2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado
If you desire a full-size pickup truck with a powerful and efficient engine, excellent towing and payload capacity and a comfortable and well-equipped interior, then you'd be hard-pressed to find a better option than the Ford F-150. The F-150, part of Ford F-Series — the best-selling truck in America for nearly four decades — continues to set the bar for 2017 with a second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine and all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. Take a look at this 2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado comparison to see how the new F-150 stacks up against the full-size pickup competition.
With the F-150, you have several options for engines, but the highlight for 2017 is the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost. It leverages the best attributes of the first-generation design — power, reliability and efficiency — and improves it in almost every aspect. This includes a new twin port and direct injection fuel strategy, lighter and stronger crank and valvetrain components, redesigned turbocharger system with electronic wastegate and redesigned valvetrain and variable-displacement oil pump. It delivers an impressive 375 horsepower, while getting a highway fuel economy of 25 mpg. In comparison, the base Silverado manages only 285 horsepower and 24 hwy mpg.
|2017 Ford F-150||VS||2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500|
|12,200 lbs.||Maximum Towing Capacity||12,000 lbs.|
|3,300 lbs.||Maximum Payload||2,180 lbs.|
|25 mpg||Highway Fuel Economy||24 mpg|
Advantages and Benefits of the 2017 Ford F-150
If you have towing and cargo needs, the F-150 is the obvious choice. It boasts an incredible maximum towing capacity of 12,200 lbs. and maximum payload of 3,300 lbs., compared to 12,000 lbs. and 2,180 lbs. respectively for the Silverado. Further enhancing the towing performance of the F-150 is the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist, dynamic hitch assist, Smart Trailer Tow Connector and trailer brake controller, which helps synchronize truck and trailer brakes. Additionally, the available BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage also helps when you’re towing a trailer. BLIS signals you in the outside mirror when a vehicle is detected in a blind spot, and provides coverage for the truck you're driving as well as the trailer you're towing.
Making the F-150 even more appealing is its excellent durability and safety. The F-150 SuperCab and SuperCrew when equipped with optional Forward Collision Warning is the only pickup truck to earn a NHTSA 5-star safety rating* and IIHS Top Safety Pick, and features 31 safety-related innovations. Also, with the F-150's class-exclusive high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, the overall weight of the truck is reduced while increasing strength. Another benefit is that the aluminum alloy is resistant to dents and corrosion. If you live in the Atlanta-area and would like to learn more about the 2017 F-150 or wish to take this highly-capable truck for a test drive, then don't hesitate to contact us at Wade Ford!