Reliable pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado have earned a reputation for being tough and versatile in any situation. So, which one offers more of what you're looking for in your next truck?

Zoellner Ford of Beatrice put together this truck comparison to help drivers in Beatrice, Lincoln, and Ceresco decide.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado: Engines

Both the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado provide you with plenty of power under the hood. Each one is designed to give you the capability to get the job done and get through harsh conditions.

The F-150 is also made to give you options. There are six engines to choose from, including an efficient 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 Turbo Diesel that gets 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque.

Of the remaining five gas powered engines, the largest and strongest one is a High Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that gets an impressive 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. Both work with a dynamic 10-speed SelectShift® automatic.

The Chevy doesn't offer any diesel engines. There are only three engines available and they aren't able to produce as much power. The biggest one is a 6.2L V8 that gets up to 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

All three options also work with a less capable transmission. With its 8-speed automatic transmission, the Chevy doesn't have as many gears to help you out when you're towing heavy cargo or driving through a storm.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado: Towing

With all that power, both pickups are made to haul lots of cargo for you. The Ford offers best-in-class towing with the ability to pull up to 13,200 pounds. It keeps all that weight stable and under control for you with Trailer Sway Control.

It also makes hooking up your trailer and maneuvering with it easy with Pro Trailer Backup Assist. On top of its standard rearview camera, it can show you multiple angles like an overhead view of your tow hitch.

When it's time to unload, your truck can position the trailer for you. Just turn a knob on your dashboard in the direction you want to go, and the truck will back your trailer in for you. 

The Chevy also features Trailer Sway Control, but its Rearview Camera only shows one angle and it can't steer your trailer into place for you. Plus, its towing capacity maxes out at 12,500 pounds.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado: Payload

A durable truck should be just as capable of moving heavy cargo in its truck bed. Both trucks feature a tough truck bed with a spray-in bedliner and tie-down cleats to secure your payload.

What sets them apart is how much weight they can carry. The Ford F-150 has a best-in-class payload capacity of up to 3,270 pounds. The Silverado falls significantly short and can only handle a payload of 2,250 pounds.

Test Drive Your Next Truck

Visit Zoellner Ford of Beatrice to test drive the dependable Ford F-150. It offers drivers in Beatrice, Lincoln, and Ceresco the power to tow a full-size trailer, and a durable design to carry a heavy payload. To learn more about this comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.

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