2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2018 Chevrolet

Silverado 1500

Engine Torque

285 hp

Towing Capacity

12,500 lbs

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford


Engine Torque

265 ft-lbs

Towing Capacity

8,000 lbs

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 and the 2018 Ford F-150 are two competing pickup trucks that work hard to continue their reputability among consumers. The vehicles have a long history in the auto industry due to their success and continue to evolve with their performance and styling. Although the Silverado and F-150 both stand out in the industry, there are a few differences that they each have with how they are constructed.

Specs at a Glance


The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is built to have a high level of performance and tows over 12,500 pounds. With the Silverado's strong towing ability, it still has quick acceleration with the V8 engine. The ride is also smooth on different types of terrain and allows the driver to continue feeling in control of the car.

The Ford F-150 has improved its throttle response with greater fuel efficiency. The Ford F-150 has a smooth ride and reaches 60 mph in 6 seconds, which is slower compared to the Silverado. Its new base engine is a 2.7-liter Ecoboost and 5.0-liter V8, which does not make it feel like a work truck when you are driving it around town. Although it may be competitive, it does not tow nearly as much as the Silverado. The Ford F-150 can only haul up to 8,000 pounds, which can make it limited to the jobs that it can perform.


The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a reputation for looking rugged and masculine since its debut to the public but looks more luxurious and high-end than past years. The versatile full-size pickup truck is a regular, double, and crew-cab vehicle that has an expansive grille and large headlights that take up most of the front of the car. The chrome accents add contrast making it appear luxe and modern for those who want to use the Silverado for leisure instead of for performing tough jobs.

The 2018 Ford F-150 features hard-nosed styling and features an increase in aluminum body panels, which reduces its overall weight. It has an upgraded grille style with different mesh patterns that are available on each trim. The car model continues to feature the stamped name of the model on the back of the car with LED rear and front lighting for improved visibility and a modern style. The overall look and design of the F-150 is contemporary and stays true to its classic design but is less edgy and fierce compared to the Silverado.


The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 is built with features that include a standard rear-vision camera, standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control, six standard airbags, and a push-start button. An Enhanced Driver Alert Package is included, which adds a Safety Alert Driver Seat, IntelliBeam headlamps, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam headlamps.

The Ford F-150 is built with an eight-inch productivity screen, ambient lighting, MyKey, intelligent access with push-start button, cruise control, intermittent windshield wipers, an auxiliary audio input jack, and dual-zone automatic temperature control. The entertainment systems available with the F-150 are the SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SYNC 3, and SYNC with AppLink, making it easy access more options while on the go.

If you want to see how the 2018 Chevy Silverado compares to the 2018 Ford F-150, contact our dealership to explore the features and schedule a test drive. Our team members can provide you with more information on each vehicle and discuss the financing options that are available.

All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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