The Ford vs. Chevrolet rivalry is alive and well, especially between its two popular full-size pickups, the 2021 Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500. If you need a ride to take to your worksite in Alexandria, Pineville, and Castor Plunge, LA, these two trucks are both up to the job.

Need some more information before you decide on your next truck? Our team at Hixson Ford Alexandria put together this review to give you a better idea about how the two titans compare. Keep reading to learn more.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500: Performance Options

A powerful truck should have some serious kick under the hood, right? The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado offers a few potent choices, with five available powertrain options. The standard engine is a 285-horsepower 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 with Active Fuel Management™. The most powerful option is a 420-horsepower 6.2L EcoTec3 V8.

You'll find more ways to customize your muscle from the 2021 Ford F-150, though, which has six available choices. At the base level, the F-150 is strapped with a 290-horsepower 3.3L TI-VCT V6 engine, giving it more standard power than the Silverado.

If you crave maximum power, the Ford F-150 offers a 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine. This dynamic powertrain combines the forces of a gas engine and electric motor to create an impressive 430 net horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500: Towing and Trailering

You'll probably want the truck that can handle the heaviest loads with ease. The 2021 F-150 and the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado are built to work, and both offer impressive towing capabilities.

As far as towing strength is concerned, the 2021 Silverado can certainly hold its own. The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 has a maximum available trailering capacity of 13,300 pounds when properly equipped and a maximum payload of 2,280 pounds.

With the lightweight, military-grade aluminum alloy body construction of the 2021 F-150, you'll be able to haul more. The 2021 F-150 has top-of-the-line strength, offering a staggering 14,000 pounds of available towing capacity when properly equipped. With lightweight, military-grade aluminum alloy body construction, the F-150 also boasts a maximum payload of 3,325 pounds when properly equipped.

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500: Interior Technology

Whether you're on your way to the job or headed home after a long day, it's always a better journey when you feel connected and entertained.

Both the 2021 Silverado and the 2021 F-150 offer touchscreen-based infotainment systems that feature Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ connectivity. If you like to enjoy the best quality audio, both the F-150 and the Chevy Silverado offer premium audio upgrades.

For enhanced audio quality in the 2021 Silverado, Chevy offers the 7-speaker Bose® Premium Sound System. For an even greater amount of audio fidelity on your travels, opt for the Ford. The available 18-speaker B&O Sound System Unleashed by Bang & Olufsen creates incredible soundscapes in your cabin.

Should I Buy the 2021 Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado 1500?

The 2021 Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado are both solid choices for your next truck. For the maximum performance options and towing capacity, the Ford F-150 comes out as a better way to go.

If you'd like to test drive this truck on the roads of Alexandria, Pineville, and Castor Plunge, LA, give us a call at Hixson Ford Alexandria. Remember, Hixson has it: a new culture, new attitude, and an easier way.

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Hixson Ford of Alexandria

2506 MacArthur Dr
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