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

Every year, certain vehicles are destined to meet once again, renew their historic rivalry and see which of them is the top contender in the segment. This year, a great example of such an iconic comparison is the 2017 Ford F-150 XL vs the 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 Work Truck (WT). Two of the most popular trucks in the segment, but—as any faithful Ford owner would expect—the F-150 is once again victorious in the end.

The natural way to begin any type of car shopping is by looking at the base trim levels, which is precisely the foundation of this comparison. As soon as shoppers identify the base trim level, the first thing they want to know is, of course, the starting price. From there, they can figure out if the car fits their budget, how much financial leeway there is or isn’t, etc. Well, that’s exactly where the 2017 Ford F-150 begins to win – the base price.

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2017 Ford F-150 XL vs 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 WT
$27,110 Starting MSRP $29,080
18/25 mpg Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) Specifications
209.3 in. Body Length 205.6 in.
9,100 lbs Maximum Towing Capacity 8,900 lbs

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

Off to a strong start, the base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the F-150 is nearly $2,000 less than that of the Silverado 1500 WT. For many people, this will automatically put the F-150 ahead of the Silverado. For others, they might wonder if paying more for the Silverado makes it the better of the two. Frankly, that is not the case.

For almost $2,000 less, the F-150 gets better fuel economy, offers a higher towing capacity and even has a longer body to fit in more cargo. An extra mile on the highway per gallon really does go a long way, especially in a Southern, rural area.

Simply put, the 2017 Ford F-150 XL beats the 2017 Chevy Silverado because it is a significantly better value overall, and F-150 customers are paying less for more.

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