5 Reasons Why Ford Is Better Than Chevy
Personally, I have been raised a Ford guy and many of my relatives love Ford vehicles. Ford is practically the same today as it was 20 years ago, except they only have a pony/muscle car and a supercar now, as their main focus is on trucks and SUVs. A relative or two of mine used to work for a Ford dealership in Southern California. Ford is the best selling brand in the US for 10 years. The EcoBoost Mustang is the most fuel-efficient pony/muscle car, beating the underpowered "Turbo" Camaro. The F-Series is the best-selling pickup truck in North America for 43 years in a row. Ford (as a company) didn't file for bankruptcy unlike GM (who owns Chevy and three other divisions). Here, I will preview the five reasons why Ford is much better than Chevrolet.
Ford Motor Company has itself as a brand and Lincoln, and General Motors has Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. But right now, let's focus on just Ford and Chevy!
1. Ford's F-Series has much better engines to choose from
2019 Ford F-150 Limited
Source: BusinessWire for sales figures. The F-Series trucks sell like hot cakes!! On the other hand, GM couldn't even outsell the F-Series with its Silverado and Sierra twins. Plus, even with the F-150's aluminum body, that model plus the Super Duty (F-250, F-350, and the occasional F-450 and F-550) lineup remains tougher, stronger and more opening to engine options than the Silverado and Sierra series will ever be.
Unlike the Silverado/Sierra 1500, the F-150 initiates the full-size pickup truck segment with much more various engine and transmission options to choose from. The F-150 goes from the base 3.3-liter V6 and 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6, all the way to two 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 versions and a Mustang GT-bred 5.0 V8! And all of the engines are much more modern. Whereas, the GM twins' pushrod 4.3 V6, 5.3 and 6.2 V8 all date back to 2004, with the only major change being the cylinder blocks. The Silverado and Sierra 1500 also offer a 2.7-liter engine, but keep in mind, that 2.7 is a single-turbo with only 4 cylinders; whereas the F-150's 2.7 is twin-turbo with 6 cylinders, making it the most complex/simple 2.7 of the two trucks (if you count GM's twins as one). Ford offered a diesel in the F-150 before Chevy did in the Silverado 1500, too.
In regards to the heavy-duty trucks, the 2500 and 3500 series of the GM twins have either a 6.6-liter gas or turbodiesel V8. Ford one-upped GM with a 7.3 Godzilla pushrod. The 6.6 gas engine used in the GM twins barely makes more power than the 6.2 Boss used in the Super Duty trucks. Besides, the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty has three engines to choose from; the 6.2 Boss and 6.7 Power Stroke, while the 7.3 Godzilla already replaces the outdated 6.8 Triton V10. Ford made a smart move, while the 6.6 Duramax goes way back to 2001.
Oh, and Ford has the F-450 pickup, while Chevy doesn't have a competitor to this version.
Ford is currently looking forward towards an electric F-150. Chances are, a next-gen, EV F-150 will replace the Lightning and Raptor.
Ford has a more fascinating history (and more supercars!!!)
Ford GT40: created out of spite to beat Ferrari
Ford created the GT40 to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and won. The GT40 race car was so successful, Ford created three street-legal models: the Mark III, and the 2005 and 2017 GT. All three were actually supercars, unlike, say, a souped-up Camaro or Corvette.
Ford SVT Lightning
Following the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ford decided to bring two icons back, neither of which got direct competitors from Chevy during their entire production! The (SVT) Lightning which was based on the regular cab 1997-2003 F-150. The Thunderbird which rode on the same DEW98 platform as the Lincoln LS and Jaguar S-Type sedans.
Ford Thunderbird (2002-2005)
GM only had Saab, but Ford owned many European luxury brands, including the exotic Aston Martin!!
Ford Crown Victoria 1992 to 2012 model chart
The Ford Crown Victoria and its stablemates (Mercury Grand Marquis / Marauder, Lincoln Town Car) continued with production for nearly 15 years after their GM rivals were discontinued. Unlike most sedans, these had body-on-frame constructions as proof of their durability.
3. Ford introduced the first pony car
The 1965 Ford Mustang is still America’s most popular classic car
Source: Hagerty. The Mustang introduced the pony car segment, long before the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird / Trans Am were even thought of. As of 2006, the supercharged Shelby GT500 has been dominating the muscle car segment with the best performance figures. It took Chevy 5 more years to release the Camaro ZL1.
4. Ford was the only one of Detroit's Big 3 to never ...
Well, you guessed it! Ford Motor Company has never gone bankrupt or filed for bankruptcy.
5. It makes its performance SUVs unique
Ford's Explorer ST and Edge ST
Unlike the Chevy Blazer RS or Tahoe RST, or especially the failed TrailBlazer SS and Saab 9-7X Aero, which look no different from your English teacher's SUV. Ford at least makes their SUVs angry.