2019 Chevy Silverado vs Ford F-150

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The folks at Town and Country Ford do a pretty comprehensive comparison between the 2019 Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150.  But hold on a moment.  The guy from Town and Country is clearly biased.

So here’s another (non biased) comparison from the guys at Car Confections:

At the end of the day, BOTH trucks are going to offer great reliability, amazing utility, and equivalent value for the money.  The stiff competition means you have two great choices when considering a full size truck.

But don’t worry, we’ve included another video review from the folks at Prime Autotainment:

OPINION:  I don’t trust Ford’s twin turbo V6 Eco Boost engine.  Yes, it’s supposedly more fuel efficient than a traditional V-8, but most owners will tell you they find it hard to see the fuel efficiency savings.  Furthermore, repair costs on a twin turbo engine are just a whole lot more expensive than on a naturally aspirated V-8.

If you’re leasing, who cares.  The V-6 Eco Boost is under warranty and it is reliable and not likely going to give you any trouble in the first 40 – 50k miles.  So, if you’re thinking of leasing, don’t shy away from the Eco-Boost.

However, if you’re buying a truck, and like most of us, you want it to last you 100k – 200k miles, you do have to consider the costs of when things start to break down.  The Eco-Boost engines have a lot more things that can go wrong from turbos, to intercoolers, etc.  As a result, I find it hard to offset the supposed fuel efficiency savings (which few drivers experience in real world conditions) to the long term expense in repairs.

Nevertheless, I’m apparently a rarity in this thinking as Ford sells more Eco-Boost F-150s than 5.0 V-8 F-150s.  But when it came down to buying my pick up, I personally purchased an F-150 with the 5.0 V-8 package and I couldn’t be happier.

FINAL THOUGHT:  Check out the trucks yourself.  Compare the options you really want and need.  And of course, see who gives you the best deal.

Personally, I’m not a fan of the 2019 Chevy Silverado’s front headlights and handle bar mustache grill.  But give credit to Chevy for attempting a bolder more distinctive style.  Ford’s design is more conservative while still elegant.  As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and ultimately shoppers will decide which truck they like best.

What do you think?  Which truck would you rather have?

 

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