Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra

When it's time to find the right pickup truck, a lot of drivers tend to look toward the 2018 Ford F-150 due to its several generations of hardworking and high-performing trucks. However, some drivers are torn between the Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra 1500. At Richmond Ford West, we're here to help our friends in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump learn a bit more about these two pickups, so they can determine which one is right for them and their workload.

Keep reading this truck comparison to find out which model has what it takes to be your next truck!

Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Options & Performance

Each of these iconic pickup trucks offers an impressive array of options for the engine, which broadens the vehicles' ability and output. The 2018 F-150 entry includes a 3.3-liter V6 engine, which delivers 290 horsepower, already providing an edge over the 4.3-liter EcoTec3 V6. This 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 base engine maxes out at 285 horsepower. The F-150 offers four distinct engine options, while the GMC Sierra only offers three engine options.

  • The F-150 5.0-liter V8 delivers 395 horsepower, while the GMC Sierra 5.3-liter V8 only produces 355 horsepower.
  • The highest torque output comes from the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 from the F-150, which produces 470 lb-ft.
  • Each truck includes respective 6-speed automatic transmissions that include Tow/Haul mode, so drivers can disperse their power accordingly when trailering.

Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra Towing Capacity

Both the 2018 F-150 and the 2018 Sierra 1500 offer some impressive abilities when it comes to towing some significant materials. Due to the varying power offered by their respective engine options, there are different levels of towing ability, so determining your needs is an important factor to consider when choosing your next work truck. Even though there are similarities with these trucks, there are differences in their towing abilities.

  • At the base level, the Ford F-150 can tow 7,700 lbs, while the Sierra 1500 comes close with 7,600 lbs.
  • When the Ford F-150 is outfitted with the 5.0-liter V8, it can tow 11,100 lbs, while the Sierra 1500 and its 5.3-liter V8 can tow 9,800 lbs.
  • The Ford F-150 can tow the most at 12,000 lbs with its 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6.
  • The GMC Sierra maxes out at 11,700 lbs of towing with its 6.3-liter V8 engine.

Truck & Bed Configurations

The Ford F-150 and the GMC Sierra can easily be configured to accommodate more passengers or more cargo room. Each truck offers a regular cab, a double cab, and a crew cab. As for the cargo bed boxes, each truck includes options for a short box, a regular box, and even a long box that measure out to 8 feet.

Choosing the Right Pickup Truck

Now that you've got a better idea about these trucks by reading this 2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 review, you're closer to making a decision as to which truck seems like the better choice for your workload. While you learned that the F-150 can outperform the Sierra 1500 on a variety of fronts, you may want to check it out up close, so you can be sure that it's the truck you want. When you're ready, you can drop by and see us at Richmond Ford West!

Contact our team to schedule your test drive today! We're always happy to help our friends in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump choose the truck that's right for them!

Continue your research. See how the Ford F-150 compares to the Ram 1500 in this article.


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