2018 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500

Trucks have always been designed with rugged capability and utility in mind, but more recent demand has forced automakers to roll out near-luxury trims and options for drivers that want a more upscale design without sacrificing muscle or workload. The Ford F-150 and the GMC Sierra 1500 offer bare bones models to luxury interiors, and everything in between, but which one is the better all-around truck?

 To help with the decision, we've placed the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 side by side, so you can compare the key features and capabilities between the two. Drivers in the areas of Canandaigua, Geneva, Rochester, and Auburn can learn more about each vehicle here.

Ford vs GMC: Performance

The base engine for the 2018 Ford F-150 is a 3.3-liter V-6 that generates 290 horsepower with 265 pound-feet of torque, direct-injected for better fuel economy, and paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The next engine up is a 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6, which generates 325 horsepower with 400 pound-feet of low-end torque, mated to a ten-speed automatic. Properly equipped, this engine is rated for 8,500 pounds of towing capacity and 2,500 pounds payload capacity.

There are still two options left though. The 5.0-liter V-8, which generates 395 horsepower with 400 pound-feet of torque, mated to the same ten-speed automatic transmission. The 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6, the workhorse of the lineup, generates 375 horsepower with 470 pound-feet of torque, though the Raptor variant is capable of 450 horsepower with 510 pound-feet of torque. The turbo V-6 is rated for up to 12,000 pounds.

The base engine for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is a 4.3-liter V-6 that generates 285 horsepower with 305 pound-feet of torque, rated to tow 7,600 pounds. The next step up is the 5.3-liter V-8, which generates 355 horsepower with 383 pound-feet of torque, which is rated for 11,100 pounds of towing. Both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

On the much higher trim levels, the Sierra 1500 offers a 6.2-liter V-8 that generates 420 horsepower with 460 pound-feet of torque, rated for 12,500 pounds of towing. This engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Not only does the F-150 offer more engines options and more power, but it also offers a better ride quality, smoother shifts and a wider range of towing and payload capacities.

Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra 1500 Features

To increase the versatility, the 2018 Ford F-150 offers many options to customize your truck for your purposes. There are such options as a complex camera system, trailer backup assist, a wide array of bed and cab configurations, enhanced performance features, advanced safety technology, interior luxury accents and upholstery and many convenience technology features.

Like the F-150, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 has a lot of options packages and trim levels, but choosing an options package adds a variety of other features you may not want, as well as increasing the cost. Other than the available technology upgrades, much of the Sierra's add-ons are for appearance.

Check Out the 2018 Ford F-150 at Friendly Ford

The GMC Sierra 1500 is a solid, capable truck, but it can't match the endless power, capability and versatility of the 2018 Ford F-150. Drivers in Geneva, Auburn, Canandaigua, and Rochester can learn more about the 2018 Ford F-150 by visiting Friendly Ford to schedule your test drive. Contact us today!

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