Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado in Glendive, MT

The Ford F-150

When you have a big job facing you, there is no shortage of power available. But there is one truck Miles City drivers trust to help them move mountains. The 2021 Ford F-150 from American Ford.

But it isn't the only name when it comes to muscular pickup trucks for Sidney drivers. The 2021 Chevy Silverado proves to be a worthy opponent in the field of full-size pickup trucks. American Ford wants to show you how the two fares against each other, so you can make a good decision when it comes to picking out your next truck.

What to Know About Ford vs. Chevrolet

Difference Between the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500


When it comes to hauling, the Ford F-150 is the hands-down favorite. The Silverado 1500 provides five different powertrain options ranging from a 285-horsepower V6 to a 420 horsepower V8. The Ford F-150 offers six engine options, available on any one of its trim levels, starting with a 290-horsepower V6 and topping out at 430 horsepower with the F-150 Hybrid.


When you drive a truck, you want it to be able to haul your equipment or toys across Wolf Point and beyond. The scales tip in favor of the Ford F-150 and its ability to tow as much as 14,000 pounds behind it when properly equipped. It also offers a 3,325-pound payload.

The Silverado can pull just 13,300 pounds behind it at its very best. While most engine powertrain options max out at just 9,000-pound towing capacity. The average Silverado 1500 payload is around 2,000 pounds.

Fuel Economy

Fuel rating may not be the first thing you consider when shopping for a pickup truck. But the Ford F-150 gets the edge in saving you money. You can expect to get about 26 miles to the gallon on the highway in a Ford F-150, while the Silverado lags with just 23 mpg.

Cabin Technology

The Ford F-150 gives drivers a high-tech commute through Glendive with the available voice-activated SYNC 4 infotainment system. It is intuitive and easy to use. High-definition touchscreens range from the base eight-inch version all the way up to a 12-inch display. With a series of integrated camera options, you'll never lose track of whatever you tow through Sidney.

The SYNC 4 Infotainment system gives you standard Wi-Fi hotspot and smartphone integration through Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. The Silverado gives drivers a seven-inch or eight-inch touchscreen and standard smartphone connectivity. However, many standard features on the Ford F-150, like a Wi-Fi hotspot, are considered costly upgrades on the Silverado 1500.

Room for What You Care About


Both the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 carry as many as six people, depending on the configuration you choose. The Ford F-150 starts with premium cloth upholstery but allows you to upgrade to Synthetic or genuine leather seating. Power-adjustable front seats can be heated or ventilated and even provide massaging functions after a long, hard day at work.

The seats of the Silverado also have the option of coming heated or ventilated, including a heated rear row. Synthetic leather is the standard choice for the base, with a cloth or genuine leather considered upgrades. Riders will find the seats of the Ford F-150 are far superior when it comes to their comfort on longer trips.

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Safety Technology

Both truck brands work hard to keep you protected with a long list of advanced driver-assist features. The F-150 looks out for you and your surroundings with forwarding collision warning, forward automatic braking, and pedestrian detection. You'll find even more great features like adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, and a surround-view parking camera system, all designed to protect you on and off the street.

The Silverado comes with an impressive list of features, many of which it shares with the Ford-F-150. It does have an available rear-seat alert. One thing it doesn't have is the Ford Active Drive Assist, a semi-autonomous driving system.

Visit American Ford to Discover the Ford F-150

When stacked head to head, the Ford F-150 rises to the top in almost every category. Talk to the finance team at American Ford, in Glendive, to land an F-150 within your budget. Take one for a test drive and see what it can do for you.

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    Glendive, MT 59330

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