2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2020 Ford F-150 – Bethlehem, PA

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  • 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500

    Starting at

    $28,300

    2020 Ford F-150

    Starting at

    $28,495

    420 HPHorsepower395 HP
    460 LB-FTTorque400 LB-FT
    13,400 LBSTowing Capacity13,200 LBS

    Full-size trucks are a great option for a lot of people who want a pickup that can handle a ton of work without going all the way to a heavy-duty model. While midsize options are good for folks looking for a solid all-around truck, full-size models are ideal for those that need a reliable workhorse that can still play on the weekend. When you look at two models like the 2020 Chevy Silverado vs 2020 Ford F-150, then you can often see one will come out on top over the other.

    In this case, despite the popularity of the Ford F-150 over the last few decades, it is clear that Chevy has been taking notes and is ready to come out on top. The 2020 Silverado, or Silverado 1500 as it is also called, simply has more to offer. Its bed options are larger with more cargo area for you to utilize. While both of these trucks have great engine options, the Silverado has a more powerful diesel available, and when you look at maximum towing capacity, the Silverado beats the F-150.

    The story continues in terms of safety, where both of these trucks have a lot to offer, but the 2020 Chevy Silverado gives you more. Ford-lovers might have a hard time swallowing this bitter pill, but it is clear that Chevrolet has done its homework and put in the time to produce a superior full-size truck. The numbers do not lie. Come visit us at Raceway Chevy to see the 2020 Silverado for yourself and find the perfect truck for your needs.

  • Performance

    A red 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is driving past a grassy field that's fenced in near Bethlehem, PA.

    Engine Options and Power

    The engine is the heart of your truck, so when looking at the 2020 Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150, it should be very important to you. Both of these trucks have quite a few different engines to choose from – they each have six different engines available, with certain trim restrictions on them. To keep things simple, we will look at the starting options, the best V8 option for each, and the diesel engine that each one has available.

    2020 Chevy Silverado

    The 2020 Silverado starts off with a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine that includes active fuel management and offers up to 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. That is a strong start that just gets better when you look at the available V8 engines, with the best one being a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine that provides up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Finally, there is an available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I6 engine, which offers up to 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque for incredible power and performance.

    2020 Ford F-150

    By comparison, the starting engine in the 2020 Ford F-150 is a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine offering up to 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. That is pretty similar horsepower, but quite a bit less torque than the Silverado offers with its beginning engine. There is a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine available that offers up to 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, which is significantly less power than the best V8 in the Silverado. Finally, the available 3.0L Turbo Diesel V6 on the F-150 provides up to 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.

    Across the board, the starting engine, the best V8, and the available diesel engines in the 2020 Chevy Silverado give you more power than the comparable engines in the Ford F-150. There is a powerful V6 engine available on the F-150 if that is something you are interested in, but if you prefer a V8 or a diesel engine, then the Silverado is the clear choice.

  • Capacities

    The front black and brown leather interior of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is shown with an infotainment system and drivers display.

    Towing and Cargo Space

    With any full-size truck, towing and overall cargo space in the bed should be important to you. After all, these factors greatly affect the kind of work you can get done with your truck.

    Towing Capacity

    In terms of towing, the engine you choose has a tremendous impact on the maximum towing capacity you can get when properly equipped. The Silverado’s available Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel engine offers up to 9,300 lbs of towing, while the powerful 6.2L V8 engine can get you up to 13,400 lbs of towing. By comparison, the Ford F-150’s 3.0L Turbo Diesel engine can give you up to 11,500 lbs of towing, while the 5.0L V8 engine tops out at 11,500 lbs as well. Even with the most powerful engine in the F-150, the best towing capacity you can get is 13,200 lbs, which falls short of the Silverado.

    Bed Space

    Both the 2020 Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150 have three different bed lengths available, starting with a short box that measures 5.8-feet long on the Silverado and 5.5-feet long on the F-150; the short box gives you 62.9 cu.ft. of space in the Silverado and 52.8 cu.ft. in the F-150. The regular box on the Silverado is about 6.6-feet long and gives you 71.7 cu.ft. of space, while the same box on the F-150 is 6.5-feet long and gives you 62.3 cu.ft. of space. Finally, the long box on the Silverado is about 8.2-feet long, while the F-150’s is 8-feet long; Chevy’s long box gives you 89.1 cu.ft. of cargo space, while the F-150 offers just 77.4 cu.ft.

    As you can see, the beds in the 2020 Silverado are a bit longer overall and give you significantly more cargo area than the equivalent boxes on the Ford F-150. When you are looking at cargo, a difference of nearly 12 cu.ft. in the largest sizes is quite substantial and really does affect how much you can safely load up in the back of your truck.

  • Safety Features

    A silver 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500, which wins when comparing the 2020 Chevy Silverado vs 2020 Ford F-150, is parked in front of a football field at sunset near Bethlehem, PA

    Although you might be more interested in engine power and towing or other performance metrics when looking at a full-size truck, safety should still be important to you. Any vehicle you buy needs to help keep you safe, and if it cannot do that, then it is not worth your time. The safety features available on the 2020 Chevy Silverado are quite impressive, and the Ford F-150 does its best to keep up.

    2020 Chevy Silverado

    The Silverado features numerous airbags and StabiliTrak with electronic stability and traction control. Available safety features include a forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts your speed to match vehicles in front of you. You can also get front pedestrian braking, a lane change alert with side blind zone alert, and a rear cross traffic alert that warns you when traffic is about to pass behind you. There is also an available lane keep assist system with a lane departure warning, an available rear camera mirror, and front and rear park assist. An available safety alert seat warns you about safety alerts through vibrations in the seat, rather than only relying on audible alarms, which is quite helpful on a noisy job site.

    2020 F-150

    The safety features on the 2020 F-150 are good, but it cannot quite match what the Silverado has to offer. Available features include a blind spot information system, hill descent control, and automatic high-beam headlamps. An available lane keeping system warns you if you start to drift, while pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking can help you avoid a collision. There is also available adaptive cruise control on the F-150, but it notably lacks the safety seat that helps push the Silverado a step further.

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