A recent Motor Trend comparison between the 2015 Ford F-150, 2014 Ram EcoDiesel and 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71 4×4 saw the Chevy come in last. Why? Apparently it had to do with pedal responsiveness.
In a long article, Motor Trend went through each aspect of the truck and discussed the various tests they ran to determine a winner. Many of these tests were the everyday variety like track time, real-world driving with an empty bed, hauling (1,000 lbs) towing various types of equipment and passing while towing. Also, Motor Trend compared the entry/exit of the bed and the interior amenities. Lastly, they looked at fuel economy.
After all the testing, they concluded the 2015 Silverado to be a step behind its competition from Ford and Ram. The reasoning is based on what they considered a sluggish gas pedal response in various tests. On the track, according to the article, the Ford 2.7 EcoBoost and Chevy had identical times, yet in real-world testing the Chevy felt slower. The Ram EcoDiesel finished last in acceleration, however, this has a lot to do with the diesel engine.
The subjectively of the testing was apparent during the freeway entry acceleration test. They found:
“The Ford still felt and was the quickest. The Chevy felt the slowest and most labored, but was actually the second-quickest. The Ram felt quicker than the Chevy even though it wasn’t. Here again you might say the numbers tell the tale, but when you’re behind the wheel, knowing the Chevy is faster doesn’t make it feel any less slow.”
What do you think about the results?