Director of Testing Dan Edmunds, Staff Writer Travis Langness and Special Correspondent Elana Scherr put America's top-selling vehicles through the ringer. We test the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 at the track, break down the differences between the interiors and even load an ATV into each truck's bed. We drove them in the city, drove them on the highway, towed a big Airstream trailer, and spent hundreds of miles behind the wheel of all three trucks to see which one comes out on top. Will the top-rated Ram 1500, the best-selling Ford F-150, or will the all-new Chevy Silverado be the new champ?

Q: What's under the hood?
A: The Ram 1500 we used for this test has a 5.7-liter V8 (395 horsepower, 410 lb-ft of torque). The F-150 we tested had Ford's 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 (375 hp, 470 lb-ft). The Chevy Silverado in our test came with the 5.3-liter V8 (355 hp, 383 lb-ft).

Q: Which truck is the quickest to 60 mph?
A: Of the three trucks we tested, the Ford F-150 was the quickest. It did the 0-60 mph sprint in just 6.2 seconds. The Ram 1500 was second with a time of 6.5 seconds, while the Silverado came in at 7.0 seconds. Notably, the Silverado was equipped with the 5.3-liter V8 rather than the range-topping 6.2-liter engine. In previous tests, a last-gen Silverado with the 6.2-liter was capable of hitting 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.

Q: Which one is the best truck? The Silverado, the Ram or the F-150?
A: In our test, we found that the Ram edged out the F-150 and the Silverado in almost every category. The interior quality, powertrain and comfort were all excellent. The Silverado and the F-150 still have a lot going for them, but if it were our money, we'd pick the Ram.

Read our review of the 2019 Ram 1500 here: www.edmunds.com/ram/1500/2019/

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Comments

    • Scerif83
      Scerif83

      Hahahahha so this ppl wanna give an opinion but yet! They drive Toyota Prius and Honda civics smh

      about 1 day ago
    • raymae60
      raymae60

      Well, I have to live in California, and my 2016 f150 3.5 eco boost averages 21 mpg hauling a regular bed load of 450 lb.. Before that I had a Dodge Ram 2500 diesel for 15 years / 350,000 miles. Best truck I ever had, and handling was best of any vehicle. But it was noisy, the cab was showing its age, and Big Brother is unfriendly to old diesels, soo... The f150 is okay on handling, but no Chevy or Dodge can outperform it right now. In fact, it seems that Dodge doesn't even try to up their mileage game. So if my F150 goes over 200 grand miles with minimal repairs, I will click my heels. As for the automatic tailgate, nah, and now I wish my back seat could convert to a long bed.

      about 1 day ago
    • Limitlesshail
      Limitlesshail

      It's hard for me to trust this channel and their reviews because they get low optioned vehicles or high options and complain about the options selected.

      about 1 day ago
    • Happy Hands
      Happy Hands

      If you watch the "braking" comparison at 12:17 you'll notice that the Ford had the shortest braking distance at 128ft . Yet when they showed the Dodge braking at 132ft they showed it from further away or with a wider angle, giving the appearance that the dodge stopped shorter. Edmunds, your review bias is busted! LOL

      about 2 days ago
    • Happy Hands
      Happy Hands

      i like the front of the Ram and the interior, but i like the Ford for every thing else.

      about 2 days ago
    • Sam
      Sam

      Thank you

      about 2 days ago
    • 77knez
      77knez

      Why is the headlight blinking at 11:19 it's glitching out big time.

      about 2 days ago
    • Alexander W
      Alexander W

      In all F-150, is No. 1 for me inside and outside anytime.

      about 2 days ago
    • Jon Fisher
      Jon Fisher

      Opinions only matter when it comes to sales where Ford is king 42 years and counting

      about 4 days ago
    • TBT Smoked
      TBT Smoked

      Ford is the best lol.

      about 4 days ago
    • Michael Geiger
      Michael Geiger

      WHy do they all have to have FOUR DOORS now days ... I mean yeah I can order a two door but they are few and far between on a lot...

      about 4 days ago
    • ISSA OOF
      ISSA OOF

      This shitty ass channel is so bias towards ford.

      about 4 days ago
    • Danius Von Gailis
      Danius Von Gailis

      People arguing and proud of things they should only drive . You're just consumer with limited choices. Someone designed and built to sell you.

      about 4 days ago
    • woof beast
      woof beast

      Reliability is what I most want to know about.

      about 5 days ago
    • TheMentch171
      TheMentch171

      How did they manage to get a Lariat without the tailgate step?
      Need a longer box? Get the 6 1/2’ box with the supercrew cab. Duh!
      F150 mirrors are too big? They are towing mirrors dipshit! Most people like them don’t know how to use mirrors except to look at themselves anyway.
      The Dodge wins though with less torque, worse gas mileage and probably will begin to rust out within a year of owning it.

      about 5 days ago
    • Anthony
      Anthony

      Less then 2 mins was all I needed to realize why you have 1.5K+ thumbs down.

      about 6 days ago
    • Richard Anthony Media
      Richard Anthony Media

      I just purchased the Silverado LT trail boss. It’s super smooth and spacious. I don’t get all the fuss over the interior. It’s simple and functional. The ride is impressive and power out of the 5.3 is amazing tbh. The weight of this truck vs. the competition puts it right up there with the power figures. Mpg’s over 561 miles on the highway running from 70-75 was 21mpg. Around town I’m averaging about 18. If your not heavy on the throttle you can really sip gas with the updated cylinder deactivation. Solid truck for the money if you take advantage of the deals.

      about 6 days ago
    • Captain Trips
      Captain Trips

      I was always a Chevy man, and 2 days ago I bought an F-150. I loved it the second I mashed that accelerator down, The ecoboost is something special. The Chevy just made it to difficult to option out the truck without having to spend a fortune. You can get an F-150 base model XL with the STX package and almost all the new modern features you'd want, And it has the best appearance of all the F-150's in my opinion. No chrome, everything color matched to the body, and nice 20 inch wheels. Didn't even have to rob a bank. The Ram was a close contender, but I test drove 3 of them, and all of them had horrible a/c. It just wouldn't get cold enough. After ten minutes in the Chevy and the Ford I had to turn the a/c to low, The Ram I would've had to keep it high forever I think. And living in Florida a/c quickly becomes a top priority.

      about 8 days ago
    • earl craig
      earl craig

      men want a5.o v8 twin turbo charged give us what we want

      about 9 days ago
    • Jace leach
      Jace leach

      This might be the worst truck comparison ever get the 6.5 ft bed if you’re hauling a quad

      about 10 days ago
    • LooxGood
      LooxGood

      Ram is good but ...is it reliable?

      about 11 days ago
    • woof beast
      woof beast In reply to LooxGood

      +LooxGood
      Based on my reading, Ford is most reliable if you steer clear of the eco boost.

      about 5 days ago
    • LooxGood
      LooxGood In reply to LooxGood

      +woof beast but I heard they won the Truck of the Year thing...and interior from reviewers are good. But I guess real world usage is facing reliability problems. Would you recommend Chevy or Ford instead?

      about 5 days ago
    • woof beast
      woof beast In reply to LooxGood

      Not this year. E torque and transmission problems are most common.

      about 5 days ago
    • Teamus Mozelle
      Teamus Mozelle

      i dont like dan becuase he just brags about his truck

      about 12 days ago
    • BEARDEDYAKER
      BEARDEDYAKER

      I thought he was going throught that back window with the quad lol

      about 14 days ago
    • Pops Savage
      Pops Savage

      2019 F150 XLT here and I did do a little reconnaissance and checked out a GMC Elevation Edition, 1500 Ram and a 19’ Silverado. But after owning a 75, 95, 14 and 15 F150, I already knew what I was going to get... cause I don’t polish my nails or wear a man bun.

      about 15 days ago
    • Terry Thompson jr
      Terry Thompson jr

      I agree they should have used the 6.2 in the Chevy over the STILL CHATTERING ASS 5.3 WHAT A JUNK MOTOR

      about 15 days ago
    • Terry Thompson jr
      Terry Thompson jr

      LOVE HOW PEOPLE BASH THE F 150 CAUSE ITS A V6 LOL TRUTH IS IT WILL ALLWAYS OUT PULL OUT WORK AND OUT RUN YOUR SHITY 6.2 CHEVYS AND WANT A BE HIMI SMH

      about 15 days ago
    • Ricardo Pulido
      Ricardo Pulido

      Ford it will always be my first choice

      about 16 days ago
    • John barfneck
      John barfneck

      ill take a 1957 chevy 4x4 napco 3100 truck with some upgrades over all of these trucks........

      about 17 days ago
    • Daniel Hernandez
      Daniel Hernandez

      Ram is the best at making trucks! There's no one that can compete!

      about 17 days ago
    • Nick aguado
      Nick aguado

      Nobody cares about a womans opinion on a truck.

      about 18 days ago
    • Daniel Hernandez
      Daniel Hernandez In reply to Nick aguado

      +woof beast I'm not sure who decided that trucking is a man's job. I am sure that both men and women can take part and voice their opinions.

      about 5 days ago
    • woof beast
      woof beast In reply to Nick aguado

      +Daniel Hernandez
      He's right, truck are man business.
      The woman should be seen and not heard when men are talking.

      about 5 days ago
    • Daniel Hernandez
      Daniel Hernandez In reply to Nick aguado

      How bout you shut the fuck up and let everyone speak their minds? She's got a right to speak, you and me and everyone has a right to speak. If you don't want to listen, click off the video, thank you.

      about 17 days ago