2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD vs. 2020 Ford F-350

2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 vs. 2020 Ford F-350

2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD


2020 Ford F-350
$34,600 MSRP

Starting Price

$35,550 MSRP

Engine Options

401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque

Standard Specs

385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque
35,500 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

35,750 pounds
7,442 pounds

Max. Payload Capacity

7,850 pounds

Many drivers compare the Chevy Silverado 3500 vs. Ford F-350 when they’re looking for a new commercial truck, and since the Silverado HD is all-new for 2020, the competition is closer than ever this year! First things first: We love both of these heavy-duty trucks, and we think you’ll find that each model has what it takes to revolutionize your day-to-day.

However, only one will be just right for your needs! We’ve compared the Silverado vs. F-350 on all the points that matter most to our neighbors. Explore each model’s engine lineup, towing specs, and payload ratings below.

Engine Options: Silverado HD vs. Ford F-350

If you’re comparing the Silverado vs. F-350, you should know that the Chevy has a lower price and a stronger base engine. However, you’ll want to explore the full lineups of both models before you make a final decision:

Chevy Silverado 3500 HD Engines

Two compelling options–one gas and one diesel–make it easy to find a Silverado HD that can handle most workloads:

  • 6.6L V8 (Gas) – 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.6L V8 (Duramax® Diesel) – 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque

Ford F-350 Engines

With three Super Duty engine options, the Ford F-350 does not disappoint:

  • 6.2L V8 (Gas) – 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque
  • 6.7L V8 (Power Stroke® Diesel) – 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque
  • 7.3L V8 (Gas) – 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque
2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD Grill

Silverado 3500 vs. Ford F-350 Engines: The baseline gas engine in the Ford Super Duty doesn’t have as much power as the standard gas engine in the Silverado 3500 HD. However, if you’re willing to upgrade, you may find its stronger gas engine or its diesel engine more compelling.

Towing and Payload Specs: Silverado HD vs. Ford F-350

At the end of the day, you need to know whether each of these heavy-duty trucks has what it takes to handle your toughest jobs near Waterford and Northern Chicago! We’ve broken down each model’s most impressive gas and diesel ratings below:

Silverado 3500 vs. Ford F-350: Gas Towing & Hauling

Here’s what you’ll be able to tow or haul with each model’s standard gasoline engine:

  • Silverado 3500 HD with 6.6L V8 (Gas) – Towing Capacity of 17,400 pounds, Payload of 7,442 pounds
  • F-350 with 6.2L V8 (Gas) – Towing Capacity of 16,700 pounds, Payload of 7,850 pounds

If you choose the Ford F-350 pickup’s more powerful 7.3L gas V8 gas engine, you can tow up to 21,000 pounds. However, choosing a larger engine won’t have an impact on your GVWR, and that means you won’t be able to handle quite as much weight in the bed.

2019 Ford Super Duty Towing at Construction Site

Silverado 3500 vs. Ford F-350: Diesel Towing & Hauling

Is diesel better than gas? Diesel engines offer more torque and oftentimes, much higher towing capacities. However, your maximum payload will most likely be lower. The proof is as clear as day when we compare the diesel capabilities of the F-350 vs. Silverado 3500:

  • Silverado 3500 HD with 6.6L V8 (Duramax® Diesel) – Towing Capacity of 35,500 pounds, Payload of 6,532 pounds
  • F-350 with 6.7L V8 (Power Stroke® Diesel) – Towing Capacity of 35,750 pounds, Payload of 6,660 pounds

Remember to carefully review towing and payload information for your chosen model before hooking up a trailer or filling up the cargo bed! If you have any questions while you’re getting started, you can always contact us to get the answer. We can also help you take a more comprehensive look, comparing Ford vs. Chevy trucks across the entire modern lineup.

Compare the Silverado vs. F-350 at the Lynch Truck Center

The Lynch Truck Center is proud to sell both the Silverado 3500 HD and the Ford F-350! That means if you’re still not sure which model is right for you, we’d be happy to help you compare them up-close and in-person. We want nothing more than to see you drive off to Milwaukee or Racine with a feeling of genuine satisfaction, so don’t wait to explore our new model inventory.

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