When you’ve got massive weight to move, look to the 2019 Ford F-350 and Chevrolet Silverado 3500. These heavy-duty trucks get the job done, and they do it in style. But which should you choose? Our comparison guide takes a closer look at these modern American powerhouses.
Most in Heavy-Duty Style: It’s a Tie!
The 2019 Ford F-350 earns high marks in this category, thanks to a recently redesigned cabin that maximizes passenger space and comfort. And, with optional features like the SYNC 3 infotainment system and heated-and-ventilated front seats, this heavy-duty truck really makes the most of a long trip.
Although the Silverado 3500HD doesn’t come standard with the same expansiveness, the Chevy ties this category with its impressive array of tech features. Each of these trucks comes standard with complete smartphone integration gear, so you don’t have to pay extra for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or an in-cabin Wi-Fi connection.
Most Configurable: 2019 Ford F-350
When you’re buying a brand new truck, you want all of the options. That’s exactly what you get with Ford’s heavy-duty truck. Both of these trucks offer extended and crew cabins, but only Ford gives you the classic regular cabin option. The F-350 also stacks the deck with six trim models to the Silverado’s four. What that basically means is that you can expect more luxury options from Ford’s heavy-duty truck.
Haul to Your Heart’s Content: 2019 Ford F-350
Want to make fewer trips hauling supplies from worksite to worksite? Got some seriously heavy on-the-job gear? Then you’re going to love the F-350’s hauling capabilities. Depending on configuration, Ford’s heavy-duty pickup can haul up to 7,630 pounds of your work gear. That’s substantially more than the Silverado 3500HD can manage whose payload capabilities max out at 6,137 pounds.
Heaviest-Duty Towing: 2019 Ford F-350
When you’re pushing the limits of what’s possible, you want a truck that does the same. Our Ford friend here is capable of towing up to 21,000 pounds of conventional trailer, 27,500 pounds with a fifth-wheel setup, and up to 34,000 pounds with a gooseneck trailer hitch.
The Silverado 3500HD is plenty capable, just not as capable. With the Max Trailering package, this heavy-duty truck can tow up to 17,800 pounds of conventional trailer weight. Equipped for fifth-wheel or gooseneck towing, the Silverado 3500HD can handle 23,100 pounds.
These heavy-duty trucks have plenty in common, but the Ford F-350 has the most muscle and offers more by way of driver-friendly configurations. We know you’ll agree that it’s not only the best truck for the job, but also the best truck for you personally.