2018 Ford F-150 VS. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

As you shop around Helena, Montana, for your next pickup truck, you are likely to find both the new 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 going head-to-head in the market. This is only natural considering the popularity of both brands. However, if you want a vehicle that lives up to your expectations and delivers on the promise of reliability, then we recommend the Ford model which is now available at Helena Ford. To demonstrate why, we have created a comparison for you below.


The first thing you will want to take into consideration when it comes to pickup trucks is how well it performs. In this arena, the 2018 Ford F-150 has the upper-hand over the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Looking at the strongest engines offered for both models-specifically, the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 and the Chevy 6.2L EcoTec3 V8-you will see that the former supplies a higher output. With 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque at maximum performance, it surpasses the 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque offered by its rival. In action, our pick can even tow and haul a maximum of 13,200 pounds and 3,270 pounds, respectively, which is nearly a thousand more in either category!


The 2018 Ford F-150 does not only boast impressive brawn. Thanks to improved powertrain technology, it can sustain higher efficiency ratings too. In fact, its 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 supplies as much as 20 city and 25 highway MPG. In contrast, the economical equivalent of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8, yields only 18 city and 24 highway MPG. The Ford pickup truck is also more efficient partly because of its new architecture which is still as tough as ever but now up to 700 pounds lighter. As a result of this efficacy, it even manages lower CO2 emissions than its opponent which is sure to satisfy green car enthusiasts.


Want a smarter pickup truck? Then the 2018 Ford F-150 should be at the top of your list. Unlike the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, it comes with a plethora of exclusive features. Some examples include the Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ that makes hitching up your vehicle to a trailer easier with a simple turn of the knob, quad-beam LED headlamps and side-mirror spotlights which illuminate your surroundings when you have to work at night, and a fully flat rear load floor with built-in under-seat storage on SuperCab and SuperCrew® models so that you can store more items as you see fit! Not to mention, the Ford truck has a slightly bigger cargo volume too with 62.3 cubic feet which is larger than the 61 cubic feet of the Chevy.


Last but not least, the Ford F-150 gets our vote because it is more affordable as well. Even when comparing the most basic trim levels, it still retains a lower starting MSRP than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, making it a hard contender to beat. As you can see, there is just more value with the model of our choice!