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    Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500, 20

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    2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500, 2014 Toyota Tundra


    JOHN PEARLEY HUFFMAN | JANUARY 2015
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    As any dime-store undergrad psych major can tell you, it’s a tough climb to the top of the hierarchy of needs pyramid, the point at which we supposedly have everything we desire. There are challenges at every level, from finding solid traction in the physiological realm to cresting the summit of self-actualization. Any base full-size pickup truck has the capability to get you there, but if you’ve got around $60,000 to spend, why settle for anything less than total fulfillment in a crew-cab, four-wheel-drive, luxury salon on stilts?

    So the dean of the needs hierarchy himself, Abraham Maslow, is in the metaphorical driver’s seat for this comparison of top-of-the-line, half-ton personality haulers. Of course, Chevrolet and Ford are here, as are Ram and Toyota.

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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

    Car and driver is now testing trucks?

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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

    I've never been a Ford truck guy, but the '15 F-150 is a damn fine looking truck. I would have to drive one and see how I feel about it because I'm a big fan of the GM twins.
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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

    Finally we're starting to see a trend now that the hype is fading from the last few months; a return to something resembling serious journalism and a move away from trying to sell news from a shock and awe perspective.

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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

    Basically you can't go wrong with any of the American trucks and the Tundra is still a POS.
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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

    I'd like to drive the new F-150. For now my favorite half ton is still the Ram 1500. The Tundra is so dated even with the heavy update.

    It'll be interesting to see how the new Titan competes.

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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

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    Car and driver is now testing trucks?
    They are going to change the name to "Pickup Trucks and Poseurs."

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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

    Why was the towing capacity on the Silverado so low??
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    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    Basically you can't go wrong with any of the American trucks and the Tundra is still a POS.
    you start reading about the Tundra ant it is ONE positive is BACK seat room it is a JUMBO cab it had better be roomy back there!!!!!! and EVERY THING else is a negative
    and the 3 US trucks where all positive with "minor" complaints
    I would say for a truck-as-a-car test it was fair and well done just have to wonder about the truck selection as the FORD was the max load/trailering spec where the chevy was NOT anywhere near MAX load spec + the hearing choices as the Tundra had towing gears and the RAM had hi-way gears

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    you start reading about the Tundra ant it is ONE positive is BACK seat room it is a JUMBO cab it had better be roomy back there!!!!!! and EVERY THING else is a negative
    and the 3 US trucks where all positive with "minor" complaints
    I would say for a truck-as-a-car test it was fair and well done just have to wonder about the truck selection as the FORD was the max load/trailering spec where the chevy was NOT anywhere near MAX load spec + the hearing choices as the Tundra had towing gears and the RAM had hi-way gears
    have you ever followed a Tacoma or Tundra on the freeway and seen the dance their beds perform?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    Basically you can't go wrong with any of the American trucks and the Tundra is still a POS.
    you start reading about the Tundra ant it is ONE positive is BACK seat room it is a JUMBO cab it had better be roomy back there!!!!!! and EVERY THING else is a negative
    and the 3 US trucks where all positive with "minor" complaints
    I would say for a truck-as-a-car test it was fair and well done just have to wonder about the truck selection as the FORD was the max load/trailering spec where the chevy was NOT anywhere near MAX load spec + the hearing choices as the Tundra had towing gears and the RAM had hi-way gears
    They didn't test Max towing....All trucks with Max towing ride worse... Ford winning with a Max tow package against a non GM Max tow shows how much they have improved the Ford suspension...

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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

    I guess you have to give Toyota persistence points. With those shameful sales numbers any other manufacturer would've pulled the plug on this experiment years ago.

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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    Basically you can't go wrong with any of the American trucks and the Tundra is still a POS.
    ^ Bingo. The big three are so good now, it really is a matter of preference/styling/features/pricing as to which one you choose, you can't go wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    I'd like to drive the new F-150. For now my favorite half ton is still the Ram 1500. The Tundra is so dated even with the heavy update.

    It'll be interesting to see how the new Titan competes.
    My perfect truck would be the F150 body/frame + GM 6.2L + RAM interior and air suspension.

    Toyota can only compete on price now - they've become the value brand. With all the issues the big three have had over the last 5-10 years, who would have thought that would happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by GHull3 View Post
    I guess you have to give Toyota persistence points. With those shameful sales numbers any other manufacturer would've pulled the plug on this experiment years ago.
    They've got that big new factory to pay for!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    you start reading about the Tundra ant it is ONE positive is BACK seat room it is a JUMBO cab it had better be roomy back there!!!!!! and EVERY THING else is a negative
    and the 3 US trucks where all positive with "minor" complaints
    I would say for a truck-as-a-car test it was fair and well done just have to wonder about the truck selection as the FORD was the max load/trailering spec where the chevy was NOT anywhere near MAX load spec + the hearing choices as the Tundra had towing gears and the RAM had hi-way gears
    Quote Originally Posted by optiongm View Post
    They didn't test Max towing....All trucks with Max towing ride worse... Ford winning with a Max tow package against a non GM Max tow shows how much they have improved the Ford suspension...
    Did I miss where it says the F150 was equipped with the max tow pkg.???
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    Re: Comparison Tests 2015 Ford F-150 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2015 Ram 1500

    This Quote

    "the engine is a straightforward pushrod V-8 that shares its bore spacing with the small-block that Chevy introduced 60 years ago."

    Is correct stating that Bore Spacing is the only thing that the current engine share with the SBC Chevy V8.

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