2019 Ford F-150

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado


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Features & Specs

2019 Ford F-150

2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Best Engine Power (hp)

450

420

Best Engine Torque (lb-ft)

510

460

Max Tow Capacity (lbs)

13,200

12,200

Max Payload Capacity (lbs)

3,270

2,250

2019 Ford F-150 vs 2019 Chevrolet Silverado near Georgetown, DE

A truck is built to have a hard-working engine and heavy-duty structure to be able to tough the hardest hauling jobs you can throw its way. The 2019 Ford F-150 and 2019 Chevy Silverado are two of the toughest pickups on the market offering high-end tow capacities and heavy pushing powertrains. As the years have progressed, the technology integrated into these trucks has also enhanced many features improving convenience and overall safety. In this review, we will take a closer look at the finer points of each of these trucks to decide what is our favored pick in this matchup.

2019 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

The Ford F-150 has an impressive six different engines to choose from that range from V6/V8 engines to turbocharged diesel machines. Coming standard with the stock 2019 F-150 is a 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Notable other powertrains offered with the F-150 as optional upgrades include a 5.0-liter V8 (395 hp, 400 lb-ft), a fuel-efficient 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 (25mpg highway) and the top-tier 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine (450 hp, 510 lb-ft). When fully equipped, the 2019 F-150 can tow up to an immense 13,200 pounds of capacity. Most engines will come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission, giving low-range gear settings and smooth acceleration.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

Chevy offers a pretty decent lineup of engines with different purposes and power potentials. Coming standard with each base stock Silverado is a 4.3-liter V6 engine that has a slightly lower power output compared to the stock F-150 of 285 horsepower. This stock engine falls close to average for fuel economy as well falling behind the more fuel-efficient V6 found in the F-150. As the trims are upgraded with the Silverado, we see an upgrade to a 5.3-liter V8 engine that can push out 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The top engine Chevy has to offer with the Silverado is a 6.2-liter V8 engine that can push out a sizeable 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This heavy V8 definitely produces great power but doesn't quite measure up against the F-150's top performance while also running at less efficient rpm.

2019 Ford F-150 Features & Design

The 2019 F-150 comes packed with features and a strong steel exterior frame with rugged styling elements. We see standard in the F-150 a great set of core features such as standard air conditioning, tilt/telescoping adjustable steering column, automatic headlights with automatic high-beams, a full infotainment system with an optional touchscreen display and smartphone integration, and key safety features such as forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking, a rearview camera, and trailer sway control. As you increase in trim levels with the F-150, Ford builds in a great number of upgrades to the design including keyless entry/ignition with a keypad door lock, larger touchscreen display, LED headlights and taillights, heated front seats that are power-adjustable, and multi-zone automatic temperature control. The F-150 also works in great tech that enhances safety further including rain-sensing windshield wipers that adjust the rate based on speed while driving, automatic parking systems, an intelligent adaptive cruise control system, and more.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

The 2019 Chevy Silverado is built as a sturdy work pickup that offers a baseline list of features with the stock WT model including manual door locks and windows, an infotainment system on a touchscreen display, two-speaker sound system, daytime running lights, standard air conditioning, and a few other comforts. The base Silverado doesn't quite offer as many handy features though compared to the F-150, especially the stock base level missing features such as automatic headlights, adaptive cruise control, variable-adjusting automatic windshield wipers, and more. As the Silverado progresses in trim levels we do see more features coming in such as LED headlights, heated steering wheel and seating, upgraded leather interior upholstery, scenic sunroof, power adjustable seating, convenient 120-volt power outlets, and more. The Silverado does bring in some decent safety features with frontal collision warning with automated emergency brakes, pedestrian detection system, proximity sensors to assist with rear and frontal parking, and a rearview camera.

Conclusions

The 2019 Ford F-150 and 2019 Chevrolet Silverado are two of the top pickups on today's market; both offer hard-working powertrains that are capable of towing heavy loads and pushing through tough terrain. The Silverado brings in a comfortable driving experience with its feature list, but we were impressed a bit more with the extensive baseline features and kit that came with the higher trim levels within the F-150. With a stronger and more effective powertrain set and the great feature development, we have to give the win to the 2019 Ford F-150 for our pick of the better truck. If you'd like to learn more, you can check some of our other reviews down below or check out our current lineup of all-new 2019 Ford F-150s by clicking here!

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