|2017 Chevy Silverado||2017 Ford F-150|
|4.3-L, V-6||Engine||3.5-L, V-6|
|Six-speed Auto.||Transmission||Six-speed Auto.|
|7,600 lbs.||Towing Capacity||7,600 lbs.|
2017 Chevy Silverado vs. 2017 Ford F-150
Pickup trucks from Chevrolet and Ford have been fierce competitors since the earliest days of the automotive industry. Both of the automaker’s trucks have received a number of upgrades for the current model year. Comparing the 2017 Chevy Silverado vs. 2017 Ford F-150 shows how the former is able to hold its own against the admittedly popular F-150. By their very nature, pickup trucks offer owners a number of looks and configuration. However, Chevy designers have developed several appearance and accessory packages that will help 2017 versions of the Silverado easily standout from the crowd. Contact a Don Wheaton sales professional for more information.
To be a viable choice in today’s highly competitive full-size pickup truck market, a vehicle has to be high-performing, incredibly capable and just as importantly, very well outfitted with creature comforts as well as technology. The 2017 Chevy Silverado easily outshines the 2017 Ford F-150 in this area. On just about any trim grade above Work Truck the Silverado has some of the most advanced connectivity technology available. Silverado owners can integrate their Apple and Android smartphones into the Chevy MyLink infotainment system as well as connect up to seven Wi-Fi devices to the truck’s mobile 4G LTE hotspot.
Performance of the 2017 Silverado
Comparing the entry trim levels of the 2017 Chevy Silverado and 2017 Ford F-150 is a pretty fair place to start. Both trucks are powered by V-6 engines and offer very similar fuel consumption scores of around 11.8 L/100 km. This may come as a surprise to some buyers since Ford made so much noise around it’s aluminum body panels. Choosing the 2017 F-150 means potentially higher costs to the owner should those aluminum panels need to repaired or replaced. Additionally, the choice to give the 2017 F-150 an aluminum body has some adverse consequences for towing and handling while empty. The new Chevy Silverado has been praised by independent online reviews for having a quiet cabin at highway speeds and a towing capacity of up to 12,500 pounds when the truck is properly equipped.