Ford F-150 Takes on the Chevy Silverado

Line 'Em Up: The 2017 Ford F-150 is Handling the Competition in These Quick Head-to-Heads

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When the Ford F-150 & the Chevy Silverado Square Off, Only One Pickup Can Emerge Victorious

The Ford F-150 holds something of an American mythos about it, a place among our collective consciousness; for many folks, it's the pickup truck they see in their minds eye when they think of the words "pickup truck," and there are plenty of good reasons for that, not the least of which being, the Ford F-Series have been America's best-selling pickup trucks for 40 years straight. But sometimes, even a king needs challengers.

If you're looking for a capable, comfortable, and powerful lite-duty truck in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, or Fremont, CA areas, then this next one is for you. To save you a little time on your hunt, we're doing some of the work for you by gathering together a few quick comparisons between the F-150 and some of its stiffest competition. Between the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado, things might get close, but we think the choice is obvious; don't just take our word for it though, see for yourself:

The 2017 Ford F-150 VS the 2017 Chevy Silverado: Two Big Names, Only One Clear Winner

  • The Devil in the Details: Pricing Matters-The Ford F-150 started as a workman's truck, and true to those blue-collar roots, the 2017 Ford F-150 won't price you out of the segment before you're even in. In its entry-level configuration, the 2017 F-150 is less expensive than the lowest-priced 2017 Silverado model by a little over a grand. If you're saying to yourself, "Yeah, but that's just entry-level.", then it might interest you to know that a four-door configuration on the F-150 will run somewhere in the neighborhood of $33,000, but if you want a four-door Silverado, the least expensive configuration to give you that will touch right around $37,000. Not only is Ford more accessible to begin with, but it makes it easier to get the configuration you want at a price that feels good.

  • Making a Safe Bet: Safety & Driver Assistance Features-While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave both pickups an overall five-star rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the 2017 F-150 "Good" in all five categories measuring crashworthiness (which are: moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints), contributing to its 2016 Top Safety Pick status, while the 2017 Silverado received a "Good" rating in only four of the five, garnering just a "Moderate" rating in the small overlap front testing.

  • Battle of the Beds-They Are Pickup Trucks After All!-Both the 2017 F-150 and the 2017 Silverado give you three bed length options, but only the Ford F-150 will give you the available Ford BoxLink™ system. This system lets you customize the bed of your pickup, with customizable tie downs and hooks. It's also reinforced to accommodate a cross-box load of 275 pounds and a diagonal load of 600 pounds. The Silverado, by contrast, at least gives you a lot of little storage compartments in the cabin, right where you don't need them most. That's good, too, right?

We're not in the business of making up your mind for you, but if the above comparison hasn't solidified a clear winner in your head, perhaps we can break the tie by offering you a test drive in the 2017 F-150. Simply come on into the showroom, located on showroom, and speak to someone on our sales team about your work truck needs. They'll be sure to get you to the right place and the right truck, setting you up with a test drive as well.


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