What's the Difference: Ford F-150 Lightning vs Chevy Silverado EV and Rivian R1T

 

Ford F-150 Lightning vs Chevy Silverado EV and Rivian R1T Near Valencia, CA

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Ford F-150 Lightning vs Chevy Silverado EV and Rivian R1T

Features Ford F-150 Lightning Chevy Silverado EV Rivian R1T
EPA-Estimated Range 240-320 miles 400 miles 260-400 miles
Engine Electric Electric Electric
Charging Options
  • Ford Mobile Charger,compatible with a 120V or 240V outlet
  • Ford Connected Charge Station
  • Level 2 charging compatible with a 240V outlet
  • Level 1 charging compatible with a 120V outlet
  • Public Charging
  • Fast chargers at Rivian Adventure Network sites
  • Wall Charger
  • Portable Charger compatible with a 120V or 240V outlet
  • Rivian Waypoints
Drivetrain AWD AWD AWD
Towing Capacity Up to 10,000 lbs Up to 10,000 lbs Up to 11,000 lbs

What's the Difference: Ford F-150 Lightning vs Chevy Silverado EV and Rivian R1T

To help our customers in the Santa Clarita, Bakersfield, Lancaster, Palmdale, and Simi Valley areas, AutoNation Ford Valencia offers this quick comparison guide. We've chosen three of the hottest electric truck models from Ford, Chevrolet, and Rivian.

Ford introduced the full-size fully electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck in 2022. Besides zero emissions thanks to a battery-powered electric powertrain, the Lightning has almost everything you'll find in America's best-selling pickup, its gas-powered F-150 sibling.

Ford offers four unique trims to choose from: F-150 Lightning Pro, XLT, LARIAT, and Platinum.

Ford's exclusive Pro Power Onboard gives you on-demand power for tools at the job site, conveniences at a campsite, or appliances and electronic devices at home.

The Chevy Silverado EV is the automaker's first brand-new addition to its EV lineup since the small, five-passenger Chevrolet Bolt hit showroom floors in 2016. Reminiscent of the since-discontinued Avalanche, the Silverado EV brings back the folding midgate that opens from the back of the cab to extend the truck bed's cargo storage space.

Scheduled to go on sale in the summer of 2023, the 2024 model year Chevy Silverado EV will offer three trims. From the practical and stripped-down Work Truck base model to an off-road-focused Trail Boss trim and a fully-loaded premium RST, the Chevy Silverado EV spans the price point spectrum.

A newcomer to the automotive industry, Rivian has pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The California-based start-up released its first-ever vehicles in 2022, the R1S SUV and the R1T pickup truck. Both are fully electric, of course.

The 2023 Rivian R1T has one model option, the Adventure trim, two powertrain options, and three different battery packs. With an interior designed with 100 percent animal-free materials plus a reinforced underbody shield made of high-strength steel, aluminum alloys, and a composite of carbon fiber composite, the R1T is a "purpose-built truck equipped to handle any adventure."

Performance, Efficiency, and Tow Ratings

If you never thought it was possible to own a vehicle that looks, feels, and performs like a full-size pickup truck, but emits zero emissions, prepare for a little shock-and-awe.

Ford F-150 Lightning Specifications

  • Standard range battery capacity: 98 kWh
  • Extended range battery capacity: 131 kWh
  • Electric motor peak performance: 580 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated range: 240 to 320 miles of range*
  • Regenerative Braking System
  • DC fast charging: from 15 to 80 percent in 45 minutes
  • Towing capacity: 5,000 to 8,600 pounds**
  • Mega-Power Frunk volume: 14.1 cubic feet

The F-150 Lightning features two inboard electric motors and standard four-wheel drive (4X4). Engineered with independent front suspension and independent rear suspension with a rear eLocking axle, the Lightning has excellent off-road capabilities.

The Ford Charge Station Pro provides lightning-quick Level 2 at-home charging. The 80 amp output charges the extended range battery from 15 percent to full charge in eight hours and adds 30 miles of charge per hour. As an added optional bonus, Ford Charge Station Pro can operate Intelligent Backup Power. This allows you to tap into the power of your Lightning's battery power to keep the lights on in your home during a power outage.

Chevy Silverado EV Specifications

  • Large battery capacity: 200 kWh
  • Electric motor peak performance: 664 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated range: 400 miles of range*
  • DC fast charging: 100 miles of range in 10 minutes
  • Towing capacity: 10,000 pounds**
  • eTrunk volume: 10.7 cubic feet

Powered by dual electric motors, Chevrolet's ultramodern E-4WD system can simultaneously deliver torque to all four wheels almost instantly for exceptional traction. An optional Ultium Home charging unit is available and allows you to use power from your Silverado EV to keep the lights on in your home for up to 21 days.

Rivian R1T Specifications

  • Large battery capacity: 128.9 kWh
  • Quad motor peak performance: 835 horsepower (combined)
  • EPA-estimated range: 270 to 330 miles of range*
  • DC fast charging: 140 miles of range in 20 minutes
  • Towing capacity: 11,000 pounds**
  • Gear Tunnel volume: 11 cubic feet

The standard all-wheel drive (AWD) on the R1T can be paired with a Dual-Motor or Quad-Motor. The Quad-Motor adjusts the torque for each wheel independently which allows for four-wheel torque vectoring and superior off-road capabilities. The Rivian R1 can rock crawl at 100 percent grade. The standard air suspension allows drivers to increase ground clearance from eight to 14 inches and drive through water over three feet high.

Safety and Driving Assistance

The Ford F-150 Lightning features Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology and Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0. This comprehensive suite of safety features and driver assist technology includes:
  • Pre-Collision Assist® with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Coverage
  • Lane-Keeping Aid and Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Auto High Beams
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Collision Warning
  • Post-Collision Braking
  • Rear View Camera

Advanced Ford BlueCruise allows for hands-free highway driving. The system adjusts steering, throttle, and braking-when activated and with driver supervision-across 130,000 miles of Hands-Free BlueZones.

The Chevy Silverado EV comes standard with six advanced safety and driver assistance features. Chevy Safety Assist features include:
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Intellibeam® High Beam Assist
  • Following Distance Indicator

Every Rivian R1T is equipped with Driver+. Some of the many Rivian Driver+ standard features include:
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Lane Keep Assistance
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Warning
  • Trailer Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking

Infotainment and Technology

Infotainment and technology features available on the Ford F-150 Lightning include:
  • SYNC® 4A infotainment system
  • 15.5-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • FordPass® Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Connected Built-In Navigation
  • Hands-free driving with Ford BlueCruise (available on LARIAT, standard on Platinum)
  • Button-controlled power tailgate (LARIAT and Platinum)

Here are a few highlights of the infotainment and technology features available on the Chevy Silverado EV:
  • 17-inch diagonal display screen
  • Google built-in integration
  • In-dash navigation
  • Hands-free Super Cruise™ vehicle operation (available on select models)
  • Ultifi software platform

These are a few of the infotainment and technology features available on the Rivian R1T:
  • 10 exterior cameras
  • LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Alexa voice commands
  • Bluetooth®*** pairing
  • Wireless inductive charger
  • Six USB ports

Shop Ford F-150 Lightning Near Valencia, CA

There's no doubt the new Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the best electric pickup trucks in the class. Kelley Blue Book ranks the Ford F-150 Lightning as their Electric Truck Best Buy of 2023. And with an expert rating of 9 out of 10, Car and Driver has this to say: "It is an EV workhorse that can be equipped in a variety of ways, all of which require few compromises compared to the standard gas-powered F-150."

For customers in the Santa Clarita, Bakersfield, Lancaster, Palmdale, and Simi Valley areas who are in the market for a top-ranked electric vehicle, AutoNation Ford Valencia is the best dealership to start your search. Our Ford showroom is an exceptional environment for exploring everything the F-150 Lightning has to offer.

Whether you're interested in exploring new vehicles or used cars, the experts in our AutoNation Ford Valencia finance center are here to discuss your options. We believe that buying a new electric car or truck should be easy and hassle-free. We'll even go over the available tax credits for the Ford F-150 Lightning vs Chevy Silverado EV and Rivian R1T.

When you purchase a new F-150 Lightning, you get two years of free access to the BlueOval™ Charging Network and complimentary 250kWh at any Electrify America DC fast charger station.

When you're ready to get behind the wheel of a powerful, innovative, versatile EV, stop by our showroom for a test drive. We're located at 23920 Creekside Road.

*Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length, and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

**Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up, and loaded properly, and that you have any necessary additional equipment. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment.

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