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2017 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado: A Battle For Truck Supremacy

By James Yu , Feb 18, 2017 10:16 AM EST
The 2017 Ford F-150 basically demolished the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. (Photo : The Fast Lane Truck/YouTube)

We already know that the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is the undisputed king in the pickup truck segment. Every champion however, has a lot of challengers that are constantly looking to dethrone it. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is one of those challengers. That being said, many of us wonder what happens when the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor meets the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado in a battle for truck supremacy.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado: The Powertrains

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado is actually one of the most worthy contender to go up against the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. As noted, the 2017 Silverado has three options for its powertrain. A 4.3-liter V6 engine that delivers 285 horsepower powers the base Silverado. The other engine is a 5.3-liter V8 that can put out 355 horsepower. On the top sits a 6.2-liter V8 that dishes out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

The 2017 Ford F-150 on the other hand has five engines for you to choose from. A 3.5-liter V6 engine with 282 horsepower powers the base trim. A more powerful configuration is available in the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 325 horsepower. If this is not enough, you can go for another 3.5-liter V6 with 375 horsepower or the 385 horsepower 5.0-liter V8 for more excitement. However, if you are looking for the ultimate engine, Ford has a 3.5-liter V6 that cranks out 450 horsepower. Obviously, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor gets the first point in terms of power.

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado: On-Road And Off-Road Performance

According to US News, the 2017 Ford F-150 dominates the pavement with its 19 and 26 miles per gallon range in the city and on the highway thanks to its 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado on the other hand only has 18 and 24 miles per gallon range in the city and on the highway respectively.

As far as off-road performance goes, both pickup trucks are available with four-wheel drive (4WD) configuration and the 2017 Ford F-150 is considered to be a beast in this aspect. Apparently, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado's suspension system is a bit on the soft and bouncy side according to most consumers. That's another two points for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.

2017 F-150 Raptor vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado: The Other Aspects

Other points of consideration include safety, comfort and interior refinement along with interior technology. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor comes out on top in the first two while the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado gets the last one as it packs a lot more features in terms of technology.

Cargo space, hauling and towing are also among those that need to be scoped out and just like the first three, the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor gets the first two while the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado gets the last one. The final factors to be taken into consideration are tprices and reliability. In these aspects however, the 2017 Ford F-150 and 2017 Chevrolet Silverado ended up in a stalemate.

2017 F-150 Raptor vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado: The Outcome

With the scores stacked up, it is obvious that the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is still the undisputed champion in the pickup truck segment. The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado however, has proven itself a worthy contender. We look forward to seeing the next challenger and how it will fare against the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

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