Head to head view of a 2019 Ford F-150 compared to the 2019 Chevy Silverado
We can understand the confusion about which truck is best: the 2019 Ford F-150 or 2019 Chevy Silverado. That's why we put together a comprehensive comparison between the two full-size trucks. First off, we look at the price. The Ford F-150 starts at $28,155 while the Chevy starts at $28,300. However, the price comparison alone doesn't reveal much as to offset the confusion. Let's dig deeper into a full-size truck comparison to get the answers we need whether Chevy vs. Ford wins this battle. 

2019 Ford F-150

Exterior of a blue 2019 Ford F-150 parked on a gravel road beside a forest


If you only need room for 3 people, the Regular Cab configuration is ideal for you in the 2019 F-150. The SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations are for those that need seating for 6. There's plenty of premium options available to choose from including a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, a twin-panel moonroof and dual-zone automatic climate control.


With three bed configurations to choose from, you can get any job done. There is a five-foot-five-inch bed, plus the six-foot-five-inch and eight-foot options. Pick from 13 exterior color options: Oxford White, Magnetic, Stone Gray, Blue Jeans, Ingot Silver, White Platinum, Velocity Blue, Ruby Red, Abyss Gray, Agate Black, Race Red, Magma Red and Silver Spruce. With colors like these, you are sure to turn heads on the road.

Performance & Reliability

With 6 engine options to choose from with the 2019 Ford F-150, there is an engine for every need. You receive up to a max 13,200 pounds of towing capability plus up to 3,300 pounds of payload capacity which is more than you can get with the Silverado. As for mpg ratings, the F-150 achieves 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.


Interior of a 2019 Ford F-150

With a Good rating from the IIHS in five crash tests, you know the 2019 Ford F-150 will take great care of your family. Standard equipment includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, a rearview camera, dynamic trailer hitch assist and automatic emergency braking.

2019 Chevy Silverado

Exterior view of a 2019 Chevy Silverado parked in a sandy field in front of mountains


Just like the F-150, there is a 3-passenger Regular cab version with the Silverado. You can also opt for the Double or Crew Cab configuration if you need space for 6. Standard equipment includes a 6-speaker sound system, 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and an infotainment system.


There are also 3 bed options with the Chevy Silverado. Choose the five-foot-eight-inch, six-foot-six-inch or eight-foot bed sizes. You only get 8 colors options with your Silverado. You can drive to work in Deep Ocean Blue Metallic, Cajun Red Tincoat, Havana Metallic, Summit White, Silver Ice Metallic, Black, Graphite Metallic and Red Hot. These colors have their appeal and shine well but it would be nice to have a few more options available.

Performance & Reliability

With 5 engine choices in the 2019 Chevy Silverado, there are slightly fewer options available even though the Silverado comes standard with a V8. It doesn't feature as high of a tow rating with only up to 12,000 pounds maximum and a payload around 3,000 pounds. For a V8, the Silverado gets decent MPG. The Chevy sits slightly lower than the F-150 at 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.


Interior view of a 2019 Chevy Silverado

While the Silverado also received a Good rating in five crash tests from the IIHS, there were some notable failures. It only received a Marginal rating with the passenger-side front overlap crash and Poor in relation to the headlights. Standard equipment includes just a rearview camera and Teen Driver tech.

Final Verdict

As the 2019 Ford F-150 vs. 2019 Chevy Silverado comparison shows, there is a clear winner. The Ford F-150 has everything you need whether you require a new work truck or want a durable family vehicle. This breakdown only further proves what we already knew and settles confusion; Ford trucks continue to provide for all of your needs. There's a reason why it's America's best-selling truck. Stop by Phil Long Ford in Raton, NM to test drive our 2019 Ford models and find the perfect Ford truck that fits your lifestyle.

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