How the New Chevrolet Silverado Compares to the F-150 and Ram 1500
In this article, journalists decided to match up the most luxurious, high content pickups from Chevy, Ford, and Ram—including, of course, each truck’s most powerful engine. The 6.2L V8, by 25 horsepower, was the most powerful and fastest unit in the group—crushing the quarter-mile acceleration test in only 14.3 seconds. But most interestingly, the Silverado also posted a great fuel efficiency rating, equalling the much smaller displacement 3.5L EcoBoost F-150 at 14.87 L/100km during a 560 km road trip.
Full-size trucks are big vehicles. It helps to have good steering feel when navigating off-road, at the jobsite, or in mall parking lots. C&D reviewers unanimously agreed that the Silverado had the best handling performance compared to the F-150 and Ram 1500. Specifically, they mentioned that it was the “most responsive,” “direct,” and had the best feedback of the entire group.
The cabin—it’s where you’ll spend most of your time interacting with your truck. The Silverado’s interior received glowing comments under the following areas:
- Road Noise: Quietest cabin at only 63 dBA when travelling 112 km/h
- Ease of Use: Most ergonomic infotainment system and easiest controls
- Space: Has the most interior volume at 73 cu.-ft.
Getting a good deal matters, especially when you’re investing in a truck that does multiple duty with commutes, hardware store runs, family trips, and business. Of the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn and Ford F-150 Platinum, the Silverado High Country had the lowest price as tested by more than $1,000. Take into account, also, that the Chevrolet is the most powerful truck of the group, giving you the most ponies per dollar.
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