Ford vs. Chevy has been the battle of car manufacturers in America for generations. In fact, to say that it's part of the fabric American culture would not be too far from the truth.  At Franklin's Spring Creek Ford in Colquitt, Georgia, we wanted to know which truck would come out on top in a head to head competition for 2019 supremacy.

The Engine Battle Between the 2019 Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

This year, the pickup truck battle pits the 2019 Ford F-150 against the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Both are half ton pickup trucks and both have the same warranty coverage: a 3 year/36,000 mile New Vehicle Warranty and a 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty. That's pretty much where the similarities end.   

Because truck engine performance is so important for buyers, we'll give you the lowdown on each engine. With the Ford F-150 you get six engine options. With the Chevy Silverado 1500 you get only four.   

Ford offers a base 3.3L V6 engine that develops 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency ratings are 19 MPG city and 25 highway. It should be noted that this engine can also use E85 flex fuel.    

A 2.7L EcoBoost turbocharged engine is an option. A step up from the 3.3L, this motor generates 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. This power is created at a fuel-efficient 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway.   
Up from the smaller 2.7L engine, we have the Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. It's turbocharged and produces 375 horsepower and a best-in-class 470 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel-efficiency numbers are 18 MPG with city driving and 25 MPG on the highway.   
The high-output 3.5L V6 turbocharged EcoBoost, only available on the F-150 Raptor, is a fire-breather at 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. Its MPG ratings are 15 city, 18 highway.   
The acclaimed and venerable Ford 5.0L V8 delivers 395 trusted horses and 400 lb-ft of torque. MPG ratings for this V8 are 17 MPG with city driving and 22 MPG driving on the highway.   

If you need a diesel, the Ford F-150 does not disappoint. This 3.0L Ford Power Stroke Turbo Diesel generates 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. EPA ratings come in at 22 city and 30 highway. There are no diesel options for the Chevy Silverado 1500.   
Even though Chevrolet offers a 4.3L V6 rated at 285 horsepower, a 5.3L V8 with 355 horsepower, a turbocharged 2.7L 4-cylinder at 310 horsepower, and a highly-touted 6.2L V8 at 420 horsepower, in nearly every category-fuel efficiency, raw horsepower, max torque, engine to engine, Ford F-150 wins.  

2019 Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Fight for Max Capacity Title

Two other important measures for truck buyers are maximum towing capacity and maximum payload. In these, the 2019 Ford F-150 beats the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 again. The 2019 F-150 can tow up to 13,200, while the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado can only manage 12,500 pounds. In payload capacity, Ford F-150 crushes Chevy Silverado by 680 pounds. The Ford F-150 maximum payload is 3,270 pounds, while Chevy's is only 2,590.  

Between 2019 Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, The Winner Is...

More engine options. More powerful engines. Better gas mileage. Higher towing and payload capacity. There's really no contest here. In every measure important to pickup truck buyers, Ford wins the day.   
To see and test drive the best truck available, the Ford F-150, come to Franklin's Spring Creek Ford. We have a huge selection of American-made, built Ford Tough, F-150s to choose from!