The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Vs. The 2015 Ford F-150
The 2015 Chevy Silverado is a truck's truck: unpretentious, self-confident, and full of classic virtues such as a column-mounted shifter. And at 5658 pounds, it’s only 81 pounds heavier than the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150.
More than two inches shorter in height than the other trucks, the Silverado feels comparatively smaller, tidier, and easier to place between parking-lot lines. The Silverado's steering is more responsive with better feedback and there’s a direct, engaging feel to how the Silverado drives that’s missing from the F-150.
The column shifter frees up center-console space, and the Silverado's infotainment system was the easiest to master using the eight-inch touch screen built into the center stack. The dash design is straightforward, with most controls oversized and conventional dial gauges where so many vehicles have gone digital.
Although the F-150 has not yet been crash-tested by the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it will be hard to be beat the Silverado's perfect 5-star rating. As for warranty length, the Silverado and F-150 offer the same bumper-to-bumper terms, 3 years or 36,000 miles, though the Chevy boasts a slightly stronger 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty to the F-150's 5-year/60,000 mile plan.