Chevrolet put together a video comparing the 2015 Silverado to the 2015 Ford F-150. They did not compare how much the truck could tow, or how big the motors is but took a completely different look at them. They compared the materials the trucks are made from, steel and aluminum.
The video features Howie Long talking with one of Chevrolet’s Chief Engineers, Eric Stanczak. Granted right off the bat it may feel like the video is completely biased to Chevy because they made it but they did hire AMCI Testing, an independent company, to run the tests.
Chevy is going on the fact that they use a true and tried method of producing their cabs. They state they use high strength steel, and only use aluminum in strategic places, like the hood.
Chevrolet then makes a dig at Ford. Stanczak says that the Ford’s cab are made from aluminum, rivets, and adhesive. Not something that Ford fans want to hear.
The tools to repair each are also mentioned in the video. Stanczak proceeds to talk about how body shops need to invest in new tools to fix the aluminum on Ford’s.
AMCI Testing recreated a crash, similar to a large truck backing into the Silverado and F-150, as it may happen on a job site. The test was done with four of each model pickups. The Silverado’s where taken to authorized dealers, and the F-150 to authorized dealers that specialized in aluminum repair.
AMCI then documented the repair costs, as well as the time it took to get the repairs completed. The results came back that it costed more and took twice as long to repair the F-150’s. The F-150 was $1,755 more than the Silverado, as well as taking 34 more days to repair.
It is hard to argue the numbers that came back from the testing but fans of each brand will continue the rivalry. Chevrolet does have a couple other entertaining videos on their YouTube channel comparing the two metals.
One video depicts a new “Aluminum Man” super hero, while the other has two cages made out of steel and aluminum. The video shows a large bear being unleashed, with a person inside a room needing to choose which cage they would rather be in. Based on the information Chevrolet presented what would you rather be in? Tell us in the comments below.