2015 Silverado 1500 vs Ford F-150

December 14th, 2015 by

For decades, General Motors and Ford Motor Company slugged it out against one another in an age-old battle for light-duty pickup truck supremacy. In this highly-competitive market, the Chevy Silverado continues to be the truck of choice for millions of avid truck fans. Of course, a truck as successful and long-lasting as the Silverado is bound to have competition.

2015 Silverado 1500 vs Ford F-150

2015 Chevy Silverado 3500HD NJ

2015 Chevy Silverado 3500HD

The 2015 Chevy Silverado has a close competitor in the Ford F-150, has always somehow managed to retain its position as one of the best-selling pickup trucks on the market. All-new for 2015, the F-150 boasts a large number of enhancements and compelling features, but the following comparison shows that the 2015 Silverado is still the full-size truck to choose.

2015 Chevy Silverado vs. Ford F-150 Exterior Features

GM designers have always done a spectacular job in giving the Chevy Silverado impressively handsome sheet metal and the most recent model is no different. The Silverado’s rugged, square-jawed looks and tasteful applications of chrome bright-work help create a sophisticated, buttoned-down appearance befitting of a successful full-size pickup

The 2015 F-150 offers a new body style, but it still lacks many of the exterior convenience features that make the Silverado such a great buy. These include the handy CornerStep rear bumper that makes loading cargo easier and integrated pocket hand grips for improved ingress into the cargo bed.

2015 Ford F-150 NJ

2015 Ford F-150

Interior Features

Both the F-150 and Silverado offer their share of high-level features. For pure luxury, the High Country trim matches similar offerings on the F-150. When it comes to usability, the advanced Chevy MyLink system offers an infotainment experience that’s a step above Ford’s competing offering. Each Silverado is also equipped with OnStar, offering drivers a complete suite of emergency, maintenance and concierge services at the push of a button.

Powertrain

Ford has already shaken the truck world with the introduction of its 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in 2011. For 2015, the F-150 will receive a 2.7-liter version of the EcoBoost family that produces over 300 horsepower and claims to offer fuel efficiency that’s on par with or better than other V8 offerings.

However, Chevy offers a strong lineup of V6 and V8 engines that offer superior fuel economy and excellent performance. For instance, the 2014 Silverado’s 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 delivers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in highway driving and 16 mpg in the city, matching both the performance and economy of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost while giving truck buyers a traditional V8 experience. For 2015, the Silverado will feature a new eight-speed transmission for better fuel economy as well as a diesel option – one that the upcoming F-150 still lacks.

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