2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado

When it comes to full-size, light-duty pickup trucks, generally shoppers are looking for a vehicle that can do it all. Trucks have to be hard working and able to survive a day at the work site, but also comfortable enough to offer comfortable driving on the daily commute or when getting students and families to school and around town. Being able to tow a boat or trailer on family vacations can also be a requirement.

This is a daunting collection of talents to demand from any vehicle, but the two pickups in this 2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Chevy Silverado both have an impressive reputation in the truck lineup. But which one is best for busy drivers? We are going to pit these two models against each other to see which one comes out on top. Personally, we value the large variety of engine options and the premium safety features that come with the 2017 Ford F-150. Ranging from bare-bones XL trim to the elite Limited model, every 2017 Ford F-150 is built tough to get the job done, no matter what that job is.

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2017 Ford F-150 VS 2017 Chevy Silverado
$27,110 Starting MSRP $27,785
2016 Top Safety Pick IIHS Safety Awards None
3.5-L V-6 (282 hp) Base Engine 4.3-L V-6 (285 hp)
5 Engine Options 3

Ford F-150 Safety and Engine Advantages

When comparing the 2017 Ford F-150 vs the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500, one of the first talking points is the aluminum structure. The extensive used of aluminum side-paneling (instead of heavier steel plating) allows the 2017 Ford F-150 to handle better, be more responsive on the road, and to haul heavier loads with smaller engines. It also means less denting, and absolutely none of the body rust that can consume a truck over time.

When we look at the base engine options of these two models, we can see that the starting engine on the 2017 Chevy Silverado actually offers a couple more horsepower than the Ford truck. However, when you get into more advanced options, the 2017 Ford F-150 clearly excells by offering five possible engines compared to the Silverado's three. Another way that the Ford truck excels is when it comes to safety. This was the first and only truck to earn an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick honor in 2016, which it did for its excellent crash test rating and valuable available crash prevention features. While it may not matter to every driver, it can also be good for families to know that the 2017 Ford F-150 offers easier and more reliable car seat installation as well.

If you are interested in test driving a 2017 Ford F-150 in Davenport IA, contact a member of the Dahl Ford sales team today.

front grille view of the 2017 Ford F-150
view through the sunroof of the 2017 Ford F-150
charging options on the dashboard of the 2017 Ford F-150
side view of a red 2017 Ford F-150