2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado
The 2015 Ford F-150 offers Naperville and Plainfield drivers a revolution in trucking technology that thoroughly dominates former competitors like the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. The product of 10 million miles of cumulative testing, the new F-150 has broken new ground with an aluminum-alloy body structure. The result is a vehicle that redefines expectations of what you thought possible from a truck of this class.
The shift to an aluminum-alloy body has shaved up to 700 pounds from the weight of the 2015 Ford F-150, and that’s been complemented by four powerful engines choices to push the vehicle past the limits of other trucks, including the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado:
- Ford Power: The 2015 F-150 provides a phenomenal upper-output of 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque when equipped with the cutting-edge 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine.
- Chevrolet Power: The 2015 Colorado can’t come close. The best available engine is a 3.6L DOHC V6, producing 305 hp (80 less than the Ford) and 269 lb-ft of torque (108 less than the Ford).
With that kind of power beneath the hood, it should come as no surprise to Naperville drivers that the 2015 Ford F-150 outperforms the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado in terms of towing and payload, but you’ll still be shocked at the difference:
- Towing: Any truck worth its salt needs to possess exceptional pulling power. With the new F-150, you’ll be able to tow up to a best-in-class 12,200 pounds. With the new Colorado that figures drops to just 7,000 pounds.
- Payload: The F-150 enjoys further best-in-class capability when it comes to maximum payload, easily allowing Naperville and Plainfield drivers to carry up to 3,300 pounds. With a rating of 1,590 pounds, the Colorado offers just half the carrying capacity.
The lowered vehicle weight resulting from Ford’s military-grade aluminum body doesn’t just mean improved capability — it also creates a superior drive.
A better power-to-weight ratio means that acceleration is faster, while the overall drop in weight means that the vehicle feels far more agile than a hefty steel model like the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, and demonstrates noticeably more responsive handling and braking.
Drive the 2015 Ford F-150 Near Naperville
The 2015 Ford F-150 is a major step forward, representing a new benchmark for other trucks to aim for, while Chevrolet has been happy to offer the same tired formula with the 2015 Colorado. The choice should be clear for drivers around Plainfield and Naperville — drive the new F-150 when you visit River View Ford in Oswego.