2016 Chevrolet Silverado vs. 2016 Ford F-150: Clash of the Titans

July 26th, 2016 by

2016 Chevrolet Silverado-2500HD test driveThe 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2016 Ford F-150 are two of the most popular trucks on the market today, but popularity does not a truck make, as the people of Omaha know all too well. No, a good truck is defined by a powerful, take-no-prisoners engine, a rugged and intimidating façade, and a ride that makes it all feel easy and breezy—all of which is present in spades in the Silverado. Where the F-150 sacrifices power and style to try and appeal to the mass market, the Silverado stays true to its tough Chevrolet roots and delivers a no-nonsense workhorse of a truck with a touch of class and refinement in the interior that makes highway cruising as much fun as hardcore towing.

Performance

Where the 2016 Ford F-150 severely crippled its engines in an attempt to get only slightly improved gas mileage, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado uses innovative tech and clever design tricks to offer a powerful engine that still offers the best mileage for its class, giving you the best of both worlds. So while the majority F-150’s engines top out at 3.5L V6 and give, at best, a mere 253 lb-ft of torque, the Silverado’s engines start at 4.3L V6 and give 305 lb-ft of torque, while still offering an impressive mileage of 24 MPG highway—matching the F-150’s mileage while delivering far more power. And those seeking a real heavy-duty monster can opt for the Silverado’s 6.2L V8 behemoth, rated at 420 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque, and a massive 12,000 lb. towing capacity. All this, and it still gets 21 MPG highway.

Technology

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado is a thoroughly modern truck, and as such offers the kind of connectivity and high-tech amenities you wouldn’t expect from a high-power pickup truck—in fact, the 2016 For F-150 doesn’t have most of the amenities you can get with your Silverado, such as:

  • Wireless Charging: Say goodbye to tangled up wires and worries of leaving your charger at home; the Silverado offers fully wireless charging, so you can keep your devices at full power just by placing them on the charging pad built into the center armrest.
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi: Tired of streaming audio and video cutting out on you due to bad connections? This available Wi-Fi hotspot provides a powerful 4G LTE signal for up to seven devices, giving you the kind of speed and reliability you can’t get from just your smartphone.

Don’t Settle for Less: Pick Up a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado Today

Between the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2016 Ford F-150, it’s easy to see which one Council Bluff and Omaha drivers prefer. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado simply offers more of everything, and in a smarter, more powerful package to boot. So come out to Gregg Young Chevrolet Omaha, located at 17750 Burt St., and try out the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado for yourself. And if you have any questions about the Silverado or any of our other excellent Chevrolet models, contact us online or just give us a call at 800-951-5257. You’ll be glad you did.

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