Americans love their pickup trucks. In fact, it comes as no surprise that pickup trucks are the most popular vehicle in the country.


Three of the most popular pickup trucks in the country are the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and RAM 1500. All of these vehicles are full-size pickups available in a wide range of trim levels, engine configurations and seating capacities. So when picking out what vehicle is best for you, how do you choose?

Here at Roger Shiflett Ford in Gaffney, South Carolina, we've explored the different features of these three pick-up trucks so you can make an informed decision for your next vehicle purchase.


Safety of the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and RAM 1500

The Ford F-150 far exceeds the Chevy Silverado and RAM 1500 when it comes to receiving top safety ratings.

The F-150 earned five out of five stars in three out of the four categories it was tested in by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It earned a four out of five in the rollover test.

In comparison, the RAM got five stars in just one category - the side crash test. While the Silverado received comparable ratings to the Ford F-150, they scored low from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The F-150 was rated "Good" in all five categories, while the Silverado was good in four of the five, with a marginal rating in the small overlap front impact test.


How do the Pickup Trucks Compare for Comfort & Convenience?

The Ford F-150's comfortable front seats satisfy drivers and passengers alike, and in the crew cab versions with rear seating, there is plenty of rear legroom for adults. This makes the driving experience incredibly comfortable and convenient.

Unlike the F-150, the Silverado makes vinyl the standard seating material. The F-150 comes standard with cloth upholstery, which is incredibly soft and comfortable.

When it comes to cargo space, the Ford F-150 wins as well. The Ford F-150 comes with a 6-foot-6-inch bed or an 8-foot bed, which is larger than the RAM 1500 and the Chevy Silverado. Also, the Ford F-150 offers BoxLink, a system of movable tie-downs that help simplify cargo storage.


Best Value Winner: Ford F-150

With a starting MSRP of $26,500, the Ford F-150 undercuts the least expensive Chevy Silverado and RAM 1500. This gives consumers more bang for their buck when it comes to choosing a pick-up truck.


Test Drive a Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Today!

Serving Gaffney, & Spartanburg, SC and Shelby & Kings Mountain, NC

As you can see, the Ford F-150 is a popular choice among Americans -- for good reason! The Ford pickup is stylish, affordable, and offers passengers plenty of space and comfort while still being able to tote around a good amount of cargo.

The experienced sales staff at Roger Shiflett Ford are ready to help you get into a new Ford F-150 in Gaffney, South Carolina today! We proudly serve Spartanburg and the surrounding areas with the largest new and preowned Ford inventory.

Contact us to schedule a test drive or feel free to reach out with any questions you may have at (888) 564-5030. We look forwarding to assisting you with your Ford pickup truck lease or loan!


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