Ahead of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500‘s launch this fall, Ford has updated its range-topping F-150 Limited. The posh pickup will now ship with the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that powers the rugged F-150 Raptor.
With 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, the F-150 is now the most powerful light-duty pickup on sale. The 2019 Silverado’s highest output engine will be the 6.2-liter L87 V8 engine, which makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
The F-150 Limited also calls into question how well the 2019 Silverado will manage in the luxo-truck spectrum (though the 2019 GMC Sierra Denali will likely take care of that segment). Chevy will offer the LTZ and High Country variants to appeal to buyers looking for more luxurious pickups, but Ford has upped the ante with more premium trimmings.
The 2019 F-150 Limited will feature a suede headliner, leather-topped dashboard, heated and ventilated front-row captain’s chairs, and seats with a lumbar and massage function.
In the grander scheme of things, we do hope Chevrolet has a proper Raptor rival under development. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is a fun thing, but it’s no match for the high-power Raptor.