2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado Comparison Test
2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado
It’s no secret that the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling pickup truck in America for the last three decades, which is unprecedented. However, there is still some stiff competition out there in the pickup truck segment. There are vehicles that try to dethrone the F-150 every year, and one such vehicle is the Chevy Silverado. Therefore, we have decided to do a 2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado comparison test to show some of the many reasons why the Ford F-150 is still the king of the pickup truck segment for the new 2016 model year.
We matched up the specifications of both trucks side by side, and we found that the F-150 was the dominant truck in almost every major category that is important to pick up truck shoppers. Continue reading to check out the results of our comparison review test between these two great trucks.
2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado Max Tow Rating Comparison
The new 2016 Ford F-150 has a max tow rating of 12,200, and the 2016 Chevy Silverado has a max tow rating that is only 12,000 lbs.
2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado Max Payload Comparison
The new 2016 Ford F-150 has a huge max payload rating of 3,270 pounds. In comparison, the 2016 Chevy Silverado has a max payload rating that is significantly lower at just 1,800 pounds.
2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado Fuel Economy Comparison
The 2016 Ford F-150 is able to achieve an EPA estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city, and 26 miles per gallon on the highway, which is the best fuel economy rating in its class. In comparison, the 2016 Chevy Silverado is only able to get 18 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway.
2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado Body Construction
Last year Ford made the transition to a completely aluminum body on its F-150 lineup of pickup trucks. The new aluminum body helped the truck shed about 700 pounds of weight in comparison to the previous generation. The aluminum body benefited the truck by improving its overall fuel economy rating, payload and tow rating. In comparison, the 2016 Chevy Silverado is still using the outdated steel body. The aluminum body on the F-150 should be a huge selling point to potential truck shoppers. Also, did we mention that it won’t rust either?
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