Comparing the Popular Ford F-150 to the Chevrolet Silverado in Saint Albans


If you live in the Colchester VT area it's more than common to see trucks roaming the backcountry. They are incredibly practical for all seasons and help take on tough jobs. The Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado have been two of the most popular trucks on the market. Ford consistently outsells the Silverado, and there are many reasons why. We know that there are several truck options available, ultimately making it tougher to make a confident decision, but we are here to help. We are going to shed some light on what makes the F-150 the more reliable, practical and tougher choice compared to the Silverado.


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Engines & Power 

If you are looking for versatile engine options there is no questioning the F-150 is the winner. The Chevy Silverado only offers four engine options, while the F-150 offers six! The Chevy Silverado gives you the option of a base 285 horsepower V6 engine, a 310 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, a 355 horsepower V8, and 420 horsepower V8. 

The Ford F-150's engines include a base 290 horsepower V6, a 395 horsepower V8, a 250 horsepower turbodiesel, and three turbocharged V6 options with horsepower ranging from 325 to 375, and a powerful 450! Overall when it comes to engines, you'll want to drive with an F-150 option.

Towing and Hauling 


While we can't deny that the Chevy Silverado is one of the more capable trucks on the market the F-150 can't be beaten. The Chevy Silverado has a maximum towing capacity is 12,500 pounds and 2,590 pounds for payload. The F-150 shows off its class-leading numbers with a towing capability of up to 13.200 pounds and a payload of 3,300 pounds. Need to get big gear from Plattsburgh, NY to areas near South Burlington, like Colchester, VT? The F-150 is the truck for you.  

Interior Design 


You want to feel your best when taking on tough jobs. While both interiors have made some major updates for 2019, the F-150 is more refined and uses higher quality materials. While the Silverado features a stylish cabin, it's not as upscale as the F-150. The F-150 is more functional and nicer to look at. You'll be equipped with optional ambient lighting, a touchscreen, deep leather tones and more. Be sure to check back with us for future updates to the 2020 F-150 as more info becomes available and models start to arrive in showrooms.

Fuel Economy 

When you think fuel economy you don't typically think about trucks, but the F-150 has made the changes necessary to save you money at the gas pump. The F-150 shows off its impressive fuel economy with its base V6 engine. This engine gets an EPA-estimated 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The more powerful 2.7L EcoBoost (turbocharged) V6 offers 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway, while the turbodiesel gets 22 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway.

The Silverado's best engine option for optimal fuel efficiency only gets you 20 MPG in the city and 23 on the highway. If you are someone who prioritizes fuel economy, the F-150 is your best option. 

A Vermont Favorite 

We know that there are a lot of fun off-road trails in Colchester VT. From the spring to the winter, you want a truck that can get you where you need to go. The Ford Raptor is the most off-road capable truck in the Ford lineup. With the Raptor's 450 horsepower turbocharged V6 engine and fantastic off-road prowess, four-wheel drive, skid plates, locking rear differential and off-road racing suspension the Silverado LT trail Boss is no match. 

Overall the Ford F-150 is the superior truck. We hope that this has helped you make a decision. We are inviting Milton and Swanton drivers to Bokan Ford to test drive a Ford F-150 model today!