2020 Chevy Silverado HD vs. 2020 Ford Super Duty
Heavy duty trucks are becoming more powerful than ever, and there is also more technology to making towing and hauling loads much easier. Chevrolet and Ford are two big names when it comes to trucks, and they have some great things to contribute to the heavy duty truck segment.
How do the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD and the 2020 Ford Super Duty compare? Below, we will look at the exterior, interior and technology, and performance of these two heavy duty trucks to see which one is the best option for you.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is bigger and stronger than ever before, and it looks like it. This truck is sitting on a 5.2-inch longer and 1.4-inch wider wheelbase, and it adds 10.4 inches of length. The Silverado HD DuraBed is an extremely functional cargo box. This cargo box has rolled-steel box construction to give it added strength. It offers you features like 12 fixed tie-down rings, BedSteps located in front of the rear wheel openings, an exclusive power up-down tailgate, and an available 120-volt power outlet.
The 2020 Ford Super Duty has also received some upgrades for 2020. It has some new exterior design features that help improve the function of this vehicle. For example, the front grille has been updated to improve the ability to keep the engine cool. Also, Ford has redesigned the headlamps to give you better performance. On the back of this truck, there is a new tailgate design, rear bumper, and redesigned taillights.
Interior and Technology
On the inside of the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD, you can seat five people on cloth upholstery. The cabin of this vehicle also is quieter because of inlaid triple-seal doors and sound deadening materials.
When it comes to technology in the Silverado HD, you can get available technology features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Chevrolet MyLink infotainment. You can also get features like Bluetooth and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection. Also, with the myChevrolet Mobile App, you have access to remotely start your engine, lock or unlock doors, and view vehicle diagnostic information.
The Silverado HD also offers you some technology specifically to help you with performance. You get features like the in-vehicle Trailering App, trailer sway control, and a surround-view monitor with 15 different exterior camera views.
On the inside, the 2020 Ford Super Duty seats five people on cloth seats. This vehicle has some great interior features like rear seat storage inside the cab.
For technology, the 2020 Ford Super Duty offers you features like a 4G LTE connection with a mobile hotspot, the SYNC 3 infotainment system, and available wireless device charging. You also get driver assistance feature like automated emergency braking, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and Pro Trailer Backup Assist.
Most people think about sheer power and performance when it comes to heavy duty trucks, but these two trucks show that there is more to it than that. They both offer you some great technology features like Wi-Fi and infotainment systems that can help you have a mobile office or just have fun while you do hard work.
Performance and Capabilities
You have two engine options to put under the hood of the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD. The first engine is a new 6.6-liter V8 gas engine. This engine is built on cast-iron Small Block, and it has gasoline direct injection to give you a better performance. With the base engine of the Silverado HD, you can expect to get 401-horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque.
The second engine option for the 2020 Silverado HD is a Duramax 6.6-liter turbo diesel engine. This engine is paired with a new Allison 10-speed transmission. This gives it 445-horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque.
The heavy-duty Silverado also received some other updates for 2020 to make your everyday use and performance easier. For example, this truck now has a snow plow package that is more intuitive and easier to mount than before. The 2020 Silverado HD also has redesigned trailering mirrors that extend and retract to be more convenient and functional.
The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD also offers you capability that is better than ever. This truck has a maximum payload of 7,466 pounds. It also offers you a towing capacity of 35,500 pounds for a more intense performance than ever.
The base engine for the 2020 Ford Super Duty will be a 6.2-liter Boss V8 engine that will produces 385-horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Your second engine option will be a 7.3-liter V8 gas engine. This engine is all new for the 2020 Super Duty, so we don’t know the exact numbers for it yet.
The third and final engine option for the 2020 Ford Super Duty is a 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel engine. This diesel engine gives you 450-horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque in the 2019 Super Duty, but we expect some upgrades and changes for 2020. That means the torque will likely go up to compete with the other trucks in this class.
Also new for 2020 is the 10-speed automatic transmission to give you even more capability. The 2020 Ford Super Duty also gives you some features to make towing and hauling easier like Trailer Reverse Guidance and Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring.
When it comes to capability, we don’t have exact number for 2020 yet. However, we have the numbers from the 2019 Super Duty. The 2019 version has a towing capacity of 35,000 pounds, and a maximum payload of 7,640 pounds.
Both of these heavy-duty trucks give you a great performance. They both have new 10-speed transmissions for better performance as well as some engine updates. Right now, the Silverado HD beats the Ford’s towing capacity by just 500 pounds, but the Ford Super Duty has the larger payload capacity.
Which is Right for You?
Both of these trucks offer you good style, great technology, and a powerful performance. The one you choose is based on your specific needs.