Simi Valley Ford

2440 First Street
Directions Simi Valley, CA 93065

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The Ford F-150 and F-250 Vs the Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2500

When making the final decision for your next pickup truck purchase, drivers in Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Camarillo can spend days and even weeks trying to choose between the Ford F-series and Chevy truck series. Both owners of these models claim their truck brand is the best, but with out test driving the two, how could you tell for yourself? We've provided a quick run down to help with your decision and why the Ford F Series comes out on top when compared to the Chevy Silverado. If you're in the market for quality and long lasting durability, you'll find just what you're looking for at Simi Valley Ford.


The Ford F-150 Vs. the Chevy Silverado 1500

For the drivers prospecting a new light-duty pickup truck in the surrounding areas of Simi Valley and Moorpark, there are a variety of differences about the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado. Both models are available in a strew of trim levels, packages, as well as cabin and bed sizes. However, you may wonder what some of the standout features are that make the Ford F-150 a solid purchase.

Starting with performance and handling; the innovative Ford Turbocharged engine provides Santa Paula drivers with an efficiency that tops Chevy's.  For example, with the F-150 Supercab's 2.7-liter twin turbo V6, you can expect to receive around 26 MPG on the highway and 19 MPG in the city compared to the Silverado V6 that receives 24 MPG Highway and 18 in the city. Similar fuel efficiency standards fall under the V8 engine selection as well. With the Aluminum construction of the Ford truck body, which is 700 pounds lighter than previous model years, it creates precise and easy to handle drive and is said by testers to resemble the performance of a crossover or SUV.

The Ford Max payload out does the Chevy Silverado with a 3,270 Ib payload which is near 1000 pounds more than the Silverado. A great feat for the drivers looking to use their truck predominantly for work or transporting heavy cargo. Ford offers Boxlink for their variety of truck bed lengths that includes a system of ergonomic tie-downs that increase cargo storage. Also, Ford offers helpful towing assist features such as Dynamic Hitch Assist, which provides rear visuals through the rearview camera making for an easier hookup, and the Trailer Sway Control feature allows drivers who are towing those heavy loads with a steady ride and an enhanced grip of the road surface.


The Ford F-250 and Chevy Silverado 2500HD 

For California drivers surrounding Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks whoa re in the market for a top notch, heavy-duty truck, will experience daily greatness with the Ford F-250. There are some close comparisons with the Silverado 2500HD. However, Ford comes out on top with a multitude of features that stomps the competition.

If you're ready to go the distance and bring your experience in a pickup truck to the next level, the Ford F-250 Superduty will outperform the Chevy Silverado 2500 in two major areas. Out last the competition on the highway or city with the Ford F-250's 48.0 Gallon fuel tank compared to the 36.0 Gallon capacity in the Chevy 2500. When it comes to receiving the torque necessary for every job, the Ford F-250 Turbo Diesel V8 delivers 925 Ib-ft. of torque, topping the 910 Ib-ft of torque produced by the Silverado's Turbo charged diesel V8.

Looking for the maximum payload that your job requires on a daily basis? With the Ford F-250, expect to receive a larger payload of 7,630 pounds, which topples the Silverado's meager 3,233-pound rating. And expect more versatility with the Ford BoxLink for securing your gear or payload, the available high-mount stop lamp camera, and LED box lights with the remote tailgate and tailgate step. Experience better handling with the Ford F-250 which has a larger turn radius than the Silverado and with the Ford Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control and Trailer Sway Control; drivers will experience optimal handling when off-road or in tow.

Simi Valley Ford | Proudly serving the communities of Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Moorpark, Santa Paula, CA

When you're ready to escalate your pickup truck experience and increase the amount of work you can handle on the job, stop by the Simi Valley Ford dealership to test drive the F-150 and F-250 models to see which trim level best fits your driving needs. Call us to schedule a test drive at (888) 706.1463.

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