Ford F-150 VS Chevy Silverado

If you’re hunting for used cars or trucks for sale in Chicago, we hope your hunt will bring you to Hawk Auto. At each of our ten locations we have a great selection of pre-owned vehicles in our inventory, along with finance options to put the car or truck of your choice well within the range of your budget.

If it’s a used truck you’re after, two that we recommend are the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado.


Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Illinois

Ford has been building trucks since 1917, and today’s F-150 sets high standards for pickups with its lightweight yet high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy cab and bed. And Ford engineers haven’t overlooked convenience, providing the Ford-150 with a retractable passenger step and side and rear steps, giving you easy access to the truck bed.


All the power you need

Under the hood, the F-150 offers a wide range of engine choices. There’s the naturally aspirated V6 and V8 gas power plants or the direct-injected gas EcoBoost® V6 engine. And not to be overlooked, is the 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel. Whatever your choice to help get around Chicagoland, you’ll have more than enough power to match any job.

Payload and towing capacity

These, of course, vary by model. The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 has a towing capacity of 13,200 pounds and a maximum payload of 3,230 pounds. The 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 has a towing capacity of 11,600 pounds and a maximum payload of 3,270 pounds.

Style and technology combined

Along with its power and durability, the F-150 stands out when it comes to interior style. The F-150 gives you a great choice of interior fabrics and color combinations, along with the latest automotive technology at your fingertips. There’s the 8″ LCD Productivity Screen providing information from fuel economy to towing data. Also available is a 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display enabling you to see all sides of the truck on a center stack screen.

Finally, don’t overlook one of the F-150’s latest innovations, the FordPass™ Connect giving drivers and passengers an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hot spot accessible up to 50 feet outside the vehicle.

Pro Trailer Backup Assist™

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, backing up a trailer can be a challenge, and the F-150’s Backup Assist™ is one of its best features. Simply rotate the system’s knob in the direction you want the trailer to go, and Backup Assist™ will do the rest for you.

Chevy Silverado

Chevy Silverado IL

Like Ford, Chevy has about a century of truck-building experience under its belt, and the Silverado is a proud representative of that heritage.



Whatever the demands of the job, the Silverado has the power you’ll need. The Silverado comes with four different powertrains, from the responsive 2.7L Turbo up to the powerful and advanced 6.2L V8 with its Dynamic Fuel Management. With the Silverado, you can choose the right combination of power and efficiency to meet your needs.

Payload and towing capacity

You can choose the 4.3L V6 that offers as much as 12,800 pounds of towing and 1,980 pounds of payload capacity, the 5.3L V8 engine that gives up to 16,700 pounds of towing and 1,980 pounds of hauling capability, or the 6.2L V8 for up to 18,200 pounds of towing and 2,160 pounds of payload capacity.

Interior comfort and advanced technology

For recent models, the cabin of the Silverado has been redesigned to provide more shoulder room, rear passenger space and best-in-class front head and leg room.

A great feature of the Silverado is the heads-up display that can project things like speed and navigation information onto the windshield.

And even when you’re off-road the Silverado lets you stay connected with features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ computability and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system.

Either one of these great trucks will give you the payload and towing capacity you’ll need for most jobs. And at Hawk Auto our job is to do everything we can to get you behind the wheel of the truck of your choice, so come see us at one of our ten locations today.

Hawk Auto , .