Comparing the Rugged Ford F-150 to Other New Trucks for Drivers Around Danbury

Towing, hauling, or off-roading, there are a few driving tasks where a truck is the right choice for the job, but, with so many competing models claiming to be the most rugged or toughest trucks of their class, finding the right model for your business or pleasure isn't an easy task. Well, we think that drivers in the New Milford area will find that the new Ford F-150 is one of the best no matter the task you need help with, which is why we compared it with other light-duty trucks.

Below, you'll see highlights of the areas where the Ford F-150 holds advantages over competitors like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ram 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500, which, it turns out, is just about everywhere, so check it out before deciding on a new truck to buy!


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The Ford F-150 vs. The Chevy Silverado 1500

  • Performance is key for most truck shoppers, and the Ford-150 has a more diverse range of engine options, including a 450-horsepower V6, that help it to outperform the Chevy Silverado in towing and payload capacity as well as when exploring off the pavement.
  • The Ford F-150 also offers smarter technology than the Chevy Silverado, which really shows itself when towing trailers. Only the F-150 offers features like blind spot monitoring with trailer detection and a trailer back-up assist system that helps when backing your trailer into a spot whether that's a boat at a Brookfield dock on Candlewood or heavy equipment for the worksite.
  • Each truck is available in a range of bed and cab configurations, but the Ford F-150 has more options, including a Crew Cab with a long bed configuration that delivers the most cab room and bed volume of either truck's options.

The Ford F-150 vs. The Ram 1500

  • The Ford F-150 is one of the trucks that actually follows through on its "toughest-in-class" claims as its military-grade aluminum body and awe-inspiring engines combine to give it a towing capacity over 2,500 pounds higher and a payload capacity nearly 1,500 pounds higher than the 2018 Ram 1500.
  • The sturdy build and advanced safety features, like forward collision warning, helped the 2018 Ford F-150 earn a 2017 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS and a 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, which are two respected auto safety councils, while the 2018 Ram 1500 didn't earn an award from the IIHS and only got 4-stars from the NHTSA.
  • Newtown truck shoppers looking for luxurious, spacious cabins will want to choose the crew cabs of these models, and when comparing these, they'll see that the Ford F-150 has more legroom for each row, a wider back seat, and more headroom for the rear, so everyone gets to relax in comfort.



The Ford F-150 vs. The GMC Sierra 1500

  • The Ford F-150 has the more powerful engines and sturdier frame than the GMC Sierra 1500, which allows F-150 drivers to tow heavier trailers and haul payloads over 1,000 pounds heavier than the Sierra can handle. Plus, the F-150 has more advanced features to make sure you run into fewer problems along the way.
  • Truck shoppers will find some of those advanced features in the safety features of the Ford F-150, like inflatable rear seatbelts or adaptive cruise control, which makes it the safer of the two models as the GMC Sierra doesn't offer similar tech.
  • Both trucks offer roomy cabins and comfort features like heated front seats that are great for New England winters, but the Ford F-150 focuses on comfort for all passengers, which is why it has more rear legroom and offers heated rear seats that drivers won't find in the Sierra 1500.

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Find Out About Other Benefits of Owning a New Ford F-150 At Colonial Ford in Danbury Today!

Just a half-hour drive from Monroe, CT, our dealership is a short trip for many in Western Connecticut, and many find our customer service and automotive know-how exceptional. Whether you're interested in the Ford F-150, one of our other new Ford truck offers, or a value-packed used truck, you're sure to find what you're looking for at Colonial Ford, so stop in today!