2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD vs. 2019 Ford F-Super Duty

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Safety

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In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Silverado HD are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Silverado HD LTZ/High Country offers optional Automatic Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The F-Super Duty offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

Full-time four-wheel drive is optional on the Silverado HD. Full-time four-wheel drive gives added traction for safety in all conditions, not just off-road, like the only system available on the F-Super Duty.

Both the Silverado HD and the F-Super Duty have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The Silverado HD’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the F-Super Duty’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the Silverado HD has a standard 170-amp alternator. The F-Super Duty’s standard 157-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the Silverado HD offers larger standard and optional batteries than the F-Super Duty:

Silverado HD

F-Super Duty

Standard Battery

720 amps

650 amps

Optional Battery

1460 amps

750 amps

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are more reliable than Ford vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet fourth in reliability, above the industry average. With 31 more problems per 100 vehicles, Ford is ranked 16th.

Engine

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The Silverado HD’s 6.6 V8 produces 16 more horsepower (401 vs. 385) and 34 lbs.-ft. more torque (464 vs. 430) than the F-Super Duty’s 6.2 SOHC V8.

Transmission

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A 10-speed automatic is standard on the Chevrolet Silverado HD Diesel, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the F-Super Duty.

Tires and Wheels

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The Silverado HD’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 70 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the F-Super Duty’s standard 75 series tires.

The Silverado HD has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

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The Chevrolet Silverado HD’s independent front suspension is much lighter than the F-Super Duty 4x4’s solid front axle, which allows the Silverado HD’s wheels to react more quickly and accurately to the road’s surface, improving both ride and handling.

The Silverado HD’s independent front suspension is much lighter than the Ford F-Super Duty’s I-beam semi-independent suspension, which allows the Silverado HD’s wheels to react more quickly and accurately to the road’s surface, improving both ride and handling. The twin I-beam design is also expensive to maintain in proper alignment.

The Silverado HD LTZ/High Country’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Silverado 2500HD Standard Bed Double Cab’s wheelbase is 1.4 inches longer than on the F-250 Standard Bed Super Cab (149.4 inches vs. 148 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Silverado HD’s turning circle is tighter than the F-Super Duty’s:

Silverado HD

F-Super Duty

Regular Cab Long Bed

46.9 feet

49.1 feet

Extended Cab Standard Bed

49.5 feet

51.1 feet

Extended Cab Long Bed

53.9 feet

56 feet

Crew Cab Long Bed

57 feet

n/a

Extended Cab Standard Bed 4x4

49.5 feet

49.5 feet

Extended Cab Long Bed 4x4

53.9 feet

54.3 feet

Crew Cab Standard Bed 4x4

52.7 feet

53 feet

For greater off-road capability the Silverado 2500HD Standard Bed Crew Cab has a 1.9 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the F-350 Regular Cab (10.1 vs. 8.2 inches), allowing the Silverado HD to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The front grille of the Silverado HD offers available electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Silverado HD Regular Cab has 2.3 inches more front headroom and .6 inches more front legroom than the F-Super Duty Regular Cab.

The Silverado HD Double Cab has 2.2 inches more front headroom, .6 inches more front legroom and 1.7 inches more rear legroom than the F-Super Duty Super Cab.

The Silverado HD Crew Cab has 2.2 inches more front headroom and .6 inches more front legroom than the F-Super Duty Crew Cab.

Cargo Capacity

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The Silverado HD Regular Cab has a larger cargo box than the F-Super Duty Regular Cab (83.5 vs. 78.5 cubic feet).

The Silverado HD Double Cab Standard Bed has a much larger cargo box than the F-Super Duty Super Cab Standard Bed (69.5 vs. 65.4 cubic feet). The Silverado HD Double Cab Long Bed has a much larger cargo box than the F-Super Duty Super Cab Long Bed (83.5 vs. 78.5 cubic feet).

The Silverado HD Crew Cab Standard Bed has a much larger cargo box than the F-Super Duty Crew Cab Standard Bed (69.5 vs. 65.4 cubic feet). The Silverado HD Crew Cab Long Bed has a much larger cargo box than the F-Super Duty Crew Cab Long Bed (83.5 vs. 78.5 cubic feet).

The Silverado HD’s cargo box is larger than the F-Super Duty’s in almost every dimension:

Silverado HD Standard

Silverado HD Long

F-Super Duty Standard

F-Super Duty Long

Length

82.3”

96”

81.9”

98.1”

Max Width

71.4”

71.4”

66.9”

66.9”

Min Width

51.9”

51.9”

50.5”

50.5”

Height

21”

21”

21.1”

21.1”

The Chevrolet Silverado HD has a standard CornerStep, which allows for much easier access to the cargo area. A tailgate step costs extra on the Ford F-Super Duty.

Payload and Towing

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The Silverado HD’s minimum standard towing capacity is much higher than the F-Super Duty’s (16400 vs. 12200 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Ford F-450 Regular Cab is only 35000 pounds. The Silverado 3500HD Regular Cab offers up to a 35500 lbs. towing capacity.

The Silverado HD has a much higher standard payload capacity than the F-Super Duty:

Silverado HD

F-Super Duty

Extended Cab 3500HD

4373 lbs.

3720 lbs.

Crew Cab 3500HD

4316 lbs.

3560 lbs.

Regular Cab 2500HD 4x4

3794 lbs.

3740 lbs.

Regular Cab 3500HD 4x4

4534 lbs.

3560 lbs.

Extended Cab 2500HD 4x4

3576 lbs.

3470 lbs.

Extended Cab 3500HD 4x4

4391 lbs.

3300 lbs.

Crew Cab 2500HD 4x4

3589 lbs.

3380 lbs.

Crew Cab 3500HD 4x4

4365 lbs.

3150 lbs.

The Silverado HD has higher optional payload capacities than the F-Super Duty:

Silverado HD

F-Super Duty

Regular Cab 2500HD 4x4

3965 lbs.

3840 lbs.

Crew Cab 2500HD 4x4

3862 lbs.

3480 lbs.

Crew Cab 3500HD 4x4

6610 lbs.

6550 lbs.

Ergonomics

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The Silverado HD LTZ/High Country offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Silverado HD’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The F-Super Duty’s parking brake has to released manually.

The Silverado HD’s basic available front and rear power windows all lower with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The F-Super Duty’s optional power windows’ rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open them fully.

When the Silverado HD LTZ/High Country is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The F-Super Duty’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Silverado HD offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The F-Super Duty offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the Silverado HD, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the F-Super Duty.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Chevrolet Silverado HD (except Work Truck/Custom/LT) offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The F-Super Duty doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

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A group of representative automotive journalists from North America selected the Silverado as the 2014 North American Truck of the Year. The F-Super Duty has never been chosen.

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