2018 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500

Specs at a Glance

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

Engine Power

  290hp

MPG **

  19 / 25


2018 GMC Sierra 1500

2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Engine Power

  285hp

MPG **

  18 / 24

2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

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For its 40th birthday, the Ford F-150 got a significant update. The best-selling pick-up truck with its aluminum body and a powerful engine can double up as an all-terrain workhorse or a luxury truck. The Sierra 1500 is no new entry in the pick-up truck segment. However, being in the same price range, how does the Sierra 1500 stack up against its rival the F-150?

Interior

The GMC Sierra 1500 seats up to 6 people (depending on the cab chosen). Passengers on the front seat get plenty of legroom. The rear seats are a bit cramped for adult passengers. In the cabs that feature rear seats, the Sierra has two sets of LATCH seat connectors. These are set deep in the seat cushions making it quite tricky to install car seats. The materials used in the cabin are of high quality setting a very impressive standard. The Ford F-150 seats 3-6 people (depending on the cab chosen). The front seats have plenty of legroom giving comfortable driving positions. The rear rows have plenty of space for even tall adults to enjoy longer rides. It has 2 LATCH seat connectors. Anchors on the lower side are easy to find and use. With massage seats and the quality materials used in the premium F-150, it feels more like a luxury vehicle than its competitor.

Performance

The Sierra 1500 is a powerful and capable truck. It has a wide range of powertrain options. The primary option is a 4.3-liter V-6 engine with 285HP paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy ratings are a reasonable 16/23 mpg city/highway. The F-150 comes in a 3.0-Litre turbodiesel V-6 featuring twin turbos or a 5.0-Liter V-8. It has better fuel economy ratings than the Sierra 1500 with an EPA-Estimated 19/25 mpg city/highway. This increase in efficiency may be due to the smaller engine (the 3.0-Liter V-6) on the Ford or its lighter all-aluminum body.

Safety

The Sierra 1500 received an average score on the IIHS headlights test and Good on all other crash tests. It has a collision warning system that is rated Basic by the IIHS. It also has Intelli-beam Headlights, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking and Driver alert seat. The Ford F-150 has a 5-star overall rating on the NHTSA. Front crash prevention is rated as superior by the IIHS. It also receives Good ratings for Roof strength, Head restraint and seats. New standard safety features on the F-150 such as 360-degree camera system and rear parking sensors make parking the truck much simpler. Blind-spot monitoring, Forward collision warning, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection are other safety features available on the F-150.

With all that in mind, a test drive should be your next step. Stop by our dealership to experience first-hand the top quality of the Ford F-150 and our excellent customer service.


** EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.
** EPA-estimated mpg for 4.3L EcoTec3 engine: 18 city/24 hwy (2WD), 17 city/22 hwy (4WD).

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