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

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

From the Ford wind tunnel: Tailgate up? Or tailgate down?

From the Ford wind tunnel: Tailgate up? Or tailgate down?

For years many truck drivers have had the debate of what gives the best fuel mileage, driving with your tailgate up or driving with it down? Many have argued both sides of this case, but Ford decided to put the argument to rest while testing the all new 2015 Ford F-150. They put it in the Ford wind tunnel and found the answers. We’ve been hearing for months on end about the new F-150 being made from aluminum to make it more aerodynamic, lightweight, and increase fuel economy because of the previous two. Clearly a lot of testing has went into this truck and while putting it in the wind