One of the most infamous rivalries in light-duty pickup trucks in the American market has been between Chevrolet and Ford. The Chevy Silverado and Ford F-Series are the two most popular vehicles out there; both showcase power, endurance, and American ingenuity at every turn.

When looking at the heavyweight differences between the 2017 Silverado and F-150 titans, Chevy lands a knockout in the first round, leaving Ford trailing behind.

A Spec for Spec Showdown: The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado vs. the 2016 Ford F-150

Let’s look at the differences between these two models and see what makes the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado the better choice.

Who’s Got the Power?

Traditionally, both the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 have sported powerful V6 engines that boast about 300 HP, averaging between 24 to 26 MPG on the highway. New improvements for 2017 have led to a boost in performance in the Chevy Silverado 1500, including their new gas V8 engine with direct injection. This lands the Silverado at 355 HP over Ford’s V6 with 325 HP. More power, less strain.

Similarly, the new engine puts Chevy over the edge with 383 torque power over Ford’s 375 in their 2016 model. Finally, the fuel tank capacity for the 2017 Silverado is 26.0 versus 23.0 for Ford.

Another Dimension

The hits keep coming with the Silverado’s size and head room specs for the 2017 model over the 2016 Ford F-150. The Silverado gains a slight edge with 80.0 inches of interior width over Ford’s 79.9 inches. Furthermore, the Silverado has a quieter, more spacious interior cabin, with two whole inches of added room (42.8 inches).

Features for the Modern Driver

The final knockout comes with the upgraded features and safety technology for Chevrolet’s 2017 Silverado. Both vehicles carry an impressive five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making them both fit for heavy-duty handling.

When comparing the two models, only the Silverado offers 4G LTE WiFi capabilities and features quick response delivery for emergency situations with their In-Vehicle Communications and Assistance Service. Other standard features include a 4.2-inch display, USB port, and four-speaker audio system.

Simply put, the Silverado is better for drivers wanting to plug into the 21st century.


With more power, room, and features for the modern age, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado stands out as a clear winner, settling the age-old debate in terms of power and performance.

Find Your Fit with Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, NC

Now that you’ve got a good idea about why the new Chevrolet Silverado is better than a Ford F-150, put your knowledge to the test by driving a new or pre-owned Silverado at Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, North Carolina. It’s a conveniently quick drive from Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill.

Our friendly and helpful staff is ready to assist you and help you get financing for any Chevy that meets your needs. Call us at (844) 361-8848 or stop by our location at 100 Auto Mall Drive in Cary, NC 27511.