2016 Ford F150 vs Chevrolet Silverado Wilmington DE

2016 Ford F-150

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado


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Features & Specs

2016 Ford F-150

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

Drive Type

Rear wheel drive

Rear wheel drive

Transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Cylinders

V6

V6

Upholstery

Cloth

Vinyl

2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevrolet Silverado near Wilmington, DE

The 2016 Ford F-150 has just undergone a complete redesign which was one of the most significant in the vehicle's history. Ford has implemented its new Sync 3 which is an easy to use interface.  There is a new Limited trim which is top of the line and quite luxurious along with an optional compressed natural gas system available later in the year.  There is also a new Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature that helps to simplify backing up a trailer. The Chevrolet Silverado was redesigned two years ago but it does in many ways looks brand new with stylish grille, headlights and hood.  There is a new 8-speed automatic transmission that accompanies some of the powertrain options along with Apple's new CarPlay IPhone Integration.

2016 Ford F-150 Power & Handling

There are four choices for engines in the new Ford F-150. There is a 3.5-liter V6 getting 283 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. There is a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that gets 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. Another choice is a 3.5-liter twin turbocharged v6 with 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque.  The top tier engine choice is a 5.0-liter V8 that gets 385 horsepower and 387 lb.-ft. of torque.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Power & Handling

The three engines for the 2016 Chevy Silverado remain the same. There's the base 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6, while the 5.3-liter V8 powers higher trims, with the High Country getting a 6.2-liter V8 with up to 12,000 pounds of towing power. All engines are available with 4-wheel drive instead of the standard 2-wheel-drive setup.

2016 Ford F-150 Features & Design

Tough meets modern in the 2016 Ford F-150, where buyers can get cool features like a Wi-Fi hotspot, two 3-prong power outlets, smart cruise control, active park assist, and the ability to have the Sync 3 infotainment system read text messages to you while you drive. Ford's full-size F-150 pickup for 2016 has the only truck body that's made of aluminum, but that material doesn't reduce the truck's capability or strength. When it comes to the F-150's exterior, the style is rugged and bold, but much of its appearance was inspired by function.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Features & Design

Even more basic models of the new Chevy Silverado benefit from the sensible layout and ample storage, and the plastics are nicely textured and feel upscale. Of course, if you opt for higher-end models, you get higher-end materials. The new exterior styling is easily the most noticeable change from last year. The 2016 Silverado not only has a new grille, but the design itself changes from trim level to trim level.

Conclusions

Some great safety equipment comes standard on the F-150 including anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, sway control to better handle trailers, side curtain air bags, crash notification that is automatic and much more.  Ford also has its MyKey system on top tiers of the vehicle which allows certain limits to be set for valets and teen drivers.  The F-150 gets high marks in government crash testing as well.  There is also additional safety equipment to choose from including a rear view camera and parking sensors, forward collision warnings and a great deal more.  The Chevrolet Silverado also has a great deal of standard and optional safety equipment.

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