2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevrolet Silverado

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2016 Ford F-150
2016 Chevy Silverado

2016 Ford F-150

Base Engine Size:

2.7L

Navigation:

Yes

Rear Head Room:

39 in.

Valves

16

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

2016 Chevy Silverado

Base Engine Size:

2.4 Liter Turbo

Navigation:

No

Rear Head Room:

38.6

Valves:

16

Transmission:

Variable-speed Automatic

2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado

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Thanks to its lightweight aluminum construction that helps with manuverability and great gas mileage, the 2016 Ford F-150 stacks up strong against the Chevrolet Silverado. Those who use their trucks for work will appreciate the care that Ford has put into designing the F-150, while one-car families will likely enjoy its fully featured SYNC with MyFord Touch infotainment system, helping the truck turn into a mobile entertainment powerhouse for long road trips and nights on the town alike.

The Silverado, a fine truck in its own right and also recently having undergone a redesign, comes with useful features like buttons and dials that have been built to be asy to use with gloved hands. Chevrolet's OnStar system features emergency telematics assistance if it should ever become necessary, and turn-by-turn driving directions from a real person.

Engine Lineup: F-150 Is High On Technology

Thanks to efficient EcoBoost turbocharged engine options, the 2016 Ford F-150 makes a strong choice for truck owners craving both power and fuel efficiency. Base model trucks come with a 283- horsepower 3.5-liter V6, but EcoBoost turbo engines with 325 and 365 horsepower come with a small upgrade in price and feature clean direct-injection technology. Those seeking old-school V8 power can upgrade to a 5-liter V8 with 385 horsepower. Fuel efficiency runs as high as 19 city and 26 highway mpg for the best numbers of any gas-powered light-duty truck on the market, and the F-150 can tow up to 12,200 pounds.

Chevy's engine lineup is also modernized with the Silverado 1500's latest generation, although you will not find any high-efficiency turbocharging here. Base models come with a 285-horsepower 4.3-liter V6, while a 335-horseopwer 5.3-liter V8 and a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 come at the higher trim levels or by way of the options sheet. The Silverado trails the F-150 slightly at towing capacity, maxing out at 12,000 pounds.

Interior Features: Ford Gets Ahead With Tech

Ford's voice-activated SYNC system has been furthered refined for the F-150 to help drivers keep their eyes on the road with hands-free calling, automatic smartphone pairing and contact downloads, and SYNC AppLink with apps for internet radio, entertainment, traffic, weather and driving assistance functions to go along with the optional GPS 3D navigation system. The new-for-2016 SYNC 3 system features a capacitive touchscreen with swipe gesture control and enhanced voice recognition. Ford's new Trailer Backup Assist system helps automate the tedious process of backing up bulky trailers or dropping boats or jet-skis into the water, keeping the truck in line even in tight spaces in conjunction with the standard rearview camera and sensor system.

Chevrolet equips its Silverado 1500 with an optional full LED lighting package, MyLink infotainment with 3D GPS navigation and a hotspot for wireless devices, OnStar as standard equipment, and neat features like CornerStep bumpers that make getting tall or bulky items in and out of the rear cab easier than before.

Safety: A 5-Star Rating

The 2016 Ford F-150, like the 2015 model before it, receives the best possible overall rating of 5 of 5 stars for safety from the NHTSA. The F-150 features a frame built from high-strength steel to go along with its airplane-grade aluminum alloy box and cab, along with an advanced active restraint system with dual stage airbags and several active driving aid innovations such as Ford's Curve Control system to help keep the truck in line during high winds and such.


Chevrolet, for its part, developed standard safety features for the Silverado like six standard airbags, a high-strength steel safety cage and OnStar automatic collision response should the unthinkable occur. The Silverado 1500 is rated 5 of 5 stars by the NHTSA as well.

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