Comparing the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado to the Ford F-150 and the Ram 1500
March 16 2018, Surgenor Gatineau
When it comes to choosing your new truck there are several options available. Chevrolet, Ford and Ram have long and distinguished histories when it comes to trucks. So which is best? Here we will compare the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT with the 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat and the 2016 Ram 1500 Laramie.
2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT
Several features stand out with the Chevrolet Silverado LT including its quiet and comfortable ride, standard features and new eight-speed automatic transmission. Exterior noise is kept to a minimum in the cabin, measuring at luxury-sedan levels. The Chevrolet Silverado LT comes with a 7-inch touchscreen in the dash, it runs Chevy's MyLink, which it touted as one of the better infotainment and connectivity systems. It also has navigation, with large icons that make for easy operation. The eight-speed automatic transmission, with manual shifting mode, combines smooth shifts with quiet operation. For 2016, Chevrolet has updated the hood, front fascia and tailgate. There are many factory options also available including LED headlights, spray-in bedliner, chrome assist steps, and heated and vented seats.
Price: 2-Wheel Drive starts at $39,490 and 4-Wheel Drive at $45,170
Engine: 5.3-liter V8 with Flex Fuel Capability.
Mileage: 15 City (L/100km) / 10.7 Highway (L/100km)
Towing: 5,443kg (12,000 pounds) towing capacity and a payload rating of 2,130 pounds (966kg)
2016 Ford F-150 Lariat
The 2016 Ford F-150 is available in two different six cylinder engine options, a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 or a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6. These engines are designed to rank well in fuel economy, but they lack the torque of a V8. The truck comes standard with a 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode. Equipment in the F-150 Lariat includes heated and cooled seats, blind-spot monitoring, navigation, and a 110-volt AC outlet, spotlights built into the side mirrors and Ford's Pro Trailer Backup Assist.
Price: 2-Wheel Drive starts at $44,799 and 4-Wheel Drive at $50,449
Engine: 5.0L V8 or 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6.
Mileage: 16 City (L/100km) / 11.3 Highway (L/100km)
Towing: 5,533kg (12,200 pounds) towing capacity
2016 Ram 1500 Laramie
The 2016 Ram 1500 Laramie comes equipped with a unique coil spring rear suspension that gives it a smooth unloaded ride. It has a Hemi gasoline V8 and 8-speed automatic transmission. New for 2016 is the upgraded center console, which includes enhanced connectivity features and a phone or tablet mount. Also available are new color and trim options and LED cargo-box lights.ram.jpg
Price: Two-Wheel Drive starts at $47,890 and 4-Wheel Drive at $51,890
Engine: 5.7-liter V8 Hemi
Mileage: 16.2 City (L/100km) / 11.5 Highway (L/100km)
Towing: 3,705kg (8,170 pounds) towing capacity
When it comes to getting the most truck for the best price the Chevrolet Silverado LT stands above the competition. It comes with great factory options including new technology inside the cabin and a new transmission, which takes it to the next level. The Chevrolet Silverado offers towing capacity on-par with top competitors, improved fuel economy and starting prices thousands of dollars lower than the others. The new exterior features offer a stylish look to this versatile truck. Contact us today with any questions and to get the best prices on the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT.