March 15th, 2021 by

If you’re excited to visit Knoepfler Chevrolet to test out the latest iteration of the Silverado 1500, we certainly don’t blame you! Chevy has undoubtedly raised the bar with the 2020 edition of this much-loved pickup truck, so we know you’ll be thrilled once you finally place yourself behind the wheel. Therefore, to help you feel completely confident in your choice, we’re comparing this vehicle to the 2020 versions of the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra. 


Chevy Silverado 1500 vs Ford F-150


We’ll get this review started by seeing how the 2020 Silverado 1500 measures up against the 2020 Ford F-150. Given that you’ll likely rely on this Chevrolet to haul your heaviest loads, you’ll be thrilled to learn that it delivers up to a 13,400-lb. maximum towing capacity1 when properly equipped. Although the F-150 puts up a good fight, it falls short with its 13,200-lb. maximum towing capacity2. However, the truck from Ford also misses the mark when it comes to cargo capacity, as its bed supplies 77.4 cubic ft. of space3 to the Silverado 1500’s 89.1 cubic ft. of storage4. Finally, the Chevy also excels with interior space, as evidenced by the 44.5 inches of front legroom, which tops the F-150’s 43.9 inches for this area.


Chevy Silverado 1500 vs Ram 1500


Next up on the docket is the 2019 Ram 1500. Once again, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 manages to best it regarding trailering potential, truck bed space, and interior room! Starting with front leg space, the model from Ram falls well short of the mark established by its rival with 40.9 inches to the Chevy’s more accommodating 44.5 inches. You’ll also have less storage in the bed for gear and other items in the Ram 1500 due to its cramped 66.4 cubic ft. of space. The Silverado 1500, meanwhile, offers up to 89.1 cubic ft. of room4 in this area. Finally, the Ram doesn’t come close to besting the truck from Chevrolet when put to the test with hauling. As you know, the Silverado 1500 provides a 13,400-lb. towing capacity1. Its rival, on the other hand, supplies a 12,750-lb. maximum towing capacity5.


Chevy Silverado 1500 vs Toyota Tundra


The final pickup truck we’ll compare to the Chevy Silverado 1500 is the 2020 Toyota Tundra. Just like the other competitors, this set of wheels simply can’t keep up with the Silverado. By now, you’re already aware that the Chevy pickup arms you with a 13,400-lb. towing capacity1 and up to 44.5 inches of front legroom. To compare, the Tundra delivers a rather uninspiring 10,200-lb. towing capacity6 and just 42.5 inches of front-row leg space. In addition, the Toyota’s longest truck bed is 97.6 inches, which doesn’t quite match the Silverado 1500’s maximum bed length of 98.1 inches. Therefore, you might not be able to fit your longest pieces in the Tundra.


So, now that you know about the benefits of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs the competition in Sioux City, IA, come and see it in action at Knoepfler Chevrolet! Before heading over, check out our reviews to learn why people love working with us.


Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ford F-150

  • 13,400-lb. maximum towing capacity vs. 13,200-lb. maximum towing capacity
  • 89.1 cubic ft. of bed storage vs. 77.4 cubic ft. of bed storage
  • 44.5 inches of front legroom vs. 43.9 inches of front legroom

Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. Ram 1500

  • 13,400-lb. maximum towing capacity vs. 12,750-lb. maximum towing capacity
  • 89.1 cubic ft. of bed storage vs. 66.4 cubic ft. of bed storage
  • 44.5 inches of front legroom vs. 40.9 inches of front legroom

Chevy Silverado 1500 vs Toyota Tundra

  • 13,400-lb. maximum towing capacity vs. 10,200-lb. maximum towing capacity
  • 98.1 inches of maximum bed length vs. 97.6 inches of maximum bed length
  • 44.5 inches of front legroom vs. 43.2 inches of front legroom



  1. Requires Silverado 1500 Double Cab Standard Bed RST 4×4 with available 6.2L V8 engine, Max Trailering Package and 20-inch wheels. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
  2. When properly equipped.
  3. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle.
  4. Long Bed models. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  5. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.
  6. Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle’s exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.
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