2016 Chevy Silverado vs. 2016 Ford F-150

2016 Chevy Silverado

2016 Chevy Silverado
2016 Ford F-150

2016 Ford F-150

If you want a rugged pickup that can handle on- and off-road journeys with gusto, the 2016 Chevy Silverado and 2016 Ford F-150 are two of the most popular options on the market. Which one will give you that extra edge on the road? We compared the 2016 Chevy Silverado vs. the 2016 Ford F-150 in categories like performance, space, and warranty. After intense examination, we found that one truck was the clear victor. Read on to find out which truck is the finest choice for your outdoor adventures!


Chevy’s legendary warranty is pretty hard to beat. Most notably, Chevy offers complimentary scheduled maintenance for two years and 24,000 miles. Ford doesn’t offer this warranty at all. That means every oil change and tire rotation is free for two years with your Silverado, but you’ll pay out of pocket for your F-150. You’ll also get an additional year of coverage from corrosion with the Silverado’s six-year warranty compared to the F-150’s five-year equivalent.


Chevy offers more powerful engine options for the Silverado. The Silverado’s 4.3L V6 has 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, compared to the F-150’s 3.5L V6 with 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado also has the edge when it comes to V8 engines. Chevy included your choice of available 5.3L and 6.2L V8 options, while the F-150 only offers a 5.0L V8 engine. The Silverado’s top 6.2L V8 smashes the competition with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The F-150 pales in comparison with its top engine, the 5.0L V8, producing only 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque.

Payload and Towing

If you need to haul a large load, the Silverado is the truck you want. The Silverado has a higher minimum standard towing capacity of 5,500 pounds, compared to just 5,100 pounds in the F-150.

Furthermore, the Silverado has a higher standard payload capacity in every configuration.

  • The Silverado Extended Cab 1500 has a capacity of 1,860 pounds, compared to only 1,680 pounds in the F-150.
  • The Silverado Crew Cab 1500 has a capacity of 1,840 pounds, compared to the F-150’s 1,630 pounds.
  • The Silverado Regular Cab 1500 4×4 has a capacity of 1,860 pounds in contrast with only 1,690 pounds in the F-150.
  • The Silverado Extended Cab 1500 4×4 has a capacity of 1,810 pounds, while the F-150 has just 1,660 pounds.
  • The Silverado Crew Cab 1500 4×4 offers a payload capacity of 1,770 pounds, while the F-150 model provides just 1,600 pounds.

No matter which model you select, the Silverado has the advantage every time.

Passenger and Cargo Space

Whether you’re carrying passengers or cargo, the Silverado provides the more spacious experience. The Silverado Regular Cab, Double Cab, and Crew Cab have up to 2 additional inches of front headroom and 1.4 inches of additional front leg room than their equivalent F-150 models.

The Silverado also offers a standard CornerStep, which enables significantly easier access to the cargo area. Drivers must pay extra for a tailgate step in the F-150. The Silverado further provides an all-welded cargo box, while the F-150’s cargo box is bolted through the bed to the frame with large bolts. These bolts can lead to corrosion and snag cargo as drivers slide items in and out. The Silverado has winning dimensions and design overall.

Test Drive the Winning Truck Today

As you may have guessed, the 2016 Chevy Silverado swept the competition from the 2016 Ford F-150. If you want a powerful and spacious truck, then there’s no better option than a Chevy. Get behind the wheel of this sensational pickup for a complimentary test drive. Contact us online to set up your visit today.