models with a 2-inch receiver and a hitch platform, an automatic locking rear differential, a 4-pin connector, and a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector.
  • Available Max Trailering Package: This available Silverado package adds revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
  • Available Towing Mirrors: Available towing mirrors offer an easier view of what’s behind you for safer backing up, wherever you find yourself on Winchester or London streets. Whether backing your boat into the water or trying to maneuver into a tricky driveway, Silverado towing mirrors can help.

2021 Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Safety & Security

Comparing the Silverado vs. F-150 in terms of safety, you’ll first notice that the only truck available with peace-of-mind-inspiring Chevy Teen Driver Technology is in fact, the Silverado. What does this technology do? It allows you to monitor your teen (or friend or family member) when they’re behind-the-wheel of your truck. So if they try any funny business to get you back for that prank you played on them way back, or if they’re just plain not paying attention, you can keep tabs on them. You can even set limits on things like vehicle speed, radio volume, and more with Chevy Teen Driver.

Though it probably goes without saying that both the Silverado and F-150 also offer a wide range of other standard safety features like SRS airbags and backup cameras, not to mention a ton of available active safety features like Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic alert.

2021 Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Interior Dimensions

How spacious your next truck is will have a big effect on how comfortable you or your family are when traveling, especially if going long distances. Carting a crew of workers around Lexington is also more pleasurable with more room to spare. That’s why we’re proud to say that when you compare the 2021 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500, the Chevy has the upper hand with regard to the following interior dimensions:

Chevy Silverado Interior Measurements

  • Front Legroom: 44.5 inches
  • Front Headroom: 43.1 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 60.9 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 66.1 inches

Ford F-150 Interior Measurements

  • Front Legroom: 43.9 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.8 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 62.5 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 66.7 inches

Experience the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado for Yourself

Ready to see for yourself if the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 meets your Richmond driving needs? Browse our new inventory online now to see pictures of the Silverado, and when it’s safe and convenient to do so, visit our new Chevy dealership for yourself for a test-drive! Want to see how much a Silverado could cost you? Be sure to make use of our online payment calculator.

*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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