2018 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

Starting Price: $35,545 | Price yours

Above Average: Capability, comfort, luxury amenities, high-tech towing aids

Below Average: Near-luxury features can mean near-luxury pricing

Consensus: Best-selling truck (and vehicle) in America for a reason


2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab

Starting Price: $37,830 | Price yours

Above Average: Reliability, towing and payload capacity, infotainment

Below Average: Conservative styling and technology

Consensus: Great capability and value in a reliable package


Three of the top five best-selling vehicles in the country are pickups. Not SUVs. Not cars -- trucks. Ford's F-Series and Chevrolet's Silverado place first and second on the list. They are well-rounded, capable, comfortable vehicles that can also appeal to those who want some luxury while they work. While we focus on the full four-door versions of these trucks here, you can save money if you opt for a smaller cab. Over the past several decades, both trucks proved their mettle, but here our four-time Pickup Truck Best Buy winner, the Ford F-150, has the edge.

Ford F-150 Advantages

Advanced towing and work innovations, class-leading capability, extensive engine lineup

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Advantages

Quiet interior, strong all-around capability, broad range of trim levels


If you want a reliable, capable, good-looking truck, the F-150 and Silverado 1500 have you covered. Choose from a variety of bed lengths, cab sizes, and interiors that range from workaday runabout to double-stitched, leather-lined cowboy bliss. For those that want the mix of work capability, interior space, and amenities that a full-size truck has to offer, the F-150 and Silverado 1500 are two of the best options out there.

Final Recommendation

If you're shopping for a full-size pickup, the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 should both be on your list. The F-150 is the more tech-savvy and capable of the two, while the Silverado is quiet, solid, and more traditional.

  2018 Ford F-150 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 2.7-liter turbo V6 5.3-liter V8
Horsepower 325 hp 355 hp
Torque 400 lb-ft 383 lb-ft
Transmission Auto, 10-Spd Auto, 6- or 8-Spd
Fuel Economy 20 mpg city, 26 hwy 16 mpg city, 23 hwy
Also Available 250-hp 3.0-liter diesel V6, 290-hp 3.3-liter V6, 395-hp 5.0-liter V8, 375-450-hp 3.5-liter turbo V6 285-hp 4.3-liter V6, 420-hp 6.2-liter V8
Warranty 3 years or 36,000 miles 3 years or 36,000 miles
Max Seating Capacity 6 6
Wheelbase 145.0-156.8 inches 143.5-153.0 inches
Overall Length 231.9-243.7 inches 230.0-239.6 inches
Width 79.9 inches 80.0 inches
Height 75.6-77.3 inches 73.7-74.2 inches
Max Payload (Crew Cab) 2,890 pounds 2,170 pounds
Max Towing (Crew Cab) 13,200 pounds 12,500 pounds
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