2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Silverado 1500: A Mid-Sized Truck Comparison | Blue Springs, MO

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Silverado 1500: A Mid-Sized Truck Comparison | Blue Springs, MO

The 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are the latest competitors in the ongoing Ford vs. Chevy rivalry. But who has the upper hand when comparing these two reliable trucks? To help Blue Springs, MO drivers determine which mid-sized pickup they need, the truck specialists at Blue Springs Ford have put together this truck comparison page. To get in touch with one of our specialists directly, fill out our contact form or give us a call at (866) 379-5712. Learn more about the 2018 F-150 by checking out all of our research pages on our model hub page.

Engine & Performance

Both the F-150 and the Silverado feature a variety of engines to accompany their respective trucks. However, Ford offers not only more engines, but more impressive options as well. The F-150 can be equipped with one of six configurations, while the Silverado offers three different engines. For this breakdown, we'll look at the base engine options for both of these trucks.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Ford F-150

4.3L EcoTec3 V6


3.3L Ti-VCT V6

285 HP


290 HP

305 lb.-ft.


265 lb.-ft.

Up to 7,600 lbs.

Max Towing Capacity

Up to 7,700 lbs.

18 city / 24 highway

Fuel Economy

19 city / 25 highway

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity in Blue Springs, MO


Drivers expecting to use their new pickup to tow or haul often will be interested in learning more about both these durable trucks' capabilities. Whether you're hauling materials to the jobsite or towing your boat to the lake for the weekend, knowing what your truck can handle is vital. As you can see in the chart below, the F-150 boasts best-in-class towing and payload, when properly equipped. To maximize towing potential, the clear choice is the 2018 Ford F-150.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500


Ford F-150

6.2L EcoTec3 V8


3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6

Up to 12,500 lbs.

Max Towing Capacity

Up to 13,200 lbs.

Up to 2,250 lbs.

Max Payload Capacity

Up to 3,230 lbs.


Both of these trucks feature cavernous interiors. While the Silverado has more front legroom, the Ford F-150 makes up for it with much more rear legroom. The Ford pickup is also available with more luxury features to make both drivers and passengers as comfortable as possible.

  • The Ford F-150 has 43.6-in. of legroom, while the Silverado only has 40.9-in.
  • Only the 2018 F-150 is available with a twin-panel moonroof
  • While both trucks can include power-adjustable pedals, only Ford has a memory feature


Both of these trucks can be equipped with a host of technology and safety features. However, the F-150 is available with several features that the Chevy pickup simply can't match.

  • The F-150 sports an optional class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, unavailable on the Silverado
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) is only available on the 2018 F-150
  • With class-exclusive quad-beam LED headlamps and LED side-mirror spotlights, the F-150 offers superior lighting
  • The F-150 can be equipped with a 360-degree camera, while the Silverado cannot
  • Useful safety features like pre-collision assist, adaptive cruise control, and a lane-keeping system are only available with the 2018 F-150.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford F-150 in Blue Springs, MO

Blue Springs Ford has the new Ford F-150 you're looking for! Browse our online inventory of new F-150 models to see what we have at our dealership. Once you're ready to test drive this truck, fill out our online form to schedule your visit. You can also call us at (866) 379-5712 to talk to a Blue Springs Ford representative.

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 in Blue Springs, MO

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