CHEVY VS. FORD
 

COMPARING THE CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 TO THE FORD F-150, WHICH IS BETTER FOR GULFPORT DRIVERS?

There is a lot of information about new trucks on the market. This can ultimately make it harder to make a decision when the time comes. But here at Turan Foley Chevy Buick near Biloxi, we are here to assist you in making the right decision that is best for you. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is very commonly compared to the F-150. While both are great trucks, we find that the Silverado comes out on top. Below we will discuss some of the major differences so that you can make a decision you feel confident about.

MECHANICALS AND CAPABILITY

If you are in search of a pickup truck, it is very likely capability is a feature that is important to you. The base engine in the Ford F-150 is a 3.3-liter V6 that delivers 290 horsepower and 265 pound to feet of torque. It has the towing capability of 5,000 to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped. The Chevy Silverado 1500 comes with a turbocharged 2.7-liter gas-powered inline-four engine. This four-cylinder produces 310 horsepower and 348 pound to feet of torque, making it overall a more powerful truck.

Each of these trucks has a variety of engine options as well, including diesel and more V6 options.

TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN

When it comes to interior design and technology the Chevy Silverado comes with features like Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® so you can seamlessly connect to your smartphone. The Silverado also features safety features like lane-keep assist system with lane departure warning, front and rear park assist, a backup camera, a safety alert driver seat, and low-speed forward automatic braking. The Silverado is more spacious and has additional leg room in the back and extra storage space.

The F-150 doesn't come standard with as many amenities but does feature an eight-inch LCD productivity screen, SYNC Connect, and other features only available with upgrades.

CHEVY VS. GMC

COMPARE THE CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 & THE GMC SIERRA 1500

These two brands have been going head to head for years, and now, you can find out which one has what it takes to support your toughest jobs in Gulfport. Chevrolet and GMC are quite similar in many ways, but where they differ makes the most impact on a driver's decision making. Whether you're hauling heavy loads or towing your favorite boat to the dock, find out how the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 differ where it counts most to you.

 
 

PERFORMANCE & CAPABILITIES

If you have a truck that offers robust towing, payload, and reliability, then it's a no-brainer to choose that one. The Silverado 1500 gives you those specs, while the Sierra 1500 doesn't come close. According to J.D. Power and Associates, the Silverado 1500 also has a better reputation for reliability than the Sierra 1500 does. These trucks also offer generous fuel economy and acceleration, but the Silverado 1500 offers more payload with 2,280 pounds versus the Sierra 1500's 2,240 pounds of payload. Towing capacity is not even comparable, with the Silverado 1500 landing a tow rating of 12,500 pounds and the Sierra 1500 hauling a meager 9,300 pounds. If you upgrade your GMC truck to a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8, you can get 12,200 pounds of maximum towing, which still isn't enough to beat the Silverado 1500.

INTERIOR COMFORT & TECHNOLOGY

Base pricing for these tough trucks differs significantly, with the advantage going to Chevy since GMC considers itself a luxury brand. Both trucks can offer comparable interior comforts, such as single, double, and crew cab options and available bench seats. While the GMC truck splurges your money on high-quality seating materials, the Chevy truck can hold its own where technology is concerned. Both offer a seven-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, but one simply charges more. When it comes to safety, the Silverado 1500 scored well on the NHTSA and IIHS tests, while the Sierra 1500 hasn't been evaluated for Overall and Frontal Crash testing.

EXPERIENCE THE SILVERADO 1500 FOR YOURSELF

The Chevy Silverado 1500 is overall going to offer you more bang for your buck with more amenities and features coming standard when compared to the F-150. We hope to see you soon for a test drive at our Mississippi dealership.