Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500

Let's Talk Trucks: See how the Ford F-150 here at Motor Mile Ford fares when paired against the competition

For those who don't shy away from getting their hands dirty, there's almost nothing better than a good, solid pickup truck. Here in Virginia, trucks rule the road, and with all the durable, long-lasting capability they offer it's easy to see why. And of all the trucks on the road today, none are more deserving of the top spot than the Ford F-150. Here at our Christiansburg, VA Ford dealership, the Ford  F-150 has always been a popular model. In fact, Ford F-Series trucks have been America's best-selling truck brand for over 40 years now. However, we know that if you're looking at the Ford F-150, you're probably also looking at competitor models like the Chevy Silverado 1500 as well. Fortunately, we keep a close eye on the competition here at Motor Mile Ford, which is why we've put together a quick competitive analysis to show you how these two titans of the pickup truck segment stack up against each other.

Comparing The Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500

Power, Towing, and Performance

Horsepower: The Ford F-150 comes with up to 450 horsepower while the Chevy Silverado 1500 only comes with up to 420 horsepower.

Torque The Ford F-150 can have up to 510 pound-feet of torque while the Chevy Silverado 1500 sports just up to 460 pound-feet of torque.

Towing Features: The Ford F-150 features the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist system that uses rearview camera and control knob to easily reverse and park while towing heavily laden trailers. The Chevy Silverado 1500 lacks comparable trailering and towing-assistive features.

Technology and Safety

Driver-Assistive Safety Systems: The Ford F-150 features an available BLIS Blind Spot Information System with Trailer Coverage, which monitors blind spots for both your truck and trailer for obstacles so that you can merge and change lanes with confidence. The Chevy Silverado 1500 offers available blind spot monitoring, but lacks comparable trailer coverage.

Convenience Technology: The Ford F-150, in addition to is 8-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system, also features an available 8-inch LCD Productivity Display embedded in the instrumentation cluster that displays pertinent towing information and performance data. The Chevy Silverado 1500 features a comparable 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, but it lacks a similar productivity display for its instrumentation.

Special Features

Unique Trims and Appearance Options: With customizations like the Ford F-150 Raptor and the STX Appearance Package, the Ford F-150 can bet outfitted to deliver unparalleled off-road performance or signature styling to help your truck stand out from the crowd. Despite a myriad of different options and trim packages, few customizations or add-ons that are available with the Chevy Silverado 1500 add more than extra layers of paint or different wheel designs.

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Ford F-150 vs Ram 1500

Perusing your pickup truck options? Compare our new Ford F-150 to its rivals to see how this Ford fan favorite stays at the top of its class year after year!

Nowadays, pickup truck shoppers here in the greater Christiansburg, VA area have more compelling options than ever before. Unfortunately, that can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, there's a lot of trucks out the for you to choose from, but when it comes to buckling down and doing some serious research to find the right one for you, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Luckily, when it comes to pickup truck shopping near Blacksburg and Roanoke these days, one of the best places to start is right here at Motor Mile Ford. With our expansive selection of new Ford F-Series Trucks and in-depth model research, we're well-equipped to help you explore the ins-and-outs of each and every model. In fact, we've even taken the time to do a deep dive competitive comparison between our new Ford F-150 and another model you might have your eye on, the Ram 1500.

Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500


One of the first things to note about these two light duty trucks is that one is significantly lighter than the other. With a lower overall curb weight thanks to its High-Strength Military-Grade Aluminum Alloy Body and Fully-Boxed Steel Frame, the Ford F-150 is much less bulky and much more agile than the Ram 1500, yet it's just as rigid and durable as ever.

Another edge the Ford F-150 has over the competition is the performance tech it has under the hood.  With six available engine options, including the outstanding new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine, the Ford F-150   boasts performance versatility that few trucks in its class can match.

When properly equipped, the Ford F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds or achieve up to an EPA-estimated 30 highway mpg. When compared to the Ram 1500, which only offers up to 10,620 pounds of towing capacity and up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway, the  Ford F-150 clearly comes out on top.


Perhaps one of the coolest features available on the new Ford F-150 is its Class-Exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ System. This innovative new technology is perfect for turning any driver into a  seasoned towing professional. Using its rearview camera system, the Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ System allows you to guide both your vehicle and your trailer using an intuitive knob controller on the dashboard. Simply turn it in the direction you want your trailer to go, and the Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ system will do the rest; all you'll have to worry about is operating the gas and brakes. Unfortunately, Ram 1500 miss out on features like the Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ system, meaning they have to do things the old fashioned way.


If you're looking for a true street truck near Radford, Floyd, and Salem, VA these days, the Ford F-150 practically demands your attention.  With trims and special packages like the Ford F-150 XLT Special Edition,  Ford F-150 Lariat Special Edition, and  Ford F-150 STX, you can outfit this iconic truck with some serious curb appeal-boosting accents like black-and-red hood decals, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, black sport cloth seating, and a myriad of bold exterior color options. By comparison, when you look at the aesthetics of trims like the Ram 1500 Sport and Ram 1500 Night Edition, you'll find less customization options and boring exterior accents like black badging and not much else.

Visit our showroom in Christiansburg, VA to learn more about the strengths of the new Ford F-150 today!

There are a lot of different ways to compare pickup trucks, but we think that in all the ways that matter, the Ford F-150 handily bests the Ram 1500. That said, the best way to determine if the Ford F-150 is the right truck for you is to take it out for a test drive. Swing by our Montgomery County, VA Ford showroom to take a test drive with the new Ford F-150 today!

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Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500

Pick the right pickup truck for your needs by comparing the new Ford F-150 its market rivals!

For years now, Ford F-Series Trucks have been a force to be reckoned with in the pickup truck market, and none more so than the Ford F-150. But even though this iconic light-duty truck is one of the most respected models here in Montgomery County,  VA, it's not without its competition. Fortunately, when pitted against competitors, the  Ford F-150 always comes out on top, as we think you'll see when you compare it to models like the GMC Sierra 1500.

Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra 1500


First and foremost, if you're looking for a truck that satisfies both your daily driving needs and your budget, you'll want to choose the Ford F-150 over its rival. The GMC Sierra starts out at a lofty $46,700 MSRP. That's nearly $19,000 more than the starting price of the Ford F-150, which clocks in at around $27,705 MSRP.


Another major factor to consider when choosing a pickup truck is performance. Fortunately, Ford has always been on the cutting edge of performance innovation, and it really shows with the new Ford F-150. Available with six different engine options and a new 10-speed automatic transmission, the Ford F-150 is easily outfitted to suit your needs. In fact, a properly equipped Ford F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds, making it perfect for boat and camper owners from nearby Roanoke and Blacksburg, VA. By comparison, the GMC Sierra 1500 only has three available engine options and tops out at just 12,200 pounds of towing capacity.


Even though power and towing capability is what most drivers are looking for in a pickup truck, most Floyd and Radford, VA drivers also appreciate efficiency. After all, you don't want to spend a lot of excess time and money at the gas pump, do you? Luckily, with its High-Strength Military Grade Aluminum Alloy Body and Auto Start-Stop Technology, the Ford F-150 can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 30 MPG Highway when properly equipped, making it ideal for drivers who commute from Christiansburg, VA to Salem for work on a daily basis. On the other hand, drivers who choose the GMC Sierra 1500 will have to make do with an EPA-estimated 23 mpg on the highway.


If you're looking for a truck to add to your business' fleet here in Christiansburg, VA, you know that your smartphone is just as important as all the other tools and supplies you use in your day-to-day jobs, and you need a truck that's compatible with it. Fortunately, with support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and even Amazon Alexa on the available Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system, it's only too easy to the cabin of the Ford F-150 into your office on the go, connecting you with apps, voice commands, navigation, text-to-speech functions and more. On the flip side, the GMC Sierra 1500 only has support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leaving frequent users of Amazon Alexa-enabled devices wanting.

Test drive the new Ford F-150 of your dreams today at Motor Mile Ford

It's easy to see that in this contest, the Ford F-150 outclasses the GMC Sierra 1500 in all relevant categories of comparison. And if you're looking to learn more about the strengths and advantages of choosing the new Ford F-150, we'd love to give you a firsthand tour of its features here at Motor Mile Ford. Swing by our showroom here in Christiansburg, VA and let us get you behind the wheel of this incomparable light-duty truck today!

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