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2018 Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado

The 2018 Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado are both well-rounded full-size pickups, with plenty to offer drivers in Urbandale and Clive. The search for a full-size pickup should be simple, which is why Charles Gabus Ford has put together this comparison of the two vehicles, so you can learn more about them in an easy-to-read, convenient format.

Form the daily drives around town to worksite trips to weekend warrior activities, these pickups are ready to rock and roll. Read on below to educate yourself about each truck’s performance, towing and storage, and safety features.

F-150 vs Silverado Performance

The base engine on the 2018 Ford F-150 is a 290-horsepower 3.3L V6, powerful enough for highway driving and offering solid towing capabilities. The F-150 goes all the way up to a 450-horsepower, H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine. The Chevy Silverado base offering is a 285-horsepower EcoTec3 V6, slightly less powerful than what the F-150 brings to the table. At its most powerful, the Silverado can only offer a 420-horsepower 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine, off the pace of the top offering of the 2018 F-150.

When it comes to the pump and filling up, it’s easier to save money with the F-150. The powerful base V6 engine receives an EPA-estimated 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The Silverado base engine offers an EPA-estimated 18 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado: Towing and Storage

When it comes to having to move large objects, it’s important to have a truck that can be counted on. The F-150 has increased towing capacity for its 2018 models, maxing out at 13,200 pounds. When it comes to hauling, it offers a max payload of almost 3,300 pounds. While powerful, the Silverado offers max towing capacity of 12,500 pounds, with a max payload of just 2,250 pounds.

Of course, it’s nice to have a space to store your stuff, too. The F-150 offers nine different bed/cab configurations, while the Silverado offers just five. Bed lengths are similar in both models, checking in at 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet, and 8 feet.

Safety Features

If you’re going to be hauling items along with you, it’s important to feel like you’re protected by standout safety features. The F-150 comes standard with a rearview camera and Dynamic Hitch Assist technology, which helps connect a trailer to the truck. While looking at the rearview camera, you’ll see a line that will guide you along to help in attaching the trailer.

A rearview camera also comes standard in the 2018 Silverado, but this convenient trailer hitch assist feature is only found in the F-150.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado: The Final Call

Through this comparison, we’ve reviewed the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Chevy Silverado, providing you with important information about performance, towing and storage and safety features. With so many ways to customize it, the F-150 will feel like the truck you’ve always been looking for.

It’s easy to see what’s currently in stock by shopping our online inventory, but we’re always here at our showroom, too. Contact us to schedule a test drive of the 2018 Ford F-150 today!