2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado

Ford F150

The cutting-edge aluminum-alloy construction of the 2015 Ford F-150 has stunned Chicago and Kankakee customers with its increased capability and efficiency ratings. The dramatic improvement effected by the change is clear to anyone who takes a test drive at Terry’s Ford of Peotone, but becomes shocking when the new F-150 is considered in relation to a possible competitor like the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado.

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Trim Levels and Price

2015 Ford F-150Kankakee, IL drivers will have five great trim levels to choose from with the 2015 Ford F-150:

  • XL: Starting at just $25,420, the XL includes a high-tech SYNC with MyFord system.
  • XLT: Starting at $30,695, the XLT incorporates a Boxlink system to configure your cargo space.
  • Lariat: The Lariat comes with a 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine as standard, and starts at only $38,685.
  • King Ranch: Load with ease – using your remote tailgate release system – and drive with confidence using quad beam LED headlamps, for a starting price of $48,495.
  • Platinum: Driving the best comes at a starting price of $50,960. The Platinum is the ultimate work companion, with a strong engine and a multitude of standard features.

Chevrolet models have a higher starting price, with a WT trim going for a minimum of $26,105 in models with a regular cab and standard box. This entry-level vehicle comes with power locks and cruise control, but nothing to rival the state-of-the-art upgrades in the 2015 F-150.

The top-end trim of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado will cost Chicago drivers at least $48,770 with front-wheel drive, more than the Platinum F-150. Perforated leather seats – with 12-way power adjustment for the driver – make it a nice vehicle to travel in, but that’s still a high price to pay for a truck that was just made obsolete by the new F-150.

Powertrains and MPG

2015 Ford F-150The 2015 Ford F-150 comes with four engine options, each one working with the lightweight build to create unbelievable mileage ratings, with a drop of 20% since last year:

  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6: Boasting 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, this engine gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6: Provides 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, with a generous 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.
  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: Creates an output of 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, while also supplying 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models. 
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: Feel the power of 385 hp and 387 ft-lb of torque, while enjoying 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway in 4x2 models.

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers Kankakee drivers three engines. The 4.3L V6 produces 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and receives mileage ratings of 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with two-wheel drive. The 5.3L V8 achieves only 285 hp with 305 lb-ft of torque, and gets 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway with two-wheel drive. Finally, the 6.2L V8 offers 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque to go with 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway when equipped with two-wheel drive.

Hauling its cumbersome frame around means that the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado lags behind the 2015 Ford F-150 in both power and efficiency, making the Ford an undeniable frontrunner.

Towing Capacity

It should come as no surprise that the 2015 Silverado’s ponderous weight also affects its capability. Chevrolet’s answer to the 2015 F-150 can tow a maximum of 12,000 pounds. In comparison, the super-lightweight F-150 is able to tow 12,200 pounds. Even drivers who have prioritized efficiency with the 2.7L EcoBoost can tow up to 8,500 pounds. It’s close, but the F-150 can haul more, and that is something that should make Chicago drivers take notice.

Comfort and Convenience

2015 Ford F-150Both vehicles enjoy a number of innovative features to make sure work gets done quickly and effectively. However, the 2015 Ford F-150 has been equipped with a number of class-exclusive features, including:

  • BoxLink: This box interface lets you customize your truck, allowing the easy integration of available Ford and aftermarket accessories.  
  • Stowable Loading Ramps: The F-150’s immense maximum payload allows you to carry ATVs and motorcycles with ease, and this feature lets you unload and load them without hassle.

Safety Features

The high-strength construction of the 2015 Ford F-150 doesn’t just improve efficiency and capability — it also makes the vehicle astoundingly resilient to damage. In fact, this is military-grade material, so your family enjoys the best protection possible, even in the event of a collision.

Drive the 2015 Ford F-150 Near Chicago

The Silverado might once have competed with the F-150, but the innovative engineering of the 2015 Ford F-150 has placed it far above the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. Drivers around Chicago and Kankakee, IL should contact Terry’s Ford of Peotone without delay for more information.