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Compare the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2019 Ford F-150

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019 Ford F-150 Versus

2019 Chevy Silverado


2019 Ford F-150

2.7L 4-Cylinder Turbo


3.3L V6
310 hp


290 (est.)
348 lb-ft


265 lb-ft (est.)

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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has many surprises in store for truck drivers. An updated build, bigger cabins, more technology, and serious capability will help it challenge the next Ford F-150. Let’s a take a deeper dive into both powerhouses to see what we can expect from these rivals.

Enlarged Cabins

Like the F-150, the Silverado remains one of the few models to offer a regular one-row cabin. New Silverado two-rows will be bigger than before thanks to the longer wheelbase. Passengers will have three more inches of back-row legroom. Like the F-150, the biggest cab will have a flat rear load floor for more efficient interior cargo space.


Challenging the Ford at every turn, Chevrolet has made the beds longer and wider. The new build has stretched beds by up to an inch. Even better it has stretched the beds from side to side without increasing the exterior width. This means seven more inches of width inside the bed. A new stamping method allows the beds to be deeper. With more space, Silverado drivers can haul more than before. Using the short bed as an example, it has grown to 63 cubic feet. That's about 20 percent more space than you'll find in the Ford short bed. Chevy's also doubled the number of tie-down loops for cargo. Raising the number from six to 12, each one can now handle up to 500 pounds. Chevrolet's exclusive CornerSteps have grown too. The bigger size accommodates big work boots. If you choose the Ford step, it costs extra and may be obstructed by the tailgate when it's down.

More Aerodynamic and Efficient Operation

Whereas Ford relies on its EcoBoost engines and lighter weight build, the Silverado meets this challenge with its own EcoTec engines and huge weight loss. 2019 Crew Cabs have dropped 450 pounds. Chevrolet continues to use more steel than Ford, since Chevy engineers believe it provides superior strength. However, the doors, hood and tailgate are now made of high strength aluminum. This dropped weight in all three sections of the truck. The frame, for instance, has lost 88 pounds while still retaining its high-strength steel, fully boxed bed. Silverado bed floors are stronger, too, thanks to a higher concentration of roll-formed steel. All of these changes resulted in greater torsional rigidity for greater strength and stability in the 2019 Chevy Silverado. The update has improved the Silverado's drag coefficient by seven percent. Up front, there's a special air dam to direct flow. Air curtains push the wind over the spinning wheels. On top of the cab, a molded plastic spoiler is specially sculpted to direct flow down to the tailgate Gurney flap.

There's much more to say about the 2019 Silverado's outstanding payload and tow ratings. You can get the answers you need and enjoy at test drive when you visit Pohanka Chevrolet, located in Chantilly, VA.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.