The Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado both top the charts as two of the top-selling vehicles in the United States. For years, they have fought for the attention of commercial vehicle fleets, small business construction companies, farmers and other individuals looking for a work truck.
The Ford F-150 has set itself a great track record as best-selling vehicle in the country for the past 32 years, and the best-selling pickup for 37 consecutive years. However, the Chevrolet Silverado has always been right next to the Ford F-150. At the end of the day, the competition really seems to come down to brand loyalty as both trucks offer buyers an outstanding amount of payload and towing capabilities to tackle tough jobs.
Both the Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado have been redesigned and revamped for the 2015 model year and the competition is tougher than ever. For the sake of our Face-Off Friday, we’re going to look at how the Ford F-150 V8 stands up to the comparatively spec’d 5.3 liter V8 Chevrolet Silverado.
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2015 Ford F-150 V8
|Engine:||5.0 liter V8 making 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque.|
|Transmission:||6-speed automatic with tow/haul mode or a 6-speed SelectShift.|
|Top Speed:||107 mph.|
|Fuel-Economy:||15/21 mpg (city/highway)|
|Curb Weight:||4,487 lbs. (Regular Cab)|
|Payload Capacity:||3,300 lbs.|
|Towing Capacity:||11,000 lbs.|
|Base Price:||$25,420 (MSRP)|
2015 Chevrolet Silverado V8
|Engine:||5.3L ECOTEC3 V8 making 355-hp and 383 lb-ft of torque|
|Top Speed:||99 mph|
|Fuel-Economy:||16/22 mpg (city/highway)|
|Curb Weight:||4,872 lbs.|
|Payload Capacity:||1,900 lbs.|
|Towing Capacity:||12,000 lbs.|
|Base Price:||$26,105 (MSRP)|