When it comes to light-duty trucks, the 2008 Ford F-150 and the Chevy Silverado are the two big dogs.
They go at it every day.
The Ford has kept selling well even since the Chevy Silverado's complete revamp for the 2007 model year.
The Chevy does have some advantages, including a better ride (fewer jiggles) and more polished powertrains.
While the Ford outsells the Chevy, if one combines the sales of the Chevy with its GMC twin the Sierra, GM sells more light-duty trucks cumulatively--at least this year.
The Dodge needs it, as its truck has been around in current form even longer than the Ford.
Styling and available HEMI power are the Ram's two biggest selling points. While the Toyota Tundra is capable, it hasn't proven nearly as popular as the Ford F-150.
And even though we consider the Nissan Titan to be the sportiest-handling full-size truck out there, compared to all F-150 production, a year's worth of Titans barely equates to a month of Fords.
Ford's got to be doing something right with this truck.
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|2008 Ford F-150Browse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500Browse Used Listings||2008 Dodge RamBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan TitanBrowse Used Listings||2007 Toyota TundraBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|2WD Reg Cab 126" XL||2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck||2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST||2WD King Cab SWB XE||2WD Reg 126.8" V6 (SE)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||REAR WHEEL DRIVE||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside||Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside||Reg Cab 6.3' Bed||King Cab||Reg Cab|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2008 Ford F-150 vs. 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500||2008 Ford F-150 vs. 2008 Dodge Ram||2008 Ford F-150 vs. 2008 Nissan Titan||2008 Ford F-150 vs. 2007 Toyota Tundra|