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2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs 2017 Ford F-150

When you buy a pickup truck, you want a truck that can do it all. Many trucks claim to meet these demands, but fewer actually do. Before you sign on the dotted line, we want to make sure you do some research to find the perfect truck for your driving needs. That's why we're helping you out by comparing the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 vs the 2017 Ford F-150.

There's no denying the fact that these two models are major players in the full-size pickup segment, and both deserve to be on your list of potential buys. But, only one can top that list, which is why Chevy has built the Silverado 1500's bed out of roll-formed high-strength steel. As opposed to the F-150's aluminum bed, the box of the Silverado is durable and built to last, tough enough for any job you might throw at it. After all, when you're buying a pickup, you want it available and ready at any given time rather than getting patched up in the shop.

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2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 VS 2017 Ford F-150
Roll-formed, high-strength steel Bed Material Aluminum
Up to 12,500 pounds Towing Capacity Up to 12,200 pounds
5'8"/6'6"/8' Box Lengths 5'6"/6'6"/8'
Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi Not available

Differences Between the 2017 Silverado 1500 and the 2017 F-150

When you do need to get work done, the Silverado 1500 has you covered with a towing capacity of 12,500 pounds. The 2017 F-150 comes close to matching this, but ultimately falls short. It also falls short for the simple fact that only the Silverado was named the Highest Ranked Large Light Duty Pickup in Initial Quality two years in a row by J.D. Power for the 2015 and 2016 model years. If we had to bet on it, we wouldn't be surprised to see a third year of such accolades.

These days, staying connected wherever your next job or project takes you is important, and the Silverado 1500 has you covered there too. An available feature on the pickup is 4G LTE Wi-Fi through OnStar, allowing you to connect your smartphone, tablet or laptop while on the go. Moreover, charging your phone is quick and easy thanks to the available wireless charging capability. If you want that on the F-150, you're required to purchase a separate accessory to make it work in your truck.

Sure, the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 has the engineering and equipment necessary for the toughest tasks, but what really gives it an edge over the 2017 Ford F-150 is its ability to help you stay connected no matter where you are. We'd be happy to share more with you or let you take the Silverado for a spin. All you need to do is contact us at Parks Chevrolet.

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