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2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB
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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
MSRP
$42,200
Invoice
$40,132
Average Price Paid
$42,200
867 listings nationwide

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2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB
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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,855
7 listings nationwide

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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$43,172
162 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB

Lovers of this sporty performance truck shed a tear as Ford announced in 2004 that it was returning the SVT Lightning back to the drawing board after one last model year. The 2004 For...

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Brand loyalty runs rampant among truck owners, explaining how the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado has retained its status as the second most popular vehicle in America despite the arguable ne...

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  • Look and Feel 6
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 3
  • Cost-Effectiveness 4

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB
apc37mpg writes:
Best single cab ever..
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Sonic_Blue 2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SBReview:

I Love This Truck. — It's just a fun truck to drive. People often stop and ask me about it. They either want to know more...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Sonic_Blue 2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SBReview:

Shinny Fast Good Lookin' Truck; 'nuff Said. — This is certainly not your daddy's truck. The Lightning isn't really intended to be used for much ut...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
Will writes:
Great value in comparison to the Sierra, however; the styling, interior, and powertrain leave much to be desi...
Guru9W2NMD writes:
Power Ranked 2021 Ford F-150 XL SuperCrew LB 4WD better.
"Looks "
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Ford F-150 XL SuperCrew LB 4WD better.
"Looks "

Specs

2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
4X4
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
11 MPG
15 MPG
--
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
15 MPG
20 MPG
--
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 25 gal 24 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
380 hp @ 4,750 RPM
--
355 hp @ 5,600 RPM
310 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
450 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
--
383 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
348 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
11:1
11:1
10:1
Displacement
5,400 cc
4,300 cc
5,300 cc
2,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.92 in x 3.62 in
3.78 in x 3.62 in
3.63 in x 4.01 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 3 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 40.9 in 44.5 in
Back Legroom -- 43.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Maximum Payload 1,400 lbs 2,020 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 7,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 9,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 208 in 231.7 in
Width 79.1 in 81.2 in
Height 70.9 in 75.5 in
Wheelbase 119.8 in 147.4 in
Bed Length 78.8 in 69.9 in

Available Options

2004 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning
2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Custom Crew Cab 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Cherry Red Tintcoat
  • NORTHSKY Blue Metallic
  • Oxford Brown Metallic
  • Red Hot
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Shadow Gray Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Engine, 5.3L Ecotec3 V8
  • CHEVYTEC Spray-On Bedliner, Black With Chevrolet Logo
  • Custom Max Trailering Package
  • LPO, Assist Step And Tonneau Value Package I
  • LPO, Assist Step And Tonneau Value Package II
  • LPO, Assist Steps - 4" Black - Round
  • LPO, Assist Steps - 4" Chromed Round
  • LPO, Assist Steps, Chromed Tubular, 6" Rectangular
  • LPO, Bedside Storage Boxes
  • LPO, Black Tubular Assist Steps, 6" Rectangular
  • LPO, Blackout Package
  • LPO, Hard-Folding Tonneau Cover
  • LPO, Tonneau Cover, Premium Soft Roll-Up
  • LPO, Tri-Fold Hard Tonneau Cover
  • LPO, Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover
  • Max Trailering Package
  • Rally Edition

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