Ford just sent us a short video clip it put together when doing some engineering comparison testing of suspensions at its Michigan Proving Ground outside Romeo a few months ago. When we heard about it we asked if we could see it.
Videos like this are usually sent to us when a truck maker want to show how much better its pickup truck is than the competition in a particular area or a special drive event. And although this video definitely shows how well the current Ford F-150 performs in relation to the major players in the segment, it looks as if Ford has done a good job of keeping the test vehicles closely equipped; however, we do not have the specs from each truck.
Still, the back-to-back testing provides good information about how well each of the three pickups (the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra) handle a rather punishingly uneven section of test track at a relatively slow speed. All the pickups look to be going the same speed and filmed from the same angles. We're not sure exactly what conclusions you should take away from this video, but we thought you might find some value in it.