Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado 1500: Which Full-Size Truck Reigns Supreme in Brooklyn CT?

With all the new pickups to choose from in the Plainfield CT area, it can be hard to tell where to start shopping. The light-duty class is a great place to toe the line. You'll soon discover two models at the top of the heap: Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500. Both are excellent trucks, long-lived in the segment, with decades of towing and hauling prowess both behind them and ahead. However, more working people, project managers, and off-road travelers here in CT choose one over the other, and that's Ford over Chevy. There's no shortage of reasons why. Check them out for yourself here at Vachon Ford in Brooklyn!

Ford F-150 is...

  • A better accelerator and harder worker for the daily Foster RI grind. Its horsepower ratings range from 250 to 450, while torque weighs in between 265 to 510 pound-feet. Chevy Silverado can only produce up to 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet.
  • Better for off-roading outside of Putnam CT. The Raptor trim builds in a high-output, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that can deliver a blistering 450 horsepower backed by a crushing 510 pound-feet of torque. Chevy Silverado 1500 might offer comparable trims, like Custom Trail Boss and LT Trail Boss, but they reach up to only 385 horsepower and 383 pound-feet. You can only get those values with an available and fuel-hungry 5.3-liter V8. You'll have to upgrade to a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet at the top of the line to even get close to Ford F-150. Even then, that engine's still only optional.
  • Class-leading when it comes to hauling and towing. Its payload and tow ratings are up to 3,270 pounds and 13,200 pounds respectively. That makes it a truck of choice for tough jobs all over Connecticut. Chevy Silverado 1500 can only haul up to 1,960 and 11,000 pounds respectively. You can reach a max 17,700 pounds, it's true, but only near the line's top trim, only with the highest-capacity engine, only in 4WD, and only with an optional Max Trailering Package. That's a tall order, especially given that buying or leasing a new Ford F-150 is less expensive than going for a Chevy Silverado 1500 to begin with.

The best way to compare Ford F-150 to Chevy Silverado 1500, however, is firsthand. You can start by taking the former for a ride here at our showroom on Providence Road in Brooklyn. Give us a call, send us an e-mail, or drop in, and we'll be glad to put you on the books!

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