The competition between Ford and Chevy is nothing new: it’s a battle that has been raging for over 50 years. The F-150 has long been Canada’s top-selling pickup, but the competition is fiercer than ever before with trucks like the Silverado gunning for the F-150’s top spot.
The Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado are very different trucks, so choosing between them is a tough decision. Let’s look at the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and 2017 Ford F-150 to decide which is the best vehicle.
The 2017 Ford F-150
The 2017 Ford F-150 was recently redesigned, and much of the thick steel that previously dominated the frame has been replaced with military-grade high-strength aluminum. The removal of this heavy material took away more than 700 pounds of weight, and thus improved the vehicle’s fuel economy and workload capacity. The 2017 Ford F-150 is a truck that can take on the most demanding adventures while shaming many luxury cars with its impressive design, style, and performance.
The F-150 offers many extras that are not available on the Silverado, including a panoramic moonroof, push-button ignition, integrated tailgate step, adaptive cruise control, self-parking system, and automated trailer-backing system.
Available Ford F-150 Trims:
- King Ranch
Ford F-150 Pricing
The starting price for a bare-bones F-150 XL is $25,654, or about $4,700 less than the Silverado. However, the F-150 can be more expensive than a Chevy Silverado when you start to add extras. Still, the price of a fully-loaded F-150 can’t accurately be compared to a fully loaded Silverado because the Chevy doesn’t offer the push-button ignition, self-parking or other technology – making the F-150 a better value overall.
The 2017 Chevy Silverado
The 2017 Chevy Silverado was redesigned back in 2013, but it still looks good in 2017. Several Silverado special editions have recently been offered, such as the Midnight Edition with blacked-out wheels and trim with bow tie emblems.
The Silverado offers drivers equipment like navigation, a sunroof, high beams, automatic wipers, an active noise cancellation system, a wireless charger for cell phones, and a trailer brake controller.
Chevy Silverado Trims:
- Work Truck (WT)
- LT (1LT and 2LT)
- LT Z71
- LTZ (1LTZ and 2LTZ)
- LTZ Z71
- High Country
The least expensive Silverado is $30,435 and includes a surprisingly powerful V6 Engine, a regular two-door cab with a short bed, and 2-wheel-drive. Good value, however as prices start to rise the relative lack of equipment on the Silverado means it begins to fall behind the Ford.
The 2017 Ford F-150 has pushed past the 2017 Chevy Silverado and once again taken first place. The more recently redesigned 2017 F-150 is a strong work vehicle and great-looking truck that doesn’t sacrifice fuel for power. It’s less expensive base price coupled with a higher level of equipment means the Silverado just can’t compete. Rest assured Chevy fans, that the Silverado will return better than ever – but for the moment it’s the Ford that takes the cake.