Comparing the Popular Ford F-150 to the Chevrolet Silverado in Saint Albans

  

If you live in the Colchester VT area it's more than common to see trucks roaming the backcountry. They are incredibly practical for all seasons and help take on tough jobs. The new Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado have been two of the most popular trucks on the market. Ford consistently outsells the Silverado, and there are many reasons why. We know that there are several truck options available, ultimately making it tougher to make a confident decision, but we are here to help. We are going to shed some light on what makes the F-150 the more reliable, practical and tougher choice compared to the Silverado.

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Engines & Power

The new Ford F-150 offers a diverse engine lineup, with six unique options to choose from. Meanwhile, the Silverado only gives you four different engine choices, meaning you'll likely have ot compromise either towing, payload, or fuel economy. While the Silverado kicks things off with a 4.3-liter V6 engine delivering 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, the base powerplant in the Ford F-150 delivers 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. However, it immediately turns up the wick with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that churns out 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Ford F-150 even comes with a PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 that delivers a combined 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque, and the instant acceleration of the electric motors provides a big boost to both hauling and towing ability.

Towing and Hauling 

 

While we can't deny that the Chevy Silverado is one of the more capable trucks on the market the F-150 can't be beaten. The Chevy Silverado has a maximum towing capacity is 11,100 pounds and 2,060 pounds for payload. The F-150 shows off its class-leading numbers with a towing capability of up to 14,000 pounds and a payload of 3,325 pounds. Need to get big gear from Plattsburgh, NY to areas near South Burlington and Colchester, VT? The F-150 is the truck for you.

Interior Design 

    
 

You want to feel your best when taking on tough jobs. While both interiors have made some major updates for 2021, the F-150 is more refined and uses higher quality materials. While the Silverado features a stylish cabin, it's not as upscale as the F-150. With the Ford you can equip heated and ventilated seats, premium leather upholstery, and even ambient interior lighting for nighttime driving. Plus, an interior work surface gives you a space to take care of that pesky paperwork right on the jobsite, improving efficiency and ensuring nothing gets lost in transit.

Fuel Economy 

When you think fuel economy you don't typically think about trucks, but the F-150 has made the changes necessary to save you money at the gas pump. The F-150 shows off its impressive fuel economy with its base V6 engine. This engine gets an EPA-estimated 19 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway. The more powerful 2.7L EcoBoost (turbocharged) V6 offers 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway, while the turbodiesel gets 22 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway.

The Silverado's best engine option for optimal fuel efficiency only gets you 20 MPG in the city and 23 on the highway. If you are someone who prioritizes fuel economy, the F-150 is your best option.

A Vermont Favorite 

We know that there are a lot of fun off-road trails in Colchester VT. From the spring to the winter, you want a truck that can get you where you need to go. The Ford Raptor is the most off-road capable truck in the Ford lineup. With the Raptor's 450 horsepower turbocharged V6 engine and fantastic off-road prowess, four-wheel drive, skid plates, locking rear differential and off-road racing suspension the Silverado LT trail Boss is no match.

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Overall the Ford F-150 is the superior truck when compared to the latest Chevy Silverado. We hope that this has helped you make a decision. We are inviting Milton and Swanton drivers to Bokan Ford to test drive a Ford F-150 model today!