Battle of the Pickups: Ford vs. Chevy

As two of the biggest truck brands in America, there's no wonder as to why Ford and Chevrolet are the subjects of so much comparison. Here at Tipton Ford Brownsville, while we obviously believe Ford has a lot to offer, we want our customers to be able to make informed decisions so they can drive away with confidence and satisfaction. That's why we have created this comparison to give you easy access to the major base-level specifications of the pickup trucks offered by the two brands.


2017 Ford F-150

  • Starting Price: $26,730
  • Engine: 3.5L V6
  • Horsepower: 282 hp
  • Torque: 253 lb-ft
  • Max Towing: 7,600 lbs
  • Drivetrain: 4x2 Rear Wheel Drive
  • Bed Lengths: 5.5', 6.5', and 8'
  • Cab Options: Regular Cab, Super Cab, SuperCrew
  • Passenger Capacity: 3 (Regular Cab), 5-6 (Super Cab), 5-6 (SuperCrew)

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500

  • Starting Price: $27,585
  • Engine: 4.3L V6
  • Horsepower: 285 hp
  • Torque: 305 lb-ft
  • Max Towing: 7,600 lbs
  • Drivetrain: 4x2 Rear Wheel Drive
  • Bed Lengths: 69.33" (short box), 78.87" (standard box) and 97.77" (long box)
  • Cab Options: Regular Cab, Double Cab, Crew Cab
  • Passenger Capacity: 3 (regular cab), 6 (double cab and crew cab)

2017 Ford Super Duty F-250

  • Starting Price: $32,535
  • Engine: 6.2L Flex Fuel V8
  • Horsepower: 385 hp
  • Torque: 430 lb-ft
  • Max Towing: 15,000 lbs
  • Drivetrain: 4x2 Rear Wheel Drive
  • Bed Lengths: 98.1" and 81.9"
  • Cab Options: Regular Cab, Super Cab, Crew Cab
  • Passenger Capacity: 3 (Regular Cab), 6 (Super Cab), 6 (Crew Cab)

2017 Chevy Silverado 2500HD

  • Starting Price: $32,735
  • Engine: 6.0L V8
  • Horsepower: 360 hp
  • Torque: 380 lb-ft
  • Max Towing: 14,500 lbs
  • Drivetrain: 4x2 Rear Wheel Drive
  • Bed Lengths: 78.86" (standard box) and 97.76" (long box)
  • Cab Options: Regular Cab, Double Cab, Crew Cab
  • Passenger Capacity: 3 (regular cab), 6 (double cab and crew cab)

2017 Ford Super Duty F-350

  • Starting Price: $33,705
  • Engine: 6.2L Flex Fuel V8
  • Horsepower: 385 hp
  • Torque: 430 lb-ft
  • Max Towing: 15,000 lbs
  • Drivetrain: 4x2 Rear Wheel Drive
  • Bed Lengths: 98.1" and 81.9"
  • Cab Options: Regular Cab, Super Cab, Crew Cab
  • Passenger Capacity: 3 (Regular Cab), 6 (Super Cab), 6 (Crew Cab)

2017 Chevy Silverado 3500HD

  • Starting Price: $33,180
  • Engine: 6.0L V8
  • Horsepower: 360 hp
  • Torque: 380 lb-ft
  • Max Towing: 14,500 lbs
  • Drivetrain: 4x2 Rear Wheel Drive
  • Bed Lengths: 78.86" (standard box) and 97.76" (long box)
  • Cab Options: Regular Cab, Double Cab, Crew Cab
  • Passenger Capacity: 3 (regular cab and all dual rear wheel trucks), 6 (double cab and crew cab)

All of the models mentioned on this page function well as both personal and work trucks, with larger models delivering more power for greater towing and hauling capabilities. At the base level, Ford and Chevrolet models offer similar capabilities, with each one offering upper trim levels and options packages to customize your experience. Which truck is right for you depends largely on your individual needs, tastes, and style. If you're in the Rio Grande Valley area and would like to learn more about what sets Ford trucks apart from the competition, come visit Tipton Ford Brownsville to get behind the wheel for a test drive. We're conveniently located to serve drivers from Harlingen, San Benito, Los Fresnos and South Padre Island, and we're looking forward to serving you.

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