2023 Ford F-150 vs. 2023 Chevy Silverado: Which Is the Better Buy?

The 2023 Ford F-150 vs. the 2023 Chevy Silverado trucks. It feels like this is a debate that takes place every year, because it does. Both the F-150 and the Silverado have similar strengths in terms of towing capability, price, and style. Yet they’re different from one another, in ways which makes their legions of fans extremely loyal to one or another. If you haven’t made your mind up about the Ford and Chevrolet trucks, you may be wondering which one you should pick? One just may be a slightly better buy than the other.

Front angle view of blue 2023 Ford F-150, highlighting full-size pickup truck alternatives costing under $37,000
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The 2023 Ford F-150 comes with lots of engine options

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The 2023 Ford F-150 price starts at $34,085. You have a lot of options with the new Ford F-150. You can get a V6 or a V8 engine, according to MOTORTREND. The base model comes with a V6 that can make 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. It can also tow up to 8,200 pounds and has a payload capacity of 1,985 pounds.

There are other engines that you can upgrade to. A 2.7-liter turbo V6 costs $1,285, while a 5.0-liter V8 will cost $2,335. There are also a ton of features that you’ll be able to add on to the new F-150, once it is available.

The 2023 Chevy Silverado is just slightly more expensive

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The 2023 Chevy Silverado price starts at $35,845, according to Car and Driver. That’s for the Work Truck. That’s the no-frills version of this popular truck, and if you plan on using your truck for work, this just might be the only trim level you’ll need. The 2033 Chevy Silverado Work Truck comes with a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Chevy Silverado Custom is the most popular version of the Silverado. It has a starting price of $43,145. However, Car and Driver notes that the LT is where the Silverado really starts to become a desirable truck. With a starting price of $47,245, the LT’s interior is nicer than either the Work Truck or the Custom trim. It comes with a12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system. 

The new F-150 is more versatile

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The new 2023 Ford F-150 should be here soon, and with it will come a whole lot of cab and engine options. There are three different bed and cab options available on the 2023 Ford F-150. Details about three different bed and cab options and how much they will cost will come out later, closer to the official release of the 2023 Ford F-150. Right now, production of the new F-150 is scheduled for October 2023.

There are three packages you can add on to the 2023 Ford F-150. The Bed Utility Package costs $695 and includes things like truck bed LED lighting, load restraint, and a tailgate work surface. The Trailer Tow package price is $1,325 and it has a 7-pin wiring harness, smart trailer tow connector, and Class IV trailer hitch.

There’s also an XL Chrome Appearance Package, which will cost you $895. This includes chrome accents on the truck exterior, like the front and rear bumpers. It also comes with front fog lights.

The battle between the 2023 Ford F-150 vs. the 2023 Chevy Silverado promises to be a good one. Safety ratings aren’t out yet, though the 2022 F-150 had better ratings than the 2022 Silverado. Still, these are both great trucks with lots of great features, though the 2023 Ford F-150 may be a slightly better buy.

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