2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150

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


2021 Ford F-150

Starting MSRP

8 trims

Trim Options

6 trims
7,400 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds

Teen Driver Technology


If you need a truck near Puyallup, you’ve probably been comparing the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. F-150. These are two of the most popular trucks in America, but which one will be the best for your needs? Keep reading to learn more about the difference between the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado from Sunset Chevrolet. 

Chevy vs. Ford: Engines 

Both the 2021 Silverado 1500 and 2021 Ford F-150 have a range of engines to choose from: 

Chevy Silverado 1500 Engines: 

  • Base Engine: 285-hp 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management™
  • Diesel Engine: 277-hp 3.0L Duramax 3.0L I-6 
  • 310-hp 2.7L I-4 
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 with Active Fuel Management™
  • 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 with Dynamic Fuel Management™

Ford F-150 Engines:

  • Standard Engine: 290-hp 3.3L TI-VCT V6
  • Diesel Engine: 250-hp 3.0L Power Stroke®
  • 400-hp 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 
  • 325-hp 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost® (gas)
  • 400-hp 5.0L V8 (gas)

While they’ll look similar on paper and both trucks offer over 13,000 pounds of max towing, the Silverado has a base towing capacity of 7,400 pounds compared to the F-150’s 5,000 pounds.

Chevy vs. Ford: Interior Dimensions 

Space in the truck bed and towing power ensure your truck has enough room for your stuff, but what about room for you? The standard cabs for the Silverado and F-150 are different enough that we think it’s worth highlighting: you simply get more space to be comfortable in a Silverado than you do in an F-150.

Chevy Silverado Front Dimensions: 

  • Front Legroom: 44.53 inches
  • Front Headroom: 43.11 inches

Ford F-150 Front Dimensions:

  • Front Legroom: 43.9 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.8 inches

Chevy vs. Ford: Towing and Safety 

If your plan is to tow with your truck, you need both power and performance. The Silverado and F-150 both break 13,000 pounds. Here’s how you can get the most out of your Silverado’s towing capabilities:

  • Silverado Trailering Package: An automatic locking rear differential, a 2-inch receiver, a hitch platform, a 4-pin connector, and a 7-wire harness give you the essentials for trailering.
  • Available Max Trailering Package: Want to hit that 13,300-pound towing capacity? You’ll want the Max Trailering Package (hence the name), which includes revised shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and other performance upgrades. 
  • Available Towing Mirrors: Even the most seasoned of truck drivers can use a little help seeing past that long trailer, and the Silverado’s available towing mirrors help you tow safely

Try the Chevy Silverado at Sunset Chevrolet Today! 

Of course, if you’re considering a Chevy Silverado from Sunset Chevrolet, you’ll also have the benefit of Sunset Auto Family exclusives: Warranty Protection for Life and Oil Changes for Life. That’s long-term peace of mind in a lifetime powertrain warranty and long-term savings in essential maintenance being covered by us, so you can keep your truck in top shape.

Contact us to learn more about the Silverado or schedule a test drive of the Silverado trim that’s right for you. 


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