The Ford F-150 is a full size pickup truck manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 1979.
It was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in January 1978 as a replacement for the aging Ford LTD Crown Victoria.
In its first year, only 4,000 units were sold. By 1980, sales had increased to over 100,000 units per year.
The F-150's success led to the introduction of many variations of the model including the SuperCab, SuperCrew, Regular Cab, Extended Cab, Double Cab.
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a full size pickup produced by General Motors since 1989.
It replaced the GMC Sierra 2500/3500 series trucks.
The Silverado 1500 is built on a stretched version of the GMT360 platform (the same platform as the GMC Yukon XL).
The Silverado 1500 comes in three body styles: regular cab, extended cab, and crew cab.
There are two engine choices: a 6.0L V8 gasoline engine producing 285 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.
The base price of the Ford F-150 is $25,995 while the base price of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is $26,795.
A fully loaded Ford F-150 costs about $40,000 while a fully loaded Chevrolet Silverado 1500 costs about $43,000.
The Ford F-Series gets an EPA fuel economy rating of 17 mpg city / 23 highway compared to 15 mpg city / 21 highway for the Chevy Silverado 1500.
The Ford F-350 has five stars out of five stars in the IIHS small overlap front crash test. The Chevrolet Silverado has four stars out of five stars.