Power, performance, and off-road capabilities are all important things to have in a truck. Whether you want a truck for work or play, the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor and the 2020 Chevy Silverado are certainly worth a closer look.

The Friendly Ford of Hamilton team has put together this helpful guide for drivers in the Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, area to determine which truck is best for you. Read on to find out more!

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Quick Facts of the Ford Raptor vs Chevy Silverado

The Ford F-150 Raptor and the Chevy Silverado are power-hungry full-size trucks, but the Ford pulls ahead in every performance category:


Ford F-150 Raptor

Chevy Silverado

Standard Engine

3.5L twin-turbo HO EcoBoost®

4.3L V6 (4 additional options)

Top Horsepower

450 HP

420 HP

Top Torque

510 lb-ft

460 lb-ft

If you're looking for an engine that has a bit more power to pull a trailer and push you forward, the Ford Raptor is the better choice. The Chevy Silverado has many different engine options that might fit your needs, but the available 6.2L V8, with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, is the closest in comparison to the Ford Raptor.

Off-Road Capabilities Ford Raptor vs Chevy Silverado

If your life involves off-roading, the Ford Raptor and Chevy Silverado are equipped to help you have the best experience possible.

The Chevy Silverado has several available features to make off-roading safer and more fun:

  • Drive Mode Selector-Several modes you can select for when the terrain gets rough. You can choose from normal, sport, tow/haul, off-road, and more.
  • Z71 Off-Road Package-Only available in the Z71 trim of the Silverado, this package includes off-road suspension, Hill Descent Control, all terrain tires, and more.

The Ford Raptor's features for off-roading are standard to the truck. These features are:

  • Trail Control™-A cruise control system for low-traction or off-road terrain. This system allows you to set the speed and force to the wheels depending on the terrain, so you can focus on steering.
  • Terrain Management System™ with Six Selectable Drive Modes-When off-roading, this system provides a plethora of modes that work with different terrain and driving conditions. They are normal, slippery, rock crawl, deep snow/sand, and more.

While both trucks have off-roading features, the Raptor's come standard and provide a bit more freedom on and off the pavement than the Silverado's features.

Technology in the Ford Raptor vs Chevy Silverado

Technology is an essential part of our lives, especially when we're out on the road.  The Ford F-150 Raptor and the Chevy Silverado are no exceptions. Both trucks have infotainment systems with these standard features:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™

Additionally, the Ford Raptor and Chevy Silverado have mobile apps that connect to your car. The Ford Raptor has the FordPass Connect™. The Silverado has the myChevrolet. These apps give you access to service and vehicle information.

One other technological aspect worth mentioning is the Wi-Fi Hotspots that the Ford Raptor and Chevy Silverado offer. The Wi-Fi Hotspot is standard in the Raptor and available in the Silverado.

You and your passengers can stay connected to the world around them through the Ford Raptor's and Chevy Silverado's infotainment systems and available Wi-Fi Hotspots.

Test Drive Your Top Choice Today!

The Chevy Silverado is a great truck. However, if you are looking for more power, better off-roading capabilities, and more standard technology, the Ford Raptor might be the best choice for you.

If you are in the Hamilton, Madison, or Morrisville, NY, area, the team at Friendly Ford of Hamilton is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Come take a test drive in the Ford Raptor today!

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