Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra Comparison
See how the new Ford F-150 stacks up to the competition. The following Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra truck comparison will help you identify similarities and differences between these two popular pickup trucks.
New Ford F-150
If you are comparing popular new trucks you have most likely looked at the new Ford F-150 and the new GMC Sierra. These two trucks compare well to each other but with a few differences.
The Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra are offered with a variety of propulsion types including strong V6 and V8 engines. Although both trucks are offered with several powerful options the F-150 is strongest across the board. The entry level F-150 3.3 DOHC V6 engine delivers 290 horsepower compared to the entry level Sierra 4.3 V6 with 285 horsepower. At the high end the F-150 Raptor/Limited 3.5 turbo V6 cranks out 450 horsepower while the Sierra’s top SLT/AT4/Denali 6.2 V8 engine delivers a maximum 420 horsepower.
These two trucks are offered with an affordable base price as compared to other trucks on the market. However, the F-150 has a lower base MSRP around $28,000 compared to the base MSRP of the Sierra that starts over $29.500. Other pricing factors include cost to own and gas mileage. The F-150 has a long history of durability and longevity. Overall, F-150 trucks run better, longer with less maintenance than most other trucks on the road. As for gas milage, the F-150 offers 20 mpg city and 25 mpg hwy, a significant difference from the Sierra’s 16 mpg city and 21 mpg hwy.
New GMC Sierra
Suspension and Handling
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-150 8 ft. bed Regular Cab’s wheelbase is 1.6 inches longer than on the Sierra 1500 Long Bed Regular Cab (141.1 inches vs. 139.5 inches). For better maneuverability, the F-150 6.5 ft. bed Regular Cab’s turning circle is 5.6 feet tighter than the Sierra 1500 Short Bed Crew Cab’s (40.7 feet vs. 46.3 feet).
For greater off-road capability the F-150 6.5 ft. bed SuperCrew has a 1.3 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Sierra 1500 Standard Bed Crew Cab (9.3 vs. 8 inches), allowing the F-150 to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The F-150 Raptor SuperCab’s minimum ground clearance is .6 inch higher than on the Sierra 1500 Short Bed Crew Cab Lifted (11.5 vs. 10.9 inches).
The F-150 SuperCab has 1.3 inches more front hip room, .7 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom, 4.5 inches more rear hip room and .9 inches more rear shoulder room than the Sierra Double Cab.
The F-150 SuperCrew has 1.3 inches more front hip room, .7 inches more front shoulder room, .3 inches more rear headroom, .2 inches more rear legroom, 4.5 inches more rear hip room and .7 inches more rear shoulder room than the Sierra Crew Cab.