2017 Ford F-150 XL vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT

Over the past decades, there have been countless rivalries in the automotive industry, between sedans, trucks and even entire brands. One of the most classic comparisons, of course, is the Ford F-150 vs the Chevrolet Silverado. In the spirit of this legacy, it is time for the newest chapter of this storied rivalry – the 2017 Ford F-150 XL vs the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Work Truck (WT).

While it may not come as a surprise that the F-150 XL has, once again, outperformed the Silverado 1500 WT, the best way to fully appreciate the victory is by analyzing the numbers. Naturally, one of the first things that people will look at when car shopping is the price tag, and that is precisely where the win for Ford begins. The 2017 Ford F-150 is almost $2,000 less than the Silverado.

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2017 Ford F-150 XL vs 2017 Silverado 1500 WT
$27, 110 Starting MSRP $29,080
18/25 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 18/24 mpg
209.3 in. Body Length 205.6 in.
9100 lbs Maximum Towing Capacity 8900 lbs

2017 Ford F-150 XL vs 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT Specs

The fact that the base trim of the F-150, XL, is about $2,000 less than the base trim level of the Silverado 150, WT, will attract many customers while also deferring a few. More specifically, there are still truck drivers who believe that the best trucks cost more. A bigger price tag means better quality, right? Well, for those who believe that the more expensive truck is going to be a higher quality, prepare to be sorely mistaken.

As laid out in the chart above, the 2017 Ford F-150 beats the 2017 Silverado 1500 in fuel economy, body length and maximum towing capacity. In short, the 2017 Ford F-150 can tow more than the SIlverado 1500, with more room to fit more cargo, while getting an extra mile per gallon on the highway. More room, more towing power and less stops for gas. The 2017 Ford F-150 XL is a win-win-win-win over the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT.

2017 Ford F-150 Diagonal Front Exterior
2017 Ford F-150 Front Cabin Side View
2017 Ford F-150 Front Cabin
2017 Ford F-150 Front Exterior