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2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Ford F-150 in Blue Springs, MO

How to Choose Your Perfect Work Companion

When it comes to full-size pickup trucks, important features like reliability, durability, and performance are all must-haves. But among so many options available in the market, how do you know if you’re choosing the best option? This is why Molle Chevrolet gives you a look into the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Ford F-150 in Blue Springs, MO.

On the outside, both vehicles may seem somewhat similar, but when it comes to power, the Regular Cab trim of the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 excels with its 285 horsepower1 and 305 lb.-ft. torque1, against the 282 horsepower2 and 253 lb. torque2 of the 2016 Ford F-150 Regular Cab. Features that come standard in the Silverado 1500, whereas either optional or unavailable in the Ford F-150, include cruise control, power door locks, an MP3 player, and HID Headlights. The Chevy Silverado 1500 also offers slightly more interior space than its competitor, with 42.4 inches of front headroom versus 40.8 inches, and 45.3 inches of front legroom versus 43.9 inches.

It is worth mentioning that the Chevy Silverado 1500 is notably famous for being the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup truck on the road3. And it was also named the “Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power in 20154.

Moving further with the comparison between the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Ford F-150 in Blue Springs, MO, we find that, in terms of safety, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 beats the competition by additionally having rear side-impact airbags. It also has less risk of rollover, rated at 17.9 percent5 versus 19.1 percent5 of the F-150. Another difference lies in Chevrolet’s 8-speed automatic transmission, which comes standard in 6.2L V8 engine-equipped trims. And although the Silverado 1500 is already capable of hauling6 your boat to Lake Jacomo Marina for a day of fishing and leisure, to further increase power output there is the option of adding the Max Trailering Package6, which includes a heavy-duty axle and high-capacity rear springs, integrated trailer brake control, enhanced cooling system, and recalibrated shock tuning for increased control. Lastly, the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 tops things off by offering an extremely quiet cabin, thanks to its exterior aerodynamics, inlaid and triple-sealed doors, sound-absorbing materials, and engine exhaust valving, and in its 6.2L V8 engine-equipped trims it has the availability of Active Noise Cancellation.

Now that you have a little more insight about the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2016 Ford F-150 in Blue Springs, MO, don’t hesitate to stop by Molle Chevrolet to take a personal look at this new full-size truck. You can even schedule a test drive to take it for a spin and experience for yourself everything it has to offer.


 

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1. Based on specs of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD, Reg. Cab, Work Truck (WT) trim with 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine

2. Based on specs of the 2016 Ford F-150 2WD, Reg. Cab, XL trim with 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine.

3. Dependability based on longevity: 1987 – July 2015 full-size pickup registrations.

4. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among large light duty pickups in the proprietary J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality Study.SM Study based on responses from 84,367 new-vehicle owners, measuring 244 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February–May 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

5. Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

6. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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