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Compare the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 with the Ford F-150

When shopping for a heavy-duty work truck, it can feel like your options are endless. Several top truck contenders vie for the number one spot, but which is actually the right choice for you? Allow your local experts here at Matt LaFontaine Chevrolet Buick GMC to show you what makes the Chevy Silverado 1500 stand out in comparison to the Ford F-150-then you can start your journey towards owning your own truck with our helpful team.


Chevrolet Silverado and its Perks

Power and Performance

The Chevy Silverado 1500 offers four dynamic powertrain options, the most powerful being a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420-horsepower output. This rating is more than the V8 choice from the Ford F-150 lineup, which tops out at just 400-horsepower. While both Ford and Chevy offer their off-road versions of their most popular heavy-duty trucks, the Chevy Silverado 2500 Trail Boss brings a two-inch lift straight from the manufacturer and sports suspension system that the Ford F-150 Raptor can't compete with.

Towing Capacity

While the Ford F-150 does have a higher maximum towing capacity with its diesel engine options, the Chevy Silverado 1500 holds its own when it comes to the combination of a heavy towing capacity and generous horsepower output. This is a heart feat to tackle, especially if you want large towing numbers but still want your powertrain to pack a punch. With the V8 configuration, the Chevy can tow up to 13,300-pounds, and the Ford model's V8 configuration can only handle 13,000-pounds.

Technology Suites

Both the Ford and Chevy offer standard smartphone integration and wireless hotspots, as well as a generous center touchscreen stack that enables you to stay connected with ease. However, if you're a fan of a large center screen, the Chevy takes the cake with its available 13.4-inch option. The Ford model's largest screen will top out at 12-inches.

Style and Design

Both models are similarly laid out according to trim level, starting from a basic work truck that's relatively bare-bones and fuss-free to building to more luxurious amenities like leather sating as you work your way up the lineup. It's a matter of personal style and preference; however, the Chevy Silverado undoubtedly adds perks like a larger, dual-opening center console, woodgrain features, aluminum finishes throughout the cockpit, and other perks that stand out in comparison to the Ford model.

From the exterior, both trucks sit at a similar size and offer crew cabs, extended cabs, and double cabs. The Chevy Silverado 1500 stands out by adding chrome grille details compared to a basic detail at the front of the Ford.

Safety and Driver's Assistance

The Chevy Silverado 1500 blows the Ford F-150 out of the water when it comes to serious safety integration and availabilities for generous driver's aides. You'll find standard auto braking and pedestrian detection on both models. Still, the Chevy also makes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane departure warnings, and lane keeping aides standard, which are all availabilities on the Ford. You'll also get an optional self-driving mode, Super Cruise, in the Chevy, which isn't an option in the Ford.

Book Your Test Drive Today

We'd highly encourage our local shoppers to take the next step towards buying or leasing the latest iteration of the Chevy Silverado 1500-one of the most popular and beloved trucks of the heavy-duty segment, of which we also have used options. To get started, simply give our dealership a call, fill out a financing application, and even value your trade-in before coming in for a quick test drive. We're located in Gaylord for your convenience-find directions to our doors today.

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