Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra

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Compare the Best-In-Class Ford F-150 to the GMC Sierra 1500 In Richfield Springs 

Here at Cooper Ford, located in Richfield Springs, we take pride in showing off our stock of Ford trucks and the near-legendary status the Ford F-150 has achieved. Equally impressive and well-liked in the light-duty truck community is the GMC Sierra 1500. Both handle performance and comfort expertly and have an assortment of features that will please any truck driver. 

Take a look at our comparison of the two models below to see how they stack up. 

Ford F-150 versus GMC Sierra 1500: Exterior 

Both the F-150 and Sierra 1500 have a clean, muscular style that conveys that they mean business. While the GMC Sierra 1500 seems more angular and sharper with its lines, the Ford F-150 smoothly blends the curves that sweep along its front and sides for a sleeker design. The Ford model comes standard with All-Terrain tires whereas the GMC model uses All-Season as a baseline. All-terrain tires will have better traction in rougher conditions or where the road turns to dirt. 

Ford F-150 versus GMC Sierra: Interior 

If you're looking for comfortability, you'll be rewarded with more interior space in the Ford F-150. While the GMC Sierra 1500 offers more headroom and legroom in the front seat, with the extended cab option available for both trims, the Ford F-150 provides a more spacious ride for passengers in the back seat. Both trucks can seat three passengers in their regular cab option and add up to three more with an extended cab or Ford's SuperCab. 

Ford F-150 versus GMC Sierra: Features 

The interiors of both these trucks are stocked with features that will help to keep those long drives feeling more comfortable and enjoyable in Herkimer. For truck productivity, the Ford F-150 offers a 4.2-inch Driver Information screen while the GMC Sierra offers a 3.5-inch screen. Both come with seven-inch infotainment screens to access your favorite music and apps, but the Ford model has access to the SYNC 3® infotainment system that can upgrade to the eight-inch display with navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and much more.

If you're looking for safety features, the Ford F-150 offers more and keeps towing in mind with some of the standard equipment. The Ford truck comes with a Rear-View Camera with a Dynamic Hitch Assist which provides extra vision when hitching a trailer up to your truck, but the GMC truck offers a basic Rear-View Camera. Also standard on the Ford F-150 is the Curve Control system which helps to balance your truck and whatever you are hauling to help keep you safe and in control. 

Ford F-150 versus GMC Sierra: Performance 

Performance is where both models really shine. The F-150 offers a 3.3-Liter V6 engine that outputs 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque and the Sierra provides a 4.3-Liter EcoTec3 V6 engine that puts out 285 horsepower and 305 pounds per feet of torque. Both are controlled by a six-speed automatic transmission with the Ford offering Tow-Haul and Sport modes. Both have options for V8 engines, but Ford also offers a diesel engine and an exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission with some of their different engines. The Ford models achieve a better fuel economy of both highway and city driving over the GMC models. The Ford F-150 also features an all-new Power-Stroke Turbo Diesel engine that packs the torque you want from a diesel engine, with the features and technology you love from Ford. 

The maximum amount a trailer can tow can be a huge factor when deciding on a truck to buy. The Sierra GMC can reach a max of about 12,500 pounds but the Ford F-150, demonstrating why it tops the class in towing, can reach about 13,200 pounds. The max payload of the GMC truck is about 2250 pounds and the Ford truck can handle up to 3220 pounds, also top in its class. 

Ford F-150 versus GMC Sierra: Trim Levels 

Here are the available trim levels you can find for the Ford F-150: 

  • Ford F-150 XL 
  • Ford F-150 XLT 
  • Ford F-150 Lariat 
  • Ford F-150 Raptor 
  • Ford F-150 King Ranch 
  • Ford F-150 Platinum 
  • Ford F-150 Limited 

Below are the available trim levels for the GMC Sierra. 

  • GMC Sierra 1500 
  • GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 
  • GMC Sierra 1500 Elevation 
  • GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 
  • GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 
  • GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 

When you're looking for versatility and affordability, the Ford F-150 offers something for everyone, from a basic work-truck to a decked out, luxury-class truck with all the amenities. The GMC Sierra 1500 offers new trims for this year, adding in an off-road oriented option, but it just simply can't match the power and performance of the F-150 Raptor trim level. 

Which One Do You Pick? 

We at Cooper Ford, proudly serving the Herkimer and Ilion areas, want to help you find the right truck for your needs. Both are solid choices and you will be able to achieve so much with either one. But, if you're looking for top of the line performance, you'll be satisfied with the Ford F-150 and all it has to offer. Our representatives are ready to put you in the driver's seat and have you test drive one today!

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