2020 Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Truck buyers want a pickup that exudes strength, reliability and power when they are shopping for a new vehicle. The truck should stand up to hard work while offering versatility when it comes time to go home or enjoy an afternoon of fun with the family. Ford and Chevy are two of the top names in the pickup truck segment. Compare the 2020 Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 to see how they meet your needs.

Prize Performance

Both Ford and Chevy understand the importance of giving truck buyers a choice of engines. The F-150 and Silverado 1500 come with the option of either a V6 or V8, but Ford offers three V6 engines. All offer more horsepower than the V6 for the Chevy. When you upgrade to a V8, the F-150 comes out ahead again with 395 horsepower for the 5.0L engine as opposed to 355 horsepower for the Chevy's 5.3L V8. Ford also lets you select between the six-speed automatic or ten-speed automatic transmission while Chevy limits it to the six-speed.

Relax in Style

When your hard day of work is done, you want a pickup that provides comfortable ride home. Both models help you stay organized and relaxed with space to stretch out. Storage bins let you bring along everything you need. Upgrade to leather upholstery with either model, but Ford starts out with cloth for the base trim as opposed to vinyl for Chevy. Ford also offers an optional remote starting system. Rear passengers will find they have a little more room to relax in the double cab of the F-150 over the Chevy.

Solid Safety Systems

Enjoy peace of mind no matter where you go in either the Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado 1500. Both models add important safety features, such as brake assist and traction control with available parking assist. As you upgrade, more features are available. For instance, lane departure warning becomes an option on the highest trim while it's standard on the second highest trim with Ford. Adjustable safety belts are standard on the Ford to allow for better security with kids while Chevy doesn't offer this feature. The F-150 also includes in-vehicle assistance on every trim, which allows you to get help when you need it.

Today's Technology

Advanced technology is becoming standard even on work trucks, and both Chevy and Ford include extra on their pickups. Bluetooth capability is standard on both models with a touchscreen provided even on the base trims. Ford added available voice recognition to help you keep your focus on the road. While the Silverado 1500 comes with an analog display, Ford adds the option of a digital driver information display on upper trims. The F-150 comes with four speakers for the audio system over two with Chevy.

Both Ford and Chevy take their pickup trucks seriously and design them with the driver in mind. However, Ford offers a few special amenities to make it even more appealing and practical. Visit Griffith Ford Uvalde to see the F-150 in person.