2018 F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado


If you're in the market for a truck, you're not just in the market for something to get you from point A to point B. Making sure that you select the best pickup truck can be the difference from being able to tow, carry, or traverse what you need to get the job done. The ultimate choice, no matter what your needs, is the Ford F-150. While there is a heated brand rivalry in America between Ford and Chevy, the facts don't lie. At Dave Sinclair Ford, we decided to compare the 2018 Ford F-150 to the 2018 Chevy Silverado.


2018 FORD F-150 MSRP (from: $27,610)

The Ford F-150 stacks up against the competition time and time again. With the lowest MSRP, best MPG and max payload, the Ford F-150 outlasts and out performs the Chevy Silverado.

  • The F-150 delivers Best-in-class may payload capacity @ 3,270-lbs.
  • 13,200lb max. towing capacity
  • High strength, military-grade aluminum offers higher mpg and higher towing and payload capacity.
  • 282 horespower on entry model, 450 hp max. configuration
  • 253 lb-ft torque on entry model, 510 lb-ft torque max. configuration


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500:

  • Silverado sports a 2,430-lb. max towing capacity.
  • Towing capacity rated up to 11,100 lbs.
  • Chevy Silverado's Upgraded 6.2L V8 delivers 17 mpg.
  • 285 horsepower on entry model, 420 hp max. configuration
  • 305 lb-ft torque on entry model, 460 lb-ft torque max. configuration.

The Breakdown:

  • 840 lbs greater payload than the Silverado
  • 2,100lb high rated towing capacity than the Silverado
  • 30 more hp at max. configuration
  • 50 more lb-ft torque at max. configuration


The Comparison between the two trucks doesn't stop with the best in the market performance of the F-150, though. The F-150 offers more customization options than any other truck in the world. On top of adding four new exterior colors and three new colors of leather for the 2018, the F-150 can include every luxury feature imaginable from ambient lighting to 360-degree viewing to being its own wi-fi hotspot.

There is no doubt that in a head to head between these two trucks, the F-150 comes out on top for both performance and convenience. It's not just our opinion, either. Motor Trend named the F-150 the 2018 Truck of the Year!

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For the biggest selection of Ford F-150s Dave Sinclair Ford the St.Louis Ford Truck Warehouse Super Center has you covered.With our 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Selection, or our over 250 F-150s, F-250s, and F350s in inventory our selection has something for everyone.

Dave Sinclair Ford is your St. Louis, Sunset Hills and Hazelwood Ford F-150 truck dealership. Our store has been your local Ford dealership for over 50 years running. Plus we are a multi time President's award winner for customer satisfaction. Come see why!


Additional 2018 Ford F-150 Advantages vs. Chevrolet Silverado

2018 Ford F-150 High-strength Steel

Simply Stated - Tell Your Customers

  • The F-150 class-exclusive(1) high-strength, military-grade, aluminum body and box help offer a max. payload capacity(2) that's just over 1000 lbs. more than Silverado 1500
  • That 800 lbs. of extra capacity allows an F-150 owner to haul 20 additional 50-lb. bags of sand
  • F-150 offers a 700-lbs. advantage in max. trailer tow rating(2)
  • The F-150 aluminum body and box are rust- and corrosion-resistant as well as impervious to dings and dents

Competitive Chatter - What They're Saying

According to Chevrolet, Silverado is a better truck to own because it's made from high-strength steel with only the strategic use of aluminum, helping the truck deliver:

  • 2250-lbs. max. payload capacity
  • 12,500-lbs. max. conventional towing with the 6.2L V8

Ford Facts

The high-strength, military-grade, aluminum body and box help deliver capability on par as, or greater than, Silverado:

  • Best-in-class(1) 3270-lbs. max. payload capacity(2)
  • Best-in-class(1) 13,200-lbs. max. conventional trailer tow rating(2)
  • Fully boxed frame with eight crossmembers made of 78% high-strength steel

2018 Ford F-150 Power and Efficiency

Simply Stated - Tell Your Customers

  • The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 offers better fuel economy,(3) payload and max. trailer tow capability than both Silverado V8 engines
  • Compared to the 5.3L V8, F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost delivers better fuel economy, out-tows Silverado by 2100 lbs. and out-hauls it by 980 lbs.
  • The extra capability F-150 offers can mean the difference between only one trip to the home improvement store for landscaping supplies versus multiple trips 

Competitive Chatter - What They're Saying

Chevrolet states that Silverado has the best V8 fuel economy of any pickup and the most powerful V8 engine in the class, thanks to an 8-speed automatic transmission and fuel-saving technology.

  • 5.3L V8: class-leading 16 city/​23 hwy/​19 combined mpg, 11,100‑lbs. max. trailer towing and 2250‑lbs. payload
  • 6.2L V8: 15 city/21 hwy/17 combined mpg, 12,500‑lbs. trailer towing and 2160‑lbs. payload

Ford Facts

The second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine delivers fuel efficiency as well as capability:

  • EPA-estimated rating of 18 city/25 hwy/21 combined mpg(3)
  • Best-in-class(1) max. towing of 13,200 lbs.(2)
  • Max. payload of 3230 lbs.(2)

AND, F-150 EcoBoost engines offer fuel-saving technology not found on Silverado:

  • Active Grille Shutters
  • Aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff (ADFSO)
  • Auto Start-Stop Technology
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

2018 Ford F-150 Technology

Simply Stated - Tell Your Customers

Silverado isn't as smart as Chevy would like you to think. F-150 offers available Wi-Fi hotspot capability, SYNC 3, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, as well as technologies not found on Silverado:

  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage
  • Remote tailgate release and tailgate step
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist

Competitive Chatter - What They're Saying

Chevrolet claims Silverado is as smart as it is strong. It's equipped with:

  • Innovative technology, including 4G LTE Wi‑Fi and wireless cell phone charging
  • Chevrolet MyLink display
  • LED exterior lighting, articulating power running boards and a remote locking tailgate

Ford Facts

F-150 offers two smart-charging USB ports, power-deployable running boards, locking tailgate and available full LED exterior lighting - including class-exclusive(1) LED side-mirror spotlights. 

F-150 also offers class-exclusive:(1)

  • Active park assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
  • BLIS with trailer coverage
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist
  • Remote tailgate release
  • Tailgate step
  1. Dave Sinclair Ford

    7466 S Lindbergh
    St Louis, MO 63125

    • Sales: (314) 892-2600
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Dave Sinclair Ford

7466 S Lindbergh
Directions St Louis, MO 63125

  • Sales: (314) 892-2600
  • Service: (314) 892-2600
  • Parts: (314) 892-2600


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