2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevy Silverado

Pickup truck shoppers are looking for a workhorse vehicle that delivers impressive performance. These trucks have to be able to handle any towing or hauling challenge their owners throw at them, and do it in comfort and style. Looking at the 2018 Ford F-150 vs the 2018 Chevy Silverado compares two of the top models in the pickup truck class.

These two trucks have been long-time rivals, and the competition between the two is fierce. Each truck is offered in multiple trim levels with multiple engine options that deliver a variety of performance ratings.

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2018 Ford F-150 VS 2018 Chevy Silverado
6 Engine Options 3
290 horsepower, 265 pound-feet torque Base Engine Performance 285 horsepower, 305 pound-feet torque
450 horsepower, 510 pound-feet of torque Best Engine Performance 420 horsepower, 460 pound-feet torque
Yes Diesel Engine Option No

2018 Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado Engine Performance

The 2018 F-150 and 2018 Chevy Silverado are each offered with multiple engine options. Three engine options will be offered on the 2018 Silverado, while six different power sources are available on the new F-150.

Both trucks start off with a standard V-6 engine, a 3.3-liter on the F-150, and a 4.3-liter on the Silverado. The F-150 engine produces 290 horsepower, while the Silverado engine is rated at 285 horsepower. The best performance numbers available on the Silverado come via a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The F-150 can be equipped with the high-output version of Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. This turbocharged engine is able to best the Silverado's best performance numbers at 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.

In between the F-150's base 3.3-liter engine and the 3.5-liter high-output V-6 are four additional engine options. This includes Ford's 5.0-liter V-8 and two entries from Ford's EcoBoost lineup of turbocharged engines. 2018 will also see the addition of a turbodiesel engine to the F-150's lineup of engine options. The Silverado 1500 does not offer a diesel engine.

The 2018 Ford F-150 will be offered in seven total trim levels: Xl, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and the off-road-oriented Raptor. The Silverado is offered in six models. The 2018 F-150 can be equipped with all of the top features and systems Ford has developed. This includes the SYNC 3, touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist and a 360-degree camera.

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