Chevrolet vs. Ford Essay

758 Words Jul 17th, 2011 4 Pages
2011 Chevrolet Trucks vs. 2011 Ford Trucks
English 100-004
April 4, 2011
There are many differences between different car manufacturers.
Future Truck Buyers
To inform buyers of major differences between Chevrolet and Ford Pickup Trucks

There are many differences between different car manufacturers. However, Chevrolet and Ford are among the top but the rivalry of these two companies will continue to challenge each other to a new and better product. Chevrolet and Ford are two very different companies that always try to compete in making the best automobile. My opinion is that Ford has a good looking truck, but Chevrolet has a better overall powertrain. So Chevrolet is my own personal choice if I were buying a new truck.
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On a new option added to the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado is the transmission brake which gears the transmission down on a steep grade while towing a heavy load. This option is only offered through Chevrolet. As of right now it is not available on Ford’s. The 2011 Ford F150 is the heaviest truck of this year’s half ton family. It weighed about 6000 pounds. The truck comes equipped with Ford’s 5.4L Triton V8. The truck was the slowest of the new half-ton trucks because of its large mass. The new F150 was least classified to pull a fifth wheel camper or other large trailers even though it has best in class towing. Although it seems as if it is not meant for towing heavy loads, the exterior and interior is attractive thanks to its chrome accents, but that doesn’t matter when you are getting around 13 miles per gallon. Chevrolet has added many options to the lineup for the new trucks this year. A new and improved traction controlled system has been added as well as Stabilitrak Electronic Stability Control System and power side view mirrors. As far as the interior goes, there is always the option of having leather seats but this year Chevrolet added heated seats for the driver and passengers of the vehicle as well as satellite radio. Axles on the new Silverado’s have been upgraded to 9.5 inch axles. Ford Motor Company has award winning best in class towing and payload. A new feature that Ford has added to their

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