Full-Size Truck Faceoff: The Ford F-150 vs the GMC Sierra 1500

 

 

When comparing pickup trucks, there are several different contenders vying to be king of the court. Two of the leading trucks in the hotly contested full-size pickup segment are the Ford F-150 and the GMC Sierra 1500. While the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in the U.S. for the last 42 years, we'll see if GMC Sierra 1500 can dethrone the king. Let's take a closer look at the Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500. If you have any questions or would like to test drive a new Ford F-150, don't hesitate to reach out to the experts at Franklin's Spring Creek Fords today.

Power & Performance: The Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500

If you're in South Georgia or Northwest Florida, you'll most likely want a truck that can help you do more work with less effort. And the new Ford F-150 confidently checks all of the boxes with its robust lineup of six engines. For starters, the Ford F-150 base engine is a 3.3L V6 engine that produces up to 290 HP, while Sierra 1500's base engine is a 4.3L V6 that delivers 285 HP. If you're looking to get the most horsepower, the highest towing capacity and the most hauling ability, the Ford F-150 will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. 
 
The F-150 boasts an impressive 450 HP, but the Sierra 1500 follows closely behind with a max 420 HP. At the same time, the Ford F-150 boasts a staggering 13,200 lb. towing capacity and the ability to haul up to 3,300 pounds. 

In contrast, the GMC Sierra 1500 has a max towing capacity of 12,500 and a max hauling capacity of 2,250 pounds. At the same time, those looking to maximize their fuel economy choose the Ford F-150 because of its ability to achieve up to 20/26 MPG (City/Hwy), while the Sierra 1500 can only deliver 20/23 MPG (City/Hwy).

Cargo Capabilities: The Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500

 

When looking for the perfect truck, it's imperative to choose a pickup with a box that will meet your needs. GMC has slimmed the side walls of the 1500's cargo bed to bolster capacity, but the Ford F-150's thoughtful design and additional tailgate size gives it the ability to exceed expectations. While the GMC Sierra 1500 offers two boxes - a 6' 5" box and a 5' 8" box; the Ford F-150 offers a 5' 5" tailgate, a 6' 5" tailgate, and an 8" option.

Technology: The Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500

Both the Sierra 1500 and F-150 include a vast range of innovative technology designed to keep you confident behind the wheel. For instance, both trucks offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots to keep you and your passengers connected to the web. 
 
While each truck includes the brand's infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, the F-150's SYNC 3 system is a cut above the rest. SYNC 3 offers intuitive pinch-and-zoom functionality as well as access to WAZE, which means you can collaborate with other users to outsmart traffic. The Ford+Alexa allows you to gain hands-free access to Voice Navigation, Amazon Prime shopping, Traffic Information, and the ability to control smart devices in your home. 
 
FordPass Connect app empowers you to start your vehicle remotely, lock and unlock your truck, check fuel levels, check mileage, and more. In addition, the Ford F-150's Class-Exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist helps you control the direction of your trailer with nothing more than the turn of a knob.

Contact Franklin's Spring Creek Ford for the New Ford F-150 Truck

 

The Ford F-150 truck has been the best-selling truck in the U.S. for the last 42 years for a reason. Needless to say, the F-150 sits atop of the full-size truck mountain thanks to its superior performance, durability, capability, and technology. However, you don't have to take our word for it. Contact Franklin's Spring Creek Ford today to experience why the new Ford F-150 continues to lead the pack.

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