2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs the 2016 Ford F-150
Lowell and Tewksbury drivers are smart: they know that a pickup truck makes sense. Most drivers will want to choose the best of the best, so they’ll often compare the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs the 2016 Ford F-150. While they may seem similar, they’re not. In fact, the Silverado beats the F-150 in many different areas. Take a look below to see how they compare.
Power and Performance
The 2017 Chevrolet has a lot of power to keep it moving forward on the road. This model offers three different engine options for you to choose from. The 4.3L EcoTec3 engine offers 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. You’ll also experience a 7,600-pound towing capacity and an EPA-estimated 18 city and 24 highway mpg. Kick things up a notch, and you’ll get a 5.3L EcoTec3 engine with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. This model also has a towing capacity of 11,100 pounds and offers 16 city and 23 highway mpg. Finally, you can opt for the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine that delivers 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. You will also experience 12,500-pound towing capacity and an EPA-estimated 15 city and 21 highway mpg.
The 2016 F-150 gives you four different engine options to choose from, but they don’t come close to the power you’ll experience with the Silverado. For starters, the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine generates 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque while offering 19 city and 26 highway mpg. The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 option delivers 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine delivers 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. Finally, you can choose the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine option, but you’ll still only get 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque. As you can see, if you want power, you’re better off choosing the Chevrolet.
When you are in the market for a pickup truck, the bed of the truck serves a very important purpose. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado offers a bed that is unlike the competition. The roll-formed steel pickup box floor is much stronger than the aluminum bed you’ll find on the F-150. In fact, the Ford F-150 bed liner is more susceptible to puncture. The box of the Silverado is hydroformed and boxed in high-strength steel. Nine crossmembers are through-frame welded for support, and the hydraulic body mounts enhance comfort while hauling. With this material, you can experience a maximum payload of up to 2,250 pounds. This box also comes in three lengths: 5’8”, 6’6”, and 8’. You’ll also enjoy four standard lower tie-downs so you can keep your belongings safe and secure. The EZ Lift & Lower tailgate with the CornerStep rear bumper and hand grips makes it easy for you to get in and out of the bed. Finally, the under-rail LED lamps provide the right amount of light you need to see the bed in the dark.
The F-150 will try to impress you by claiming it has a military-grade aluminum bed, and it does. However, this material is prone to puncture compared to the steel bed of the Silverado. IN addition, the bed doesn’t come with all the fun features like the Silverado, such as the CornerStep or the under-rail lighting.
The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado allows you to tow with confidence. This vehicle offers a max trailering package that allows you to tow up to 12,500 pounds. The integrated brake controller also provides the right amount of traction you need while towing, and the tow/haul mode selector makes it easy for you to have the drive you need. Hill Start Assist simplifies the way you drive on uneven terrains, and the StabiliTrak with trailer sway control feature ensures that you are always in control of what you’re towing. Finally, the available rear vision camera provides you with eyes on the back of your truck to keep detailed notes on your tow.
The F-150 may have some decent things about their towing capabilities. For starters, they offer the trailer sway control feature as well as a brake control. However, you’ll also find these features—and many more—on the Silverado. The F-150 also doesn’t offer the same type of towing capacity. At most, you’ll only be able to tow up to 12,000 pounds, and that’s only if you opt for all the upgraded features and powertrains. So if you want to choose the vehicle that gives you what you want in terms of towing, the Chevrolet is the better choice.
Visit Lannan Chevrolet of Lowell
When you want to make the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado yours in Lowell and Tewksbury or start the application process, you need to visit Lannan Chevrolet of Lowell at 831 Rogers Street in Lowell, contact us online, or call us at 978.458.2526.
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