2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

For about four decades, the Ford F-150 has been America’s best-selling pickup truck (and its best-selling vehicle in general), though the Chevy Silverado 1500 continues to act as though it is anywhere in its league. When it comes down to it, there’s a reason more buyers choose the F-150 than they do the Silverado 1500. For 2018, with Ford’s aluminum body and the off-road Raptor option, the F-150 continues that distinction above the Silverado 1500. Here are just a few of the areas in which the F-150 beats out the competition: Price: The base F-150 is priced nearly $1,000 cheaper than the base Silverado 1500. Interior: The interior of the

Is the Ford F-150 Diesel Too Late?

Is the Ford F-150 Diesel Too Late?

  The Ford F-150 Diesel has been a long time coming, and now it’s finally arrived. The model offers high efficiency and capability on par with the full-size trucks with conventional gasoline engines. That’s great and all, but is the F-150 Diesel pickup arriving too late to the game? Our answer to that question should be obvious. The Ford F-150 Diesel isn’t too late. In fact, it’s arriving just in time to offer true competition in the pickup segment. A 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine that produces 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque powers the F-150 Diesel. It comes mated to an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission that was jointly developed

2018 F-150 Highlights: What Sets the F-150 Apart?

2018 F-150 Highlights: What Sets the F-150 Apart?

The 2018 Ford F-150 continues with the long-standing tradition of quality and performance offered by Ford pickups. In particular, the F-150 has a high-strength aluminum build to improve performance, handling, and fuel economy—a feature offered for three model years. When properly equipped, the new F-150 has a best-in-class towing rating of up to 13,200 pounds and it also has a range of new technologies. There are many 2018 F-150 highlights to mention. According to Ford, the F-150 is up to 700 pounds lighter than the previous generation of trucks, thanks to its aluminum alloy design. Not only does this lightweight engineering help you save at the pump, it also improves

Lower Weight, Higher Strength Showcased at 2017 Ford Super Duty Debut

After months of anticipation, Ford recently revealed its 2017 Super Duty pick-up truck model – the first ever heavy-duty truck with an aluminum-alloy body, making it both lighter and, consequently, more fuel-efficient. Plus, though the 2017 Ford Super Duty weighs 350 pounds less than its predecessor, it’s more powerful than ever. This major design change falls in the footsteps of a similar change that was made to the 2016 Ford F-150. The specific towing and hauling stats for the 2017 Super Duty haven’t been released yet but thanks to a 95 percent high-strength steel box-frame, top-notch four-wheel drive components, and more, it’s safe to say that these figures will be

Trail Testing the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype

It’s good to know that automakers still test their vehicles the old-fashioned way: out where they’re meant to be. After tackling the desert, Ford has released a new video showing the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype in action where there is more mud and dirt than sand. With better ground clearance than the first-generation Raptor, an all-new four-wheel-drive system, a new torque-on-demand transfer case, and advanced shock absorption technology, the new Raptor promises to be one of the most capable off-roading vehicles out there. The extra power certainly helps too. The second-gen truck swaps out the outgoing 6.2-liter V8 with a new version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6,

Ford Offering Natural Gas F-150 Next Year – The Only of Its Kind

Ford Offering Natural Gas F-150 Next Year – The Only of Its Kind

Ford won’t settle for the fact that the F-150 is one of the most popular trucks on the market, continuously trying out bold, new ideas on the high-demand favorite. The latest edition of the F-150 shed serious pounds by switching to a mostly aluminum body, and now Ford is offering yet another new F-150. According to recent reports, Ford will be releasing a 2016 F-150 model that runs on natural gas or propane, with the simple acquisition of a $315 factory-installed package. The F-150 will be the only half-ton pickup truck with which this is possible. Ford reportedly made the decision based on consumer tests that said that many buyers

Ford’s All-New F-150 Earns Top Spot for Pickups on AAA Green Car Guide

Ford’s All-New F-150 Earns Top Spot for Pickups on AAA Green Car Guide

Do you know how many awards and titles the all-new Ford F-150 has earned since its debut? Neither do we; we’ve lost count. We do know the pickup recently added to its list of accolades when it was named to the top spot among pickups for the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide. The 2015 F-150 SuperCab Lariat model with EcoBoost was chosen as the greenest pickup on the market. It provides 26 highway miles to the gallon with help from the standard Auto Start-Stop system and 19 in the city for a total of 22 mpg combined. The actual guide is 160 pages long, so we’ll spare you some time

Ford Takes Home KBB Brand Image Award for Truck Segment

Ford Takes Home KBB Brand Image Award for Truck Segment

Recently named the Best Overall Truck Brand in the world, Ford is on a roll. In a recent study by Kelley Blue Book (KBB), results concluded that Ford is seen by consumers around the world as the top pickup brand available. With record-breaking models like the F-150, it comes as no surprise. The KBB Brand Image Award is given for three categories, luxury, non-luxury, and truck. According to Ford, this is the sixth year Ford has won the award, proving just how incredible the new F-150 really is. Besides the new lightweight model, new customers were also impressed by the Super Duty F-250 and the F-350, both of which helped

It’s a Beast: The Ford F-150 Raptor Launches in 2016

It’s a Beast: The Ford F-150 Raptor Launches in 2016

Watch out! The Ford F-150 Raptor is a big bad beast. Ready for a Sunday drive to grandma’s, industrial hauling, or off-road adventures, this truck seems capable of almost anything. What big features you have! Under the ding- and scratch-resistant hood lies a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Inserted into a steel framework and aluminum-alloy body, this lightweight bad boy offers improved fuel-efficiency without diminishing power. What big upgrades! Other enrichments include an enhanced radar cruise control, a 360-degree camera system which virtually eliminates blind spots, FOX Racing Shox, and the brand new Terrain Management System that makes adjustments based on topography. With a

New F-150 Earns Truck of the Year Distinction from Detroit Free Press

New F-150 Earns Truck of the Year Distinction from Detroit Free Press

If you’re involved in the new car industry, January is always an exciting month, culminating in the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The show itself presents two major awards—the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. This year, going into the show, the new Ford F-150 already has some great momentum towards winning that award. The F-150 just won a Best Truck of the Year award from the Detroit Free Press, which is especially telling since NAIAS also takes place in Detroit. The F-150 has been the best-selling, most popular full-size truck in America for almost four decades, and this new truck will likely keep it ahead