2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500

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2021 Ford F-150


2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
3.3L Ti-VCT V6

Base Engine

4.3L EcoTec3 V6
290 hp

Base Horsepower

285 hp
14,000 lbs

Maximum Towing

13,300 lbs
510 lb-ft of torque

Maximum Torque

460 lb-ft of torque
3,325 pounds

Maximum Payload

2,280 pounds

If you’ve frequently driven around job sites in the Schererville area, you’ve likely come across the new 2021 Ford F-150. The F-150 is a powerhouse pickup, offering robust performance capabilities and a durable exterior and interior. However, how does the F-150 stand up against competing vehicles like the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500. When you closely compare the F-150 vs. Silverado 1500, it’s easy to see that the new F-150 outpaces its competitor:

  • Offers a smaller yet more powerful introductory engine
  • Generates 50 more lb-ft of torque from its strongest engine
  • Tows up to 700 pounds more
  • Hauls up to 1,045 pounds more

Read on to further compare the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 with Webb Ford in Highland.

F-150 vs. Silverado: Engines 

When you compare the 2021 Ford F-150 and the 2021 Chevy Silverado, both pickups offer six engines, with gas and diesel options available. Although the introductory F-150 3.3L V6 engine is smaller than the Silverado 1500’s 4.3L V6, the F-150 powertrain generates more power. 

What’s more, Munster drivers can expect a higher maximum torque rating from the Ford F-150. Its High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost engine delivers out 510 lb-ft of torque, while the Chevy Silverado 1500’s 6.2L V8 comes up short with just 460 lb-ft of torque.

F-150 vs. Silverado: Payload Capacity

For many Hammond workers, towing and payload capacities are important factors when finding the perfect full-size pickup. This is especially true for drivers who intend to use the truck for hauling heavy loads. Luckily, the Ford F-150 provides a best-in-class payload rating of3,325 pounds, which is significantly more than what the Chevy Silverado 1500 can haul, at 2,280 pounds.

Explore the Ford F-150 at Webb Ford

Now that you know more about the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 reliability, features, and capabilities, upgrade your Griffith work and driving experience with the new Ford F-150 at Webb Ford. Contact us if you’d like to take the Ford F-150 for a test drive. Also, be sure to check out our new vehicle specials which offer great deals on the powerful Ford F-150. 

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