2019 Chevy Silverado vs. 2019 Ram 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150 0-60 MPH Shootout Reveals Which V8 Truck Is Fastest
The competition in the truck segment is tough. And the battle of the brands has their loyal fans espousing which truck is better and why.
Aftermarket parts company, American Trucks, decided to see which truck was the fastest off the line by hosting a 0-60 MPH competition amongst three similar trucks. They paired up the 2019 Chevy Silverado with the 5.3-liter V8 and 8-speed automatic transmission versus the 2019 Ram 1500 with 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and 8-speed transmission and the 2021 Ford F-150 with the 5.0-liter V8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.
American Truck YouTube Channel host Justin Dugan was the driver of the three bone stock trucks. Dugan uses a GPS-based performance meter to see how long it takes for each truck to go from 0 to 60.
Justin describes the 0 to 60 blast as “an honest comparison between three of the heavy hitters.”
In an open stretch, since tracks were closed, Dugan races each truck in 4-wheel drive to eliminate wheel spin. He stalls up the truck a little bit before hammering down for the test. He took the lowest of two runs to determine the winner.
Check out the video showdown below. It’s a fun, quick video and the outcome is not surprising to me.
What truck is the fastest to 60 mph?
The winner of American Truck’s 0-60 MPH showdown was the 2021 Ford F-150. Dugan admits he thought the F-150, with the better weight ratio and the 10-speed transmission would likely win and his results proved that to be true.
The Ram, with its powerhouse Hemi engine gave the F-150 a run for it, only falling .3 seconds slower than the lighter F-150. The Silverado, as Dugan expected, was the slowest by a decent amount of the three trucks and admittedly, the 6.2-liter might’ve made the Silverado a little more competitive.
In the showdown between the 5.0-liter in the F-150 and the 5.7-liter Hemi in the Ram, the times were close. The F-150’s best 0-60 time was 6.3 seconds compared to the Ram’s 6.65 seconds.
The Ram was slightly faster at the 1/8 mile mark, but in the end Dugan believes the aluminum-body of the F-150 and its lower weight helped the F-150 overcome the stout Ram.
Dugan also gave credit to the slightly “better” rear axle rating of the F-150 at 3.55 to the Ram’s 3.21.
About American Trucks
American Trucks is regarded as one of the best, most reliable online aftermarket retailers providing parts and accessories for F150, F250, Ranger, Silverado, Sierra, and RAM. Catering to the needs and demands of late-model truck owners and enthusiasts, American Trucks provides the best parts with support from genuine truck experts. Located just outside of Philadelphia, American Trucks is dedicated to offering the truck community with the highest quality of parts and customer service.
Visit their website for more information.
More information on the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid
This week I will be receiving the 2021 Ford F-150 with the hybrid PowerBoost. I will be doing a full review here at Torque News but will also do some other features about it.
I’ll be specifically looking at the new Ford Sync 4 system and the Ford Co-Pilot 360 feature.
What do you want to know about it? What questions can I answer for you regarding this new truck any of the features and specifically the hybrid powertrain? Leave me your comment and let me know what questions you might have and stay tuned to Torque News throughout this week for more on the new F-150 and this exciting new powertrain.
Jimmy Dinsmore has been an automotive journalist for more than a decade and been a writer since the high school. His Driver’s Side column features new car reviews and runs in several newspapers throughout the country. He is also co-author of the book “Mustang by Design” and “Ford Trucks: A Unique Look at the Technical History of America’s Most Popular Truck”. Also, Jimmy works in the social media marketing world for a Canadian automotive training aid manufacturing company. Follow Jimmy on Facebook, Twitter, at his special Ford F-150 coverage on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can read the most of Jimmy's stories by searching Torque News Ford for daily Ford vehicle report.