Say What? Consumer Reports Picks Silverado & Ram Over New Ford F-150

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2015 F-150

Consumer Reports says that the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra and Ram 1500 are both better than the all new 2015 Ford F-150. Now that’s a big surprise considering that they recently praised the all-new aluminum truck.

While the consumer magazine was impressed with the F-150’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost turbo V6, towing capacity and other innovations –  they feel that the truck’s engineering overshadows its driving experience.

“For years, Ford has built the most “truck-like” pickup, and this truck doesn’t stray from that path. It’s like Ford was afraid that they already asked buyers to swallow enough “newness” with the 2015 F-150, so they slavishly benchmarked how the old truck felt from behind the wheel.”

They go on to describe it as “cumbersome to drive, with slow and vague steering,” with “constant jitters from the suspension spoil the ride—a compromise that doesn’t fly anymore in this class, since the Ram 1500’s unique rear coil spring suspension raised expectations for ride quality.”

Consumer Report also had issues with the MyFord Touch infotainment system, the vehicle’s price tag and its overall gas mileage.

You can read the full review here.

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