2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2024 Ford F-150

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  • 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500

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    2024 Ford F-150

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    89.1Max. Cargo (cu.ft.)77.4
    13.4Infotainment (in)12.0
    7,000GVWR (lbs)6,200

    Trucks have been an integral part of the American landscape for over a century, evolving from utilitarian workhorses offering minimal comfort and features to luxurious chariots that satiate every performance need. Today, automakers like Chevrolet and Ford challenge us to shift our perspectives and expect more from our trucks. We see this challenge firsthand when slating the 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2024 Ford F-150.

    The rivalry between Chevrolet and Ford has been a century in the making, with the Silverado 1500 and F-150 going head to head for years as they vie for the top spot as America’s favorite full-size truck. That competition continues in 2024, with Chevrolet leading the race to build the most capable, innovative, and value-packed truck in the segment. The 2024 Silverado 1500 not only meets our expectations but exceeds them in every way imaginable.

    While the 2024 F-150 is no slouch when it’s time to work, its focus shifts to high-speed thrills with Ford eliminating a diesel powerplant from the lineup to make room for trims like the Raptor. These thrills are exciting, but the Silverado 1500 never loses sight of what it’s designed to do: partner with you to get any job done. We see this in the Silverado 1500’s expansive powertrain lineup in 2024, which includes the legendary Duramax Turbo-Diesel that embodies the work hard, play hard mentality expected of a Chevy road warrior.

    But what else makes the Silverado 1500 such an outstanding work partner and value-packed truck? How does it outshine the Ford F-150 in 2024? The only way to find out is by putting the trucks at the starting line for a side-by-side comparison of the details that genuinely set them apart.

  • Performance

    A red 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 is shown parked near a body of water.

    The full-size truck segment is all about power in 2024, as we see from comparing the Silverado 1500 and the F-150. The automakers take distinct approaches to delivering exceptional performance across their lineups, with Ford surprising everyone by not offering a diesel powertrain. For those looking for the low-end torque a diesel reliably delivers, you won’t find it in the F-150 fleet.

    For 2024, the F-150 rolls off Ford’s production line with a 2.7L EcoBoost Turbo V6 under its hood. This standard powertrain is mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission and produces 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque—an output overshadowed by the Silverado 1500’s standard 2.7L TurboMax inline-four engine that delivers 430 lb-ft of torque for a significant increase in capability from these base models. But where does that leave the other powertrain options?

    The F-150’s 3.5L EcoBoost Turbo V6 and 5.0L V8 complete the traditional powertrain lineup, producing 400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque on the V8 or 500 lb-ft of torque on the Turbo V6. This output is impressive, but Ford focuses the rest of its attention on Raptor-like performance by offering high-output supercharged options that aren’t necessarily practical or efficient. Fortunately, Chevy fills the gap and provides a well-rounded engine lineup that answers every imaginable performance need.

    The 2024 Silverado 1500’s standard 2.7L engine is adequate, but the output only gets better with a pair of V8 engines and a Duramax Turbo-Diesel. The 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 produces 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 bettering those numbers and delivering 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel roars to life and offers the highest torque output at 495 lb-ft, producing 305 hp and the truck’s best fuel economy average of 23 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. Also capable of towing up to 13,300 lbs, the Duramax-powered Silverado 1500 epitomizes brute strength and is the ultimate work partner.

  • Function

    Trucks like the 2024 Silverado 1500 and 2024 F-150 are designed to work hard, as we see from their towing and payload capacities. However, there’s more to these trucks than how much they can carry and pull. How do they help us do our jobs or make our lives easier? What features do they offer that make towing our trailers or loading our cargo more accessible and less stressful?

    The 2024 F-150 is renowned for its trailering technologies, but these features do little to the actual work that goes on outside the cabin. While the trailering features help you navigate your trailer in reverse, what functional features does the F-150 offer to make loading your cargo easier or the bed more accessible? Ford doesn’t offer much, including limited cargo space and versatility. For example, the F-150’s five-foot, five-inch bed provides 52.8 cu.ft. of cargo room, with the six-foot, five-inch bed offering 62.3 cu.ft. and the eight-foot bed offering 77.4 cu.ft. The 2024 Silverado 1500 easily outshines these numbers, offering a best-in-class cargo volume of 89.1 cu.ft. via an eight-foot, two-inch bed. Even the smallest five-foot, eight-inch bed gives you 62.9 cu.ft. of cargo space.

    Beyond the cargo volume, Ford does very little to improve its bed design or function. The F-150’s truck bed is everything you already expect from the Ford lineup, which puts its legions behind the 2024 Silverado 1500. Chevrolet revolutionizes the segment with the most functional bed in the class that offers twelve standard tie-downs to accommodate any type or size of cargo. The optional Multi-Flex tailgate takes this functionality even further, offering six unique functions that transform how you use the back of the truck.

    With the Multi-Flex tailgate, the Silverado 1500 becomes a mobile workstation that doubles as your work partner to handle any type of cargo or situation. This tailgate features inner load stops that keep longer items in place. You can also fold out a full-width step or fold down the inner gate to have easier access to your cargo. Additional features like a flat work surface ensure you can set up a laptop, complete paperwork, read blueprints, or handle other tasks from the convenience of your tailgate.

  • Technology

    The black and brown interior of a 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country is shown during a 2024 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2024 Ford F-150 comparison.

    Keeping you connected and informed behind the wheel is a top priority for Chevrolet and Ford, with the 2024 Silverado 1500 and 2024 F-150 boasting tech-savvy features that ensure everything you need is at your fingertips. These include expansive digital displays, seamless smartphone integration, and driver assistance tools that heighten your experience and optimize your safety wherever you travel. But which of these two trucks has the most and most advanced technology?

    Ford doesn’t mess around with tech, outfitting the 2024 F-150 with a standard 12.0-inch touchscreen display with the SYNC infotainment system and a 12.0-inch cluster screen. The SYNC 4 system features a 5G Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a rearview camera, and optional trailering-specific technologies. Depending on the trim, it also includes Connected Built-In Navigation. These features make it easy to stay connected and informed as you travel, with the expansive display intuitive and easy to use.

    Chevrolet takes a similar approach with the 2024 Silverado 1500 but gives the truck an advantage by adding a 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across the lineup, with Google Built-In heightening your experience and outfitting the truck with a virtual assistant. Like the F-150, you’ll find plenty of trailering tools and an expansive rearview camera. However, the Silverado 1500 gains an advantage with Chevrolet’s exclusive in-vehicle trailering app that lets you create multiple trailer profiles and navigate pre-departure checklists.

    In terms of safety and driver assistance tools, the 2024 Silverado 1500 and 2024 F-150 are comparable as the automakers outfit the trucks with plenty of active and passive technologies that work behind the scenes. These tools include automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping systems, lane departure warnings, and automatic high beams. You’ll also find plenty of upgrades, with Chevrolet giving you the option to add Front and Rear Parking Assist to mitigate the guesswork of parking your Silverado 1500.

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