Ford F-150 vs The Competition

The 2017 Ford F-150 is America's Best Selling Truck, and with good reason. Ford had an Award Winning year, winning top awards from companies like Edmunds, KBB, and Car and Driver. With plenty of choices and options, F-150 gives the competition more than enough to compete with. How does this truck win so many awards compared to others? Let's find out... 
"The 2017 Ford F-150 ranks 1 out of 6 Full Size Pickup Trucks. Long a dominant force in the pickup-truck market, the 2017 Ford F-150 offers powerful engines, handling that's agile for a truck, and a roomy interior." US News
"You'll easily find a pickup that meets your needs in the diverse 2017 Ford F-150 lineup. The F-150 boasts high tow and payload ratings and some of the best fuel economy in the light-duty segment." - 4.5 out of 5 Stars - Edmunds
"Quick, luxurious, and rides well; everything you want in a luxury car but also can tow a five-ton trailer." Editors Choice - Car and Driver

Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado

The Chevy Silverado is the toughest competitor in the Full-Sized Truck section. Offering impressive numbers, ratings, and scores - it is no wonder Chevy sells many Silverados. The Silverado does fall just short of the F-150 in some key segments. 


What make's a truck a truck is the bed. From carrying materials to the job site to hauling your kid's new play set; the bed of the truck very useful in many regards. Silverado does have a decent payload rating, with the ability to haul 1,000lbs. F-150 outclasses this with an impressive 3,270 lb payload rating. That's a lot of hauling! Both offer 3 different bed lengths, but the F-150 offers BoxLink which Chevy has no comparison. Ford's BoxLink is a system of movable tie downs to help ease cargo management.Safety is important at Ford. With the Chevy having a matching score according to NHTSA, F-150 out scores the Silverado according to The IIHS. The Chevy Silverado scored "good" in 4 categories and "marginal" in the final category. Compared to the Ford F-150 scoring a solid "good" in all 5 categories.
Safety and Versatility... 

Winner: Ford F-150 - View Inventory

Ford F-150 vs Toyota Tundra

The Full-Sized Truck segment is dominated by the American manufacturers. Toyota pushing it's way in brings the Tundra. Toyota has always done well in the smaller vehicle segment, how do they compare against the big boys?

No Competition

To be fair, the Tundra is a solid truck. Full-Sized Trucks just aren't Toyota's thing. Starting out with the power-train. A common trait with Japanese manufacturers are under-powered engines. Toyota offers 2 V8 choices mated to 1 transmission. Ford offers 4 different engine options and 2 transmissions. Fuel economy isn't suffered with the power bump either, Tundra rated at 15 city and 19 hwy compared to F-150's 19 city and 26 hwy.Towing and Hauling is much better, as expected. Tundra rated at 10,500 lbs compared to F-150's 12,200 lbs. Payload rating for Tundra is 2,080 lbs again beaten by F-150's impressive 3,270 lbs.Safety isn't compromised at Ford. Rated IIHS "Top Safety Pick" and scoring 5 stars by NHTSA. Tundra did score well with The IIHS, despite not being a Top Safety Pick. NHTSA scored Tundra at 4 out of 5 stars.Pricing is more personable at Ford. With the starting F-150 at $3,500 less than the Tundra. Options are a buffet with plenty to choose from. 
Easy Win...

Winner: Ford F-150 - View Inventory

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