2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado
2016 Ford F-150 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500
$26,428 Starting MSRP $26,895
25 mpg Top Highway Mileage 24 mpg
4 Engine Options 3
Ford SYNC Infotainment Chevrolet MyLink

2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado

2016 Ford F-150 Limited at Akins Ford

Folks in the market for a full-size truck need premium capability and versatility, with a touch of comfort and technological advancement. Competition is stiff, and truck buyers have to choose between a dizzying array of options, features, engines and technologies to find the perfect vehicle. To help simplify the process, we've put together this 2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado comparison. Both of these full-size trucks are excellent vehicles, and each truck owner should make an informed choice when choosing between them.

Let's check out one of the most essential, but invisible differences first. In 2015, Ford began building F-150 trucks with military-grade aluminum paneling over a high-strength steel frame. This means that the 2016 Ford F-150 can be lighter than its predecessors, without sacrificing an inch of toughness. This new advance in truck structural technology can pay long-term dividends. A lighter truck means improved towing and hauling with better gas mileage numbers, while aluminum is more difficult to dent, and will never rust. Whether truck buyers are looking for light and strong capability, dent resistance, or a guarantee that their vehicle won't start to rust away, the aluminum of the 2016 Ford F-150 is good insurance that the Silverado doesn't have.

Special trailering features on the 2016 Ford F-150

Both of these great trucks are available in a variety of body styles ranging from no-nonsense three-person cabs to spacious six-person and two-door configurations. However, when comparing the 2016 Ford F-150 vs 2016 Chevy Silverado, we see that the F-150 is available with four engine options, instead of the Silverado's three. That means that there are more choices and more ways for truck buyers to mix and match this vehicle to get the perfect combination of space and capability.

When it comes to towing, too, the 2016 Ford F-150 takes comfort and capability a step up. Each model of the F-150 is available with Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which allows drivers to minutely adjust the direction of a trailer with small rotations of a knob in the dash. Matched with advanced rearview camera technology, this makes trailering a breeze whether it's your first time, or you are an old hand. The 2016 Chevy Silverado is available with a rear vision camera, but doesn't have a feature as convenient as the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system. For more information on this comparison or the 2016 Ford F-150 now available here at Akins Ford, contact our sales team at 866-625-1965. 

View of the steering wheel and dashboard of the Akins Ford 2016 Ford F-150