There are trucks, and there are TRUCKS. When it comes to performance and features, trucks are always in the limelight because of what it can deliver as well as the added luxuries it can provide.
Much debate is going on about the 2015 Ford F-150 and the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, have in mind that previous model of Silverado has been voted as the 2013 North American Truck of the Year. In this comparison we will be delivering facts and we will see if the things have changed and in which direction.
2015 Chevrolet Silverado
Considered as a next generation pick up, the 2015 Chevy Silverado was built as an improvement of the existing prowess and capability. It took a long and well thought out re-engineering process to complete the changes. Among the noticeable features are the suspension and new frame. These were reinforced significantly to be able to carry heavier loads without sacrificing the smoothness of the ride. There’s also the Eco Tec3 powertrain which definitely does not save General Motors any in terms of cost, but delivers in terms of efficiency and power.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Chevy Silverado is said to be at least six percent more efficient than other car brands. To top it all, the new rollouts will have a 4G LTE option. So besides a powerful, load bearing truck, you will have one where you can enjoy faster wireless internet, additional smartphone apps and new technology.
2015 Ford F 150
“We know our customers, we live trucks at Ford” was the statement made by Joe Hinrichs, the company’s President of the Americas when it launched the 2015 Ford F-150 pick up truck. The unveiling could not have been timelier as much attention was being given to the Chevy Silverado for having won truck of the year. The attention was short lived though, as the newest model of the Ford F-150 delivered ground breaking news. The truck has shed about 700 pounds while still having a frame made of high-tensile steel and materials that allows it to be equally or even stiffer than before.
2015 Ford F-150 Vs 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
The rest of the body was made with aluminum and the use of the lightweight material accounted for the extreme reduction in weight. One of the advantages of having a lighter vehicle is that it makes the truck more fuel efficient. The 2015 Ford F-150 model is also said to have an improved towing and payload capacity. Best of all, maintenance will be easier as the aluminum body work makes the truck less prone to rust. The new body will also be less likely to suffer from dents and dings.
All in all, the new Ford F-150 truck seems to offer more innovations than the 2015 Chevy Silverado. The lighter and sturdier frame will give more benefits and a more reliable performance.