2019 Ford F-150 Vs. 2019 Chevy Silverado

2019 Ford F-150 and 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, separated by a diagonal line and "VS" logo.

Trucks just keep getting better- that’s good news and bad news. The good news is, every year we get new leaps forward in quality and innovation. The bad news is that it makes deciding between this ever-expanding crop of excellent machines all the more difficult.

We all know it’s tough to argue against a Ford F-150. This is a vehicle that at this point is pretty much synonymous with the term, “pick-up truck.” Not only does it come outfitted with top-of-the-line features, boast a great look, and include nearly endless customization options, but it’s hard to find anything more capable. In fact, whether hauling cargo in the bed or pulling a trailer, the 2019 Ford F-150 outperforms every truck in its class.

The 2019 Chevy Silverado is fully redesigned for this model year. Its new look is, shall we say… interesting, and has certainly divided pick-up aficionados. Let’s take a look at how Chevrolet’s latest offering holds up against America’s best-selling truck.

2019 Ford F-150


2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

$28,155 Starting MSRP $28,300
6 Engine Options 5
250 – 450 hp Horsepower 285 – 420 hp
265 – 510 lb-ft Torque 348 – 460 lb-ft
5,000 – 13,200 lbs Towing Capacity 6,700 to 9,900
20 city / 26 highway Fuel Economy (mpg) 16 city / 21 highway

The Ford F-150: Still Wearing the Crown

As we see in the table, the 2019 Ford F-150 outperforms the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado in every major category. It also boasts a wider range of capabilities, allowing more customization, to make sure you’re getting the features you need while not wasting money on the unnecessary aspects that you don’t.

Exciting Features of the 2019 Ford F-150

One of the most unique innovations of the 2019 Ford F-150 it its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body; this structure manages to be lighter than steel but no less strong. It’s a big reason the vehicle is able to offers those best-in-class towing and payload ratings while not weighing so much it falls straight through the earth (or sinks in soft patches off-road).

The 2019 Ford F-150 is loaded with advanced technologies that really get us going. These include excellent driver-assists such as Pro Trailer Backup Assist, BLIS with Trailer Coverage (keeping an eye on your blind spots, even those of a trailer), Hill Descent Control, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear View Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, and Navigation.

While the lower trims deliver above-and-beyond capabilities at excellent prices, Ford doesn’t skimp on making sure their upper-level trims are fully loaded and optimized. For example, the 2019 F-150 Raptor is the master of off-roading, while the Limited is made for on-the-road luxury.

Another Step Forward After a Mid-Cycle Refresh for the F-150

The Ford F-150 was refreshed for 2018. That refresh brought along better towing and hauling abilities, wider availability of the 10-speed automatic transmission, and more power for some engines. The 2019 F-150 further optimizes and refines this model while providing several other exciting additions.