2016 Chevrolet Silverado vs. the 2016 Ford F-150

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

2016 Ford F-150

2016 Ford F-150

 

When drivers in Florence or Cincinnati are in the market for a full-size pickup with muscular capabilities, there are a select few choices available. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers up best-in-class horsepower and towing, making it a clear contender for the top spot. It’s up against the recently redesigned 2016 Ford F-150 though, so it’s worth doing a little research first. Find out which of these full-size pickup trucks best suits your daily driving and work needs. When you’re ready for a test drive, make your way from anywhere in the Cincinnati area to Tom Gill Chevrolet in Florence, KY.

Performance

From serving as a basic work truck to providing the heftiest capabilities around, the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 delivers more. There are a few different engine options available on the Chevy Silverado, beginning with a 4.3L V6 that puts out 285 hp and a best-in-class 305 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the lineup is a 6.2L V8 that delivers a class-leading 420 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque, and a best-in-class max towing capacity of 12,000 pounds.

The full-size Ford F-150 pickup comes with a base 3.5L V6 that only manages to make 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. The most horsepower and towing comes from a 5.0L V8, but fails to live up to the competition with 385 hp, 387 lb-ft of torque, and a max towing capacity of 11,100 pounds.

Advanced Features

While you can get both of these models as stripped down work trucks, they both reflect the increasing focus on tech in the pickup segment, with available features like a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth phone and audio, and advanced safety tech like forward collision warning and blind spot monitoring. However, only the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 also comes available with a wireless smartphone charging station and an OnStar telematics system that doubles as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Durability

Most workers in the Florence and Cincinnati area who are in the market for a full-size pickup want a truck that can withstand the rugged demands of everyday work. The frame and body of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has been built with high-strength durable steel that is capable of handling what you throw at it. The 2016 Ford F-150, on the other hand, has been built with aluminum, which brings into question this model’s ability to hold up against regular wear and tear on the job.

Get More Work Done With the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 stands as a top competitor in the full-size pickup truck segment. If you’re interested in checking it out in person and taking it for a test drive, make your way to Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Cincinnati area Chevy dealer at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Our doors are open seven days a week, and we invite you to contact our sales team if you have any questions about the new Silverado before you stop in.