The newest 2015 Ford F-150 uses a lot more aluminum to make the truck lighter, so the payload can be heavier. Come see the newest new trucks at Butler Ford in Ashland, OR, serving the entire Medford Metro area, including Klamath Falls, and Grants Pass, OR.
The Chevy Silverado was revised for 2015 too, but it was nowhere near the extensive redesign Ford got, and it is nowhere near as modern.
Both Ford and Chevy come with the option of a V6 or V8 motor, but only Ford offers the EcoBoost turbo V6 motors that can deliver power and fuel economy. If you plan on doing any towing, or driving at higher elevations, which forced induction turbo will be very useful. The EcoBoost 2.7-liter V6 (325hp and 375 lb-ft of torque) gets the best fuel economy of an motor in these 2 trucks, 19 city/26 highway mpg in 2-wheel drive trucks.
If you plan on towing with your truck, you’ll be happy to know the base F-150 with 3.5-liter V6 can tow up to 7,600lbs with factory tow prep. In order to tow that much with the Chevy you need the extended or crew cab, or 4-wheel drive option. The EcoBoost 2.7-liter can tow up to 8,500lbs, properly configured, and the EcoBoost 3.5-liter is rated at 12,200lbs. The best the Silverado can manage, even with the 6.2-liter V8 is 12,000lbs.
The newer Ford F-150 gets more state of the art features as well. Available options on the Ford include a 360 degree camera which makes hooking up a trailer easy with dynamic hitch assist. Automatic trailer sway control comes standard on every F-150 as well, and uses the stability control to calm trailer sway in wind and other conditions. Some trim levels of Ford F-150 can also get an automated parallel parking system too.
If you need a truck, or just want a truck, the 2015 Ford F-150 is the truck to choose. If you live anywhere Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, or Klamath Falls OR, Butler Ford is a great dealer to choose, right here in the heart of Ashland.View Inventory