The 2019 Ford F150 and the 2019 Chevy Silverado are two of the largest players in the full-size pickup truck segment. Ford has been in the game for years, and if you are a traditional shopper looking for a reliable and trusted brand, then you should definitely lean towards the 2019 Ford F150. It is also worth noting that between the two, Ford outsells the Chevy, which is also something that should impact your final decision. Of course, the 2019 Silverado has undergone a redesign and is all new. So, let's explore which one is better between the two.

Overview

The Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 have always been competing models and at almost all instances, the Ford F-150 always seems to come out on top. Often regarded as one of the bestselling trucks, the Ford F-150 has plenty of features to offer with each new release. In particular, the 2019 F-150 has a cutting-edge design that you will be pleased with and a powerful engine to cater to those interested in power and performance. The F-150 is also jampacked with high tech features to heighten your overall driving experience.


The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado has undergone a hefty redesign that consists of 3 new trim levels to offer the shopper more tailored options. Though the redesign is certainly welcome, it still does not stand up to the performance and power that the 2019 Ford F-150 has to deliver, which is certainly a factor that you cannot ignore.

Performance

When it comes to performance, the 2019 Ford F150 is at the top of its league. Offering superior powertrain, the Ford F150, you can set it up for any challenge. Shoppers have the option of selecting between 5 engine options including a diesel. Most of the engines can be matched with the smooth shifting ten-speed automatic transmission. According to Kelley Blue Book, "… the EcoBoost V6 and new 10-speed transmission deliver plenty of power for towing and hauling as well as respectable fuel economy."


The Silverado has a turbocharged 2.7-liter gas-powered inline-4 engine which produces 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque. The Chevy may not be able to measure up in regards to performance when stacked up against the F-150. However, the 2019 Silverado does have a variety of engine options that consist of 3 additional powertrains, including a turbodiesel, available for its trims. The Chevy also has a Dynamic Fuel Management system, which is probably the one thing that sets it apart from the F150. But Ford is rife with an arsenal of power and a high-output engine, which is what most shoppers typically look for.

The Interior

The 2019 F-150 model has a refined cabin and an elegant interior, as well as a variety of high-tech features that you will appreciate. When you look inside, one of the very first things that you will notice is the Recaro sports seats, which are a significant update from 2018's F-150. Not only do these sports seats look great, they feel great too- they provide plenty of upper-body and shoulder support, which is a plus if you prefer extra support when driving.

The 2019 Ford F-150 is also equipped very well and the Sync 3 infotainment system is one of the most advanced in the market. Aside from having comfy front seats, the rear ones are also embedded with 2 sets of LATCH connectors so that you can install child safety seats effortlessly.


The Chevy Silverado alternatively, has plenty to offer in terms of its interior. It has a spacious cabin that has managed to pair functionality and comfort well. Some of the more noteworthy features include the multicolor 15-inch diagonal Display, as well as the rear-seatback storage. You should know that the Ford F150 has more front hip room, shoulder room, rear headroom, rear hip room and rear shoulder room than the Silverado, which is worth factoring into your decision

Safety

Both the F150 and the Chevy Silverado share excellent safety features such as standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact as well as side-impact head airbags, electronic stability systems that help to prevent skidding, lane departure warning systems and more.


Note that the F-150's rear seatbelts inflate to detect and consequently prevent a collision, as well as reduce the risk of spinal injuries. The Silverado's seatbelts do not inflate.

Overall Design

There are stark differences in design between the 2019 Ford F150 and the 2019 Chevy Silverado. For instance, the F-150's standard speed-sensitive wipers are designed to speed up the faster one drives to prevent the driver from having to adjust the wiper speed while driving. On the Silverado, the driver has to adjust the wipers intermittently.

The F-150 also has an exterior keypad entry system which comes in very handy should you lose your keys. This system is missing in the 2019 Chevy Silverado. Some of the other features to look forward to in the Ford F150 include:

  • Trail Control which works like low-speed off-road cruise control
  • EcoBoost V6 which offers all the power
  • 3 suspension modes: Sport, Normal and Off-road
  • Live Valve tech to help control body roll






Verdict

Of the two- 2019 Ford F150 and the 2019 Chevy Silverado- the Ford F150 is the evident winner. Not only has the Ford F150 series been tried, tested and verified, but it continues to impress in as far as innovative technology and features go. Sure, the 2019 Chevy Silverado is a worthy opponent that will cater to shoppers looking for an economical option. But if you want the best bang for your buck, you should go for the 2019 Ford F150.