The 2013 Chevy Avalanche vs. the 2013 Ford F-150

2013-Chevy-Avalanche-8001The 2013 Chevy Avalanche has become one of Schaumburg’s favorite trucks. Is there anybody who doesn’t love its raw power and ease of control? However, there are competitors like the 2013 Ford F-150 out there. The F-150 is often the leading truck in its class but has seen serious competition from the Avalanche. Does the Avalanche beat it this year?

Engine Power

First, let’s compare engines, one of the key components in picking a large truck. Engine power isn’t as big of a deal in smaller vehicles, but truck drivers want the toughest truck they can find. And the Avalanche easily beats the F-150. Let’s take a look at its performance specs:

  • 5.3L V8 gas engine
  • 320 hp
  • 335 lb-ft of torque
  • Coil over shock front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension

The F-150 simply can’t hold up: it has a 3.7 L V6 that puts out only 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. Its double wishbone front suspension isn’t as powerful as the Chevy Avalanche’s suspension type and the live axle rear option doesn’t give it enough flexibility on bumps.

Interior Comfort

The F-150 has always been considered a comfortable truck, but the Avalanche once again beats it on almost all fronts. For example, the 2013 Chevy Avalanche comes with the following items which aren’t available on the F-150:

  • Power tilt sun roof
  • Power passenger seat
  • Heated driver’s seat and leather appointed seats
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Infotainment system
  • Navigation system

Right now, the Avalanche has the F-150 handily beat due its tougher power and much more comfortable drive.

Warranty Options

So far, the 2013 Ford F-150 just can’t hold a candle to the Avalanche. Will the warranty options seal the deal? Let’s check out the bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. Both trucks have 36,000 mile, three year warranties; however, the 2013 Chevy Avalanche has a 100,000 mile, five year power train warranty. The mileage for the Ford pickup is only 60,000. The Avalanche has a rust warranty, while the F-150 doesn’t have one at all. Finally, the Chevy Avalanche comes with 100,000 miles and five years of roadside assistance while the F-150 is limited to 60,000 miles.

Come to Biggers Chevy Today

Although the Ford F-150 is a solid truck, it simply can’t beat the Chevy Avalanche. Stop by Biggers Chevrolet at 1385 E Chicago Street in Elgin or call us at 866-431-1555 to set up a test drive today. Finding us from Schaumburg is a snap. Simply take west Schaumburg road towards Elgin and turn onto IL-19 W after 7.5 miles. Look for us on the left!