2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. Its Competition

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Pickup buyers are a fiercely loyal bunch, but if you’re one of the few still on the fence, you’ll find plenty of worthwhile competition.

Head steer, at least in the looks department, is the Ram 1500—but it’s dated and its safety scores don’t impress.

The trail boss here is the Ford F-150, a popular truck with a controversial aluminum bed and loads of trim levels.

Attempting to break into the dude ranch are the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra.

Neither can match the domestics’ wide range of options and trim levels, but both have a certain refinement worth considering.

But if you’re set on the Silverado, you at least owe it to yourself to pop over to the GMC dealer to check out the nearly identical Sierra.

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2018 Nissan Titan2018 Nissan Titan
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Quick Specs
The suave 2018 Chevrolet Silverado does nearly all things well, even if it’s not a huge standout in one way or another.
The 2018 Ford F-150 sports new looks and a wider availability for a 10-speed automatic transmission. A turbodiesel is in the works for this model year, albeit later in 2018.
The 2018 GMC Sierra is a rugged, handsome full-size pickup certainly worthy of your attention.
The 2018 Nissan Titan and Titan XD fill in the gaps left by others with a reasonable price, reasonable performance, and better warranty.
The 2018 Toyota Tundra offers a strong V-8 engine and good advanced safety tech, but it comes up short in terms of fuel efficiency and interior quality.
The swagger-heavy 2018 Ram 1500 is the coolest pickup around, even if competitors have eclipsed it in some ways.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-8Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Style Name     
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work TruckXL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' Box2WD Reg Cab 119.0"4x2 Single Cab SSR Double Cab 6.5' Bed 4.6L (SE)Express 4x2 Reg Cab 6'4" Box
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Regular Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideReg Cab PickupSingle CabDouble CabRegular Cab
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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