2015 Ford F-150 Wins Comparison Test Versus Full-Size Pickups

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!

2015 Ford f-150 comparison testThe 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! Full Size Pickup Trucks Comparison Test Chart

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.Full Size Pickup Trucks Comparison Test Chart

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