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2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevrolet Silverado


Can't decide between the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Chevrolet Silverado? True to the American spirit of healthy competition, we decided to pit these two heavy-weight pickup trucks against the other to finally put the question of which is better to the test. These 4x4 titans were made to roam, whether on the highway hauling heavy loads, or on the ranch helping you with the work of the day; they're both more than capable of getting the job done. 




Comparing the Looks


Let's compare the looks of the 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado.The Chevy Silverado is hitting it hard this year, as with some pretty serious upgrades. The 2018 model features the killer EcoBoost engine, which is sure to give it that extra "oomph" when you're trying to cover some ground, while still maintaining the power that its become known for. Sporting a 2.7L v6 engine, this roadside warrior has upped its towing capacity to a maximum of 6000kg.


The more aesthetically pleasing Ford dons a rectangular grille with its patented strong lines. The design on this 2018 model is built on the designs of 2015 model, namely the headlights, chrome trim, and reworked grille. The grille is now more comparable to a belt buckle, and this design integrates the headlights into the entire ensemble. 


With its state-of-the-art LED headlights and design, the Ford resembles a more traditional "working truck" look than its Chevy counterpart. 


The Inside Look

2018 Chevy Silverado

The beautiful Silverado sports a beautiful interior leather look, giving it that luxurious finish. The layout of the Silverado is much more efficient and more spacious. Shifting gears is made much more comfortable, as the Chevy has levers mounted on the column, which adds to the usable space in the center console. 


The positioning of the trailer brake is well thought out, as it has been relocated to the left side of the wheel, making the center stack a bit less crowded and busy, due to a great layout that's equipped with easy to use, easily accessible buttons and control. To control music, media and films, Chevy has installed controls behind the steering wheel, which carefully utilize the space available as opposed to trying to fit a massive amount of buttons and controls in one location. 


Space and comfort are also excellent when we take into consideration the huge console and armrests which put a boundary between the two front seats, the Chevrolet is more akin to an SUV on the inside rather than a pickup.


2018 Ford F-150


The 2018 Ford model also hits the ground running with a soft interior, and a leather feel that's complemented by its gorgeous wood appliques. Donning a massive and well-equipped stack at the center of the vehicle are all the access controls: climate, media, and trailer assist. The gear shift is well-positioned and matches fits with the size of this awesome giant. 



Leg room is particularly useful if you are helping your friends move, as there is enough room to carry a variety of things. You might be able to get a few pizza and beers off them next time! The Ford does have an advantage in its comfort and utilities, with tons of great amenities that included heated seats not only in the front, but in the back as well.


When hitching trailers or trying to reverse, it's usually pretty tough to judge distance and clearance levels. This issue is taken care of by the Ford's beautifully implemented and exclusive Pro Trailer Back-up Assist.


Accessibility


When comparing the 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, Ford outdoes it's competitor with powered side steps that make entering and exiting this behemoth easy for anyone. The added security of this feature shines brightest in colder climates and weather, as the retracting power boards can limit and even prevent the amount of snow and ice build up on the steps, which provides an excellent step up in safety when compared to the Chevy.


When comparing the cargo box, they offer different but equal features, which is ultimately the preference of the user. Both giants have various anchor points and well-placed steps to assist in reaching into the rear. The Silverado has a standard lighting system and footholds, which are blended into the bumper corners located at the back. 


The Ford demonstrates the power feature once more, as a retractable step (accompanied by an extendable, sturdy, grabbing bar) is mounted on the tailgate, which lets you enter and exit the bed of the vehicle with ease.


Who wins?


For our money, the Ford comes with more power, more accessibility, and infinitely better tech. Both trucks are tried and true staples of American life, but the Ford F 150 is the tried and true American original. Stop by Matt Bowers Ford today and let one of our certified experts get you behind the wheel of a hard working truck that's as American as apple pie! 


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