Comparing the Ford F-150 to the Chevrolet Competition

A truck should be judged on more than how much it tows, carries or how strong it is. Of course, all those characteristics are important to Corvallis drivers who need a truck they can depend on for their hauling needs, but that shouldn't be all they get when they pick out their truck. Fortunately, it won't be when they choose the Ford F-150 at Wilson Motors, an Oregon dealership offering durable truck options to those living in Eugene, OR.

Ford has plenty of competition in the truck body style, like the Chevy Silverado 1500. Those searching for their first or next truck may be thinking about whether the Silverado 1500 will be a good fit. Before you schedule a test drive, we implore you to take a minute to see the reasons how the F-150 model highlights your needs in its capabilities and amenities. That way before you leave Albany to start test driving trucks, you'll come straight to Wilson Motors.

Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500

  • Picking an Engine: While the Silverado 1500 comes with two V8 and one V6 engine to explore, those who choose the F-150 will not be limited when it comes to powertrain options. Ford introduces six engines including one diesel engine: the 3.0-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel.
  • Firm Foundation: Ford designed its F-150 model with aluminum-alloy material that is exceptionally strong and alleviates some of the F-150's weight to enhance its capability to tow and carry more. Having an aluminum-alloy frame comes with more benefits than the steel that makes up the Silverado 1500's frame.
  • Hauling Capability: The F-150 reaches higher maximum towing capacity than its Chevy competition. The difference is the Ford F-150 tows up to 13,200 pounds of cargo behind it compared to the 12,500 pounds pulled using Chevy's optional 6.2-liter V8 engine.
  • Conserving Fuel: Higher fuel economy is exhibited by the F-150 model. With approximately 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway fuel efficiency depending on the trim level, drivers around Salem will save more on fuel than they would in a Silverado 1500 that only gets 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway fuel economy. Ford's standard Start and Stop Technology is another factor that benefits its higher efficiency.
  • Staying Safe: While both models come with available features to promote safety and awareness, the F-150 comes with a few standard features missing from the Silverado 1500. Examples include the Rear-View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist to help with towing mechanisms, a tire pressure monitoring system to monitor the status of each tire, and SOS Post-Crash Alert System™ if an accident occurs.
  • Finding a Trim: Last, but not least, the Ford F-150 comes with more trim level options than its Chevy competitor. Between the F-150 XL, XLT, Lariat, Raptor, King Ranch®, Platinum and Limited, Oregon drivers are sure to find an F-150 model that speaks to their present needs.

Take Another Look Through Our Ford F-150 Inventory in Corvallis, OR

As we said, truck seekers shouldn't settle on a truck that only aces one part of the vehicle test. You want a truck that never ceases to go the lengths that you need it to, and that's what your Ford F-150 will do for you. Come to Wilson Motors to see for yourself when you fire up the F-150 at our dealership and drive it around the neighborhood to get a feel for it. Drivers from Lebanon have less than a 30-minute commute to reach us at 1105 NW 5th St. - Come by today!

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