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Used Truck Showdown: Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500

Known for their durability and practicality, trucks remain a staple in American culture. Trucks are great for work or to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Trucks can differ greatly by size, features, and towing capacity. With so many options, picking the right truck for your lifestyle can feel challenging.

Those with bad credit may feel they have few options to get a quality used truck. At Car City, we work with all credit types and can get people driving for only $39 down!  We have a large inventory of newer used trucks available in our locations from Cadillac, Michigan to South Bend, Indiana.

To help you decide which truck is best for you, let’s compare two popular trucks on our lots: the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500. These two American trucks are considered full-size pickups and score similarly in critic reviews. Both trucks are also similarly priced, with both earning top spots in U.S. News & World Report’s “Used Full-Size Truck under $25k” rankings. Both are currently available at Car City and can be delivered to the most convenient Car City location for you. As a result, we have compared these trucks, so you can make the best decision for yourself and your family.

Ford F-150

According to U.S. News & World Report, the Ford F-150 is well-liked for its “powerful engines, class-leading safety scores, and strong towing capabilities”. The 2011 model (available at Car City) has a new engine, high-quality interior, and a great safety score. The F-150 improved its overall reliability score over the past decade. Its score jumped from a 2/5 in the 2011 model to a 4.5/5 in the 2021 model.

The 2013 model (currently available at Car City) features xenon headlights, hill-descent control, and it’s the first model to include the MyFord Touch infotainment system. The Ford F-150 consistently scores in the top 10 “Full-Size Pickup Trucks” list by U.S. News & World Report. The Ford F-150 boasts some of the highest towing capacity in its class (when properly equipped), making it a great option for work. In terms of gas mileage, the 2013 Ford F-150 gets 11-17 city and 16-23 highway. At Car City, our Ford F-150s are priced around $16,990—making the F-150 an accessible truck for many with less-than-perfect credit.

Below is a Ford F-150 currently in our inventory. Contact us today for more information!

2013 Ford F-150 STX
2013 Ford F-150 STX | Price: $16,990 | Mileage: 107,268

Chevy Silverado 1500

Car City currently has 2014 and 2011 models of the Chevy Silverado 1500. The 2014 model boasts a completely new redesign. According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2014 Chevy Silverado has “muscular engines, a smooth ride, and user-friendly tech features”. When it comes to safety and reliability ratings, this truck consistently passes the mark. It has a best-in-class reliability rating, scores a 9.7 for safety, and critics like its smooth ride. The new redesign improved the truck’s overall critic’s rating from 7.9 in 2013 to 8.9 in 2014. The truck’s gas mileage also improved from 12-15 city in 2013 to 14-18 in 2014.

The 2014 model has also consistently ranked high in U.S. News & World Report’s lists, including #1 in “2014 Full-Size Pickup Truck” and #4 in “Used Full-Size Trucks under $25K”. Currently, our Silverados are priced around $16,990—making them an affordable ride. With some of the highest safety and reliability ratings in its class, along with outstanding power, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is a great choice if you’re in the market for a full-size pickup truck.

Below is a Chevy Silverado currently in our inventory. Contact us today for more information!

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT | Price: $15,990 | Mileage: 123,371

F-150 vs Silverado 1500: Which used truck is right for you?

As you can tell from this blog post, both the Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado 1500 are great trucks to choose from due to their affordability, spaciousness, and powerful engines. While these vehicles have changed slightly over the years—most noticeably with the Silverado’s 2014 redesign—they have remained quality full-size pickup trucks. While the Ford F-150 offers great towing capacity and a strong engine, the Chevy Silverado 1500 appears to score slightly higher in safety and reliability ratings and better gas mileage. If you’re looking for a quality, used truck, both the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 are great options.  

At Car City, our wide inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

Please Note: We turn our inventory daily, please check with the dealer to confirm vehicle availability, verify price, options, and other vehicle details.

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