Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado

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Ford F-150 vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500

If you need a pickup truck that can handle almost anything you throw at it, the 2018 Ford F-150 reigns supreme. Don't take our word for it though. We aren't the only ones who think the Ford F-150 is a good choice; it has been the best-selling truck in the country for 40 years in a row now. If you drive home a 2018 Ford F-150, you're in good company on the road.

Of course, you don't stay at the top for so long without attracting a few rivals, and the Ford F-150 faces some competition from the Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 does have its perks, the 2018 Ford F-150 is the superior truck by far. Here are just a few ways that the 2018 Ford F-150 pulls ahead of the rest:

Power and Performance

  • Ford gives you a standard 3.3-liter V6 engine in the 2018 Ford F-150, which provides 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The standard engine in the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 generates 285 horsepower. Ford gives you more power from the get-go.
  • If you have a tough job to do, and you need some serious power, Ford delivers. The available turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 delivers an impressive 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful engine available to the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can only give out 320 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
  • The 2018 Ford F-150 has a best-in-class tow rating of 13,200 pounds, as well as a best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 3,270 pounds. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can only tow up to 12,500 pounds, and it can only carry up to 2,250 pounds.
  • The standard 2018 Ford F-150 gets an EPA-estimated 19/25/22 city/highway/combined mpg. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 gets an EPA-estimated 18/24/20 city/highway/combined mpg. Ford lets you spend more time on the job, and less time refueling.

Technology and Safety

  • Ford offers a collection of safety technologies on the 2018 Ford F-150 to help keep you safe on the road, including forward collision warning with emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. Chevrolet does not offer these features on the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
  • Audiophiles will enjoy the available 11-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system in the 2018 Ford F-150. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 tops out with an available seven-speaker sound system.
  • Ford offers five available engine options on the 2018 Ford F-150. There are only three engine options on the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Ford believes in giving you the power of choice.
  • The 2018 Ford F-150 offers available keyless entry and ignition to help make driving even more convenient. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 does not.
  • The 2018 Ford F-150 has a lightweight yet powerful military-grade aluminum-alloy body. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a heavy steel body. This lets your engine devote more of its power to carrying your gear, and less power towards carrying the frame.

Come See for Yourself

It's not hard to see why the Ford F-150 is such a great ride. It's been a bestseller for 40 years, and we think that trend will continue for at least another 40. Come experience the Ford difference for yourself, and get a real feel for what sets Ford apart from the competition. Give us a call today at (888) 561-3931 and we'll help you schedule a test drive. You can also visit us in person here in Richfield Springs, NY, to set one up face-to-face. Here at Cooper Ford, we're proud to serve drivers from all over the Herkimer, Ilion, and Little Falls areas. We can't wait to help you too.


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