2018 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra

Specs at a Glance

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

MSRP *

  $27, 705

Engine Power

  290hp


2018 GMC Sierra 1500

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

MSRP *

  $29, 000

Engine Power

  285hp

2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

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They don’t call the 2018 Ford F-150 America’s favorite truck for nothing. It has done a lot to earn the nickname. And while it might be easy to dismiss the GMC Sierra in this competition the latest GMC Sierra model made the F-150 do a lot of work to earn its title. In short the F-150 is a better truck, but the Sierra is a worthy opponent and definitely deserves to be put side-by-side against this annual giant in the light duty truck world. Let’s take a look at three of the main areas where the F-150 wins out.

Performance

The F-150 performs better than the GMC Sierra in terms of horsepower and torque. And for a pickup truck, these are two key areas where you can’t afford to lose if you’re going to come out the victor. The Sierra puts out a respectable 420 HP & 460 lb-ft. of torque, two key areas that will certainly make it a better option than the majority of trucks out there. The F-150 isn’t the majority of trucks, though. In fact, it’s a champion among pickup trucks. The 2018 F-150 will give you a powerful 450 HP & 510 lb-ft. of torque, more than enough to best the Sierra.

Towing Capacity

A pickup truck has to pull its own weight and the weight of just about anything you can throw at it. Towing capacity is always an important specification to look at before choosing a truck. The F-150 wins out here in this category, too, giving its owners a grand total of 13200 lbs. maximum towing capacity. Compare that to the 12500 lbs. maximum towing capacity of the Sierra, and you can see who the clear winner is in this match. If you need towing capacity for your work or just because you are a very active person, you’re going to want to opt for the F-150.

Seating Capacity

Pickup trucks can be a little cramped for families, so it’s important to buy a truck that matches your family’s needs if you plan to use this for play and work, too. The F-150 gives you a 6 person seating capacity, compared to the very small 3 person seating capacity of the Sierra. As you can see, this limits the potential of the Sierra as much of a family truck. Unless you’re raising a very small family, you’re not going to be able to use the Sierra for family outings in an unlimited way. The F-150 can get you and everyone you love there comfortably thanks to expanded seating capacity.

To put it simply, the F-150 wins in 2018. And it’s probably going to win in 2019, too, thanks to Ford’s continuing commitment to the model and its legacy in the world. The 2018 F-150 promises to give you unparalleled horsepower, towing capacity, and seating capacity, along with many other amenities that lurk just within the cabin. And it’s catching up in terms of technology, too, bringing connectivity to the next generation of hard workers. If it’s a pickup truck you must have, we highly recommend buying a 2018 Ford F-150. You can see just why we recommend the truck by scheduling a test drive today with one of our friendly sales agents. Just give us a call, write to us, or stop by our dealership and ask to test drive the newest F-150.


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