|2016 F-150: The Future of Tough.|
• 3270 lbs. maximum payload(2)
|• 12,200 lbs. maximum towing(2)|
|Wide variety of class-exclusive(1) features, including:|
|• The first and only truck in its class|
to have an aluminum body and bed
|• Pro Trailer Backup AssistTM*|
• Remote tailgate release* and
|• Adaptive cruise control and front|
collision warning with brake support*
|• Side-mirror LED spotlights*|
|• 360-degree camera with split-view|
|• BoxLinkTM with four premium locking|
|• Active park assist*||• Smart Trailer Tow Connector* and|
dynamic hitch assist*
|• Inflatable rear safety belts|
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Comparing 2016 F-150 to the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Promoted on the Chevrolet website as being built for the long haul, Silverado 1500 emphasizes its high-strength steel, class-leading towing and technology and innovation
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According to the Chevrolet advertising and website, the Silverado is a better truck to own because it's made from high-strength steel with only the strategic use of aluminum. The highstrength steel delivers rugged capability:
•• 2260 lbs. max. payload capacity
•• 12,000 lbs. max. conventional towing
F-150 uses a high-strength, military-grade aluminum body and bed for weight savings of up to 700 lbs. over the previous generation. This helps deliver more capability than Silverado:
•• 3270 lbs. max. payload capacity(2)
•• 12,200 lbs. max. conventional towing(2)
AND, F-150 also offers:
•• Fully boxed frame with eight crossmembers
made of 78% high-strength steel
•• 10 million miles of testing
|With its high-strength, military-grade aluminum body and bed, F-150 has a weight savings of up to 700 lbs., which provides increased max. payload capacity that's over 1,000 lbs. more than Silverado, and a max. conventional towing that's 200 lbs.|
more than Silverado. AND, F-150 uses highstrength steel where it counts, in its fully boxed frame with eight crossmembers.
|Class-leading V8 Towing|
On the Chevrolet website, it states that Silverado has class-leading V8 towing capability of:
•• 12,000 lbs. maximum with 6.2L V8
•• 11,100 lbs. maximum with 5.3L V8
It also offers maximum payload capacities of:
•• 4.3L V6: 1960 lbs.
•• 5.3L V8: 2260 lbs.
•• 6.2L V8: 2140 lbs.
The 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine has maximum towing capability of:
•• 12,200 lbs.(2)
AND, F-150 provides a wide range of maximum payload capacities:
•• 3.5L V6: 1910 lbs.
•• 2.7L EcoBoost V6: 2210 lbs.
•• 3.5L EcoBoost V6: 3240 lbs.
•• 5.0L V8: 3270 lbs.
|While Chevy states that the Silverado has classleading V8 towing capability, it's F-150 that offers 12,200 lbs. of maximum towing capability - 200 lbs. more than Silverado. AND, F-150 equipped with the 5.0L V8 has over 1,000 more pounds of maximum payload capacity than Silverado.|
Technology and Innovation
The Silverado website claims the 2016 fullsize pickup is as smart as it is strong. It's now equipped with what Chevrolet is calling innovative technology, including 4G LTE Wi-Fi wireless cell phone charging and Chevrolet MyLink display. New styling is also touted which brings LED headlamps, signature lighting and tri beam LED fog lamps. Articulating running boards
and a remote locking tailgate are also featured..
F-150 offers available LED quad-beam headlamps, LED taillamps, class-exclusive(1)
LED side-mirror spotlights, LED box lighting and tailgate LED and tailgate with remote locking and class-exclusive(1) remote release feature.
AND, F-150 offers available class-exclusive(1) technologies:
•• 360-degree camera with split-view display
•• Active park assist
•• Adaptive cruise control and forward collision
warning with brake support
•• Pro Trailer Backup AssistTM
|F-150 has consistently been a leader in pickup technology, offering available technologies not found on Silverado at any price. Class-exclusive(1) 360-degree camera with split-view display, active|
park assist and Pro Trailer Backup Assist are just a few. And while Silverado can wirelessly charge a single device, F-150 offers two smart-charging USB ports. Once the complimentary trial ends on
Silverado, if customers want Wi-Fi access, they have to pay for a monthly data plan. And that's on top of the OnStar monthly fee.