A full-size, light-duty truck has to be more than a good quality engine slapped on a set of wheels. Whether serving on the work-site, or doing double duty getting the kids to school during the week and transporting the boat to the lake on the weekend, a truck has to be able to meet multiple needs for a family, individual or business. In this 2016 Chevy Silverado vs 2016 Ford F-150 comparison, we are going to look at a couple of the top contenders in this light-duty, full-size truck category, and see how they stack up when it comes to the multiple demands that truck owners put on their vehicles.
One of the ways in which the 2016 Chevy Silverado takes the lead in versatility is with the Chevy MyLink infotainment system which is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, thanks to OnStar connectivity (with complementary crash assistance for several months after purchase), most Silverado trucks can become a Wi-Fi hotspot powerful enough to connect up to seven devices to the internet. This means more connectivity options on the road, whether on a vacation or on the work site. While the new Ford SYNC 3 system is more user-friendly than previous models, it does not yet offer constant and hassle-free connection to the world wide web.
Solid performance on the 2016 Chevy Silverado
Both of these trucks also come with multiple features and trim level options. The 2016 Chevy Silverado is available in Work Truck (WT), LS, LT, LTZ, Custom, and High Country trims, with the off-road optimized Z71 package available on LT and LTZ. The 2016 Ford F-150 offers XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trim levels. Both of these trucks are also available with an array of body style options and features, and can deliver on serious towing payload. When properly equipped with the max trailering package, the 2016 Chevy Silverado can tow up to 5,443 kilograms with its 6.2-liter V8 engine. The top engine on the Ford F-150 is the Ecoboost V6.
One of the larger differences between these two trucks, however, is the material of their bodies. The 2016 F-150 is made of both aluminum and steel, while the majority of the 2016 Chevy Silverado is high-strength steel. While there are some theoretical advantages to aluminum in truck construction, it is too early yet to know how reliable, affordable and dent resistant they will be long term. For drivers who want to take advantage of proven, reliable technology, the all-steel frame and siding of the 2016 Chevy Silverado takes the lead. For more information on this 2016 Chevy Silverado vs 2016 Ford F-150 comparison, or to schedule a test drive at Craig Dunn Motor City near Winnipeg MB, you can contact us at 888-611-6021.