By the way one thing I wanted to mention. The big reason I went GM over other options was the ability to complete easy maintenance tasks on your own. You open that hood and everything is easy to get to. Look under the hood of the Ford or a Toyota and you will see you are doing none of this work yourself. It is like they designed them to increase the service cost after you bought it.
With that said nothing has gone wrong in over 70k miles so it has not really mattered.
It's like a limousine in the backseat of a crew cab if you have a F150 2010 model or later. Unreal the amount of room back there.
Gas mileage on a 2010 F-150 Super Crew Cab, 5.4 Triton: 19.4 on the highway at 70mph. Over 20mpg at 62-65mph. 23 mpg at 60mph. 75mph and 17.7. Cold winter weather and headwind or side wind cut into gas mileage.
With E-85, 14 mpg highway at 70 mph. I won't use it any more. The gas price savings don't make up for the mileage cut.
With lots of city driving, the 14 mpg average city/highway sticker info is correct.
The EcoBoost is a real draw with 2mpg higher highway. The $895 upcharge is rationalized in 35,000 miles with $4 gas.
The Ford Super Crew back seat with the flat floor is great. There's more room back there than in any trunk. It's possible with the slightly higher ride on the Ford.
The 2011 and 2012 Chevy's don't ride as smooth. I get Silverado trucks at National Rent Car locations. I prefer the Ford ride.
I'd add that Ford outsells Chevy for a reason, multiple reasons.
On the other hand, it's still the Ford vs. Chevy debate. Take your pick and spend more at the gas station than if driving a Ford Focus.
I have a 2010 F150 5.4 4x4 King Ranch. I test drove both Chevy and Ford. My brother had a '10 Silverado w/ computer problems, that left him stranded, and several warranty trips. But mostly, I bought it due to liking the interior details & rear cab room on the Ford better, and the general up trend on Ford reliability. So far w/ 9000 miles no warranty claims or issues. Its quiet and roomy w/ the super crew -great on trips. Transmission/shifting could be more responsive, seems sluggish at times - could be software for fuel economy. Ride over bumps could be better, its jittery at times. I am not a fan of the cruise control buttons. I kind of want my '04 Tundra back due to the slightly smaller dimensions in the garage, but access rear cab was too small for kids. Ford was hard to pass up also for the $9500 discounts right off the top, compared to starting higher w/ chevy/gmc and higher yet w/ Tundra.
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