THE SILVERADO ADVANTAGE
The classic battle of the full-size pickups: The Chevy Silverado vs. the Ford F-150 – which is the better choice? Both offer attractive features and benefits, but the Silverado maintains many advantages over the F-150.
For starters, the 2017 Chevy Silverado comes out on top its class for improved towing capabilities and features. It was also named the highest ranked large light-duty pickup in initial quality two years in a row by J.D. Power, and Consumer Guide Automotive recently awarded it as the “Best Buy in Large Pickups.”Download Brochure
The 2017 Chevy Silverado has a bold and brawny appearance. With three bed lengths, two- and four-wheel drive and Regular, Double, and Crew cab models, you can mix and match features to build your ideal Silverado. You can also choose from any one of nine exterior colors, including Siren Red and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat on Crew Cab models.
The 2017 Ford F-150’s most distinctive feature is the aluminum cab and box. Introduced in 2015, this feature saves weight, but the overall body design hasn’t changed and remains lackluster as a result. It offers 10 exterior color options and seven different trim levels, but none of these trims provide better towing capacity or fuel economy than the Silverado does.
7,600 POUNDS of Towing Capacity
The Silverado’s spacious cabin features a column-shift transmission and significantly more headroom and legroom than the Ford F-150. It also offers more USB ports, cup holders and rear view visibility than the F-150 does. The Silverado’s triple-insulated doors and tuned exhaust keep the ride nice and quiet as well.
At the lower trim levels, the F-150 features a column-mounted shifter that isn’t as accurate as the Silverado’s. And unfortunately, none of the F-150 trims offer a rear seat entertainment system or head-up display like most of the Silverado trims do.
The Silverado’s features Chevrolet MyLink for streaming music, Bluetooth connectivity, and hands-free calling and navigation. The impressive infotainment also offers voice recognition and real time weather updates. Choose between a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen with 4G LTE WiFi.
The F-150 features a Sync 3 infotainment system with an optional 8-inch touchscreen, but its response time is noticeably slower than the Silverado’s. It also lacks a WiFi hotspot, which comes standard in the Silverado.
The Silverado offers advanced safety features like available rear vision camera, lane keep assist, front and rear park assist, and side blind zone alert. It also includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, which does not come standard in the Ford F-150.
The F-150 offers the Advanced Security Pack that includes a Blind Spot Info System and the SOS Post Crash alert system. However, the truck’s aluminum body makes it more susceptible to severe damage when accidents occur.
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No matter how many advantages the 2017 Chevy Silverado has over the Ford F-150, it’s still important that you feel comfortable and satisfied when you’re in the driver’s seat.
To verify that the Silverado is the right choice for you, visit your nearest Valley Chevrolet dealership and take it for a test drive. Going for a spin in the new 2017 Silverado will allow you to experience everything it has to offer and ensure it lives up to its J.D. Power rating.Download Brochure
When it comes to the Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado, the choice is clear. The Silverado offers more power, better gas mileage, a higher towing capacity, more cargo space and a sturdy, sleek look.
Plus, with both a five-star government safety rating and a good rating from the IIHS, you can rely on the Silverado to get you where you need to go safely and in style.