Chevy Silverado vs. Ford F-150
The market for the pickup truck has steadily climbed over the years, and 2015 has been no different. If you're a pickup truck lover, you"ve most likely have heard of the two most famous models; the Chevy Silverado and the Ford F-150. It's mostly a tossup between the these two luxury utility vehicles and if you're trying to figure out which one to buy, it"d be smart to figure out just how far along these trucks have come along since they were first created. A number of improvements and/or manufacturer design choices may just sway you into choosing one or the other. Below you'll find some general comparisons between the Silverado and the F-150 which hopefully will be of use when making your decision.
The 2015 Chevy Silverado
The 2015 Silverado inherits the tried and tested small-block engine design that Chevy's been rocking since the mid 1950's. It has a standard pushrod V8 engine and the body is mostly steel. While others may see this as a lack of true innovation on the manufacturer's part, it is also true that nothing sets minds at ease other than seeing designs that have withstood the test of time with flying colours. Although the Silverado did have a few design changes with last year's model such as the interior, and the new power trains, this year's model does remain unchanged for the most part.
The 2015 Ford F-150
2015 has proven to be a great year for the F-150 so far. For has mostly redesigned the F-150 featuring both new exterior and interior design. In addition, the truck is now mostly aluminium which may potentially increase mileage on gas and was also designed to save weight. Under the hood you'll find a 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 engine which theoretically saves fuel consumption without sacrificing power due to a combination of turbocharging and fuel injection.
Reliability & Warranty
Unfortunately, it is too early to gauge the reliability of the F-150 as of this time due to the whole new design elements incorporated in the model. Basing on the rating on the previous model however, this newer release should also garner a score of four circles by the experts at J.D. Power. This score indicates a better than average rating. Incidentally, this was also the score given to the 2015 Chevy Silverado indicating a better than average rating as well. As for the warranty however, there is a quite a bit of difference between the two manufacturers. While both offer the same bumper-to-bumper terms, Ford's modest 3 year/36000 miles and 5 year/60000 miles pales in comparison to Chevy's 5 year/100000 mile powertrain warranty.
The fuel economy of a vehicle is an important part in determining whether it is worth purchasing with today's gas prices. If you're trying to pick between the Silverado and the F-150, it would be wise to find out how many miles you're going to get in a gallon of gas. Both manufacturers" base models can run 18 miles to the gallon within a city while Ford slightly edges out Chevy on the highway, capable to go 25 miles per gallon compared to the Silverado's 24 mpg. The F-150's EcoBoost V6 however amps it up a bit to 19 mpg while driving in a city and 26 mpg when on a highway.
Both models also offer bigger engines if you need more power to your vehicle. Chevy has a 355 hp 5.2 liter V8 and a 420 hp 6.2 liter V8 which are capable of running 16 mpg in a city or 23 mpg on a highway, and 15 mpg in a city or 21 mpg on a highway respectively. Ford again does seem to trump Chevy's larger engine models through their optional powerplants that are either a turbocharged V6 or a V8. The V8 model has 385 hp and is capable of going 15 mpg in a city or 21 mpg in a highway, while the turbocharged V6 clocks in at 365 hp, going for 17 mpg in a city or 24 mpg in a highway.
We're going to have to hand it over to Ford when it comes to the fuel economy between the two. This may be something you want to consider if you're ever in the market to purchase either one of these models.
Road Safety Features
The 2015 F-150 unfortunately hasn't gone through a crash test as of yet. We do however anticipate it to get near perfect marks barring any flaws in its design come testing time. The previous model did get a 4 star rating which is quite a high mark. We'll have to give this one to the Silverado though as it did get a perfect 5 star rating after getting tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
While both pickups do boast a bevy of features that would certainly make them top tier vehicles, have to with the F-150 for the win by a slight margin. While the Silverado does offer a better warranty, Ford's ingenuity more than makes up for its deficiencies in that area. The new design, fuel efficiency and the number of options available whether base, turbocharged V6 or V8, gives Ford the edge when compared to Chevy's latest Silverado offering.
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