2021 Chevy Silverado vs. 2021 Ford F-150

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150
2021 Chevy Silverado 1500


2021 Ford F-150


8 trims/34 configurations


6 trims/42 configurations
13,300 pounds (with EcoTec3 engine)

Towing Capacity

13,100 pounds (with EcoBoost® V6 engine)
2 to 6

Passenger Capacity

3 to 6

Teen Driver Technology



There’s nothing like the performance and versatility of a full-size pickup truck, and Ford and Chevy are two of the titans of the segment. So, what separates the 2021 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado? Both models deliver terrific power, capabilities, and design, but one offers just a little more for Gardendale drivers. Take a look at the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado head-to-head, and see which is your favorite!

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Power

How much power do you need on the Hoover roads? Both models offer a wide range of powertrain configurations, ranging from gas to diesel and even hybrid options. Here are the six different engines that each lineup brings to the table.

Chevy Silverado 1500 Engines

  • Standard 285-hp 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management™ (gas)
  • 277-hp 3.0L Duramax 3.0L I-6 (diesel)
  • 310-hp 2.7L I-4 (gas)
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 (gas) with Active Fuel Management™
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 (gas) with Dynamic Fuel Management™
  • 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management™ (gas)

Ford F-150 Engines

  • Standard 290-hp 3.3L TI-VCT V6
  • 400-hp 3.5L EcoBoost® V-6 (gas)
  • 250-hp 3.0L Power Stroke® (diesel)
  • 430-hp PowerBoost® V6 (full hybrid)
  • 325-hp 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost® (gas)
  • 400-hp 5.0L V-8 (gas)

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Towing Capacities 

While both lineups offer a good variety of options, when it comes to Chevy vs. Ford, it’s the Silverado lineup that has stronger towing capabilities. When you compare the two most powerful engines (EcoBoost® V6 for the F-150 and the EcoTec3 for the Silverado), the Ford F-150 can tow 13,100 pounds and the Silverado 1500 reaches 13,300 pounds*. The Silverado 1500 also offers handy towing features like:

  • Standard Trailering Package: 2-inch receiver, hitch platform, automatic locking rear differential, 4-pin connector, 7-wire harness, 7-way sealed connector
  • Available Max Trailering Package: shock tuning, upgraded rear springs, and more
  • Available Towing Mirrors: optional mirror set to enhance visibility

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Interior Dimensions

Between the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado, the Silverado offers a little extra legroom and headroom. Taller drivers might feel more comfortable during their Bessemer commute while driving the Silverado over the F-150.

Chevy Silverado Interior Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 44.5 inches
  • Front Headroom: 43.1 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 60.9 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 66.1 inches

Ford F-150 Interior Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 43.9 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.8 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 62.5 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 66.7 inches

Chevy vs. Ford: Safety Features

One notable difference between the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado is the Chevy-exclusive Teen Driver technology. This feature offers valuable insight for parents with new drivers in the house. The Teen Driver feature can set speed limits, volume limits, and other boundaries that encourage safer driving habits. So, while you’ll find similar safety features onboard both the Chevy and Ford, only the Silverado offers Teen Driver technology.

Find Your Truck With Edwards Chevrolet Co., Inc.

We’ve detailed the key differences between the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado, but if you still have questions, feel free to contact us at Edwards Chevrolet Co., Inc.. We’d be happy to help you find just the right model for your needs and set you up on a test drive in Birmingham.

*Requires Silverado 1500 Double Cab Standard Bed RST 4×4 with available 6.2L V8 engine, Max Trailering Package and 20-inch wheels. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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