Comparing the New Ford F-150 in Watchung, NJ

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Ford F-150 vs The Competition

The Ford F-150 is a legendary truck that outsells its competitors almost every year. There's a reason for the F-150's dominance: it is, bump-to-bumper, the best truck out there at its price. At Liccardi Ford we strive to provide our customers with an excellent buying process, and part of that is giving you the information you need to make the right decision.

Buying a new truck can be more intimidating than any other type of vehicle, because the light-duty truck class is so competitive. The diversity of trucks on the market can be overwhelming, but we believe that there is one truck that stands above the rest. If you are in the market for a truck near Watchung then consider the Ford F-150. Don't just take our word for it, read on and discover for yourself how the F-150 performs against the competition.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Truck LS

Chevy Silverado 1500

  • The F-150's base engine outcompetes the 1500's with its 290-horsepower capabilities. Further, the F-150 engine lineup has more diversity and power.
  • Fresh off a redesign, the F-150 boasts a totally reimagined, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. The F-150 is almost 500 lbs. lighter than the 1500, and still manages to crank out more power.
  • Towing is critical for trucks, and the F-150 redefines the towing game with several class-exclusive, tow-centric features. Available features like the Pro Trailer Backup Assist, a smart tow connector, and standard trailer sway control make it easier to tow with the F-150 than with the 1500.
  • The F-150 offers a best-in-class available payload of 2,311 lbs. compared to the Silverado's 2,018 lbs. maximum.
  • Innovative features like the available remote tailgate release, deployable box side steps, and integrated tailgate step are class-exclusive to the F-150 and make it more accessible than the Silverado.
  • Both trucks received high safety ratings.
  • The F-150 beats out the Silverado in efficiency with up to 20 city/26 highway mpg, while the Silverado has only up to 18 city/24 highway.

GMC Sierra 1500

  • The maximum towing capacity for the F-150 outcompetes the Sierra 1500 by a long shot. With 13,200 lbs. of capacity when configured properly, the F-150 shrugs off the 9,300-lb. maximum of the Sierra.
  • The F-150 beats out the Sierra in terms of fuel economy with its 20 city/26 highway mpg, while the Sierra has 18 city/26 highway mpg.
  • Stop/start technology is only available with one engine on the Sierra, but the F-150 comes standard with stop/start engine technology on all its engines. This feature improves your fuel economy when driving in Edison, NJ.
  • The F-150 beats out the Sierra 1500 in horsepower as well. Depending on which engine you have equipped, the F-150 will deliver from 290 to 450 horsepower, while the Sierra's range is 285 to 420 horsepower.
  • The F-150 also has a greater maximum torque capability at 510 lb.-ft., beating out the Sierra's 460 lb.-ft.
  • Benefitting again from its lightweight frame, the F-150 weighs in at 4,069 lbs. compared to the Sierra's 4,515 lbs. This weight difference allows the F-150 to be a lighter, more versatile truck than the Sierra.
  • The Sierra can't keep up with the F-150's features. With class-exclusive features like the Trailer Backup Assist, the F-150 proves that a truck can be as smart as it is brawny. Work smarter, not harder near Piscataway Township with the F-150's modern features.
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Truck Base
2018 Ram 1500 Truck

Ram 1500

  • The Ram 1500 is actually tied with the F-150 for city fuel efficiency. Both offer 20 city mpg to provide you with a fuel efficient truck near Westfield, NJ. City mileage can be tough on trucks, but these two really save you money at the pump.
  • The F-150 again outperforms the competition when it comes to towing. The Ram starts at 4,140 lbs. of capacity and goes up to a respectable 10,140 lbs., but the F-150 has a better range of 5,000 to 13,200 lbs. Both trucks will get the job done, and each will be able to tow large trailers or fifth-wheel trailers when properly equipped.
  • Both vehicles have a wide variety of trim options, the 1500 clocks in at nine while the Ford offers seven. The Ford lineup may prove to cover a little more ground with heavily specialized trims like the F-150 Raptor or the F-150 Platinum. The 1500 is missing a pure off-road truck from its trim lineup.
  • The F-150 offers a larger variety of engines, and does produce more horsepower with a range of 290 to 450 horsepower compared to the Ram's 240 to 395 horsepower range. Both vehicles offer excellent diesel engines if you need more sustained, efficient power.
  • If you're interested in driver assisting safety features, then you should cozy up to the F-150. The 1500 doesn't offer as much in this department, while the F-150 gives you a variety of features like the Blind Spot Information System that keeps track of your blind spot with and without a trailer and monitors cross-traffic.

Toyota Tundra

  • The F-150 beats out the Tundra handedly when it comes to horsepower and torque. With a maximum available 381 horsepower, the Tundra can't compete with the F-150's 450 horsepower maximum. The F-150 also delivers a maximum of 510 lb.-ft. of torque compared to the Tundra's 401 lb.-ft. maximum.
  • The F-150's best-in-class towing really shines through in this matchup, the Tundra's maximum towing caps out at 10,200 lbs, 2,000 lbs. less than the F-150's 13,200-lb. maximum.
  • If you're looking to haul some serious gear near Westfield, then you may want to go with the F-150's top of the class 2,311-lb. maximum payload. The Tundra only delivers a maximum of 1,730 lbs.
  • One of the Tundra's weak spots is its below-average fuel economy. With only 15 city/19 highway mpg, the Tundra is going to cost you much more at the pump than the F-150 with its 20 city/26 highway mpg.
  • The Ford F-150's trims and available features also allow you to seriously customize your ride. The Tundra doesn't have the customizability of the F-150. If you're looking for an off-road truck or high tech features, we would say go with the Ford.
  • Taking advantage of the weight saved from its new frame, the F-150's fully boxed high-strength steel frame has been enhanced for the 2018 model creating a level of security that is rare even for trucks.
2018 Toyota Tundra SR5

And the Winner Is...

After much consideration, we think it's pretty clear that the winner is the 2018 Ford F-150. With several best-in-class specs, style, and a huge list of features it is tough to beat the F-150. If you are looking for a powerful truck near Watchung than look no further than an F-150 at Liccardi Ford. We will make the vehicle buying process fun and easy so you can drive your new truck off the lot feeling confident.

If you're interested in financing a new truck near Edison, then come down to our financing professionals. We know that buying a new vehicle is intimidating so we want to keep your experience open and honest. There is no one size fits all financing plan, and we work to make sure we meet your unique financial needs when you are purchasing a new Ford F-150 truck. We hope to see you at our dealership soon.

  1. Liccardi Ford

    1615 Route 22 West
    Watchung, NJ 07069

    • Sales: (908) 561-7500
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Liccardi Ford

1615 Route 22 West
Directions Watchung, NJ 07069

  • Sales: (908) 561-7500
  • Service: (800) 442-6865
  • Parts: (800) 442-6865


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