2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500


2021 Ford F-150

$28,900 MSRP

Starting Price

$28,940 MSRP
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


Comparing full-size trucks near Parkersburg? If the Ford F-150 has been one of your top picks, you’ll definitely also want to check out the Chevy Silverado 1500! Though we know how tricky it can be to compare pickups to find the perfect choice, we’re well-versed in everything there is to know about the Chevy Silverado and its competitors. So if you’d like to learn more, just read on or contact us today!

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Performance

Performance and capability are especially important to truck shoppers in Ripley like you, something about which we’re well aware. Thankfully, both the Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150 both offer you a wide range of engine choices. In fact, each truck boasts six unique powertrain options:

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 & Capability 

On-the-hunt for a full-size truck near Marietta that can help you tow more? The Chevy Silverado 1500 is just such a truck! The Ford F-150 is pretty impressive, too, but can’t tow quite as much as the Silverado can

Equipped with their most powerful engines (EcoBoost® V6 for the F-150 and the EcoTec3 for the Silverado), the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 can tow 13,100 pounds and 13,300 pounds*, respectively. If that weren’t enough, though, the Chevy Silverado 1500 also offers:

  • Standard Trailering Package: This boasts a 2-inch receiver and a hitch platform, an automatic locking rear differential, a 4-pin connector, and even a 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector making it especially easy to tow.
  • Available Max Trailering Package: This adds niceties like revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more.
  • Available Towing Mirrors: Want to see what’s behind you more easily as you adventure into the future while towing? Available towing mirrors can help.

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Interior Dimensions

When comparing the Silverado 1500 vs. F-150, it’s hard not to notice that the Chevy Silverado offers more space in key interior areas, like head and legroom for front-seat passengers. Here’s how else the Silverado 1500 vs. F-150 compare with regard to interior dimensions: 

Chevy Silverado Interior Dimensions

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

Ford F-150 Interior Dimensions

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

Chevy vs. Ford: Safety 

Chevy offers some pretty impressive safety features in its vehicles, including, of course, the Chevy Silverado 1500. From standard Teen Driver technology, which helps you monitor how friends or family members drive, setting limits on things like speed and audio volume, to standard backup cameras and smartphone integration, the list of standard Silverado safety features is nearly endless! 

While both the new 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150 boast many safety-enhancing features and driver-assist features, the Chevy Silverado is the truck for you if the above features are must-haves. 

Find & Finance Your Next New Chevy Silverado Today!

Ready to upgrade your ride to a new Chevy Silverado 1500? We’re here to help you make that happen with affordable financing solutions and an amazing selection of Silverado light-duty and heavy-duty trucks! Contact us today for additional information or visit us when safe for a test-drive!


*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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