2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150

When looking for a vehicle that can deliver power and performance, you can't go wrong with the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 or the 2021 Ford F-150. We here at Maguire Chevrolet Trumansburg know it can be challenging to choose, so we've written up this comparison to help you in your truck-buying journey.

We encourage our friends and neighbors in Trumansburg, Binghamton, and Vestal, NY, to pay close attention to our report.

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150: Performance & MPG

In this first section, we'll be taking a closer look at what's under the hood. When you take to the road, you'll want power that satisfies and delivers. First up is the Silverado 1500!

The Silverado 1500 comes equipped with a standard 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine that outputs good numbers. It achieves 285 horsepower, with an additional 305 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

With the F-150, it comes equipped with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine. This achieves 290 horsepower with an additional 265 lb-ft of torque, which isn't shabby. Its transmission is an electronic 10-speed automatic.

Now, let's compare MPG. The Silverado 1500 manages to attain 23 city/33 highway MPG, while the F-150 can reach up 20 city/24 highway MPG. Both achieve great mileage; however, the Silverado 1500 gains the advantage, with powerful engine specs that allow it to earn this high MPG.

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150: Towing

Towing is an important area to consider when looking at vehicles of this kind. With the amount of power available, the idea isn't what you can tow or haul but what you can't. Either for work or for leisure, being able to bring your materials with you is vital.

The Silverado 1500 starts this off by offering a maximum payload of 2,060 pounds. This can be enhanced with the Max Trailering Package to 2,170 pounds. The maximum conventional trailering is 9,400 pounds. Again, thanks to the Max Trailering Package, that can be extended to 11,100 pounds.

In contrast, when equipped with the available 5.0L V8 engine, the F-150 comes to the table with a max payload of 3,325 pounds. When equipped with the Max Trailer Tow Package and Heavy Duty Payload Package, the maximum conventional trailering is an even 14,000 pounds.

Both offer satisfying numbers. We think the edge goes to the Silverado 1500 for the available performance booster package along with the initial high stats.

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150: Infotainment

In our modern world, it is more important than ever to stay connected. With infotainment systems, we're able to do that during our driving adventures. Not all are created equal, however, and we'll see how these vehicles shake out.

The Silverado 1500 comes equipped with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, with color touchscreen. Depending on the trim level, you can expect either a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen. It is packed with features, such as Bluetooth® streaming audio for compatible phones and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility.

On the other hand, the F-150 offers an 8-inch center-stack screen that works alongside their SYNC® 4 software suite. This system has similar features as mentioned above, with an optional SiriusXM® 3-month trial subscription. Bluetooth® is included here as well, though not explicitly stated to stream for multiple phones.

With infotainment technologies that overlap, it is challenging to award an edge. However, we'd say the Silverado 1500 earns it with its use of Bluetooth® audio streaming.

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150: The Verdict

Now that you've had a chance to read our comparison, we think you'll agree that the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the better of the two vehicles. With more raw power, features, and capabilities, the Silverado 1500 outperforms the competition.

To our friends and neighbors in Trumansburg, Binghamton, and Vestal, NY, we look forward to scheduling a test drive for you here at Maguire Chevrolet Trumansburg today!  

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