2019 GMC Sierra 1500 Vs. 2019 Ford F-150

Two rugged trucks neck and neck.

Which one is tough enough?

Two outstanding vehicles — the GMC Sierra 150 and the Ford F-150 — are neck and neck when it comes to which truck takes the top spot! Whether luxury or practicality suits you or you simply are looking for the truck that does it all, then one just might stand out as your preferred choice! Let us help you decide by comparing such things as power and efficiency as well as the long list of features  and amenities they both offer. Only after comparing can you make the call of which tough truck comes out on top!

Style conscious/interior amenities

At first glance, the difference between the Sierra and Ford is evident. The GMC is an upscale vehicle in every sense of the word and will definitely make a statement, while the Ford has the look of a truck, plain and simple. So if luxury is what you desire in your truck, then the GMC is your choice. Inside, this vehicle has undergone a complete redesign for this model year and represents the first of its new generation. The overall look of the cabin has been improved and it features premium materials, which speak to this truck’s upscale feel.

Space also puts the Sierra in the lead, with seating for between five and six passengers, meaning the whole family can come with! The Ford by comparison has only seating for three people as standard. Only with an upgrade to the Ford can you increase that seating capacity to six.

Comfort rated/features noted

Comfort is a key component, even with truck buyers, and the Sierra allows for such amenities as climate control heated mirrors and seats and Dual Zone A/C just with their second lowest available trim. Only with a much higher trim level can equal comfort be found in the Ford.

In the area of features, the Ford is not known for many, which is the case with most trucks, although it does include the sought-after FordPass that provides you with the ability to find, reserve and pay ahead of time for parking as well as the ability to compare fuel prices at stations along your route and to lock, unlock and start your vehicle remotely. There is the regular radio and manual climate that come standard on the Ford, although upgrades can result in a twin-panel moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, satellite radio and more. Conversely, the GMC’s user-friendly infotainment system ranks among the best in its class. There is a 7-inch touch screen, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and more. Upgrades can allow for such comforts as a sunroof, wireless device charging, 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, three additional USB ports, navigation and much more!

Entertainment/Safety Technology

In ensuring your ride is as easy and stress-free as possible, consider the differences with the Sierra and F-150’s entertainment and safety technology features, two very important aspects. The GMC is known for its abundance of entertainment and safety features, including a wide variety of connectivity enhancements. Those include Rear Seat Reminder, USB Connection, Wireless Charging Pad, and much, much more! This truck can truly do it all and have you riding in pure style. The Ford also plays a strong role in the area of safety and technology with an 8” LCD Productivity Screen; Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Pre-Collision Assist and Lane-Keeping System. The Ford essentially has what you need and less of what you don’t!

In other areas of safety, both the F-150 and the Sierra have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags and four-wheel antilock brakes. They also both present blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Power plan

Understanding the power of your truck is important in ensuring your satisfaction over time! To that end, the GMC is considered a total powerhouse! This truck makes navigation of any terrain a breeze and its towing capacity is equally impressive, ranging from 6,500 to 9,700 pounds. Although it does not rank as high in the area of towing capacity at 5,000 to 8,000 pounds, the F-150 still has plenty to offer. Its reliability is in fact one of its greatest strengths as well as the fact that it is immensely practical and powerful.

Both trucks have either RWD or 4WD drivetrains and a fairly similar horsepower as well. The base Sierra 1500 provides 285 horsepower with the ability to be upgraded all the way to 420 horsepower. Similarly, the Ford F-150 horsepower is between 250-450 depending on the options you choose.

The Sierra features five engine options, including the 285-horsepower V6, a 310-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, 355- and 420-horsepower V8 and a new turbodiesel that is on the horizon. The smaller V8 engine gets 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

By comparison, the Ford has six engine options. That includes the base V6, a V8, a turbodiesel, and three turbocharged V6 options.

When it comes to handling the open road, both are known for their performance in that they offer a smooth, comfortable ride. If off-roading is what you desire, then the Ford provides the upgrade to the Raptor trim for the best and smoothest in off-roading. In this year’s model, it has received new shocks and a new Trail Control System. To have an equally exhilarating and comfortable experience in the Sierra, you can upgrade to an AT4 trim. This truck is also known to handle well on winding roads, as well as absorb shocks and bumps.

Whether it is luxury you desire, robust towing capacity or pure comfort in your truck, the choice is yours when making your selection. In comparing the two, the GMC simply has more to offer in addition to all you have come to expect from a pick-up truck. It not only looks cooler, but has the features you might not even realize a truck can present. It’s not just your work vehicle, but your joy ride for hours and hours on the road. These vehicles are neck and neck and definitely cater to a different audience, but one may be just right for you!