The 2017 Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are two of the most impressive full-size pickup trucks on the road today. Both supply serious towing and hauling capabilities, a wide range of cabin and bed configurations, and impressive modern comfort. Before you decide which truck is right for you, check out our buying guide to learn more.
2017 Ford F-150 vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Power and Performance:
This race was almost too close to call, but the 2017 Ford F-150 pulls ahead. Choose from a range of turbocharged engines that balance potent power with maximum fuel economy. With the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, the F-150 tows max loads of 12,200 pounds.
Of course, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was also designed to tow impressive weight. Unlike the F-150, it uses a V8 engine to move max loads, cutting back on fuel economy. Depending on configuration, the Silverado 1500 can tow up to 12,500 pounds.
We like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500's passenger protection technology. Use the OnStar emergency telematics system to solve unexpected problems; its features include on-demand roadside assistance and automatic collision notification. Parents can use the Silverado's new Teen Driver feature to set certain limitations for young drivers.
Of course, the Ford F-150 proved difficult to beat. In government crash tests, it earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. It also supplies high-tech driver aids, such as forward collision warning, which help you spot potential problems before they can become an issue.
The Ford F-150 is also our pick for passenger comfort and interior style. Choose from a range of cabin options - regular, extended, and crew - all of which provide generous head- and legroom. With features like leather upholstery and heated seats, you'll feel like you're cruising to work in a luxury SUV.
With its unique style and comfortable seating, the Silverado 1500 also put up a good fight. Ventilated front bucket seats are the perfect remedy to the summer heat. The power sunroof lets a little wind in along with the sunshine.
Here we like the 2017 Ford F-150, which is blazing new trails with its Sync 3 infotainment system. The touchscreen menu system is intuitive and, for first-time users, easy to figure out. Smartphone integration is a snap, too, thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which gives you the power to make hands-free calls or stream your favorite podcasts over the central speakers.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also manages to keep you connected on the go, thanks to its central MyLink infotainment system. With the rear seat entertainment system, Blu-ray discs keep passengers occupied during lengthy rides.
Learn More about the Ford F-150
Both of these trucks are big on power, but the 2017 Ford F-150 comes out on top. Its unique aluminum-alloy body design provides unprecedented fuel economy, utility, and on-road responsiveness. It's our overall pick because it blends seamless performance with modern comfort and convenience. Choose from a range of configurations for the model that suits your needs. Inside, the F-150 is nothing short of luxurious. High-tech infotainment gear keeps you connected, no matter where you travel. Feel the power of the F-150 on a test drive today!