Ford vs. Chevy: Which Truck is For Me?
If you’re searching for a new pickup to improve your productivity, Ford and Chevy commercial trucks are great models to consider. Both brands provide a lineup that’s reliable, available with high-tech towing features, and plenty capable. Find out whether Ford or Chevy meets your daily needs the best by reading the following truck comparison. Then, browse available commercial trucks in the inventory of our Ford dealership in Washougal, WA to schedule for a test drive.
Ford vs. Chevy: Engine and Performance Specs
Even though Ford F-Series trucks and Chevy Silverado HD pickups offer powerful turbo-diesel and gas engines, the Ford Super Duty engine options come out ahead. Ford’s gas V8 engine produces best-in-class torque ratings, and the turbo-diesel engine produces best-in-class horsepower and torque. The Chevy commercial pickups aren’t nearly as capable. See for yourself in the following lists.
2018 Ford F-Series Super Duty engine specs and capabilities:
- 450 HP | 935 lb.-ft. of torque | 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 turbo-diesel engine
- 385 HP | 430 lb.-ft. of best-in-class torque | 6.2L V8 gas engine
- TorqShift® six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
- Best-in-class Max. Payload Rating: 7,630 lbs.1
- Best-in-class Max. Conventional Towing Capacity: 21,000 lbs.1,2
- Best-in-class Max. Towing Capacity: 34,000 lbs.2
2018 Silverado HD engine specs and capabilities:
- 445 HP | 910 lb.-ft. of torque 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 engine
- 360 HP | 380 lb.-ft. of torque 6.0L Vortec V8 gas engine
- Six-speed automatic transmission
- Payload Rating: 7,153 lbs.
- Conventional Towing Capacity: 20,000 lbs.
- Towing Capacity: 23,300 lbs.
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Ford vs. Chevy: Technologies
Ford and Chevy commercial trucks are available with high-tech features to help improve productivity, stay connected while you’re on the go, and keep you comfortable for hours at a time. Rearview cameras with hitch-assist features are available with both Ford and Chevy heavy-duty trucks, but the F-Series includes a front 180-degree camera that expands your peripheral view. Check out additional similarities and differences in the following list.
- Silverado HD trucks are available with a 4.2-in. diagonal driver information center; Ford Super Duty pickups are available with an 8-in. productivity screen.
- Adaptive Cruise Control is a driver-assist feature that automatically adjusts the 2018 Super Duty series’ speed with the flow of traffic. This feature is unavailable with the Chevy HD pickup truck.
- Voice-activated phone and audio connectivity are available in Ford and Chevy commercial trucks, but the Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 are available with voice-activated navigation too.
Ford vs. Chevy: Reliability
A work truck needs to be durable in order to be reliable. Ford and Chevy use fully boxed frames in their commercial trucks. However, the fully boxed ladder frame of Ford commercial trucks is 95-percent high-strength steel. As for the cab and box, military-grade aluminum alloy saves weight, is dent-resistant, and doesn’t rust. Chevy commercial truck bodies are two-thirds steel, making them heavy and prone to rusting. For a long-lasting commercial pickup truck, consider a Ford Super-Duty.
Ford design details that prove reliability:
- E-coat paint provides extreme durability and corrosion protection
- Stiff 95-percent high-strength steel fully boxed ladder frame
- Body made of military-grade aluminum alloys
Schedule a Test Drive at Westlie Ford!
Ford commercial trucks have proven their engines, body construction, and high-tech features are superior to the competition. You can see it first-hand with a test drive at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA. Browse our commercial inventory and then schedule a test drive online or by calling our Ford dealership at (877) 299-1138.