2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2022 Ford F-150

When you have a big job on your hands, you need the right tools to get it done. That’s why so many people gravitate towards full-size pickup trucks when they need to tow or haul a large load. Full-size pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles you’ll find on the roadways today, so you may find yourself wondering which is the best fit for you. 

We’re going to take a closer look at two of the most popular pickups you’ll find on the highway, the all-new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ford F-150, and learn where they’re similar and where they differ. 

Exterior

Let’s start from the outside and work our way in. Both the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ford F-150 are available in three cab sizes. The Silverado’s Crew cab and the F-150’s SuperCrew® cab are the largest option on each truck, while the Silverado’s Double cab and the F-150’s Super Cab are the smaller four-door options. Both Chevy and Ford call their two-door cab style Regular cab. 

When you’re driving a full-size pickup truck, you need a bed that can handle any job. Both the new 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ford F-150 offer three bed lengths to choose from, with all three of the Silverado’s being slightly larger than the F-150’s: 

  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    • Short Bed: 69.9 inches
    • Standard Bed: 79.4 inches
    • Long Bed: 98.1 inches
  • Ford F-150
    • 5.5-Foot Bed: 67.1 inches
    • 6.5-Foot Bed: 79.8 inches
    • 8-Foot Bed: 97.6 inches

The new Chevy Silverado 1500’s truck bed offers plenty of versatility too. Not only does it feature best-in-class standard cargo volume at 89.1 cubic feet, it also comes with 12 standard tie downs to keep your cargo secure. This full-size pickup truck features an available industry-first power-up/-down tailgate that opens and closes with the push of a button. It also features a multi-flex tailgate that can be opened six different ways and a CornerStep rear bumper for easy access to the cargo bed. 

Meanwhile, the new Ford F-150 offers plenty of versatility with four standard tie downs and a best-in-class payload of 3,325 pounds. Ford offers the F-150 with a power tailgate that opens and closes with the keyfob. It’s also available with a tailgate work surface that’s built with durable composite construction materials that make it easy to write, measure, and cut materials. The new Ford F-150 is even available with onboard scales that measure the approximate payload weight. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • All three beds are longer than the F-150’s
  • Bed comes standard with 12 tie downs, more than the Ford truck
  • Multi-flex tailgate offers a variety of loading options

Advantage of the 2022 Ford F-150

  • Available tailgate work surface provides an easy area to work from
  • Onboard scales provide an approximate payload weight
  • Offers best-in-class payload at 3,325 pounds

Interior

As we said in the exterior section, the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2022 Ford F-150 are both offered in three cab sizes. These full-size pickup trucks both have cabs that seat six and one that seats three.

Taking a look at the spec sheets, we’ll find that the new 2022 Ford F-150 and 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are closely matched in nearly every category: 

  • Chevrolet SIlverado 1500
    • Crew Cab
      • Headroom: 43.0 inches in front; 40.1 inches in rear
      • Legroom: 44.5 inches in front; 43.4 inches in rear
    • Double Cab
      • Headroom: 43.0 inches in front; 39.9 inches in rear
      • Legroom: 44.5 inches in front; 35.2 inches in rear
    • Regular Cab
      • Headroom: 43.1 inches
      • Legroom: 44.5 inches
  • Ford F-150
    • Super Crew®
      • Headroom: 40.8 inches in front; 40.4 inches in rear
      • Legroom: 43.9 inches in front; 43.6 inches in rear
    • Super Cab
      • Headroom: 40.8 inches in front; 40.3 inches in rear
      • Legroom: 43.9 inches in front; 33.5 inches in rear
    • Regular Cab
      • Headroom: 40.8 inches 
      • Legroom: 43.9 inches

There’s more to these full-size pickup trucks than spec numbers though. Both the new Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150’s interiors were designed with comfort in mind, featuring available leather trims, accent stitching, and sculpted dashboards. These trucks are available with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and auto-dimming rearview mirrors to ensure you travel in comfort. 

Chevy pairs the new Silverado 1500 segment-first rear seatback storage compartments that provide a convenient location to store smaller items. It also features an available power-sliding rear window that lets you get some fresh air into the cab.

The Ford F-150 cements its place as a worker’s truck with its interior work surface that transforms your truck into a mobile office. The gear shift can be lowered to allow you to take advantage of an in-vehicle desk that folds down next to the driver’s seat. Ford also pairs the new F-150 with an available partitioned, lockable, fold-flat rear underseat storage that’s excellent for stowing tools, cords, and other gear. You won’t find anything like this on the Chevy pickup truck. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Best-in-class front head and legroom
  • Features segment-first rear seatback storage compartments for extra storage space
  • Available with a power-sliding rear window 

Advantage of the 2022 Ford F-150

  • Features an available in-vehicle work desk 
  • Optional fold-flat rear underseat storage is perfect for stowing smaller items

Technology

Now let’s move on to technology. The new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is paired with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system that supports smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Sync your device to stream music, answer calls, and look up directions from the massive 13.4-inch touchscreen. This full-size pickup truck also features 4G LTE Wi-Fi® (data plan required) that supports up to seven devices and is available with a wireless smartphone charging pad that eliminates wire clutter. 

Over on the 2022 Ford F-150, we’ll find the Sync® 4 infotainment system that also supports Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. This system is available with a 12-inch touchscreen, smaller than the one you’ll find on the Silverado 1500. Like its Chevy counterpart, the new Ford truck features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot via its FordPass™ Connect services and a wireless charging pad for easy smartphone charging. 

With all this advanced tech, you need an advanced sound system to enjoy it with. The new 2022 Ford F-150 is available with an 18-speaker B&O® Sound System Unleashed by Bang & Olufsen® that uses 1,090 watts of power to surround you in crystal-clear sound. Chevy meanwhile only offers its Silverado 1500 with an available seven-speaker Bose® premium sound system. With these sound systems, you can take full advantage of the complimentary trial-subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio that both pickup trucks come with. 

On the Chevy Silverado 1500’s High Country trim level, you can opt for Super Cruise™ hands-free driver assistance technology. This feature allows you to drive hands free on compatible highways by managing speed and steering. It even works when towing, providing added comfort on long hauls. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Premium Infotainment system is available with a 13.4-inch touchscreen 
  • Available with Super Cruise™ hands-free driver assistance technology 

Advantage of the 2022 Ford F-150

  • Available with an 18-speaker B&O® Premium Audio system 
  • Infotainment system is available with a large 12-inch touchscreen

Safety

When it comes to safety, the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ford F-150 leave nothing to chance. These full-size pickup trucks come with plenty of advanced safety features that up your safe-driving game, including: 

  • Forward-collision alert
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane-departure warning 
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Side blind-zone alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

There’s a couple features you’ll only find on the Chevy Silverado 1500 though. The Silverado 1500 is available with a rear camera mirror in place of a traditional rearview mirror that shows a wider image of the area behind you. It also features an available safety alert seat that vibrates to warn you of impending danger. Chevy even offers the Silverado 1500 with eight available cameras that display up to 14 views, so you have a clear view of every angle. 

Ford offers its new F-150 with available Active Park Assist 2.0 that helps you locate a potential parking spot and then steers you into it. It also features intersection assist that alerts you to oncoming traffic while turning left. With these features, it’s easy to see why the new Ford F-150 earned an NHTSA five-star overall safety rating and was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick. 

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Available with eight cameras that display up to 14 views
  • Features a safety alert seat that increases driver awareness
  • Rear camera mirror provides an enhanced view of the rear

Advantage of the 2022 Ford F-150 

  • Active Park Assist 2.0 makes parking easy 
  • Intersection assist helps raise awareness while turning left
  • Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick and earned an NHTSA five-star overall safety rating

Performance

Now onto the main event – the power lurking under the hood. Full-size pickup trucks are revered for their ability to get any job done and the slew of engine options you’ll find between the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2022 Ford F-150 are no exception. 

Let’s start with the Chevy truck first. The new Silverado 1500 is available with four engine configurations, including a diesel option:

  • 2.7-Liter Turbocharged Engine
    • 310 horsepower
    • 430 pound-feet of torque
  • 5.3-Liter V-8 Engine
    • 355 horsepower
    • 383 pound-feet of torque
  • 6.2-Liter V-8 Engine
    • 420 horsepower
    • 460 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.0-Liter Duramax® Turbo-Diesel Engine
    • 277 horsepower
    • 460 pound-feet of torque

With the available diesel engine, the new Silverado 1500 achieves a 13,300-pound maximum towing capacity. This full-size pickup truck also features a number of trailering technologies like trailer-sway control, hill-start assist, and auto grade braking. The new Silverado 1500 also has an in-vehicle trailering system that offers pre-departure checklists, trailering profiles, and trailering service reminders that ensure you’re ready to get any job done. 

Over on the Ford side of things, we’ll find the F-150 is available in six engine configurations, including a hybrid setup:

  • 2.7-Liter EcoBoost® V-6 Engine
    • 325 horsepower
    • 400 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.3-Liter Ti-VCT V-6 Engine
    • 290 horsepower
    • 265 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V-6 Engine
    • 400 horsepower
    • 500 pound-feet of torque
  • High-Output 3.5-Liter EcoBoost Engine
    • 450 horsepower 
    • 510 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.5-Liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V-6 Engine
    • 430 horsepower
    • 570 pound-feet of torque
  • 5.0-Liter Ti-VCT V-8 Engine
    • 400 horsepower
    • 410 pound-feet of torque

All of the Ford F-150’s engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and its towing capacity tops out at a best-in-class 14,000 pounds. The new Ford F-150 features its own suite of trailering tech like its smart hitch, dynamic hitch assist, and continuously controlled damping. This full-size pickup truck also comes with selectable drive modes so you can fine tune the drive and handling to match current road conditions.

Advantage of the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Available with a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine 
  • In-vehicle trailering system makes it easy to tow your biggest toys

Advantage of the 2022 Ford F-150 

  • Available with a hybrid engine configuration that achieves 570 pound-feet of torque
  • Offers more maximum horsepower and torque than the Silverado 15000
  • Features best-in-class towing capacity at 14,000 pounds 
  • Selectable drive modes let you fine tune handling to match road conditions

Which Should You Buy? 

Whether you prefer the sleek styling of the all-new 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 or the work readiness of the 2022 Ford F-150, you’ll enjoy a full-size pickup truck that’s equipped to handle any job that comes your way. With tons of available power and loads of advanced technology features, these full-size pickups are sure to satisfy. 

The best way to decide which is the best fit for you is with a test drive. Visit GarberAuto.com to find the Garber dealership nearest you, then give us a call to schedule a test drive.

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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