10-11-19

Does Chevy or Ford Have The Toughest Construction?

2016 Chevy Silverado vs 2016 Ford F-150 Truck Bed Comparison

2016 Chevy Silverado vs 2016 Ford F-150 Truck Bed Comparison

You’ve heard plenty of times about a certain company building trucks that are extremely “tough”. Well, after serious testing, Chevrolet decided to put those claims to the test. In this 2016 Chevy Silverado vs 2016 Ford F-150 truck bed comparison, the high-strength roll-formed steel of the Silverado is pitted against the aluminum bed of the Ford. Keep reading to see which one ends up more, well, pitted.

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Tests in the Lab and the Real World

Chevrolet engineers do extensive survival testing on every Chevy model before they ever get released into the wild, and the 2016 Chevy Silverado is no different. In addition to extensive testing to ensure excellent aerodynamic design, the Silverado and the materials that go into it get beaten up in the lab.

Chevy steel vs Ford aluminum lab testing
minor denting on the truck bed of the 2016 Chevy Silverado after impact testing
Chevy steel vs Ford aluminum denting after the toolbox drop test

Extensive lab testing is also bolstered by real-world applications. In the 2016 Chevy Silverado vs 2016 Ford F-150 truck bed comparison video below, these two trucks endured intensive tests that mimicked extreme conditions in the real world.

For the first test, a load of landscaping blocks weighing approximately 374 kilograms was dumped into the bed of each truck. This was designed to represent the abuse that a truck bed has to take on the worksite. For the second test, a standard steel toolbox was pushed off the side of the pickup bed. In the video below, the toolbox, loaded with tools, weighs about 13.6 kilograms. Check out the video to see the results of these tests.

If you don’t have the time to watch (or just want to skip to the good part) the summary of the results is that the steel bed of the 2016 Chevy Silverado got dented up quite a bit, but the stamped aluminum of the 2016 Ford F-150 experienced dents but also significant punctures that could negatively impact the usability of the truck.

Once again, the Chevy Silverado, with its tried and true steel bed construction, has proven itself as one of the most reliable trucks on the road, and a solid choice for any truck buyer. Contact Craig Dunn Motor City today if you would like to schedule a test drive of the Chevy Silverado in Portage La Prairie near Winnipeg MB.

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