2024 Chevy Silverado EV vs. 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning: Spec Comparison30
General Motors just unveiled the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, debuting a brand-new, all-electric version of the iconic pickup nameplate. Of course, when it launches for the 2023 calendar year, the new Silverado EV will rival another popular pickup truck from GM’s crosstown rival, namely the Ford F-150 Lightning. As such, we’re taking out the spec sheet to see how these two line up.
For the moment, Chevy has outlined specs for two 2024 Chevy Silverado EV trim levels, namely the well-equipped RST First Edition, and the fleet-oriented Work Truck (WT), which, compared to the Ford offerings, line up with the 2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum and 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro, respectively.
Let’s start with the powertrain spec. Peak output in the 2024 Silverado EV RST First Edition comes to 664 horsepower and over 780 pound-feet of torque, besting the 2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum, which is rated at 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. The sprint to 60 mph takes roughly 4.5 seconds in both vehicles, while both vehicles also have a towing capacity up to 10,000 pounds. As for payload, the Lightning Premium beats the Silverado EV RST First Edition, with a rating of 1,800 pounds for the former, and 1,300 pounds for the latter.
Between the 2024 Silverado EV Work Truck and 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro, power levels come to 510 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque for the Chevy, and 426 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque for the Ford, with a stout 20,000 pounds for the towing capacity in the former, beating the Ford’s 10,000-pound towing capacity. Payload is set at 1,200 pounds in the Chevy, and 2,000 pounds in the Ford.
Max driving range is also a critical spec to consider, with both Chevy trims boasting 400 miles between plugs, as compared to the 300-mile range of the Ford trim levels.
As for pricing, the most expensive model in this comparison is the 2024 Silverado EV RST First Edition, starting at $106,695, followed by the 2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum at $92,569. The 2024 Silverado EV Work Truck and 2022 F-150 Lightning Pro are more evenly matched in this area, with prices for the former starting at $41,595, and prices for the latter starting at $41,669.
Check out the full comparison table below:
|2024 Silverado EV RST First Edition||2022 F-150 Lightning Platinum||2024 Silverado EV Work Truck||2022 F-150 Lightning Pro|
|Horsepower (hp)||Up to 664||563||510||426|
|Torque (lb-ft)||More than 780||775||615||775|
|0-60 mph (sec)||Less than 4.5||Less then 4.5||-||-|
|Towing capacity (lbs)||Up to 10,000||Up to 10,000||Up to 20,000||Up to 10,000|
|Payload capacity (lbs)||Up to 1,300||1,800||1,200||2,000|
|Max driving range (miles)||4001||3001||4001||3001|
|Bed length (feet)||5'11||5'6||5'11||5'6|
|Bed length with open Midgate (feet)||More than 9||-||-||-|
|Bed length with open Midgate and Multi-Flex tailgate (feet)||10'10||-||-||-|
|Available offboard power bank (kW)||10.2||9.6||10.2||2.4 or 9.6|
|Price (MSRP + DFC)||$106,6951||$92,5691||$41,5952||$41,6692|
- With bigger battery pack
- With smaller battery pack
- Wheel torque
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~$90-100k for a maxed-out 1/2 ton pickup truck?
That’s ~$25k more than a maxed-out ’21 Silverado or F-150. Geesh.
At current prices, the lithium battery to make a full size truck go 400 miles is just about $25k. So, this seems about right.
Both cost WAY TOO MUCH $$$$ for me. I mean wayyyyyyy to much. i can fix my old broken pick up tens times before spending half of tha I wont be buying one in this lifetime…….
I can fix my bad gm lifters 100 times instead
Compare RST to RST trim and what’s the difference?
Needs a bigger screen!
Yeah, we get it. Most here are familiar with the likeness.
I like the Avalanche design having owned one for ten years. I question the $100k price. How is the country going to catch up the infrastructure to handle all of these vehicles. Are the going to give every buyer a home charging station?
Even though I’m against the concept – with my el cheapo 2022 ‘stripped’ Bolt EUV, it included $1000 off the electrician’s charge to install a ‘220’ garage or carport receptacle, as well as a very beefy 110/220 volt charge cord which could add 230 miles of range overnight.
I didn’t take them up on the offer – since I had 3 of the things already – but the ‘consolation prize’ was a $500 EVGO fast charging credit… Unfortunately, the closest EVGO fast charger to me is about 250 miles away, and not in a direction I normally go for vacations… Whatever.
People make a big deal of the electrical work they may want done, but after all, its a one time expense for the building…
I’d much rather GM leave all the bells and whistles accessories as optional, and give me another $3000 off the MSRP. But to be fair to GM, this is *NOT* the dumbest thing they’ve ever done. I’m guessing they did it to relieve ‘buyer anxiety’.
To appeal to the commercial market Work Trucks should be single cab, 8 ft box.
Had about eight, past, GM vehicles..excluding the H2 Hummer. One year ago I purchased a new 2020 High Country Silverado (6.2)
It now sits at Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton Fla as they don’t have, and can’t find, the Air Bag component that indicated “restraint system error” on my dash panel! Now “that part(s)” can’t be found …so my truck sits in their overflow lot….waiting!
I’m hard pressed to believe that a foreign countries can holds “our” SALES & REPAIRS” hostage.
Where’s all of our College grads.and
Air bags utilize microchips in their build; I’m sure the production of these are just as affected as everything else that requires a microchip.
Forget to mention, your situation really sucks. I’d be a bit peeved too considering its an almost new truck.
What don’t you understand about the bean counters mandating buy cheap?
Bed length on both is too short.
These EV pickup are not geared to the real truck user, at least not yet. The top trims are for those who only want a truck for daily commutes and weekend project needs. The Avalanche rebirth is not a PU for the contractor that needs it for work use, the single man company and alike. The lower trim, definitely for municipalities where many managers and field operators do not need a truck but just need to visit work sites. Once Ford and GM get the experience, assembly stream lined, cost of batteries drop, then they’ll hit the bread and butter truck user. .
I’ll stick with my 1968 C10 with a 250 6 cyl and 3 on the tree… it’s a truck. I don’t need an oversized vehicle that cost more than my house.
Good luck towing 20000lb with only a 1200lb payload, or are they counting on flat towing a 6500 MD.
Stock price says otherwise. Stay in your lane little guy 😆
Like you know anything about stocks. Run along now nobody cares about the two shares you own on Robinhood.
Stock prices don’t show the whole truth. That’s why Tesla was valued more than GM before they had every actually turned a profit. It’s based on image, not income.
Way too much money for a toy truck.
The fact that they filled all the reservations for the EV means most people that own trucks don’t use them as trucks. There aren’t that many of us that genuinely use our trucks for real work. I live where it’s -40 degrees, EV’s lose up to 60% of their range in temps that cold…and require 3000W internal heaters to warm up batteries before they will accept a charge.
EV’s aren’t ready to replace my truck yet. My commuter car maybe, but I’m not dropping $40K on a bolt when i can by a good used Cobalt or Focus for $3K.
I know I’m the minority, but it is my reality.
Has anyone though how to charge an EV pickup with Airstream in tow? You would have to unhitch every 100 miles or so, to fit into a charge station, and this often because towing range would be less than half unloaded.
EV trucks will not be for everything, at least the first decade of production. It’ll be awhile before the 250/2500 trucks go main stream electric. Between Ford and GM, the 150/1500 PU trucks is around 1.5 million vehicles a year. That is a lot of production that will take many years to build up before totally dropping ICE.
Chevy is the clear winner on paper, for once, winning on the most important things like towing, range, functionality (bed space), and styling. Unfortunately all those improvements costed them an extra year of development, hopefully the relatively small market hasn’t been saturated by then.
Title of article says it all:24 Chevy vs 22 Ford!
How come there are no comparisons made showing the total expected miles while actually towing something in a real-world situation?
Pricing does seem to be putting it out of reach of the average buyer.