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2018 Ford F-150 Vs. Chevy Silverado 1500

Is any rivalry as classic as the one between Ford and Chevrolet? Certainly not in the automotive world. These two manufacturers have electrified the market through their historic attempts to outdo one another and given driving enthusiasts and workers alike some of the most compelling models of sports car, SUV and pickup truck we’ve seen. We’re going to be talking about that last one.

Excepting hockey, perhaps nothing as held its status as Canada’s favourite anything for as long as the Ford F-150 has. Ford’s combination of reliability, capability and versatility has made the F-150 Canada’s most popular pickup truck for over 40 years. For 2018, the F-150 is even more capable with 6 engine options including an upcoming diesel engine that guarantees class-leading power and efficiency. Today, we’re comparing it to Chevrolet’s comparably-sized Silverado 1500. Let’s see how they stack up!

2018 Ford F-150


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

290 horsepower (3.3L V6)

Base horsepower 285 horsepower (4.3L V6)

13,200 lbs. (5,987 kg)

Max towing 12,500 lbs. (5,670 kg)
3,270 lbs. (1,483 kg) Max payload 2,250 lbs. (1021 kg)
510 lb-ft. (HO 3.5L V6 EcoBoost®) Max torque 460 lb-ft. (6.2L V8)
$30,649 CAD (XL) Starting MSRP $31,145 CAD (WT)
10-speed automatic with OD Available transmission 8-speed automatic with OD
Yes Available diesel model No
9 total Number of cab/bed configurations 5 total


2018 Ford F-150 Advantages Over Chevrolet Silverado

In every metric that matters to those looking to tow/haul and work, the 2018 Ford F-150 outperforms its American competition hands-down. Not only do F-150 drivers get to enjoy more performance at the base level, but in every category where configuration and versatility is important, they simply get more options with the 2018 F-150.

These options include six engine options vs the Silverado’s three engine options, and almost double the cab-size/bed-length configurations. The F-150 works to try and go above and beyond simply utility, however, giving drivers six trim levels that cover everything from fleet model vehicles to a luxury truck. The top trim level offers features like a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and more.

Finally, the gulf in capability is evident as the F-150 enjoys a towing capacity advantage of nearly 1,000 lbs. (453 kg) over the maximum offered by the Silverado.

The 2018 Ford F-150 is a more capable, high-value truck where utility and versatility are at their most premium. It’s less expensive, more technically-driven and has more options for you to get the perfect pickup truck for you. We have several trim levels, engines, cab-size and bed-length configurations available in our showroom and on our lot at James Braden Ford.

For more information about the 2018 Ford F-150 or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!

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