Pickup trucks can go a long way toward making your work and home life easier. When you’re looking for a full-size truck, two of the most popular choices are the 2021 FordF-150 and the 2021 ChevroletSilverado 1500. This comparison looks at these two models, highlighting their differences to help make your decision easier.
Pickup trucks are known for their capability, and the 2021 F-150 and 2021 Silverado 1500 are no exception. When you look at the numbers, the Ford option comes out on top. The F-150 has a best-in-class max towing rating of up to 6,350 kg and a best-in-class max payload rating of up to 1,508 kg. The Silverado 1500 gets ratings of 6,033 kg and 1,034 kg respectively — quite a bit lower than the F-150.
The 2021 F-150 also offers a new engine that the Silverado doesn’t: the first-ever hybrid option in its class. This PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine uses a combination of gasoline and electric energy to give you 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque, along with an EPA-estimated range of 1,100 km on a full tank of gas. The Silverado 1500 doesn’t offer a hybrid option.
Innovative technology is important whether you’re heading out to the worksite or planning a road trip across British Columbia. Both the Silverado 1500 and the F-150 come equipped with connective and smart features. When it comes down to it, though, the F-150 offers more standard features and better available technologies than its Chevy competitor.
For the 2021 model year, the F-150 comes standard with the advanced SYNC® 4 infotainment system. The Silverado 1500 also comes with an infotainment system, but the standard one doesn’t offer as many advanced technologies as the SYNC® 4 system, which includes the FordPass™ Wi-Fi Hotspot and an 8-inch touch screen. A 12-inch touch screen is also available on the F-150, while the Silverado only offers up to an 8-inch touch screen.
The F-150 also stands out against its competitor because of one of its newest innovations: the Pro Power Onboard™ generator. This available feature allows you to use your truck as a mobile generator, giving you a boost of power for your tools, electric grill, and more.
To find out more about how the 2021 Ford F-150 beats the competition, stop in for a test drive at AM Ford Sales in Trail, British Columbia.