2016 Ford F-150 2016 Chevy Silverado
385 Horsepower 420
12,200 Pounds Max Towing Capacity 12,000 Pounds
3,300 Pounds Max Payload 2,180 Pounds
$25,420 MSRP $26,105

2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado


Of all the pickups on the market, none are in as tight of a race for the top of the market as the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado. The two both have serious cult followings, that often have more to do with brand than anything else, but if you are undecided and simply looking to learn which of the two is better suited for your needs, we have a feeling that you'll find the Ford F-150 to be the superior of the vehicles. To show you why that is, let's look at the 2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado.

When it comes down to the engine options of both pickups, there is no arguing that the F-150 holds an edge over its competitor. Both of the trucks offer V6 and V8 engines, but seeing as the Ford offering has a turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, it has the ability to shell out V8-like power ratings, while still achieving high fuel economy ratings that you would not typically find in a pickup.

In terms of horsepower, the F-150 seems to fall short, but that is not really the case. It generates as much as 385 horsepower, which is lower than the 420-horse rating of the Silverado, but it makes up for the difference in other areas. Take fuel economy for example. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine has the ability to take the F-150 as far as 26 mpg on the highway, which is even higher than some of the SUVs on the market.

Advantages of the 2016 Ford F-150

As you can see, when it comes to towing, the F-150 is the superior truck. When loaded with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that we mentioned earlier, it's able to tow up to 12,200 pounds with ease. It can also take up to 3,300 pounds in the bed. The towing capacity and payload are both best-in-class, so if you are looking for the best of the best, you don't have to look any further. The Silverado is close to the F-150, but it falls a bit short with its 12,000-pound towing capacity and 2,180-pound payload.

The 2016 Ford F-150 also has an advantage when it comes to price. The difference between the F-150, which starts at just $25,420, and the Silverado, which runs for $26,105, is not significant, but when you consider that it's about a monthly payment or two, it's actually quite noteworthy. If you want the truck that does more for less, there is no arguing that the 2016 Ford F-150 is the one for you.

To learn more about the 2016 Ford F-150, we encourage you to check out our inventory and schedule a test drive here at Matt Ford. Once you get behind the wheel of the pickup, you will understand why so many people stand for the F-150 over the 2016 Chevy Silverado. Explore the advantages of the best-selling pickup in America today.