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2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500

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

2021 Silverado 1500
6

Engine Options

5
Up to 14,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

Up to 13,300 pounds
Up to 3,325 pounds

Payload Capacity

Up to 2,280 pounds
Up to 27 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

Up to 33 mpg highway
Not Available

Multi-Flex Tailgate

Standard

If you’re on the hunt for a new light-duty pick-up truck, you’ve got to compare the 2021 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500. Year after year, these two rivals go head to head in an attempt to offer the power and capability that hard-working drivers demand. As far as we’re concerned, both are perfectly compelling options. Even so, only one will feel just right when you’re seated behind the wheel.

As you compare each model’s options and specs, keep in mind that your towing and hauling capabilities will vary from configuration to configuration. Be sure to review your owner’s manual and trailering guide carefully before you get started.


Engine Options

2021 Ford F-150 Engine Options: Horsepower, Torque, MPG

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

  • 290 hp / 265 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 20 mpg city / 24 mpg highway / 21 mpg combined

2.7L EcoBoost® V6

  • 325 hp / 400 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 20 mpg city / 26 mpg highway / 22 mpg combined

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

  • 400 hp / 410 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 17 mpg city / 24 mpg highway / 20 mpg combined

3.0L Power Stroke® V6 Diesel Engine

  • 250 hp / 440 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway / 23 mpg combined

3.5L EcoBoost® V6

  • 400 hp / 500 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway / 20 mpg combined

3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6

  • 430 hp / 570 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 25 mpg city / 26 mpg highway / 25 mpg combined

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engine Options: Horsepower, Torque, MPG

2.7L Turbocharged I4 Engine

  • 310 hp / 348 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 20 mpg city / 23 mpg highway / 21 mpg combined 

4.3L EcoTec3® V6 Engine

  • 285 hp / 305 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 16 mpg city / 21 mpg highway / 17 mpg combined

3.0L Duramax® V6 Turbo-Diesel

  • 260 hp / 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 23 mpg city / 33 mpg highway / 27 mpg combined 

5.3L EcoTec3® V8 Engine

  • 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway / 19 mpg combined 

6.2L EcoTec3® V8 Engine

  • 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 16 mpg city / 21 mpg highway / 18 mpg combined

2021 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 Engines: Although you can access more power if you choose the Ford F-150, those who have to drive long distances between Milwaukee and Chicago should think about fuel economy, too! On that front, no light-duty truck can compete with the fuel economy of the Silverado 1500 diesel. 


2021 F-150 vs. Silverado 1500: Towing Capacity

2021 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity by Engine

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6: Tow up to 8,200 pounds
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6: Tow up to 10,000 pounds
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: Tow up to 13,000 pounds
  • 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 Diesel Engine: Tow up to 12,100 pounds
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: Tow up to 14,000 pounds
  • 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6: Tow up to 12,700 pounds

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Towing Capacity by Engine

  • 2.7L Turbocharged I4 Engine: Tow up to 9,600 pounds
  • 4.3L EcoTec3® V6 Engine: Tow up to 7,900 pounds
  • 3.0L Duramax® V6 Turbo-Diesel: Tow up to 9,500 pounds
  • 5.3L EcoTec3® V8 Engine: Tow up to 11,500 pounds
  • 6.2L EcoTec3® V8 Engine: Tow up to 13,300 pounds

2021 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing: These trucks remain competitive across their entire lineups. Although you can maximize your towing power by choosing an F-150, the bottom line is this: both pickup trucks should offer all the strength you need for Madison and Waukesha job sites. Compare the 2020 F-150 vs. Silverado 1500 to find out what’s changed from year to year.


2021 F-150 vs. Silverado 1500: Payload

F-150 Payload Specs by Cab Style

  • Ford F-150 Payload (Regular Cab): Haul up to 3,325 pounds
  • Ford F-150 Payload (Supercab): Haul up to 3,010 pounds
  • Ford F-150 Payload (Supercrew®): Haul up to 2,900 pounds

Silverado 1500 Payload Specs by Cab Style

  • Silverado 1500 Payload (Regular Cab): Haul up to 2280 pounds
  • Silverado 1500 Payload (Double Cab): Haul up to 2180 pounds
  • Silverado 1500 Payload (Crew Cab): Haul up to 2180 pounds

2021 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500 Payload: While the Ford F-150 can haul a little bit more in its truck bed under ideal conditions, the 2021 Silverado 1500 ups the ante by offering an incredibly versatile, all-new Multi-Flex Tailgate. 


Test Drive Both Light-Duty Pickups at the Badger Truck & Auto Group

Now that you’ve compared the Chevy Silverado vs. F-150 in detail, we’re sure you’ll be eager to learn more. Explore our new Ford inventory or our new Chevrolet inventory to find the light-duty pickup that’s right for you. Since we sell both models here at the Badger Truck & Auto Group, there’s no better place to start your next adventure.


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