These vehicles both provide ample towing and hauling power, but the 2016 Ford F-150 has the edge here, thanks to its fuel-efficient engine options. The top-of-the-line 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 delivers 365 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. With it, a properly equipped F-150 can tow max loads of 12,000 pounds. All engines can be paired with four-wheel drive for rugged off-road performance.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 uses a V8 engine to tow its maximum loads. The 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 420 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque. Depending on configuration, models with this engine can tow up to 12,000 pounds. As with the F-150, shoppers can always choose four-wheel drive for increased traction.