Capable pickups like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado should have the kind of power and durability to move your heaviest cargo. So, which one has what you need in your next truck?

Ray Price Ford finds out for drivers in Blakeslee, Pocono Pines, Scranton, Mount Pocono, and Tobyhanna with this 2020 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado comparison.

We'll be touching on a range of interesting topics, helping you decide which truck is ideal for your lifestyle. Of course, if you have questions, you can reach out to our helpful staff!

2020 Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado Specs

The 2020 Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado both have six different available powertrains. The F-150 stands out, though, for delivering best-in-class horsepower and best-in-class torque from its strongest engine.

Ford F-150


Chevrolet Silverado

3.5L High-Output EcoBoost® V6


6.2L EcoTec V8

450 horsepower


420 horsepower

510 lb-ft


460 lb-ft

10-speed SelectShift® automatic


10-speed automatic

The SelectShift® transmission on the F-150 gives you the ability to take over the gear-shifting and drive manually without a clutch. The Silverado doesn't have this ability.

While each transmission has 10 gears available, the Chevy Silverado only offers the 10-speed transmission on two of its powertrains.

The Ford F-150 makes the 10-speed SelectShift® transmission standard on five out of six powertrains, with a handy 6-speed automatic transmission serving as the alternative option on the 3.3L V6 engine.

2020 Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado Payload

With so much power under the hood, the 2020 Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado were made to be capable in any situation, which includes everything from traversing over steep terrain to carrying heavy loads of cargo.

While both can tow a big trailer and handle a hefty payload with ease, the Ford F-150 gives you a payload gap that is tough for the Silverado to overcome.


Ford F-150

Chevrolet Silverado

Maximum Payload

3,270 pounds

2,250 pounds

2020 Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado Safety Features

From unloading your trailer to going off-roading, the 2020 Ford F-150 has you covered with the Ford Co-Pilot360™ system, which includes Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. By simply turning a knob on your dashboard, it can steer your truck and trailer into place, so you can unload your cargo in the most convenient spot.

When you're first hooking up to your trailer, the Rear View Camera system will switch your dashboard monitor to a live picture of your hitch and what's behind you. Plus, the Dynamic Hitch Assist feature helps you line up perfectly with guidelines on the display.

There's just as much technology up front, too. A forward-facing camera features a wide lens that gives you a close-up view of what's in your path. It's great for scoping out rocks and ditches when you're off-roading.

The 2020 Chevy Silverado also has a Rear View Camera system, but it can't back your trailer up for you. It also can't provide you with a close-up view of obstacles in your way when you're off-roading.

Further Off-Roading Exploration

While you can add a few features for off-roading travel to any trim of the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado, to go all-out, you'll want to pick the specific off-road-oriented trim from each truck. The two trims constantly compete against one another for adventurous superiority. Yet, it's Ford which comes out ahead, thanks to a suite of more advanced off-roading technology.

The Ford Raptor is the trim you'll want to select when trying to get the most all-terrain capability from your F-150. With the Raptor in hand, you can enjoy features such as high-output, off-road FOX Live Valve Racing Shox™, which provide continuously variable compression damping. What the damping system does is constantly change the conditions of the shocks and the overall suspension to better combat the rugged terrain you may be travelling over.

The comparative option for the Chevrolet Silverado is the Custom Trail Boss trim with the accompanying Z71 Off-Road package. If you do decide to get this tacked-on package, your truck will sport an off-road suspension with Rancho® shocks, which are worthwhile, yet they don't constantly adjust the suspension of your truck in the same way the FOX Live Valve Racing Shox™ would!

Standard Fuel Economy Rating for Ford F-150 & Chevrolet Silverado

Not everyone is going to bump up to the available V6 or V8 motors found in the 2020 Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado. Oftentimes, the standard trim is going to suffice. If you're seeking the entry-level performance and trim arrangement for each truck, the numbers favor the Ford F-150, thanks to its superior fuel economy ratings.

With the standard F-150, you'll have a 3.3L V6 under the hood. In the 4x2 drivetrain set up, the V6 will return an EPA-estimated 19 city/25 highway MPG. If instead you need the 4x4 drivetrain arrangement to help you conquer uneven worksites or slippery roads, your truck will still see an impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy return of 18 city/23 highway MPG.

By comparison, the standard engine of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is a 4.3L V6, with similar power outputs to that of the Ford. While the power is almost in lockstep with the Ford V6, the EPA-estimated fuel economy is just 16 city/21 highway MPG.

In terms of horsepower, the 3.3L V6 o the Ford registers at 290, while the V6 of the Chevy reaches just 285 horsepower.

2020 Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado: Ford Gets the Win

When it comes down to a like-for-like comparison, it's the Ford F-150 which bests the 2020 Chevy Silverado. The edge comes in the discrepancies between off-roading capability, standard fuel economy, payload, and safety!

Visit Ray Price Ford to test drive the versatile Ford F-150. You'll be impressed with how it handles the streets of Blakeslee, Pocono Pines, Tobyhanna, Mount Pocono, and Scranton. To learn more about this 2020 Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado comparison, contact us or visit our dealership. 

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