Ford vs Chevy Trucks

 

Two Ford F-150s side by sideFord vs Chevy Trucks

Ford and Chevy have been duking it out for decades. If you’re in the market for a truck around Flushing, Flint, or Swartz Creek, Michigan, there’s a good chance you’ll be choosing between a Ford and a Chevrolet.

So, how do the trucks from each famous manufacturer stack up against one another? That’s what we’re discussing in this Ford vs. Chevy trucks comparison. We’ll be breaking down the trucks each manufacturer offers in the compact, the midsize, and the full-size segments.

Any other questions you might have about Ford or Chevy trucks can be directed to our LaFontaine Ford of Flushing staff!


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Ford Maverick Jelly BeanFord vs Chevy: Compact Trucks

The first segment we’ll be looking at is the easiest truck comparison of the three—the compact truck segment. The reason this segment is so straightforward is that only one of these manufacturers offers a compact truck.

Ford has recently introduced the Maverick, a practical truck that will fit the needs of many people. The Maverick comes with favorable traits, such as a 4,000-pound towing capacity when properly equipped and a 1,500-pound payload.

Perhaps one day, Chevrolet will introduce a truck in this revived compact segment. Until then, though, those seeking a small yet usable truck will be going with the Maverick.


Front shot of Ford RangerFord vs Chevy: Midsize Trucks

The midsize truck segment is where we can begin comparing models from each brand. Ford is represented in this segment by the Ford Ranger, while Chevy counters with their Chevrolet Colorado.

Each of these models can handle the towing and the hauling duties so many require when choosing their next truck. Pairing efficiency with all that power is best done by the Ford Ranger, however. The 2.3L engine in the Ranger returns an EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG.

The most fuel economy you can expect from the Colorado is an EPA-estimated 19 city/25 highway MPG.


Ford F-150 Jelly Bean in Guard GreenFord vs Chevy: Full-Size Trucks

Finally, we arrive at the prize fight: the Ford F-150 vs. the Chevy Silverado 1500. Both of these trucks are wildly popular and have been competing for the hearts of truck lovers for generations.

So, is there a way to split them up? Well, Ford has two massive advantages over the Chevy: efficiency and power.

If we look first at power, the F-150 offers supremely impressive capability, such as 14,000 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped and 3,325 pounds of payload. Chevy can’t touch either figure with the Silverado, as it offers 13,300 pounds of towing and 2,280 pounds of payload.

The other Ford advantage is the Ford F-150 Lightning—an all-electric truck. This is the first ever all-electric truck. Currently, Chevrolet doesn’t have a counter to this groundbreaking decision from Ford. So, if you want brute strength and vast efficiency, the F-150 is the truck for you.


Ford Trucks Outpace the Chevy Competitors

In each truck segment, Ford offers something that Chevy can’t match.

You can peruse the Ford truck lineup online or in person near Swartz Creek, Flint, and Flushing, MI, by coming to LaFontaine Ford of Flushing!

 

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