Jones Ford Wickenburg Compares 2005 Ford Super Duty F-250 VS 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Near Wickenburg, AZ

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2005 Ford Super Duty F-250

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado

Safety Comparison

To maximize occupant safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford F?Super Duty have pretensioners to eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Chevrolet Silverado HD doesn’t offer pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford F?Super Duty are height adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Silverado HD doesn’t offer height adjustable front seat belts.

The F?Super Duty (except XL) offers an optional Reverse Sensing System to help warn drivers about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind their vehicle. This collision warning system uses radar to detect obstacles behind the rear bumper. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer a rear collision sensor.

Both the F?Super Duty and the Silverado HD have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, plastic fuel tanks, four wheel antilock brakes and available four wheel drive.

Warranty Comparison

The F?Super Duty’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Silverado HD’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

The F?Super Duty 4x4 has a solid front axle with a floating power axle for durability that the Silverado HD 4x4’s independent front suspension and exposed front driveshafts don’t offer.

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the F?Super Duty has larger alternators than the Silverado HD:

F?Super Duty

Silverado HD

Standard Alternator

130 amps

105 amps

Optional Alternator

260 amps

145 amps

To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the F?Super Duty offers larger standard and optional batteries than the Silverado HD:

F?Super Duty

Silverado HD

Standard Battery

750 amps

600 amps

Optional Battery

1500 amps

1200 amps

Engine Comparison

The F?Super Duty’s standard 5.4 SOHC V8 produces 5 lbs.-ft. more torque (365 vs. 360) than the Silverado HD’s standard 6.0 V8. The F?Super Duty’s optional 6.8 SOHC V10 produces 32 more horsepower (362 vs. 330) and 7 lbs.-ft. more torque (457 vs. 450) than the Silverado HD’s optional 8.1 V8.

The F?Super Duty’s 6.0 turbo V8 diesel produces 25 more horsepower (325 vs. 300) and 50 lbs.-ft. more torque (570 vs. 520) than the Silverado HD manual’s optional 6.6 turbo V8 diesel. The F?Super Duty’s 6.0 turbo V8 diesel produces 15 more horsepower (325 vs. 310) than the Silverado HD auto’s optional 6.6 turbo V8 diesel.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The F?Super Duty shortbed has 3.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Silverado HD shortbed (29 vs. 25.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The F?Super Duty longbed has 4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Silverado HD’s largest fuel tank (38 vs. 34 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the F?Super Duty’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Silverado HD:

F?Super Duty

Silverado HD

Front Rotors

13.66 inches

12.8 inches

Rear Rotors

13.39 inches

12.8 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the F?Super Duty has larger standard tires than the Silverado 2500HD (275/70R18 vs. 245/75R16). The F?Super Duty’s tires are larger than the tires on the Silverado 3500HD (275/70R18 vs. 215/85R16).

The F?Super Duty’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 70 series profile (height to width ratio) which provides a stiffer sidewall than the Silverado 3500HD’s 85 series tires. The F?Super Duty’s tires are lower profile than the Silverado 2500HD’s 75 series tires.

For better load carrying, ride, handling and brake cooling the F?Super Duty has standard 18 inch wheels. Only 16 inch wheels are available on the Silverado HD.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The F?Super Duty has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the F?Super Duty flat and controlled during cornering. The Silverado HD’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The front suspension of the F?Super Duty uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the Silverado HD, which uses torsion bars in front. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F?Super Duty’s wheelbase is longer than on the Silverado HD:

F?Super Duty

Silverado HD

Reg. Cab Long Bed

137 inches

133 inches

Super Cab Long Bed

158 inches

157.5 inches

Passenger Space Comparison

The F?Super Duty has 2.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Silverado HD (66.1 vs. 64). The F?Super Duty Super Cab has 1 cubic foot more passenger volume than the Silverado HD Extended Cab Pickup (115 vs. 114).

The F?Super Duty has .1 inches more front headroom, 6 inches more front hip room and 2.8 inches more front shoulder room than the Silverado HD.

The F?Super Duty Super Cab has .4 inches more front headroom, 6 inches more front hip room, 2.8 inches more front shoulder room, 5.8 inches more rear hip room and 1.7 inches more rear shoulder room than the Silverado HD Extended Cab Pickup.

The F?Super Duty Crew Cab has .3 inches more front headroom, 6 inches more front hip room, 2.8 inches more front shoulder room, 1.8 inches more rear headroom, 2.6 inches more rear legroom, 4.4 inches more rear hip room and 2.9 inches more rear shoulder room than the Silverado HD Crew Cab Pickup.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The F?Super Duty shortbed has a much larger cargo box than the Silverado HD shortbed (64.7 vs. 56.9 cubic feet). The F?Super Duty longbed has a much larger cargo box than the Silverado HD longbed (77.7 vs. 70.7 cubic feet).

The F?Super Duty’s cargo box is larger than the Silverado HD’s in almost every dimension:

F?Super Duty

Silverado HD

Length (short/long)

82.4”/98.6”

78.7”/97.6”

Max Width

64.6”

64.8”

Min Width

50.9”

50”

Height

20”

19.5”

To prevent tailgate loss and help secure heavier cargo from theft, the F?Super Duty has a standard tailgate lock cylinder. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer a tailgate lock.

Ergonomics Comparison

To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the F?Super Duty XLT/Lariat automatic offers a power adjustable foot pedal set. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining pedal contact. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer adjustable foot pedals.

The F?Super Duty offers an optional center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The Silverado HD doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

The F?Super Duty’s optional steering wheel mounted cruise control is close at hand. The Silverado HD’s optional cruise control is on an over-crowded turn signal stalk.

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