When it comes to quality and performance among heavy duty pickup trucks, two of the most prominent manufacturers hail from North America: Ford and Chevrolet. Both companies have formed outstanding reputations for the reliability and strength of their vehicles, and we’ll be taking a look at two of the strongest consumer grade pickup trucks on the road today; the 2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty and the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.
The F-350 and 3500HD have found themselves near the top of most heavy duty truck lists due to their imposing figures, unrelenting toughness and strength, and tireless attitudes on the worksite. Truly they are two pickup trucks reserved for the hardest working drivers on the road, but which one holds the upper hand? We are about to pit the two North American heavyweights against each other, in an attempt to help you uncover each model’s strengths and weaknesses.
|2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty||vs||2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD|
6.2 L 2-Valve FlexFuel V8, 385
horsepower, 405 lb-ft of torque
6.0 L Vortec V8, 368 horsepower,
380 lb-ft of torque
|5670 lb||Towing Capacity||5896 lb|
|16.6 L/100km||Combined fuel economy||16.3 L/100 km|
In a way, the pickup truck debate is more or less a microcosm of the rivalry between Ford and Chevrolet, in that both of them are so similar to each other and feed off the other’s innovations. This in turn usually results in fantastic products for consumers; the F-350 and 3500HD are no exceptions. It’s really no surprise that a comparison like this between the F-350 and 3500HD would end up basically in a split right down the middle. Both pickups are fully capable of towing huge amounts and offer plenty of room and capacity for payload in their beds. For the amount of work they put in day by day, they both offer respectable fuel economy, but when it comes down to working drivers who need more engine power, cabin space and comfort, the 2016 F-350 ends up with the upper hand in this debate.
There is no doubt that the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD is a worthy and strong opponent to any heavy-duty pickup. However, the 2016 Ford F-350 in Edmonton, AB proves itself to be superior in engine ability, interior design and amenities, and the minds of people who drive it. Dual-zone air conditioning comes standard on the 2016 F-350, Ford’s SYNC-3 interface is specifically tailored to keep drivers productive and connected on the worksite, and world class seating mixed with a state of the art sound system ensures that you will be cool and comfortable inside while the F-350 is hard at work outside.
The 2016 Ford F-350 is currently available for purchase and lease at Sherwood Ford near Edmonton, AB. If you would like to schedule a test drive, discuss financing, or have any other questions regarding the 2016 Ford F-350, we encourage you to contact our sales team.