2022 Ford F-150 vs 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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. Pickup trucks are one 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 new 2022 Ford F-150 and all-new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and learn where they’re similar and where they differ. 


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

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

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. 

Meanwhile, the new 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 features 12 standard tie downs. Like the F-150, the Silverado is available with a power-up/-down tailgate that opens with the key fob. 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. 

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


As we said in the interior section, the new 2022 Ford F-150 and 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are both offered in three cab sizes. The F-150 offers two cabs that seat up to six, while the Silverado 1500 only has one cab that seats six – its Double cab only seats five. They both have a two-door cab 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: 

  • 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
  • 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 

There’s more to these full-size pickup trucks than just spec numbers though. Both the new Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500’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 controls, heated front seats, and auto-dimming rearview mirrors to ensure you travel in comfort. 

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 Ford F-150

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


Let’s move on to technology. The new 2022 Ford F-150 is paired with the Sync® 4 infotainment 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 available 12-inch capacitive touchscreen. This full-size pickup truck also features FordPass™ Connect services that provides 4G LTE Wi-Fi® (data plan required) and is available with a wireless smartphone charging pad that eliminates wire clutter. 

Over on the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, we’ll find the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system that also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This system is available with a 13.4-inch touchscreen and is also available with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Like its Ford counterpart, the new Silverado offers an optional 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. 

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


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

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 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


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 Ford F-150 and the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are no exceptions. 

Let’s start with the Ford truck first. The new 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 features selectable drive modes so you can fine-tune the drive and handling to match current road conditions. 

Over on the Chevy side of the things, we’ll find the 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. 

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? 

With a starting MSRP of $29,990, the new 2022 Ford F-150 offers everything you could want in a full-size pickup truck. The F-150 offers best-in-class towing and best-in-class maximum payload, as well as three bed lengths to choose from. This full-size pickup is decked out with the latest in advanced technology and safety features, while still offering that rugged styling pickup drivers want.

Experience everything the new 2022 Ford F-150 has to offer today. Call Garber Automall at (904) 264-2442 to schedule your test drive today. Or visit us in person at 3360 U.S. 17, 3360 Shedd Rd, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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