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GMC Sierra 1500 Vs Ford F150

GMC Sierra 1500 Vs Ford F150

The GMC Sierra 1500 and the Ford F150 are two top American workhorse full-size trucks. Both trucks have the durability, multiple engine choices, excellent technology, towing and hauling capacity and great models which truck enthusiasts love. The difference may simply come down to the style of truck that appeals to the buyer's personal preferences. To help create an objective comparison between the two trucks and make choosing easier,
let's look at some of the trucks' most important features.

The Engines And Transmissions

The GMC Sierra 1500 has five available engine options. Those engine options are:

  1. A 4.3-liter, 285 horsepower V6 engine with 305 pound-feet of torque
  2. A 2.7-liter 310 horsepower turbocharged engine with 348 pound-feet of torque
  3. A 5.3-liter, 355 horsepower V8 Ecotec®3 engine with 383 pound-feet of torque
  4. A 3.0-liter, 277 horsepower Inline 6 Duramax turbo-diesel engine with 460 pound-
    feet of torque
  5. A 6.2-liter, 420 horsepower V8 EcoTec®3 engine with 460 pound-feet of torque

The GMC Sierra 1500 models have many different available transmissions. They are a 6-speed automatic, an 8-speed automatic and a 10-speed automatic.

The Ford F150 has six engine options powering its popular pickup truck. Those
engine options are:

  1. A 3.3-liter, 290 horsepower V6, Ti-VCT with 265 pound-feet of torque
  2. A 2.7-liter 325 horsepower, V6 Ecoboost with 400 pound-feet of torque
  3. A 5.0-liter, 395 horsepower, V8 T--VCT with 400 pound-feet of torque
  4. A High-Output 3.5-liter 450 horsepower, V6 EcoBoost with 510 pound-feet of torque
  5. A 3.0-liter, 250 horsepower, V6 Power Stroke with 440 pound-feet of torque
  6. A 3.5-liter 430 horsepower, V6 PowerBoost Full Hybrid with 570 pound-feet of torque

All Ford F-150 engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Maximum Hauling Capacity

Hauling heavy loads from one place to another pleasure is a major reason people buy a truck. When it comes to hauling capacity, there is a significant difference between the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Ford F150. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a maximum hauling capacity of between 1,680 and 2,278 pounds based on the model you choose. The Ford F150 has a maximum payload capacity of between 1,820 pounds and 3,325 pounds. That's over 1,000 pounds more than any full-size light-duty pickup truck in the Sierra 1500 lineup.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Being able to tow heavy loads with ease is another reason many buy pickup trucks. When it comes to towing, the GMC Sierra 1500 has an impressive maximum towing capacity of as much as 11,800 pounds. This is an increase of over 2,200 pounds more than the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500. However, it falls well short of the size of the load the Ford F-150 SuperCrew is able to tow. This Ford F150 can tow an astounding 14,000 pounds. This incredible segment-leading towing figure means no matter how large an item you need to tow, the Ford F150 probably has all the power you need to tow it.

Exterior Features

The GMC Sierra 1500's exterior has a tall stance, impressive proportions and a front-end that's unmistakable. Its bold exterior styling includes a black mesh grill with chrome surround, LED reflector headlamps with incandescent turn signals, chrome lower bumper and muscular shoulders. Plus, it has black outside mirrors, black-grained door handles, tinted, solar-absorbing windows, a high-mounted stop light, bed rail and tailgate top protection cap and manual function tailgate. The Sierra has a chrome back bumper, chrome rear bumper CornerSteps, LED taillamps, incandescent reverse and stop lights, chrome dual tail pipes and 17-inch Silver painted steel wheels.

The Ford F150 exterior is built on a high-strength steel frame with a body made of military-grade aluminum-alloy. It's Black two-bar style grille has Black accents and chrome surround, Halogen Quad-Beam headlamps, Halogen fog lights, wrap-around chrome bumpers, power zoom hood and high fenders. The new Ford F150 has big shoulders, Black door handles, side mirrors with Black skull caps, center-high mounted stop light with an integrated cargo lamp, a Black tailgate handle with Black tailgate bezel, Halogen taillights, dual chrome tailpipes and 17-inch Silver steel wheels.

Interior Features

The GMC Sierra 1500 has an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed interior. It has a 7-inch touchscreen, 3.5 inch 6-gauge driver information center display, a tilting steering column, urethane steering wheel, 40/20/40 split-bench front seat, driver and front passenger seats that are 4-way adjustable and a 60/40 folding rear bench. A GMC Infotainment System with AM/FM stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and Bluetooth streaming audio and phone connectivity as well as a 6-speaker audio system, 2 USB ports, a 12-volt power outlet, power windows and single zone climate control system all help to create a sharp looking, quiet cabin with a premium feel.

The interior of the Ford F150 features an 8-inch center stack touchscreen, 4-inch instrument cluster productivity screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-F- hotspot, wireless phone connection and Sync 4 software for over-the-air information on traffic and weather updates. It has a tilt and telescoping leather steering wheel with steering wheel mounted controls, spacious, comfortable cloth upholstered seating for 5, driver's seat that's power-adjustable, electrochromic rearview mirror, power windows with deep tinted glass, rear window defogger and driver and front passenger climate controls.

A Tough Choice

Choosing between the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Ford F150 is tough. They both have great engines, transmissions and bed, innovative features, are available with both rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and have models ranging from work to luxury trucks. The GMC Sierra 1500 has the advantage when it comes to appearance and luxury features, but the Ford F150 has greater towing and payload capacity.

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