There’s no better feeling than cruising down the streets of Dallas, Plano, and Richardson, TX, in the Ford F-150 or GMC Sierra, two heavy-duty trucks that can make any adventure more fun.
Which model is better for you? Five Star Ford Dallas looks to answer this question by comparing the Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra.
Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra: Which One Performs Better?
One of the many things that truck drivers love is having incredible power underneath the hood. The Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra provide incredible performance better than any other truck. Each offers seven engine options, and they all have amazing outputs. However, if you want as much power as possible between the two trucks, you’ll want to go with the F-150.
At its most powerful, the GMC Sierra offers a 6.2L EcoTec®3 V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Ford F-150, by comparison, offers a High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine that produces 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, which is also paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Additionally, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6® engine offers comparable horsepower to the engine in the GMC, but with more torque at 500 lb-ft.
Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra: How Much Weight Can Each Truck Handle?
Convenience comes in many forms. For truck drivers, that’s being able to tow a lot of weight, whether that’s a trailer you’re taking on vacation, a small trailer for an in-town move, or something else. The F-150 and the Sierra both allow you to tow over 10,000 pounds at one time, though there is only one clear winner here.
That’s the Ford F-150. When it’s fully equipped, the F-150 has a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. The GMC, unfortunately, can’t match up to that, as it has a maximum towing capacity of 11,800 pounds. What’s more, the F-150 has a better maximum payload output than the GMC, as its rating is 3,325 pounds compared to the 2,250 pounds in the GMC.
Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra: Which Truck Has Better Standard Safety Features?
To continue to use your truck and all the amazing benefits it has for years to come, you need to make sure it has the systems necessary to keep you safe on the road. The F-150 and the Sierra were built with safety in mind, but the F-150 offers more standard safety technology features for your peace of mind than the GMC. As part of Ford Co-Pilot360™, the Ford comes with:
- Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
- Post-Collision Braking
To get those features in the GMC Sierra, you would need to either upgrade to a higher trim level or add them as part of an available safety package. What really sets the Ford apart is its Active Park Assist 2.0, which can identify a parking spot and, with the push of a button, can park itself and help you navigate out of a tight space.
The GMC has an extra parking feature as well, but it only has front and rear sonars that will alert you of potential objects in your way as you try to park.
Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra: Who Is the Winner?
Based on its superior performance, towing capabilities, and standard safety features, Five Star Ford Dallas believes that the Ford F-150 will be a better fit for drivers in Dallas, Plano, and Richardson, Texas, than the GMC Sierra. Ready for a test drive? Contact us today to set up an appointment.