Can the 2016 Ford F-150 Performance Specs Handle the Job?

By Sunrise Chevrolet | March 29th, 2016

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The 2016 Ford F-150 has gotten a lot of attention thanks to its lighter aluminum body. What gets less attention is the fact that the weight reduction has little impact on standard fuel economy and makes the body a lot more vulnerable to dents, dings, and damage. The 2016 Ford F-150 performance specs prove to be a similar let down. Find out if this pickup is strong enough to handle any and every job, or if a different model might be the more capable choice.

Strength is Standard on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500The current Ford F-150 comes standard with a 3.5L V6 that puts out 282 hp and a lackluster 253 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in comparisonfeatures  a base 4.3L V6 that pumps out 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. In spite of all that pulling power, these pickups have identical 18 mpg city fuel efficiency ratings and very similar ratings on the highway.

Speeds are Faster on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Since the F-150 is so much lighter, you would expect it to be the faster of the two pickups, especially with a turbocharger in play. In reality, the F-150 can’t go 0-60 mph in less than 6.0 seconds. The Silverado has been clocked doing the same run in only 5.9 seconds. It’s a small difference, but it speaks to overall engine quality and capability.

Power Climbs Higher on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500If you count on your pickup to rise to every occasion, the max ratings for the 2016 Ford F-150 performance specs will disappoint you. The strongest engine, a turbocharged 3.5L V6, can only put out 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The beast under the hood of some Silverados, a 6.2L V8, cranks out up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Differences that are this big really matter in terms of real-world performance.

The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado was Built to Perform

Find out if the Silverado is strong enough for you at Sunrise Chevrolet, located at 414 North Avenue in Glendale Heights, IL. We are 10 minutes from Bloomingdale and located just west of the Brunswick Zone off of Glen Ellyn Road. Visit us Monday through Saturday, and get in touch with questions.

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