Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado in Coeur d'Alene

Which is More Powerful: the Ford F-150 or the Chevy Silverado 1500?

Ford is among the most recognizable names in the automobile industry, and the cars they manufacture uphold this reputation. The Ford F-150 is among the most popular trucks in America, and for good reason. With an amazing engine lineup and a high towing and payload capacity, the Ford F-150 has been a favorite among the truck-loving community in Coeur d'Alene for many years.

You may, however, be considering other options in addition to the Ford F-150, such as the Chevy Silverado 1500. At our dealership, we think that the Ford F-150 is superior. Continue reading to learn why you should pick the Ford F-150 over the Chevy Silverado 1500.

Engine Options

First, let's get the engine lineup out of the way. 

The Ford F-150 boasts a varied lineup of six different engines, each with its own qualities and capabilities. The newest addition to this lineup is the available 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine, which combines gas and electric energy to output 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. You could also take home a Ford F-150 equipped with the available 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with ten-speed transmission, which can power your drives with 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. If you'd prefer something with twin independent variable cam timing to increase power, consider taking a Ford F-150 with the 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine back to your Hayden or Post Falls home to use 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.

Compared to the Ford F-150, looking at the Chevy Silverado 1500's engine lineup leaves a lot to be desired. With only five engines compared to the Ford F-150's six, the Chevy Silverado 1500's engine lineup leaves less room for flexibility. The most powerful engine in its lineup is a 6.2-liter V8 engine that outputs 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet. Note that this engine fails to live up to the Ford F-150's most powerful engine.


Towing & Hauling

Why does one drive a truck? To tow and haul some heavy stuff, of course! Let's take a look at the Ford F-150's towing and hauling capacities and see how the Chevy Silverado 1500 falls short in this category as well.

Climb inside the Ford F-150's comfortable interior and get ready to move your heavy cargo all around Rathdrum. The 2021 Ford F-150 boasts both the best-in-class towing capacity and best-in-class payload rating. When you use a Ford F-150 with the available 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, you can experience the best-in-class towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. If you choose the 5.0-liter EcoBoost Ti-VCT V8 engine instead, you can enjoy a best-in-class payload rating of 3,325 pounds.

Since the 2021 Ford F-150 has both the best-in-class towing capacity and the best-in-class payload rating, you can assume that the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 doesn't live up to the Ford F-150's greatness. The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500's available 6.2-liter V8 engine can enable drivers to use up to 13,300 pounds of available trailering. With the 2.7-liter turbo engine, Chevy Silverado 1500 drivers can have a maximum available payload rating of 2,280 pounds. Both of these numbers are good, but still fall short of the ones achieved by the Ford F-150.

Schedule a Test Drive in Coeur d'Alene Today!

Now that you know that the Ford F-150 trumps the Chevy Silverado 1500 in both power under the hood and capability, it's time for you to take a trip from your Liberty Lake home to try it out for yourself. Schedule a test drive for the 2021 Ford F-150 today to feel its unrelenting power.

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