Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500 Martinsville IN


Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500 Martinsville IN

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Tough Competition Feat. F-150 and Silverado 1500

When you’re considering what pickup truck to buy, you’ve likely narrowed down your search between the Ford F-150, a true American classic and the Chevy Silverado 1500. Before we dive into the comparisons, we know it’s equally important to find the dealership nearest Martinsville, that has the trusted staff and selection you need. At Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford, we’re proud to call Martinsville our home and are excited to help you find the F-150 you’ve always dreamed of driving.

Towing Capabilities

Your new truck needs to be able to keep up with your daily work demands and that means handling large heavy trailers with efficiency. The Ford F-150 outshines the Chevy Silverado 1500 with its max towing capacity of 13,200 lbs compared to the Silverado’s 1500 max towing of 12,800 lbs. The more you’re able to haul in one trip, the quicker you can complete your jobs and move onto the next one. Towing and hauling are beasts of their own, so it’s important you’re driving a pickup that has towing technologies to help you maneuver the worksites smoothly. The Ford F-150 is full of smart towing features that will certainly make your job easier. Features include the BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with trailer coverage, an 8” productivity screen to display trailer information and Pro Trailer Backup Assist.

The Ford F-150 was made for working and built to make your job more efficient thanks to its in-cab storage that includes door-trim panel bins and enough room for a laptop inside the center console. These little touches just help make your Ford F-150 the perfect truck to meet your needs.

A Smarter Pickup

Safety is such a crucial element of any vehicle that it’s important you choose the pickup that has the safety tech you need on a more personalized level. While both the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 have a suite of safety tech that’s popular on the market, Chevy still keeps their safety tech standard across their vehicles, while Ford understands the need for versatility. The Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado 1500 can be equipped with safety tech you’re already used to including Adaptive Cruise Control With Stop and Go and Lane Keeping Assist System, but the F-150 takes it up another notch by offering drivers more. You’ll love the convenience of the F-150’s available 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display that uses four cameras to really help you see what’s around you. You’ll find the available 8-inch productivity screen to be a handy feature that displays customizable info that shows you important details about your towing, off-road functions and trip/fuel data. While Chevy’s safety tech may feel cookie cutter across their fleet, Ford goes the extra mile to give you the much-needed variety based on the vehicle itself.

Ford: Hard to Beat

It’s not easy to choose between two top-rated pickup trucks, but you need to ask yourself which one will do the job for you and do it better than the other? The Ford F-150 is an iconic pickup that will serve you from one worksite to the next, and deliver you a fantastic towing experience paired with the best safety features on the market. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is a good pickup, but it just can’t quite outshine the Ford F-150. When you’re ready to give the F-150 a proper test drive, stop by our Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford in Martinsville and let’s build the pickup you deserve. Take it for a spin around Jimmy Nash City Park!


New Ford F-150 Martinsville

The new F-150 has it all. There’s a lot to be excited about in this game-changing machine. Find yours now, along with Martinsville’s BEST service and value.

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Pre-Owned Ford Martinsville

A vehicle this incredible is bound to be on more than a few wish lists. That’s why it’s easy to maintain a strong selection of pre-owned Ford models to choose from.

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Incentives and Rebates

The Ray Skillman discount is always above and beyond what Ford offers on new vehicles, so you can have your cake and eat it, too.


Experience the Skillman Difference

Buying a vehicle is a special experience. We understand that this isn’t something our customers do every day, which is why we treat every interaction with the respect that it deserves. Ray Skillman has served the Martinsville market for decades because we believe that the community and its people supersede any expectations set by a corporation. This is your community. This is our community. When you are shopping for a new or used F-150, you expect the experience to match the promise, which is why we are open and transparent every step of the way. Below, you will find more information about owning the new F-150. We hope that you’ll contact us and allow us the opportunity to show you why buying from Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford truly is the best shopping decision you can make.

Ray Skillman Ford F-150

There’s more to a vehicle demonstration than picking out colors and taking a test drive. At Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford, we want you to know everything that’s important to YOU for your next new vehicle. The Ford F-150 is uniquely positioned in the Martinsville market because of our love of incredible performance and superb style. The Ford F-150 has the proper mixture of strong performance and cutting-edge style that’s appealing to drivers all over Indiana. Our team is here to make sure you’re aware of every feature, tip, and maintenance best practice because we take pride in delivering the ultimate shopping experience for our customers.

Attention to detail is important. You won’t miss a thing when you shop at Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford.

We know you have many options when it comes to Ford dealers in the Indy and Martinsville area. Our hope is that you will give us the first opportunity to earn your business because of the tremendous experience, great pricing, superb F-150 selection, and our commitment to making your buying experience the most positive one you’ve ever had when shopping for a vehicle. We stand behind the ideal of delivering the type of respectful engagement that the people of the Indiana deserve and if you give us the first opportunity, you’ll see why our customers come back time and time again.


Some dealerships take pride in their sales numbers. Others point to their P&L statements to determine their success. At Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford, the most important indicator of whether or not we’re successfully achieving our goals is when you are overwhelmed by our outstanding customer experience. It goes beyond satisfaction. We want you to be ecstatic with the way you were treated and impressed with how easy it was to get the best Ford deal in Indiana. Your opinion is the one that matters at Ray Skillman Hoosier Ford. It’s what drives our success.

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Google Aug 19, 2019

Wow. I cannot say enough about this dealership and Billy Webb. He was so helpful, professional and simply amazing. I always read these reviews and worry the people get something special for leaving glowing reviews, they are friends or family members. That isn't the case here. My review is glowing because I am so happy with my purchase and I can't believe I found a dealership that worked so hard to help me. A friend - who does not have stellar credit - had bought a car from this dealership several years ago and the car was everything they needed, dependable and most importantly affordable. When my husband and I started calling around to other places, I found myself getting frustrated and upset because the sales people did not seem to want to help me. They pushed their own agenda. Wanted to give me a basic car with huge payments. As soon as I said I wanted something different it was like a flip switched and they were too busy to help me. At some point, I remembered the car my friend bought and called Ray Skillman at 5 p.m. on a Thursday. Billy talked about several cars in my desired price range that were on the lot and had me fill out an application online. No pressure, just quick and professional help. He personally checked to make sure my application came in and we were setting up an appointment on Friday to see the cars. He told me he had one in mind that he thought we would love, but again, there was no pressure. Billy listened to my long list of desires and limited budget and somehow - he nailed it! When my husband and I pulled into the lot, the gorgeous car was sitting near the door and I drooled over it on my way in. My husband told me to stop gawking because it was probably someone else's car. Nope. It was MINE! I am still in shock. I had spent hours looking at different cars trying to find one I liked, one that was affordable, one that was good gas mileage... UGH. The list goes on and on. Billy found it after a 15- 20 minute conversation with me - ON THE PHONE! I am so happy. I am now kicking myself that I did not call this dealership first. Trust me, when you start looking - go here first. You will save yourself a lot of hassle. My payments are right where I told Billy they needed to be, the car is AMAZING, great miles per gallon, OH MY GOODNESS I am thrilled!! Billy and Dwayne Deppe (finance manager) gave me their cell phone numbers so if I had questions, problems, etc. later I could reach them quickly - I have never had an experience like this from a car dealership. Most of the time I feel like I'm a number or a dollar sign. Not this time, not this dealership. I feel like I have friends here who care and listen. They have made a lifetime customer out of me.

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Google Aug 19, 2019

Everyone was professional and friendly. The place was clean and well organized. The selection was huge.

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Google Aug 19, 2019

Darla at Ray Skillman Hyundai was fantastic! She helped us through the process of purchasing our Tucson with care and informative guidance. We are so lucky to have had her expertise. She really knows her stuff! A true professional.

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DealerRater Aug 18, 2019

We had a great experience with getting our first car from Ray Skillman. During our time we did not feel any pressure to buy the car and Darla and her assistant were wonderful to work with. They made getting a new car easy and simple as can be. We would highly recommend getting your next car from them! We even drove 3 hours and has no regrets! Thank you!!

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Google Aug 15, 2019

They did the best they could for me and I'm super pleased with what could have been a very stressful experience! Joe Marcello was great!

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Google Aug 14, 2019

Sales team worked hard to get my purchased completed and a vehicle that I would be happy with. Not something to just settle with. This allowed me to get more vehicle with more options and less miles than I intended going into the dealership. Very pleased with the Skillman team!

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Yelp Aug 14, 2019

08/14/2019 Greenwood, IN Thanks Quinton for your diligence and kindness to not only myself but my daughter on her purchase of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL. Appreciate your thoroughness thru out the shopping and buying process. Your teammate Hayden Cook in the F&I area was superb! Thanks again. Andy D

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Google Aug 13, 2019

Steve McQueen and all the staff was very helpful and direct in getting us what we needed and quick to respond to all of our needs and questions. The work they put in was very much appreciated and I would recommend this team to everyone I know.

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Google Aug 10, 2019

Walking into car dealerships can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. From the moment I got on the lot Sean McCarty listened to what I was trying to accomplish and worked with me until we found the vehicle that best fit my situation. I will be referring anyone who wants a great experience to the entire team at Ray Skillman Ford. Thank you to Billy, Tom and Josh for all your help making this purchase smooth and enjoyable.Drew E

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Your Ford Shopping Experience

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