2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Orlando, FL
When you’re looking at getting a new full-size pickup truck, two names immediately rise above the pack: Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Both have a well-earned reputation for quality, capability, intelligence, power, and presence. But when it comes to what the 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 bring to the table today, the better choice of the two couldn’t be clearer.
The measure of a pickup truck often comes down to how easy it makes tough jobs. And when it comes to full-size trucks, there’s not a single truck that works harder than the 2021 Ford F-150. That’s because the F-150 offers best-in-class maximum towing and payload capabilities — easily conquering the Silverado.
When equipped with the mighty twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, the 2021 F-150 gives you the muscle you need to tow up to 14,000 pounds.1 That’s a full 700 pounds more than the Silverado, which can come in handy whether you’re on the job or taking your boat out to the coast.
As for payload, the 2021 Ford F-150 is once more untouchable. With the legendary 5.0-liter V8, the F-150 can haul up to 3,325 pounds — also best-in-class among full-size pickup trucks.2 That’s a whole half-ton-plus more than the Silverado’s 2,280 pounds.
Sure, the 2021 Ford F-150 can out-flex the Chevy Silverado on the job. But almost as impressively, it completely outthinks it as well thanks to several segment-first technologies.
The 2021 Ford F-150 is the only truck in the segment available with Onboard Scales, a feature that lets you track how much payload you’re carrying in the bed. Onboard Scales also lets you zero out that number so you can weigh items individually. Silverado can’t do that.
Chevrolet also doesn’t offer anything like the available Pro Power Onboard. This feature available on the 2021 Ford F-150 lets you use upwards of 7.2 kilowatts of output, turning your truck into a mobile generator. Whether it’s powering tools or keeping the lights on during your overnight under the stars, Pro Power Onboard lets you do more for longer than other trucks.
The 2021 Ford F-150 brings in the latest in SYNC® infotainment technology. SYNC® 4 isn’t just faster and easier to use thanks to conversational voice control and an available 12-inch touch screen — it helps save you time and money. SYNC® 4 offers Ford Power-Up, a feature that downloads and installs critical software improvements over the air. That means you won’t have to bring your truck to the dealership for updates like you would with a Silverado.
SYNC® 4 also offers the convenience of wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ so that you can connect your smartphone without cables, keeping your cabin clutter-free. And when you need to check something in your owner’s manual, you won’t need to pull out a hefty tome and flip through the pages — SYNC® 4 includes a digital manual with easy search functions.
Class-exclusive PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6
Ford is paving the way to a brighter, greener tomorrow. Before it changes the game in 2022 with the all-new F-150 Lightning, the 2021 Ford F-150 has changed the game with its class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6.
The PowerBoost™ V6 shows that you can get the strength you crave from a Built Ford Tough® truck and the efficiency you’d expect of a hybrid. This truck is no slouch, delivering up to 12,700 pounds of maximum towing capacity and standing plenty tall when the going gets tough.3 But it’s also a great choice for long-distance driving with an EPA-estimated range of 750 miles on a full tank.4
When it comes right down to it, there’s no contest between the 2021 Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500. But don’t take our word for it — experience it for yourself when you test-drive an all-new Ford F-150 at Sun State Ford in Orlando, Florida.
1 Max towing on F-150 SuperCab 8’ box and SuperCrew® 4×2 with available 3.5L EcoBoost, Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.
2 Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab 8’ box 4×2 with available 5.0L V8 engine and Max Trailer Tow and Heavy-Duty Payload Pkgs. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR. Max payload varies and is based on accessories and wheel configuration. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle. Payload and towing and independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.
3 Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®, PowerBoost™, 4×2 with Max Trailer Tow Pkg. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.
4 Range calculation based on 30.6-gallon tank and EPA-estimated rating of 25 combined mpg. Actual range will vary.