Posted on April 27, 2016
Ram 1500 Wins Over Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado in Comparison of Pickup Trucks
Compare RAM 1500 vs Ford F 150 vs Chevrolet Silverado
Fuel Economy, Design and Materials Make the 2016 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel a Winner
The 2016 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel offers a superior package for hauling or towing, and when compared with the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2016 Ford F-150, it stands out for its convenient interior, beautiful cabin materials, and outstanding fuel economy. The Ford F-150 has strong power and the Chevrolet Silverado offers supreme quiet in a comfortable cabin, but it’s the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel that wins for its diesel power and impressive fuel economy. Small details about how the 2016 Ram 1500 came out ahead of its competitors were apparent in a recent AutoGuide test that had all three half-ton pickup trucks haul a 6,000 pound payload and tow a 6,000 pound trailer that was hitched up to each.
2016 Ford F-150 Capability Compromised by Unresponsive Steering and Rear End Suspension System
When it’s hauling a 1,000 pound payload the 2016 Ford F-150 get 19.8 mpg and when pulling a heavy 6,000 pound trailer it gets 15.1 mpg, illustrating the Ford pickup truck’s good fuel economy. The Ford F-150’s superior smooth ride and strong powertrain also indicate how powerful the F-150’s 3.5-litre engine performs under pressure. Pulling a heavy weight or carrying a lot of payload don’t present any problems for this powerhouse, but when not carrying or towing the ride in the Ford F-150 is less than comfortable or smooth.
The handy features of the 2016 Ford F-150 include mirror spotlights and a bed step that help Mississauga drivers work, and it offers good torque and great acceleration. But the F-150 steering was light and unresponsive and suspension too skittery, which were the only things the Ford pickup truck was let down by.
2016 Chevrolet Silverado the Least Powerful of the Three Half-Ton Pickup Trucks
The quiet cabin and steps that are built in with rear bumper integration are strong points of the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, along with great steering that is progressively weighted and turns firmly the faster you go. When carrying a heavy payload or hauling a weighty trailer however, the Chevy Silverado is not as powerful as the Ford F-150 or the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel. Although its 5.3-litre V8 engine now has an 8-speed automatic transmission that has improved its responsiveness, the Silverado does not downshift willingly and stays in the highest available gear once delivering power. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado comes in either the 5.3-litre V8 or the 6.2-litre V8 that has a 460 lb-ft torque. But the 5.3-litre Silverado’s powertrain has to work intensively to carry the heavy weight involved in the tests. Its fuel economy is also not up to par with the Ford or Ram trucks, offering 16 miles per gallon in city driving and 21 miles per gallon with highway driving.
Ram 1500 Ecodiesel’s Superior Fuel Economy is Combined with Outstanding Diesel Power
It’s the savings available through the 2016 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel’s fuel economy that make it extremely attractive. Getting 19.7 mpg when hauling a 6,000-lb trailer and 27.3 mpg carrying a payload of 1,000-lb, it’s very attractive to Mississauga drivers. With easy, strong steering and suspension that levels out the back end and assists the pickup in riding flat, the 1500 Ecodiesel rides smooth since the air suspension also takes in any roughness in the road. The Ram 1500 Ecodiesel gets up to highway speeds quickly when towing a heavy trailer and carries heavy loads without much trouble too. The only drawback with the Ram truck is that it doesn’t have a bed step and it does have a high entry cost. The 2016 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel comes out as the strongest of the three pickup trucks for its in-dash infotainment and information system and attractive design and materials as well. Ram is the only truck that offers a diesel engine and this one is hard to beat.