2019 Chevy Silverado in Madras OR is Defeated by the 2019 Ford 150


The full-size pickup truck segment is one of the most competitive automotive segments in the U.S. Despite the economic changes and fluctuation of gas prices, America's pickup truck obsession appears to be permanent. Two of the biggest players in this segment are the Ford F-150 and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado in Madras OR.

The Ford F-150 consistently outsells the Chevy Silverado, but does that automatically make it the better truck? With a big update for 2019, the Silverado is all-new, and the F-150 is on its second year of a mid-cycle refresh since its current generation began in 2015. Though the Chevy is newer, the F-150 is undoubtedly the better seller.

The 2019 Ford 150 is the King for a Reason

The F-150 offers five engine options including a diesel option. Ford's full-size truck also employs several advanced features ranging from its available 10-speed automatic transmission to its lightweight aluminum construction. When it comes to towing and payload, the F-150 is best-in-class, and its fuel economy figures also top the segment. Ford offers the F-150 with a dizzying number of options and configurations ranging from a basic work truck to ultra-luxurious family hauler, and Ford leads the industry in advanced systems to aid in parking, trailer hookup, and safety.

For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the 2019 Ford F-150 in Madras OR have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design used in some of the Silverado engines.

The F-150 has a standard "limp home system" to keep drivers from being stranded if the engine loses its coolant. If this happens, the engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power, and illuminate a warning light on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The 2019 Chevy Silverado in Madras OR doesn't offer a lost coolant limp home mode or equivalent, so a coolant leak could leave you stranded and seriously damage the truck's engine.

J.D. Power and Associates' Initial Quality Study surveyed new car owners to provide statistics on all new car models.  The 2018 survey results showed that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Chevrolet vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 1 more problem per 100 vehicles, Chevrolet is ranked 6th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports' April 2018 Auto Issue reports that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Ford 3 spots higher in reliability than Chevrolet.

Choose the best Pickup out there

The Ford F-150 and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado in Madras OR offer numerous trims, configurations and creature comforts, can tow over 10,000 pounds, and provide truck buyers with several engine and transmission options. Both can be equipped with advanced driver assist systems and both offer a rugged off-road-capable model, but the Ford F-150 offers more advanced tech systems to assist in towing, parking and trailering.

In the areas of comfort, power, features, trims, and configurations, the 2019 Ford F-150 and 2019 Chevrolet Silverado match up closely. However, if you need better safety features, maximum towing, payload, or off-roading capability, or you simply want the full-size truck with the most horsepower, the F-150 is the clear winner.

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