The Chevrolet Silverado vs Ford F-150
Chevrolet has long been one of America’s most trusted car brands, so when the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 earned its name as the longest-lasting full-size pickup on the road, it came as no surprise. Although the competition can be tough, the combination of durability, capability and the most modern technology that make up the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 make competition such as the Ford F-150 Lariat no match for this incredible pickup. To prove this to you, we’re going to lay out the major differences.
To start, the durability of the Chevrolet’s bed was compared to the Ford, and surpassed its strength with flying colors. Any current or potential truck owner knows the importance of bed quality, and the steel bed of the Chevrolet Silverado makes for one of the most impressive beds out there. During a test where landscape bricks were dropped into the bed of each truck, the aluminum bed of the Ford-150 was punctured completely, resulting in numerous holes, whereas the steel bed of the Silverado only faced a few scratches, which is to be expected during such impact.
When you combine incredible durability with absolute luxury, you get a pretty amazing result, which is the Chevrolet Silverado in this case. From the outside, this truck has the eye-catching build of a perfect pickup, but the inside sets a new standard of luxury in work trucks. Dual-resilient foam leather seats provide drivers and passengers with ever-lasting comfort, while additional features such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi, available 4WD Auto Rear Lock, and advanced steering wheel controls that allow drivers hands free management of phone calls and MyLink display create a much more convenient driving experience than that of the Ford F-150.
Last but not least, lets talk engines. Chevrolet’s unique EcoTec3 utilizes three fuel-saving technologies – Active Fuel Management, Direct Injection and Continuously Variable Valve Timing – that increase the vehicle’s power while still maintaining impressive fuel efficiency. In the case of the Silverado 1500 6.2L V8, 420 horsepower at 5,6000 RPM with 460 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,100 RPM results in an impressive towing capacity of 12,500 lbs. with an estimated 21 MPG highway and 15 MPG city. Compare these stats to those of the Ford F-150 which only has a towing capacity of 12,000 lbs., and the winner is quite clear.