Chevy vs Ford pickup trucks, as seen from one point of view (1987)

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Chevy vs Ford pickup trucks (1987)

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How they stand up to each other

ADVANCED NEW CHEVY. Chevy tops Ford in power. With a modern, fuel-injected Vortec V6 that gives you 15 more standard horsepower in the half-ton than Ford’s old in-line 6 gives you even with fuel injection.

Chevy has a Getrag-licensed 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive. Ford doesn’t.

Chevy has a new double A-arm independent front suspension. Ford doesn’t.

Chevy has more glass area than Ford-933 more square inches of glass.

Chevy’s big new cab gives you more legroom, more shoulder room and more total room than Ford. Chevy has two-side-galvanized steel front, sides and rear — more of it than Ford.

Chevy gives you shift-on-the-fly Insta-Trac as standard equipment on all 4x4s. Ford still makes you stop, get out and change hubs.

Chevy protects the paint with a new clear-coat finish you can’t get from Ford. Chevy half-ton gives you a strong massive new frame that’s bigger and heavier than Ford’s.

Chevy has a new all-welded cargo box with no exposed bolt heads to trap water and cause rust. Ford doesn’t. Chevy has special indentations in the cargo box that let you build a platform of 2x6s across the top of the wheelhousings for two-tier loading. Ford doesn’t.

Feel the news behind the wheel. Test drive the first all-new full-size pickup introduced in this decade: At your Chevy dealer.

Chevy vs Ford pickup trucks - How they stand up to each other (2)

Chevy vs Ford pickup trucks - How they stand up to each other (1)


Advanced new Chevy – Old new Ford

Advanced new Chevy - Old new Ford (3)

Advanced new Chevy - Old new Ford (2)

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Chevy beats Ford, and USAC tests prove it (1987)

In official tests by the United States Auto Club, Chevy beat Ford. Standard half-ton to standard half-ton, both with half-ton payloads, both with the best automatic transmissions* available, the full-size Chevy pickup beat Ford.

In 0 to 60 acceleration. In 40 to 55 MPH passing. In level and uphill trailer-towing acceleration. In wet-surface handling through a pylon course. The results are clear as black and white: In performance where you want it most, Chevy with Vortec V6 beats Ford. And USAC tests prove it.

Maybe it’s a Chevy you should be driving. Best-backed Chevys ever. 6-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty protection and 6 years or 100,000 miles of body-rust-through protection. Solid proof of the quality built into every new full-size Chevy pickup.

* Tests conducted with Chevy C1500 equipped with standard engine and available 4-speed automatic, and Ford F-150 equipped with standard engine and available 3-speed automatic.

Chevy beats Ford - pickup trucks from 1987

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