Comparison: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150

Comparison: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150

Whether you need a full-size pick up for work or play, you want a model that’s powerful and comes with features that make for an enjoyable ride.

If you’re comparison shopping in the Richmond area, check out our comparative review of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2017 Ford F-150, two top-selling pickups with a few differences that may tip the scale for you. Read on, then come to our convenient Chester location for a test drive:

Performance and Capability

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The 2017 Chevy Silverado comes available with three FlexFuel engine options, with standard 6-speed and available 8-speed automatic transmission. The base is a 4.3-liter V6 that makes 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, with a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds.

There are also two V8 options: a 5.3-liter and a 6.2-liter. The former makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque and has a max towing capacity of 11,100 pounds, while the latter makes 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 12,500 pounds. The 6.2-liter engine is the most powerful V8 on the market, so that mountainous Virginia terrain is no match.

All eight trims – including WT, LS, Custom, LT, LT Z71, LTZ, LTZ Z71, and High Country – come standard with StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control and Proactive Roll Avoidance, Traction Control, Electronic Trailer Sway Control, and Hill Start Assist. The Trailering Package is available on all trims and includes a trailer hitch, 7-pin and 4-pin connectors, and an automatic locking rear differential. The Max Trailering Package adds a 9.76” rear axle, heavy-duty rear springs, integrated trailer brake controller, and more.

Ford F-150

The 2017 Ford F-150 has four engine options. The base is a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 282 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 7,600 pounds, while the EcoBoost version of the same engine makes 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and can tow up to 12,200 pounds.

Ford also offers a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine that makes 320 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 8,500 pounds, and a 5.0-liter V8 that makes 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque, with a max towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.

The F-150 comes standard with AdvanceTrac stability control with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control, as well as trailer sway control. The full-size Ford pickup is also available with several options for trailering accessories.

Features and Tech

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

If you’re using your full-size truck for professional purposes, you’ll find that a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot is a lifesaver when you need to access the internet in rural areas. All Silverado models come available with OnStar 4G LTE for up to seven devices, as well as the OnStar Basic Plan and Sirius XM Radio. The Silverado is also available with Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8-inch touchscreen display and Bluetooth wireless tech, HD Radio, a Bose 6-speaker premium audio system, and a Rear-seat Entertainment Package with Blu-ray and dual wireless headsets.

Ford F-150

The 2017 F-150 does not come available with a Wi-Fi hotspot. All models are available with the SYNC infotainment system with voice recognition, entertainment controls, 911 Assist, and AppLink, and USB port. The SYNC 3 system adds an 8-inch touchscreen and extra USB port. Other options include a Sony audio system HD Radio, Sirius XM Radio, and voice-activated navigation.

Pricing

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Starting at $27,785 MSRP

Ford F-150

Starting at $27,110 MSRP

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