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06-24-2013, 01:20 PM #1
PickupTrucks.com light duty challenge.
They reviewed the top 6 pickups
2013 Nissan Titan
2013 Toyota Tundra
2014 Chevrolet Silverado
2014 GMC Sierra
For some reason the Sierra and Silverado performed quite differently when mechanically they are essentially the same truck.
They knocked the interiors of some trucks but didn't say a word on the el-cheapo XLT interior. The 2013 XLT was as tested $44,800. Ridiculous price for Ford's mid level F150.
All in all the F150 came out on top, why, I don't know. When I was bought my 2013 Silverado LTZ, I went and looked at the 2013 F150 XLT and found the interior to be cheap and plasticky. The interiors didn't start looking nice until you got to the Lariat. Not only that the Silverado in this shootout had the new MyLink system which is far superior to the push button radio Ford puts in the XLT.
2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab
Advent OGM1 Navigation
Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
EGR Rail Caps
K&N Air Filter
Flowsound 40 Muffler
Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors
06-24-2013, 02:17 PM #2
what a surprise... ford won, because they offered MORE OPTIONS!
GM just build a $45,000 truck... now buy it, gawdamnit.
but what if I want a- NOPE! we only offer a few packages.
options means more individual union hours to install. f@*k that. just buy it.
our company sucks X(Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.....
06-24-2013, 04:59 PM #3
Take it or leave it (or modify it)Objects in mirror are losing
2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .
06-25-2013, 02:08 PM #4
Autocross (silly IMO)
Payload and Towing (they basically took the manufacturer's word on it)
Which one of those is the MORE OPTIONS category?
You obviously have not went to "Build it" and seen all the options that you can choose from on a new Silverado.
KyleZ71 liked this post06-25-2013, 02:20 PM #5
yeah, but if you can choose the engine you want that helps a lot.
if you can choose individual things like "down hill braking assist" or "tow package gearing" that helps too...
GM ust to be all about options...
now its just about 2 or 3 "packages" which ad thousands to the sticker price...
the average consumer isn't given the OPTION to buy/build the truck they want.
the guy at the dealership laughed when I asked if they had any stick shifts... no longer an option
06-25-2013, 02:29 PM #6
Yes, manual transmission have not been offered in a full size truck in quite some time. IIRC, Ford, Ram, and Toyota no longer offer a manual either.
I think it's ridiculous for Ram to offer 12 different trim levels and Ford to offer 10 different trim levels. Once the High Country is released, Chevrolet will offer 5.
06-25-2013, 02:35 PM #7
yeah... i saw one at our big annual car show....
its so expensive, it should come with a washer-dryer and a new fridge
it was so big and fancy, i though it had HOA fees
06-25-2013, 03:42 PM #8
06-25-2013, 05:31 PM #9
06-25-2013, 05:59 PM #10
Manual transmissions are not offered in full size trucks anymore.
GM uses Eaton differentials, not Dana.
With the 6 speed transmissions, 3.42 is the highest axle ratio you can get in a 1/2 ton. They want the trucks to get decent fuel economy.
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