2019 Chevy Silverado VS Ford F-150 VS Ram 1500: Time For A Pickup Truck Battle Royale

With Chevrolet and Ram launching their new pickup trucks, it’s only natural to have them compared against the segment’s champion, the Ford F-150.

Edmunds brought the three rivals together, all in crew-cab bodystyles, to find out which one is the best option for the 2019 model year.

The best-selling Ford F-150 is still powered by the smallest engine out of the three but thanks to the kind help of twin turbos, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 provides not only the most torque (at 470lb-ft) but 375hp as well.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado retains the 5.3-liter V8 unit, which gains a new fuel system and is now paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The power figures of the new generation Silverado is 355hp and 383lb-ft of torque.

The new Ram 1500 features the largest engine out of the three, having the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 under the bonnet, also paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has the most horsepower too, at 395hp, but torque falls slightly behind that of the Ford’s, at 410lb-ft.

The time when full-size pickup trucks were simply built as rugged workhorses is long gone, with car makers giving them a much more rounded character that falls in line with the way these vehicles are used by their owners.

But which one between the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 ticks the most boxes? Let’s find out the verdict on the video below.

 

  • Belthronding

    f150 is a benchmark but ram looks really promising in & out.

    • Bash

      Absolutely true, the ram is great.

  • Rocket

    I won’t be buying a pickup anytime soon, but if I did I go RAM eTorque all the way. Best looking, the nicest interior, and the most comfortable ride. That said, I can see why somebody who does a lot of towing would choose the F-Series. Chevy? Well it seems like they phoned it in. If they aren’t looking over their shoulder, they should be.

  • :/ Yurr

    I love Chevy a lot and everything about the truck except for that interior it is completely boring and cheap for an all new product. I would rather spend time inside of the other two pickups. 🙁

  • cbATL

    +1 Ram

  • An Existing Person

    Ram gets my vote. I’ll even take the Nissan Titan over the Ford and Chevy.

  • Kings

    I remember hearing the same line of bull about fords v-4 super charged tbird. And within a few years they filled yp the junk yards . It doesnt take long before the v-6 will wear down and give out.

    • Trevor Robert Cutts

      actually you need to look into what a dominant engine it is..no issues and reliable

  • badmonkey

    Silly review by people that don’t use or need trucks. Look at a 10 year old trucks for age, value, and reliability. Good luck selling a used fiat/ram assuming it still runs and the body parts haven’t rusted away. Ecoboosts eating their valve trane by 100k miles is nice too not to mention the more epensive fuel octane and senthetic oil it requires. Sun roofs, auto lift tailgates, widgets, and cameras don’t belong on trucks.

    • Bullitt2605

      Not, not, not but good story.

    • Jay

      I was with ya until you said cameras don’t belong. The more driver aids the better!

      • badmonkey

        Sorry, i don’t want to pay for them.

  • Trevor Robert Cutts

    its always for second isn’t it…the f-150 is the king of trucks .

  • SP Gibson

    I went from a brand new 2013 Silverado that broke down 3 times(right b4 the warranty expired, which forced a trade-in) to a brand new 2017 F150 Lariat sport. OMG I love my Ford! First Ford I’ve ever owned, being a Chevy guy my entire life. Its fully loaded, smokes the tires and feels like an overweight sports car. For example, a friend has a 454 Chevy truck that he brags about how much power/speed it has. Well, guess what? My F150 with the turbos is faster(we’ve proved that ;= ) with less than half the engine he has. Aluminum body must play into that, but whatever, my F150 sport ROCKS! AND Ford always has nice interior, the only complaint is, I wish I had a padded console between the seats to rest my knee against.

  • Paul

    If I were looking for a full size truck it would be a Ram in my driveway.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    i was rooting for the Ram…Great Job Ram!

  • In 3 years we will not give a crap about which of these is best. As they will all have fallen to EV trucks. These manufacturers must pivot immediately and proceed down that road. They need to forget ICE offerings with immediate effect and find a way to pursue EV platforms in trucks as comprehensively as possible. The longer they remain focused on ICE platforms for trucks, the faster their demise will come.

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