The 2016 Ford F-150 vs. the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado

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Chicago and Manteno drivers demanding the most state-of-the-art light truck in the country should bypass pretenders like the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and head straight to the 2016 Ford F-150. With an outstanding blend of power, efficiency, and safety, plus advanced features and unbeatable capability, the F-150 is your only real choice.

Price and Trim Levels

F-150 Limited SuperCrew® 4x4The 2016 Ford F-150 comes in six well-balanced trim levels for Chicago and Manteno drivers to choose from.

Starting at $25,071, the entry-level XL offers 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, and a 4.2-inch display, while for just $29,416 the XLT enhances comfort and styling with an eight-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power-adjustable pedals. Models then work their way right up to the awe-inspiring Limited. Starting at $54,100, it offers heated rear seats, a 10-way power driver’s seat, and Class-Exclusive multi-contour massaging front seats.

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado starts higher, with the entry-level Work Truck demanding at least $26,895, but never matches the 2016 F-150 in terms of standard features, even in upper-level trims like the $50,735 High Country.


Powertrains and MPG

F-150 performsBoth the 2016 Ford F-150 and the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado offer a range of power options for Chicago and Manteno drivers to choose from, though the F-150 goes a step further by providing four choices to the Silverado’s three:

  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: The F-150’s standard engine makes up to 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque, while achieving up to 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway with front-wheel drive or 17 and 23 with 4x4.
  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6: Generates an impressive 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque, while allowing for up to 19 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway with FWD or 18 and 23 with 4x4.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6: Puts you on control of up to 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, and earns up to 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway with FWD or 16 and 22 with 4x4.
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8: For a mighty output of up to 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque, plus up to 15 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway with FWD or 15 and 21 with 4x4.

The 2016 Silverado only becomes competitive when it comes to its most expensive available engine:

  • 4.3L V6: Makes 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, offering up to 18 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway.
  • 5.3L V8: Drivers will get up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, plus 16 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway.
  • 6.2L V8: The V8 engine outputs 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, and only earns 15 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway.

Towing and Payload Capacities

2016 Ford F-150 TowingIf you want to pile your truck-bed heavy without worrying about the weight or haul more than any other light truck in the country, there’s literally no substitute for the commanding 2016 Ford F-150.

  • Maximum Tow Rating: The 2016 F-150 is able to haul up to a Best-in-Class 12,200 lbs. In contrast, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado allows for 12,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Payload Rating: The 2016 F-150 is able to carry up to a Best-in-Class 3,270 lbs. The 2016 Chevrolet’s 2,260 lbs. maximum is scarcely in the same league.

Comfort and Convenience Features

2015 Ford F150 Platinum InteriorThe 2016 Ford F-150 isn’t just more capable than the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado – it also offers Class-Exclusive technology to help Chicago and Manteno drivers make the most of every drive.

The following features are available with the F-150 but not the Silverado:

  • Class-Exclusive 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display: A Best-in-Class tow rating deserves Class-Exclusive technology to make that towing easier. Four cameras provide a composite image of the area around your truck to make maneuvering simple.
  • Class-Exclusive BoxLink: Four lockable, removable cleats can handle up to 275 lbs. across or 600 lbs. diagonally, and can be attached at multiple locations to help hold down oddly-shaped loads.
  • Class-Exclusive Multi-Contour Massaging Seats: Don’t be fooled into thinking that the 2016 Ford F-150 is all about capability. Multi-contour massaging makes every journey into a relaxing indulgence.

Safety Features

2016 F-150 Rear backup camFew would argue that the 2016 Ford F-150 offers one of the safest rides around thanks to its bold military-grade aluminum-alloy body. With a unique 12-sided design, it’s a truck that is far safer than competitors like the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, and, unlike the Silverado, it has also been improved with over 31 safety-related innovations over the previous model.

It also offers a whole host of forward-thinking technologies, such as an advanced restraint system with dual-stage airbags and available inflatable rear safety belts – the latter are a segment-first improvement.


The 2016 Ford F-150 Brushes Competitors – Like the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado – Aside

Whatever you need from a light truck, the 2016 Ford F-150 delivers. To find out more, or to arrange a test drive, just contact one of the team members at Terry’s Ford of Peotone today. We can’t wait to put our Chicago and Manteno customers behind the wheel of this leading-edge truck!