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2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2020 Ford F-150 – Albany, NY

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  • 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500

    A black 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is facing left.

    Starting at

    $28,300

    2020 Ford F-150

    A black 2020 Ford F-150 is facing right.

    Starting at

    $28,495

    20/33 MPGFuel Economy25/30 MPG
    13,400 LBS.Max Towing Capacity13,200 LBS.
    89.1 CU. FT.Max Cargo Volume77.4 CU. FT.

    When shopping for a full-size pickup, two of the best-selling options on the market today include the 2020 Chevy Silverado and the 2020 Ford F-150. To determine which of the trucks is the best option for you, you'll need to go through a 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2020 Ford F-150 comparison. From towing capacity and engine options to technology and safety, there is much to consider when looking for a truck. 

    The base MSRP for both pickups is nearly identical to the two. The 2020 Chevy Silverado has a starting MSRP of $28,300, while the 2020 Ford F-150 has a starting MSRP of $28,495. When extended out with your car payments, this difference will be only a few dollars, so comparatively speaking, the prices are almost the same.

    However, the same cannot be said when comparing the top trims of the two pickups. For the 2020 Chevy Silverado, the High Country is the top-tier option. When going with the 4x4 Crew Cab High Country, the MSRP begins at $53,000 while the upgraded option, which adds a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 boosts the MSRP to $58,195 (same price as the 3.0L Duramax Turbo I6 engine option). However, when going with the 4x4 SuperCrew Ford Limited, which is the Ford top trim, the MSRP begins at $67,485. It is important to compare the top trims to see if the price increase is warranted, but in terms of dollars to dollars, the top-tier Silverado is significantly a better buy.  

  • Performance

    A couple is loading heavy pieces of wood into the bed of their red 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500.

    Both the Chevy and Ford come with several engine options. Additionally, both the Silverado and the F-150 comes with available EcoDiesel engine options as well. However, the diesel engine is not standard on either the Chevy or Ford, so if you're interested in such an engine, you will need to pay to upgrade to it. 

    Base Engine for the 2020 Silverado 1500 and F-150

    When going with the base 2020 Chevy Silverado, the pickup comes with a 4.3L V6 that produces 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque. The Ford F-150, on the other hand, comes with a 3.3L V6 engine in its base model, and this engine produces 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. So while the base price for the two pickups is nearly identical, you do receive a far more powerful engine with the Chevy. The more powerful engine will come into play when comparing towing numbers as well.

    More Powerful Engines

    But what about the top trims? With the Ford costing more than the 2020 Chevy Silverado, it should have a much more powerful engine. With the 2020 Chevy Silverado, the High Country comes with a 5.3L V8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. If you were to upgrade the pickup to include either the 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I6 or the 6.2L V8 the torque would jump to 460, with several optional towing packages. However, without added towing packages, the performance does stay at 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.

    As for the 2020 Ford F-150, the Limited does come with a 3.5L Twin Turbo V6 engine that produces 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. So yes, the engine does put out significantly higher numbers, it will be up to you though to decide if you want to spend the extra money for this engine. It may come down to whether you want a more powerful engine or a truck that can tow more.

    Towing Capacity for the 2020 Silverado 1500 and F-150

    Having a strong towing potential is a major selling point for a pickup. With the base 2020 Chevy Silverado, you can tow 10,100 pounds right out of the gate. With the base Ford F-150? Just 5,100. This means for a truck that costs less than the Ford, you'll instantly double the towing potential. That is a substantial difference and ma

  • Safety

    A brown 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500, which wins when comparing the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2020 Ford F-150, is parked in a grassy field near Albany, NY, with a log home in the distance.

    Safety Features on the Base Models

    With the base 2020 Silverado Work Truck, the pickup offers driver, front head, front side, passenger, and rear head airbags. It also comes with 4-wheel ABS and disc brakes, electronic stability control, daytime running lights, and traction control. You can also add optional front tow hooks, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, and integrated turn signal mirrors. With the base Ford, you receive the same airbags and brakes, plus brake assist, traction control, running lights, and electronic stability control, although only integrated turn signal mirrors are an optional upgrade.

    Features Across the Trim Levels

    The upgraded Silverado comes with the same features, plus standard front tow hooks, cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring (with optional lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and integrated turn signal mirrors). The Ford Limited comes packed with safety features, all of which are standard, including brake assist, integrated turn signal mirrors, cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, adjustable pedals, and front tow hooks.

     In terms of safety, if you do go for the Ford Raptor (The F-150's highest trim), you will receive more safety features. However, if you go with any of the other trims, the Silverado will offer similar options starting at the base.

  • Entertainment

    The front black leather interior of the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 is shown with an infotainment system and large drivers display.

    Base Model Entertainment Features

    Regarding entertainment, the base 2020 Chevy Silverado comes standard with AM/FM stereo, MP3 player, AUX input, smart device integration via Bluetooth, and optional WiFi hotspot. The base Ford only comes with an AM/FM stereo and AUX input. You'll need to pay extra if you want smart device integration, WiFi hotspot, MP3 player, or satellite radio.

    Upgraded Entertainment Features on the Silverado

    With the Silverado 1500 High Country, the top trim, the pickup comes with AM/FM stereo, AUX input, MP3 player, HD radio, satellite radio, WiFi hotspot, smart device integration, a premium sound system, onboard hands-free communications system, and a navigation system via the 8-inch HD color touchscreen and Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System. It also has a Bose Premium Sound System with 7-speakers and Richbass woofer. 

    Upgraded Entertainment Features on the F-150

    The Ford Limited comes with AM/FM stereo, AUX input, MP3 player, HD radio, Satellite radio, WiFi hotspot, smart device integration, navigation system, and an onboard hands-free communications system via the Ford SYNC 3 8-inch touchscreen. The Ford Limited features a B&) Sound System by Bang & Olufsen. This system does come with 10-premium speakers and up to 750 watts of power. It also features an integrated microphone. This way, it can monitor background noise and adjust the audio quality accordingly.

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