2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Ford F150

The 2015 Ford F-150 is nothing less than the truck that Peotone and Bradley, IL drivers deserve, offering greater power than the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado in addition to radically superior payload and towing capacities, as well as the inclusion of cutting-edge technology. The new Ford F-150 takes the standard performance of a traditional truck and then pushes beyond it.

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Powertrains and MPG

2015 Ford F-150The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado provides slightly better efficiency ratings, but doesn’t do so without sacrificing performance. In order to gain a slight dip in fuel consumption, the new Colorado fails to provide a significantly high output, with its available 3.6L DOHC V6 engine creating a maximum of 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

In contrast, the 2015 Ford F-150 offers four engine choices – double the number available for the Colorado – ensuring that Peotone and Bradley drivers are provided with exactly the level of capability that they demand. Here’s a look at each engine:

  • 2.7L EcoBoost: While still providing a maximum tow rating of 8,500 pounds – 1,500 pounds more than the Colorado’s maximum – this engine offers incredibly low fuel-consumption figures.
  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: Provides an enhanced power-to-weight ratio for improved handling and acceleration.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost: Combines the efficiency of the 2.7L EcoBoost with the power of the 3.5L V6.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: Puts you in command of 385 hp (80 more than the Chevrolet) and an immense 387 lb-ft of torque (108 more than the Chevrolet).

Towing and Payload Capacity

2015 Ford F-150With superior power comes superior capability. The phenomenal engine lineup enjoyed by the new F-150, together with its cutting-edge aluminum body, have ensured that it surpasses every potential competitor in terms of both pulling power and carrying capacity:

  • Towing: The maximum tow rating of the 2015 Ford F-150 is a best-in-class 12,200 pounds. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado trails behind, promising to handle only 7000 pounds.
  • Payload: Your maximum payload is also best-in-class with the new F-150. Able to confidently carry up to 3,300 pounds, it boldly outclasses the Colorado’s rating of 1,590 pounds — in fact, it almost doubles it.
 

Trim Levels and Price

2015 Ford F-150To complement the range of engines on offer, the Ford has made five models of the 2015 Ford F-150 available. The only trouble will come from deciding which option is the best for you:

  • XL: Starting at $25,420, the entry-level trim offers impressive technology, with a MyFord Touch system with SYNC fitted as standard.
  • XLT: Starting at $30,695, the XL is provided with Ford’s celebrated BoxLink storage system as standard.
  • Lariat: Starting at $38,685, the Lariat emphasizes interior comfort, with dual-zone climate control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • King Ranch: For $48,495, the King Ranch comes equipped with both a reverse sensing system and a universal garage door opener.
  • Platinum: The ultimate 2015 F-150 can be yours for only $50,960.

Design

2015 Ford F-150The 2015 Ford F-150 hasn’t just revolutionized the brand — it’s revolutionized the American truck. While most models — including the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado — have continued using a traditional steel body, Ford has taken an innovative leap forward by creating a military-grade aluminum-alloy body for the new F-150.

Matching the strength of steel, but at a fraction of its weight, and aluminum-alloy body allows the F-150 to retain its legendary durability while also dropping up to 700 pounds. It is this immense loss of weight that provides the new F-150 with its phenomenal capabilities, with almost every element of performance enhanced to heights that were previously perceived as impossible.

We’ve already discussed the way in which Ford has thoroughly outdone the Colorado in terms of power, towing, and payload, but even acceleration, handling, and braking have been dramatically improved by the F-150’s body.

The F-150 is the truck of the future, and the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado just became the truck of the past.

Features

2015 Ford F-150In addition to its groundbreaking design, the 2015 Ford F-150 is brimming with premium standard and available features. Peotone drivers won’t find these class-exclusive amenities in the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado:

  • BoxLink: Taking configurability to the next level, this pickup box comes with several class-exclusive features of its own, included stowable loading ramps for use with ATVs, mowers, and motorcycles, a remote tailgate release system, and deployable side steps.
  • 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display: Uses four cameras to create a birds-eye view of both your F-150 and the surrounding area, allowing you to maneuver with confidence.
  • Quad-Beam LED Lights: Provides brighter, longer-lasting light than conventional bulbs.
  • LED Side-Mirror Spotlights: Uses the same lighting technology to provide illumination from almost any angle — perfect when the sun is going down.

Drive the 2015 Ford F-150 at Terry’s Ford of Peotone

Faster, stronger, smarter, and tougher than the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2015 Ford F-150 is the only truck currently worthy of your attention. Available now at Terry’s Ford of Peotone, it’s a vehicle lacking only one thing: competition. Visit our dealership near Bradley, IL to take a test drive.

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