Yankees vs. Red Sox. Ali vs. Frazier. Magic vs. Bird.
These three rivalries are as American as apple pie, but there’s one rivalry that’s been ongoing for decades: Silverado vs. F-150. Both American pickup trucks are bona fide classics, providing lasting memories to everyone from sixties-era teenagers to 21st-century workaholics. But which 2018 truck is best? Here are three glorious reasons why the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a better buy.
Tow an Elephant
The Chevy Silverado pushes the envelope of what’s possible with a pickup truck. Need to haul an Asian elephant from Marshall to Kansas City? For whatever reason you’d need to do that, know that the Chevy Silverado features best-in-class V8 towing of 12,500 pounds—or just around the same weight as an Asian elephant. Coincidence? We’d wager that Chevy engineers designed that V8 with the sole intent of transporting multi-ton mammals.
However, most of us don’t need to move around mammoths even if the tasks at hand seem mammoth. For the majority of truck owners, the Silverado’s max V8 trailering capacity makes it more efficient to tackle work from the get-go. Just load it up and haul it out, elephant or otherwise.
Although the base F-150 and Silverado models are comparably priced, top-trim levels of these modern trucks come with very different stickers.
The Silverado 1500 High Country sits pretty at the peak of the Chevy truck pyramid. Decked out with a V8, the Silverado High Country carries an MSRP just over $57,000. Take advantage of the various Chevrolet specials available at McCarthy Chevy Buick GMC, and that price shrinks substantially. At about $63,000, Ford’s F-150 Limited trim blazes past the Silverado’s sticker price.
To put that in perspective, you could use those savings to:
- Replace all your outdated kitchen appliances with stainless-steel versions
- Finance your way through community clown college
- Invest in a fuel-efficient electric vehicle, such as the Bolt EV, for everyday commuting
- Install a playground in your backyard
- Plan a summer vacation away from Marshall, MO
- Buy 6,000 lottery tickets and hope for the best
- Pay someone to do all your yard work for a year
Or just plop it into a savings account and enjoy the perks of being a thrifty truck shopper.
A Parent-Approved Truck
Both the 2018 Silverado and F-150 come loaded with technology, including Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an infotainment system. But the Chevy Silverado is every parent’s best friend thanks to the Teen Driver safety feature.
Teen Driver allows parents and guardians to set restrictions on a per-driver basis:
- Teenager prone to having a case of lead foot? Set audible and visual warnings when the Silverado travels over a selected speed limit.
- Do they like the volume knob at 11? Max it out at 7 to ensure they’re free of distractions on the road.
- Afraid they aren’t buckling up? Mute the audio and force warnings to appear until their seatbelts are fastened.
- Are you worried they’ll disable particular safety features? Not on your watch! Just restrict the disabling of active safety tech like Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, and Front Automatic Braking.
- Want to see how they’re doing? Keep track with the in-vehicle report card, which provides key data on distance driven, max and average speed, collision alerts, and more.
Like Kix, the new Silverado 1500 is certainly approved by Mom and Dad.
Test Drive a New Silverado in Marshall, MO
For more practical (and impractical) reasons to buy or lease a 2018 Silverado, visit our Chevrolet dealership in Marshall, MO. We’ll set you up with a test drive and show you all our Chevy special offers that will surely make the Silverado a better purchase over the F-150. Contact McCarthy Chevy Buick GMC at (660) 530-4624 or swing by our showroom at 1550 W Arrow. We’re conveniently located to best serve car shoppers from Warrensburg to Higginsville, and beyond.
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