2016 Ford F-150 Compared With 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The debate between Ford and Chevrolet rages on amongst American car enthusiasts. To see what all the fuss is about, we dove deeper into recent models from Ford and Chevy. Comparing the 2016 Ford F-150 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 supports the notion that both models have high power, endurance, and top of the line safety features.
Engine Performance: F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500
The Chevy Silverado’s 5.3-liter V-8 powered engine can tow up to 11,500 pounds. The 6.2-liter V-8 Chevy provides the higher performance between the two models, towing up to 12,000 pounds. However, in regards to engine performance, Ford’s 2.7-liter twin turbocharged V-6 engine can tow up to 8,500 pounds, and is as good as most base V-8 pickups. The 3.5-liter V-6 F-150 can tow up to 12,200 pounds, making it the highest-performing light-duty pickup out there.
Both 2016 Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 get a five-star crash test rating from the government. The F-150 is a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Also included are second-row inflatable seats belts, lane keep assist, and additional braking to help blind-spot monitors via Curve Control. Offering intelligent high-beam headlights, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning, the 2016 Silverado makes safety a priority.
Here’s a flash comparison of what the 2016 Ford F-150 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have to offer.
Styling & Design
Offering three different cab body styles, bed lengths, rear-or four-wheel drive options, and running on V-6 or V-8 power, both Ford and Chevy present modern pickup models. Both trucks offer spacious cabins with storage solutions and large glove-friendly control. In Ford’s King Ranch and Platinum models, you’ll find real wood trim and leather. In the High Country Silverado model, you’ll receive luxury cabin appointments.
With Ford’s bold and large shape, it is almost impossible to detect the lightweight aluminum structure it is built on. The aluminum build reduces weight and wind resistance, and Ford’s EcoBoost engines are the most technically advanced of its kind. It is important to note that the 2016 Chevy Silverado has been redesigned in response to the 2015 Aluminum F-150.
Even though the F-150 aluminum design still shows signs of being a work in progress, its lightweight build and increased speed capabilities have inspired Chevrolet’s 2016 Silverado redesign. With government regulations for fuel efficiency benchmarks, lightweight aluminum body vehicles are the future, even for high performance trucks.
Repairs to aluminum body vehicles require special tooling and equipment, and K & M Collision is proud to have been one of the first collision repair facilities in North Carolina certified by Ford for aluminum.
K & M is also certified for Chevy repair, so whether you feel that it’s the F-150 or the Silverado that wins out, we’ve got you covered. For more information, give us a call at (828) 569-1275 or click here to contact us online!