2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado: Which Is Better?

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2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. If you’re having trouble deciding between the two, you’re not alone. Choosing a full-size truck can be challenging — sometimes it seems as if they’re the same vehicle, and sometimes they seem so different that you don’t even know where to start. Each offers a wide variety of engines ranging from fuel-efficient to powerful and is available in a number of configurations optimized for hauling people, things or both. And when you factor in all of the available trim levels, things seem to get even more complicated. If you’re on the fence, we’re here to help you determine which truck is right for you.

Basic Specs

The top-selling vehicle in the U.S., the Ford F-150 was last fully redesigned for the 2015 model year. In addition to an all-new interior and exterior, the big news with this redesign was the move to an all-aluminum body, which helped it shed 700 pounds from its previous-generation design. While the aluminum body was both praised and criticized by many, it hasn’t had much effect on the F-150’s overall utility, so it shouldn’t factor heavily into your purchase decision. Ford’s engine lineup is diverse, given the availability of diesel and high-output Raptor variants.

The 2018 Ford F-150 engines:

A 3.3-liter V6 making 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque

  • Rear-wheel drive: 19 miles per gallon in the city/25 mpg on the highway/22 mpg in combined driving
  • 4-wheel drive: 18 mpg city/23 mpg hwy/20 mpg combined

A 2.7-liter turbo V6 making 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque

  • RWD: 20 mpg city/26 mpg hwy/22 mpg combined
  • 4WD: 19 mpg city/24 mpg hwy/21 mpg combined
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