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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

Ford and Chevrolet are two brands that have been competing for decades. Looking at the 2018 Ford F-150 vs the 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 compares two of the impressive truck models customers can choose from. Multiple options will be available on both the F-150 and the Silverado. Each truck offers multiple engine options and trim levels.

For the first time, the Ford F-150 will be offering a diesel engine. The truck will be available with a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V-6. This engine will produce 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be paired with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission. The engine will offer best-in-class performance ratings, towing up to 11,400 pounds with a maximum payload of 2,020 pounds. A diesel engine is not offered on the 2018 Chevy Silverado.

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2018 Ford F-150 VS 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
6 Trim Levels 6
5 Engine Options 3
Yes Diesel Engine No
20 city/26 highway mpg Best Performance 18 city/24 highway mpg

2018 Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado Engine Comparison

The 2018 Ford F-150 offers five engine options in addition to the turbodiesel. Three engines are available on the 2018 Silverado. Standard equipment for both trucks will include a V-6 engine. The F-150 will offer a 3.3-liter V-6 that produces 290 horsepower, while the Chevy is powered by a 4.3-liter V-6 rated at 285 horsepower.

The best fuel economy ratings available on the 2018 F-150 come via the available 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6. When equipped with this engine, the F-150 earns up to 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highways. The Silverado is able to earn up to 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highways.

The maximum performance numbers available on the F-150 come via the available 3.5-liter high-output EcoBoost V-6 engine. This impressive engine checks in at 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The best performance numbers available on the Silverado come via the available 6.2-liter V-8. This engine produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

2018 Ford F-150 front exterior on field
2018 Ford F-150 front exterior on road
2018 Ford F-150 side exterior on job site
2018 Ford F-150 interior front seats