North Georgia Ford Compares 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW VS 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Near Jasper, GA

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2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 DRW

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2017 Chevrolet Silverado

Safety Comparison

The rear seatbelts optional on the F-Super Duty Crew Cab inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The F-Super Duty offers an optional 360 Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Silverado HD only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

To help make backing safer, the F-Super Duty’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the F-Super Duty and the Silverado HD have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available four-wheel drive, collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems and blind spot warning systems.

Warranty Comparison

The F-Super Duty’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Silverado HD’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

There are over 29 percent more Ford dealers than there are Chevrolet dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the F-Super Duty’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

The F-Super Duty 4x4 has a solid front axle with a floating power axle for durability that the Silverado HD 4x4’s independent front suspension and exposed front driveshafts don’t offer.

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the F-Super Duty has larger alternators than the Silverado HD:

 

F-Super Duty

Silverado HD

Standard Alternator

157 amps

150 amps

Optional Alternator

240 amps

220 amps

2nd Optional Alternator

377 amps

370 amps

Engine Comparison

The F-Super Duty’s 6.2 SOHC V8 produces 25 more horsepower (385 vs. 360) and 50 lbs.-ft. more torque (430 vs. 380) than the Silverado HD’s 6.0 V8.

The F-Super Duty’s 6.7 turbo V8 diesel produces 15 lbs.-ft. more torque (925 vs. 910) than the Silverado HD’s 6.6 turbo V8 diesel.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The F-Super Duty’s optional fuel tank has 12 gallons more fuel capacity than the Silverado HD (48 vs. 36 gallons).

The F-Super Duty has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the F-Super Duty’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Silverado HD:

 

F-Super Duty

Silverado HD

Front Rotors

14.3 inches

13.98 inches

Rear Rotors

14.3 inches

14.17 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the F-Super Duty’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Silverado HD (275/65R18 vs. 265/70R17).

The Ford F-450 Crew Cab’s wheels have 10 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Chevrolet Silverado HD only has 8 wheel lugs per wheel.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The F-Super Duty’s optional suspension has front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the F-Super Duty flat and controlled during cornering. The Silverado HD’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The front suspension of the F-Super Duty uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the Silverado HD, which uses torsion bars in front. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Super Duty’s wheelbase is longer than on the Silverado HD:

 

F-Super Duty

Silverado HD

Extended Cab Standard Bed

148 inches

144.2 inches

Extended Cab Long Bed

164.2 inches

158.1 inches

Crew Cab Standard Bed

159.8 inches

153.7 inches

Crew Cab Long Bed

176 inches

167.7 inches

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Super Duty is 1.1 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Silverado HD.

Passenger Space Comparison

The F-Super Duty Regular Cab has 1.3 inches more front hip room and .7 inches more front shoulder room than the Silverado HD Regular Cab.

The F-Super Duty Super Cab has 1.8 inches more front hip room, 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, 1.6 inches more rear headroom, 4.5 inches more rear hip room and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Silverado HD Double Cab.

The F-Super Duty Crew Cab has 1.8 inches more front hip room, 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, 2.7 inches more rear legroom, 4.5 inches more rear hip room and 1.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Silverado HD Crew Cab.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The F-Super Duty Regular Cab has a much larger cargo box than the Silverado HD Regular Cab shortbed (78.5 vs. 76.3 cubic feet).

The F-Super Duty Super Cab shortbed has a much larger cargo box than the Silverado HD Double Cab shortbed (65.4 vs. 61 cubic feet). The F-Super Duty Super Cab longbed has a much larger cargo box than the Silverado HD Double Cab longbed (78.5 vs. 76.3 cubic feet).

The F-Super Duty Crew Cab shortbed has a much larger cargo box than the Silverado HD Crew Cab shortbed (65.4 vs. 61 cubic feet). The F-Super Duty Crew Cab longbed has a much larger cargo box than the Silverado HD Crew Cab longbed (78.5 vs. 76.3 cubic feet).

A low lift-over bed design makes loading and unloading the F-Super Duty easier. The F-Super Duty Regular Cab’s bed lift-over height is 36.1 inches, while the Silverado HD Regular Cab’s liftover is 36.3 inches. The F-Super Duty Crew Cab’s bed lift-over height is 34.8 inches, while the Silverado HD Crew Cab’s liftover is 34.9 inches.

The F-Super Duty’s cargo box is larger than the Silverado HD’s in almost every dimension:

 

F-Super Duty Regular Cab

Silverado HD Regular Cab

Length

98.1”

97.8”

Max Width

66.9”

64.9”

Height

21.1”

21.2”

The Ford F-Super Duty has a standard tailgate assist feature, which prevents the heavy tailgate from falling with a crash and causing injury. It allows adults and children to easily open and close the tailgate with one hand to better facilitate loading and unloading. Tailgate assist is only available on the Chevrolet Silverado HD LT/LTZ/High Country.

Ergonomics Comparison

The F-Super Duty’s available front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Silverado HD’s optional power windows’ front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

If the windows are left down on the F-Super Duty the driver can raise them all using the keyless remote; on a hot day the driver can lower the windows. The driver of the Silverado HD can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the F-Super Duty’s available exterior keypad (not available on F-Super Duty XL). The Silverado HD doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its extra cost OnStar® can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

Intelligent Access standard on the F-Super Duty Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum allows you to unlock the driver’s door, tailgate and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading cargo, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Chevrolet Silverado HD doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The F-Super Duty’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Silverado HD’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted. The F-Super Duty’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the F-Super Duty detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

Both the F-Super Duty and the Silverado HD offer available heated front seats. The F-Super Duty Crew Cab also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Silverado HD.

Both the F-Super Duty and the Silverado HD offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the F-Super Duty SuperCab/SuperCrew has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the F-Super Duty offers an optional adaptive cruise control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford F-Series outsold the Chevrolet Silverado by 39% during the 2016 model year.

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