How Does the 2019 Ford F-150 Match up When it Comes to Performance?

When you buy a new truck you are looking for something with a certain degree of performance and enough power to pull whatever toys or tools you need for the job. But who has time to scour the internet for the best truck on the market today? Colonial Ford in Danbury wants to make your truck shopping even easier.

Let's break down how the Ford F-150 compares to other pick-ups in its class. We will take a look at engine performance and towing capabilities of the Ford F-150 and its competitors.

Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500

Ford F-150:If variety is the "spice of life," then the Ford F-150 packs a lot of flavor under its hood. The Ford F-150 starts with 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V6, capable of pulling 7,700 pounds. At its peak engine level, The Ford F-150 can tow up to 8,000 pounds behind a H.O. 3.5-liter turbocharged V6, an EcoBoost engine churning out 450-horsepower. That comes standard in the Ford F-150 Raptor trim level and can't be matched by the Ram 1500. The Ford F-150 has four other engines available, including a 5.0-liter V8 and a 3.0-Liter diesel V6 that pumps out 440-horsepower.

Ram 1500:The Ram 1500 has two varieties of engines. A 3.6-liter V6 with 305-horsepower. That version can pull 7,730 pounds. The other option is a 410-horsepower 5.7-liter V6. Both are very capable and impressive, but don't match the maximum power available in the Ford F-150.

Both trucks come with standard rear-wheel drive, with an optional four-wheel drive. If heading off-road is in your plans, the F-150 Raptor is the truck for you.

Ford F-150 vs. Silverado 1500

Chevy Silverado: Like the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado has a nice variety of engine sizes. It starts with the 4.3-liter V6 and its 285-horsepower. The Silverado also has two V8 options. One pumps out 355-horsepower, the other can get up to 420-horsepower.

The maximum towing capacity for the Chevy Silverado tops out at 12,200 pounds. Which is about 1,000 fewer than the Ford F-150's 13,200-pound max towing. If you're looking to fill the bed, you can get 2,890 pounds in the back of the F-150, but just 2,180 in the Silverado. When it comes to available horsepower and towing ability, the Ford F-150 tops the Chevy Silverado

Based on pure towing and performance, you can't go wrong with any level of F-150. If you have a big job across Danbury or want to take your boat to the reservoir for the weekend, the Ford F-150 can get you there with power to spare. Visit Colonial Ford in Danbury to find the perfect F-150 for you.

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