As if America didn’t already know the 2015 Ford F-150 was an amazing truck, Car and Driver confirmed it. In a recent comparison test by Car and Driver Magazine, the 2015 F-150, 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500 and 2014 Toyota Tundra all went head-to-head and the 2015 Ford F-150 was the victor! This comparison test was very extensive and took a ton of factors into account. They really put these cars through the ringer and it’s all to show you, the consumer, which is the best full-size truck of 2015. There were some startling statistics and numbers you have to see to believe, so let’s get right into it!
The first thing we noticed when we were looking over the numbers is the fact that the 2015 Ford F-150 was the only V6 going up against three V8 engines. That is a very important detail to keep in mind through this whole test. Along those same lines, the F-150 also had the fastest 0-30, 0-60 and 0-100 times even though it technically had the smallest engine of the four. With a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost Engine, the 2015 Ford F-150 was able to reach 30 mph in 1.7 seconds, 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, and 100 in 16.4 seconds. These times are pretty outstanding for any truck let alone a full-size beast. For instance, the Silverado 1500 can’t even reach 100 mph – it topped out at 99. To give you another reference point, the fastest 2015 Ford Mustang will hit 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, so a difference on 1.2 seconds versus one of the best American sports car on the market isn’t too shabby. The 2015 Ford F-150 was even able to brake in the shortest amount of time going from 70-0 in a mere 179 feet. The next closest competitor braked in 186 feet; and while 7 feet doesn’t seem like a big difference, it could very well be the difference between a wreck or not if there is a vehicle 180 feet in front of you. The F-150 also had the lowest curb weight after losing an estimated 700 pounds by receiving a Military Grade Aluminum Body. Finally, its max towing capacity came in at an insane 11,500 pounds. That blew away the competition with the next closest at 9500 pounds – a 2000 pound difference! We can jam all these numbers down your throat but just take a look at the charts below and you’ll see!
If you look at the Final Scores you will see that the Ford F-150 got a total score of 196/240. In second place was the Chevy Silverado with a score of 193. Third was the Ram 1500 with 177, and finally limping to the finish line with a score of 164 was the Toyota Tundra.