2014 Silverado at Cavender Chevy shows off ability

Silverado shows more efficiency, towing capacity than F-150

BOERNE, Texas, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Trying to get pickup truck customers to leave their chosen automaker is one of the most difficult things to do in the automotive sales world. The 2014 Chevy Silverado available at Cavender Chevrolet was redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up to be able to go toe-to-toe with longtime class leader, the Ford F-150. Chevy engineers spared no expense and cut no corners when it came to working on the new Chevy Silverado. Not only has a new family of engines been introduced to power the line of full-size pickup trucks, but those engines were purpose-built to make the Silverado have top end scores in towing capacity, fuel-economy and payload hauling.

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Of the ensemble cast of components that make of the new 2014 Silverado, the EcoTec3 family of engines has really been the break out star. Not only have they revolutionized the way the new Chevy Silverado performs, but have also had implications for fuel-efficiency over other segments of the Chevy vehicle roster. At the base level the 2014 Chevy Silverado is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.3-liter, V-6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. By comparison, the 2014 Ford F-150 base model has a 3.7-liter, V-6 under the hood that is rated for just a little more 302 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque.

Simply looking at these figures would lead the under-educated down the wrong path. While it is plain to see that the base engine of the 2014 Ford F-150 indeed produces more horsepower than that of the 2014 Chevy Silverado, it is very important to take a look at the whole picture. One of the most important factors for people looking at pickup trucks is their fuel-economy. This metric has improved greatly over the last few generations of vehicles to the point, that the current model-year of Chevy Silverado gets better highway fuel mileage than almost any other pickup truck for sale today, up to and including the 2014 Ford F-150. Additionally, the smaller and more efficient Chevy V-6 engine has a higher towing capacity than what is capable of the Ford V-6.

The entire Cavender Chevrolet inventory can be viewed at www.cavenderchevrolet.com. The showroom is located at 30700 IH-10 West, Boerne, TX, 78006. Anyone with questions about the capabilities of the 2014 Chevy Silverado versus those of the 2014 Ford F-150 should call 866-718-0391 and schedule a test drive with a Cavender Chevrolet sales professional today.

Media Contact: Roland Perez, Cavender Chevrolet, 866-718-0391, rperez@cavenderauto.com

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