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.
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Advanced new Chevy – Old new Ford
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.
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* 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.