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.