2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 | Joliet, IL

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Which is better, the Ford F-150 or the Chevy Silverado? Pickup truck enthusiasts have debated the merits of both models for decades. The team at Greenway Ford near Joliet, IL believes that comparing the two trucks side-by-side is the best method of settling the argument once and for all, and we’ve matched a 2017 F-150 to a comparably priced Chevy Silverado 1500 to find which truck delivers when it comes to performance, capacity, and technology.

For our analysis, the 2017 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew cab with a 2.7L EcoBoost® engine will be compared to the 2017 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab LS edition. The F-150 starts at $39,940 MSRP, while the Silverado 1500 comes with a $40,985 starting MSRP.


2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500: Performance

Not only is the 2017 Ford F-150 more powerful than the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, but it’s also more efficient and provides the torque you need to get difficult jobs done. Key performance specs that show the advantages of the Ford EcoBoost® engine over the EcoTec3 paired with the Chevy are as follows:


2017 Ford F-150


2017 Chevy Silverado 1500

2.7L V6 EcoBoost®


4.3L EcoTec3 V6

325 HP


285 HP

375 lb.-ft.


305 lb.-ft.

19 MPG city

26 MPG highway

Fuel Efficiency

18 MPG city

24 MPG highway

2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500: Towing & Hauling Capacity


Does towing and hauling capacity matter for your active lifestyle? Built with a lighter aluminum alloy body, the 2017 Ford F-150 out-tows and out-hauls the Chevy Silverado 1500 and its steel construction. Differences in towing, hauling, and overall weight include:


2017 Ford F-150


2017 Chevy Silverado 1500

11,900 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

9,400 lbs.

2,210 lbs.

Max. Payload Capacity

1,840 lbs.

4,585 lbs.

Curb Weight

5,035 lbs.


2017 Ford F-150 vs. 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500: Comfort & Technology


How much time do you spend in your pickup truck? For drivers who rely on their trucks for work, a daily drive can require hours in your cabin, so you might as well choose the model that’s designed to keep you comfortable. The new Ford F-150 offers several comfort and technology features to make a daily commute of any length much more manageable.


  • The F-150 comes standard with manual cloth seats, but has several power adjustable options available with higher quality materials.
  • The SYNC® system included with the Ford F-150 provides voice control, 5-way steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls, and Bluetooth® audio streaming. The Silverado 1500 has MyLink®, and it’s not nearly as comprehensive.
  • A USB port, AUX jack, and two 12V power points are found in the cabin of the new F-150. There aren’t nearly as many options in the Silverado 1500
  • Front driver and passenger, seat-mounted side, and Safety Canopy® side curtain airbags are strategically positioned throughout the cabin of the F-150. The Chevy Silverado doesn’t offer the same level of protection.
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and Curve Control give the Ford F-150 greater traction when you need it most. The Silverado 1500 isn’t nearly as comprehensive in terms of overall ride stability.


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Add it all up, and the 2017 Ford F-150 bests the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 in nearly every aspect. Find your next F-150 in the new inventory at Greenway Ford near Joliet, IL and take your daily drive to a higher level. Once you’ve found your next new Ford pickup truck, browse through the latest incentives and rebates to learn how much you can save with a finance or lease deal. Then it’s time to contact the team at our Ford dealership to schedule a test drive. Get in touch with a product specialist through our inquiry form or by phone at (888) 470-3302, and see your new F-150 in person!