2021 Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150

Comparison image of the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2021 Ford F-150
2021 Ford F-150


2021 Silverado 1500
$29,290 MSRP

Starting Price

$29,300 MSRP
8 trims and 34 configurations


6 trims and 42 configurations
13,300 pounds (EcoTec3)

Towing Capacity

12,000 pounds (PowerBoost)
2 to 6

Passenger Capacity

3 to 6

Teen Driver Technology


A light-duty truck is versatile and capable, so it’s no surprise that so many drivers choose to take one home to El Paso, TX. But between the popular 2021 Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150, which of these two titans should you choose for your Van Horn, TX travels? While the Ford F-150 is tried and true, the Silverado 1500 remains a best-seller for good reason. It’s powerful, high-tech, and stylish — with plenty of options and special editions for custom looks and performance. Take a look at the 2021 Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150, and start thinking about your test drive at Rudolph Chevrolet.

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Performance

Performance is one of the top factors when picking a pickup truck, and both lineups provide plenty of powerful engine options to achieve the results that you want. However, the Silverado offers the most powerful option of all with its 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V8. Compare the two lineups for yourself:

Chevy Silverado 1500 Engines

  • Standard 285-hp 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management™ (gas)
  • 277-hp 3.0L Duramax 3.0L I-6 (diesel)
  • 310-hp 2.7L I-4 (gas)
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 (gas) with Active Fuel Management™
  • 355-hp 5.3L V-8 (gas) with Dynamic Fuel Management™
  • 420-hp 6.2L EcoTec3 V-8 with Dynamic Fuel Management™ (gas)

All Ford F-150 Engines

  • Standard 290-hp 3.3L TI-VCT V6
  • 400-hp 3.5L EcoBoost® V-6 (gas)
  • 250-hp 3.0L Power Stroke® (diesel)
  • 430-hp PowerBoost® V6 (full hybrid)
  • 325-hp 2.7L Turbocharged EcoBoost® (gas)
  • 400-hp 5.0L V-8 (gas)

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Towing Capacities 

Not only does the Silverado 1500 boast the higher output overall, but the higher towing capacity as well with its EcoTec3 engine. The Silverado reaches up to 13,300 pounds* of towing potential compared to just 12,000 pounds for the F-150. Plus, Chevy offers the following:

  • Standard Trailering Package: This standard package introduces features like 7-wire harness with a 7-way sealed connector, a 4-pin connector, a 2-inch receiver, a hitch platform, and an automatic locking rear differential. 
  • Optional Max Trailering Package: Opt for this deluxe towing package to enjoy upgraded rear springs and revised shock tuning. 
  • Optional Towing Mirrors: Keep an eye on your surroundings more easily with help from this handy accessory.

Silverado 1500 vs. F-150: Interior 

Comparing the Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150, the Silverado is the more spacious model with some unique advantages. The Silverado offers Teen Driver Technology to help new drivers learn the rules of the road in a safe way, while Ford offers no such feature. Plus, the Silverado offers more legroom and headroom to get comfortable on those long Las Cruces, NM rides.

Chevy Silverado: Front Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 44.5 inches
  • Front Headroom: 43.1 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 60.9 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 66.1 inches

Ford F-150 Interior: Front Dimensions

  • Front Legroom: 43.9 inches
  • Front Headroom: 40.8 inches
  • Front Hip Room: 62.5 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 66.7 inches

Find Your Next Truck with Rudolph Chevrolet

You’ve read the evidence, now take our winning ride for a spin at Rudolph Chevrolet. Our team would be happy to introduce you to the features that make the Silverado lineup great, so contact us with any questions or stop by our dealership in El Paso for your test drive!


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*Requires Silverado 1500 Double Cab Standard Bed RST 4×4 with available 6.2L V8 engine, Max Trailering Package and 20-inch wheels. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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