GMC Sierra 1500 vs. Ford F-150
For many Lloydminster and Sherwood Park drivers, a solid pickup truck that’s heavy on engine power and light on gas usage is a necessity. The GMC Sierra 1500 and the Ford F-150 are top contenders in their segments, offering top-notch specs and features to spare. Take a look at Westridge Buick GMC’s comparison below to see what you can expect from the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. the 2016 Ford F-150.
Engine and Fuel Economy Figures
The base 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 with rear-wheel drive features a 4.3L V6 engine that produces 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the base 2016 Ford F-150 with rear-wheel drive houses a 3.5L V6 engine with lower specs: 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. The engines for both of these pickups come with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, and drivers have the option of rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. With rear-wheel drive and the standard automatic, both the GMC Sierra and Ford F-150 net a 13.1 L/100 km city rating, while upgrading to all-wheel drive earn both pickups a 13.8 L/100 km city rating.
Max Towing Capabilities
The Sierra 1500’s base engine tows up to 2,722 kilograms, while the Ford-150’s base engine handles as much as 3,447 kilograms. However, the Sierra 1500’s next-level 5.3L V8 trailers up to 5,035 kilograms, which overshadows the the F-150’s 2.7L turbo V6 and 5.0L V8 engines’ capabilities. The range-topping engines for the Sierra 1500 and the F-150 are a 420-hp 6.2L V8 engine and a 365-hp 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, respectively. The average towing capacity for both of these engines is 5,443 kilograms, with the F-150 reaching a max 5,443-kilogram towing capacity with the 4×2 Regular Cab models only. All in all, the Sierra 1500 counters the F-150’s ability to tow an extra 91 kilograms with greater across-the-board engine specs and stronger lower-tier models.
Comfort Features for the Road
Both the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Ford F-150 offer a welcoming mix of comfort and convenience features, such as an AM/FM stereo, 106.7-millimetre display screen, air conditioning, and a 40/20/40-split-bench seat. The Sierra 1500, however, includes a standard USB port, as well as a larger 88.9-milimetre driver information center. Lloydminster and Sherwood Park drivers will also have techier options with the 2016 GMC Sierra vs. the 2016 Ford F-150. Any of the following features can be tacked onto the Sierra 1500 for a more relaxing and entertaining ride:
Available 177.8-millimetre color touchscreen with IntelliLink
Available built-in 4G LTE W-Fi hotspot
Available 3-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Available Convenience Package (includes a Rear Vision Camera, a 110-volt AC power outlet, remote locking tailgate, and more)
Break Records With a Hard-Working Pickup!
Durable and generously equipped, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 helps Lloydminster and Sherwood Park drivers get the job done. If you have questions about the new Sierra 1500, feel free to contact Westridge Buick GMC! We’re located east of Sherwood Park, Alberta via Yellowhead Highway E/AB-16!