2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2013 Ford F-150

2013_Chevrolet_Silverado_1500There’s always been plenty of healthy competition in the field of pickup trucks, but the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado has little trouble keeping pace at the front of the pack. There’s no other truck with the range of convenience features and engine options that the Silverado has. Even though Chevy won’t release the next generation of the Silverado until 2014, the 2013 model remains relevant and competitive with three different body styles, 2- or 4-wheel drive, and a full range of trim levels. Drivers in the Elgin and Schaumburg area who have been shopping around for a truck might come across the F-150, a comparably priced pickup from Ford. Here’s how they compare:

Power Advantage

With both the Silverado and the F-150, you’ll have your pick of four different engines, depending on your choice of trim. The engines are comparable, but the top-of-the-line Chevy engine trumps Ford in zero to sixty acceleration: at 6.6 seconds, it’s got quite a bit of kick for a full-size truck.

The Capacious and Efficient XFE Model

If you’re looking for a truck that can carry quite a load without sacrificing fuel economy, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the Crew Cab XFE model. Short for “eXtra Fuel Economy,” the XFE can carry a crew to the worksite and still produce 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, for a combined mpg of 18. The XFE Crew Cab achieves this with a combination of a refined powertrain and additional aerodynamic styling. You’ll get comparable fuel economy with a stripped down F-150, but the SuperCrew version of the Ford truck falls short.

Speaking of Capacity?

The Silverado gives you more room to haul with an inside bed length of 69.3″ and an inside bed width of 62.4″, beating out the F-150 by more than two inches. The Silverado also has the advantage when it comes to front and rear room, front and rear hip room, seating capacity, spring capacity, and rear axel capacity.

Test Drive the 2013 Chevy Silverado Today!

At Biggers Chevrolet in Elgin, you can experience the smooth ride and power of the 2013 Chevy Silverado for yourself. We also have an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles, so be sure to stop by and see us soon!