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Chevy vs Ford – Who can tow the most? Duramax vs Power Stroke!

Who’s up for a good ‘ol fashioned Motown Showdown? Chevy is ready… but Ford… hello? You guys there? Looks like Chevy challenged Ford to a tow showoff and Ford declined the challenge!

Ford is making headlines of their own, such as their new Ecoboost V6 Twin Turbo Torture Test, and were on a roll with their trucks until this little snag by Chevy took the spotlight away.

OK, let’s back up a bit here. Ford has released their new Power Stroke engine and were quick to announce how it produces more power and torque than Chevy’s Duramax. However, Chevy said that numbers on paper don’t mean much and that their truck can out-tow Ford and they want to prove it. The challenge was to get both trucks on a mountain road and tow an equal load up the hill. May the best truck win. Ford declined the challenge and everyone was bummed.

“We challenge our trucks against the competition in grueling prove-out tests continually, and the customer gives us the results — sales leadership year after year,” Ford Trucks spokeswoman Anne Marie Gattari said.

Chevy isn’t going to stop there. They decided to run their own test without Ford and prove their trucks are the best. They asked PickupTrucks.com to oversee the competition and ensure fairness along with the guys from Diesel Power Magazine.

For reference sake, the 6.7L Power Stroke V8 has 400 horsepower and 800 pounds-feet of torque. The Chevy duramax has 6.6L and 397 horsepower and 765 pounds-feet of torque.

The final details are still coming together. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news about this challenge.

Who you you think will win?


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  1. Ford is awesome
    December 9th, 2010 at 09:46 | #1

    ford is awesome they will win

  2. Ford is awesome
    December 9th, 2010 at 09:48 | #2

    Of course ford will win no question. Chevy can not even compare. They could challenge us over and over and they will never win. In my opinion and the rest of the worlds opinion chevy close down your company!

  3. GM RULES
    February 3rd, 2011 at 05:17 | #3

    OBVIOUSLY YOU GUYS DONT READ DIESEL POWER OR YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THE FORDS GOT SMOKED ON THE KING OF THE HILL TEST SORRY TO SAY FORD LOVERS YOU JUST CANT HANG !! MAYBE ONE DAY YOUR LITTLE POWERSTROKE WILL PROVE IT SELF BUT TILL THEN DONT TALK CRAP UNLESS YOU KNOW YOUR FACTS!!! CAUSE GM WILL ALWAYS WIN !! THE D-MAX AND ALLISON IS UNSTOPPABLE AND ITS BEEN PROVED TIME AND TIME AGAIN!!!

  4. GM RULES
    February 3rd, 2011 at 05:19 | #4

    They ran the Ford four times, the first two with only three adult males to match Chevy’s 220-pound curb-weight advantage and the last two with four inside. Ford’s best time was the last run at 10 minutes, 46.8 seconds with an average speed of 42.41 mph and a top speed of 58.5 mph. On the other hand, the Chevy Silverado’s fastest time was 8 minutes, 38.2 seconds with an average speed of 53.63 mph and a top speed of 67.38 mph. The Chevy was significantly faster than the Ford. It took the Chevy 28.56 seconds to go from 0 to 50 mph, while it took the Ford 42.02 seconds.

  5. GM RULES
    February 3rd, 2011 at 05:20 | #5

    HMMM I WONDER WHO WON THAT MATCH???? EASY GM LIKE ALWAYS!!!

  6. Jordan
    March 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 | #6

    Chevy is the best and ford suck this is why ford has many saying Ford F= found O= on R= road D= dead so ford is found on road dead. You ford loves try to find a saying for chevy cause you can’t. OHHH ford = Fix or repair daily

  7. Your all idiots
    March 14th, 2011 at 11:32 | #7

    I like you’r grammer jordan that just proves how stupid yuou are and Found on road dead is old find a new bad thing to say about ford please. And to GM WHAT’S WHITH THE CAPS LOCK. I personally have no problem with Ford or Chevy there both good trucks.

  8. kutter king
    April 8th, 2011 at 11:29 | #8

    7.3L hmmm havent seen chevy respond to that one ford had to stop making them and go back to the 6.0 so they had some competition. and who was the one that went under haha chevy’s got some problems.

  9. Steave
    April 20th, 2011 at 12:38 | #9

    @Ford is awesome
    fuck da ford

  10. Steave
    April 20th, 2011 at 12:41 | #10

    GMC GREAT MUDDING CAR!!! yahhhh soooo 2002 GMC sierra 3500 dually is DA BEAST

  11. redneck
    September 26th, 2011 at 07:24 | #11

    ford sucks big floppy donkey di*k there powerchokes sucks

  12. Snowman
    August 18th, 2013 at 17:53 | #12

    @kutter king
    I was under the impression that Ford stopped making the 7.3 because they had all kinds of engine issues, such as warped heads etc. That is why they stopped making them.

  13. ford kicks ass
    February 17th, 2014 at 11:42 | #13

    chevrolet= Cheap hardly efficent virtually runs on luck every time
    GMC= Gay mans chevy

    @Jordan

  14. chase
    April 11th, 2014 at 07:31 | #14

    Chevrolet = cracked heads every valve rattles oil leaks every time!

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