Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado

2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

If you are looking for a new pickup truck, you have likely looked at both the 2021 Ford F-150 and the 2021 Chevy Silverado. Both of these vehicles have positive aspects, but at Oracle Ford, we think that when you look at both of them closely, you will come away wanting to buy or lease the F-150. Don't just take our word for it though; here is a breakdown showing how the F-150 and Silverado compare, so you can make an informed decision.

F-150 Performance


The F-150 has a 3.3-liter V-6 engine that generates 290 horsepower. That's a bit more power than the Silverado 1500, which has a 4.3-liter V-6 engine that generates 285 horsepower. Both vehicles have rear-wheel-drive, but while the Silverado 1500 has a six-speed automatic transmission, the F-150 has a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Having more speeds on the transmission makes gear changes smoother as you change speeds. When you accelerate while driving a Ford F-150, you will get a smooth drive every time thanks to that 10-speed transmission. 

Fuel Economy

The Ford F-150 will also get you farther per gallon of gas when driving around Tucson than the Silverado 1500. The F-150 gets an estimated 26 miles-per-gallon highway, while the Silverado 1500 gets 23 miles-per-gallon highway. 

F-150 Towing

When it comes to towing, the 2021 F-150 can't be beaten, literally. Its available 14,000-pound towing capacity is the best in its class, and better than the Silverado 1500's maximum available towing capacity of 13,300 pounds. The Ford F-150 also has an available payload capacity of 3,325 pounds, while the Silverado 1500 has a maximum available payload capacity of 2,280 pounds.

Pre-Collision Assist


One of the most notable features of the Ford F-150 is its Pre-Collision Assist feature. Pre-Collision Assist uses camera technology to determine if a potential collision with either a pedestrian or another vehicle is imminent. 

Pre-Collision Assist works whether you are driving during the day or at night. It can reduce the severity of a collision significantly, or prevent a frontal collision entirely. When Pre-Collision Assist detects a potential collision, it alerts the driver with a sound and a warning message that appears in the message center. If the driver does not respond in time, Automatic Emergency Braking will increase brake-assist sensitivity to make braking easier and give them more time to brake. If the driver still does not brake, Automatic Emergency Braking will apply brakes automatically.

 This robust safety feature has the potential to make potentially dangerous situations much safer, and give you peace of mind whenever you drive around Marana. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking is standard on the F-150. While it is available with the Silverado 1500, you have to pay more to add it as a feature.

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Sell Your Car to Oracle Ford

When you are ready to make your purchase, you might want to find a way to reduce your costs. Want to sell your car to a dealership? Luckily, at our dealership in Oracle, AZ, we will happily buy your current car or truck. You can get an estimate for the value of your current vehicle on our website. Just fill out and submit our secure online form!

Schedule Your Test Drive Today!

The best way to determine if the 2021 Ford F-150 is right for you is to give it a test drive. Only by getting behind the wheel and feeling how it feels to drive on the road can you get a true sense of how much a vehicle works for you. Oracle Ford is just 50 minutes away from Florence, so you won't have to drive far to try out the F-150. To schedule your test drive today, contact us!