The 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs. the 2014 Ford F-150

2014 Chevy Silverado 1500If you’re at all familiar with the 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500, you know it is the latest in a line of pickup trucks that have become known across the country as some of the toughest, most powerful options available. Drivers in Bradenton and Tampa can trust a Silverado when they have to get the job done and the same goes for the all-new Silverado 1500, available to drivers now at Cox Chevy.

Of course, if you think of the top pickups in the country, the Silverado 1500 has been in regular competition with the Ford F-150. How exactly does the 2014 F-150 compare to the brand new Silverado?

A Powerful V6

Now, you might not be impressed by the fact that the Silverado and F-150 have pretty comparable prices and sizes, but we like a good close race here at Cox Chevy, especially because, while price and size are important, they aren’t the final stretch when it comes to pickup trucks. Power is.

More specifically when it comes to trucks, torque is the important thing, and the Silverado is rated at 305 lb-ft of torque compared to the F-150’s 278 lb-ft.The difference there may not sound like a lot, but you’ll feel that extra 27 lb-ft of torque the next time you’re in a tight spot on the job.

Chevrolet Gives Drivers Choices

One of the best parts of getting a pickup in the Chevy Silverado line is you can want a bare bones work truck or a luxury-level crew cab and still drive home a Silverado. In fact, there are plenty of features on the Silverado that simply aren’t found on Ford’s pickup. Here are a few:

  • Optional OnStar telematics system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Rear window defogger
  • Satellite radio
  • Front tow hooks

That’s not all, though. Whether you’re looking at the entry-level or top-of-the-line pickups, the Silverado simply gives you more. Whether you’re wanting the off-road friendly Z71—which comes out ahead of the Raptor by a good margin—or the luxurious Silverado High Country with its Bose sound system and intuitive Chevy MyLink interface, which finds itself outperforming the F-150 Platinum with ease, the Chevy pickup is just the smart choice.

Warranty

If you’re going to be using the Silverado for everything it’s capable of, you want a tough warranty to match its tough demeanor, and General Motors gives it to you. The Silverado 1500 is covered for 100,000 miles or five years on powertrain elements, while the Ford pickup is only covered for 60,000 miles in five years.

Test Drive a Silverado Today

Visit Cox Chevy in Bradenton at 2900 Cortez Road in Bradenton, a quick drive from Tampa, to take the 2014 Silverado 1500 for a spin. And while we know that the different trims, cabs, and bed options may make it hard to decide, we’ll work with you to build the truck you need.