The Ford F-150 continues be the most popular full-size pickup in North America, and you now have the option of the 2023 Ford F-150 at Stivers Ford Montgomery. A top competitor to the F-150 is the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, which is now available at area Chevrolet dealerships, and with that in mind, let’s compare the 2023 Ford F-150 vs 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and note the important differences. The F-150 is offered in six core trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. The Silverado 1500 is also offered in six core trim levels as well: WT, Custom, LT, RST, LTZ and High Country.
There are three cab options for the 2023 Ford F-150: a two-door regular cab, a two-door extended cab that Ford calls its Super Cab and a four-door crew cab that Ford calls its SuperCrew. There are three bed options available: a 5.5-foot short bed, a 6.5-foot standard bed and an 8-foot long bed. The regular and extended cabs give you the choice of the standard or long bed, and the crew cab gives you the choice of the standard or short bed. The options for the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are similar for the most part. There are three cab options: a two-door regular cab, a four-door extended cab with smaller rear doors that Chevrolet calls its Double and a four-door crew cab. There are three bed options available: a 5.8-foot short bed, a 6.6-foot standard bed and an 8.2-foot long bed. The regular cab gives you the choice of the standard or long bed. The extended cab is paired exclusively with the standard bed, and the crew cab gives you the choice of the standard or short bed.
Both automakers offer two-, three-, five- and six-passenger configurations depending on the trim level. The front row in all of these cabs is comparable. The 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 does have more front headroom and legroom by a bit, but the 2023 Ford F-150 provides about 41 inches of headroom and 44 inches of legroom. Headroom is similar in the second rows but dips below 40 inches in the Chevrolet extended cab. The Ford crew cab provides a bit more second-row legroom, and the Chevrolet extended cab provides a bit more second-row legroom.
So far, the differences are minimal, and preference will largely come down to aesthetics and organization, but the mechanical is what our customers really care about when comparing the 2023 Ford F-150 vs 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. It will probably come as no surprise that the Ford is the most capable. It has a maximum towing rating of 14,000 pounds compared to 13,300, and its maximum payload rating of 3,315 pounds is about 1,000 pounds higher than the Chevrolet. It’s important also not to fixate on the top numbers because the average buyer is choosing a model from the lower end of the range, and Ford also does a better job there of delivering performance for each dollar spent.
Both automakers have done a good job in recent years upgrading their technologies. Even with the base trim, you get an 8-inch touch screen with the Ford and a 7-inch screen with the Chevrolet. The advanced trailering technologies are comparable overall, but the team at Stivers Ford Montgomery believes the Ford features to be more refined and encourages you to test them in person if those are important to you. As for driver assists, Ford and Chevrolet take a similar approach of offering them as options to keep the MSRP down, but you’ll find that Ford includes more standard features at a similar price, including automatic high-beam headlamps, lane departure warning and forward collision mitigation.
We encourage any driver in our area who is shopping full-size pickups to visit Stivers Ford Montgomery for a test-drive. No appointment is ever need. You can also call or email our dealership or chat with us online. You can ask questions about the 2023 Ford F-150 vs 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, discuss current Ford specials, explore finance and lease options, request custom quotes and much more.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.