2018 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500

If you're on the hunt for a pickup truck that's both worksite- and weekend-ready, you've come to the right place! Both the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 have a plethora of performance and technology features to offer that can handle much more than your busy lifestyle in West Chester, Glen Mills, and Malvern.

To help you decide which is a better fit for your routine, we at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester have put together this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see how the F-150 and the Sierra 1500 stack up against each other!

F-150 vs Sierra 1500: Performance Specifications

Performance is on the top of every pickup shopper's wish list. Luckily, the 2018 Ford F-150 delivers with five powerfully capable engines in its powertrain lineup. Standardly, you'll have a 3.3L V6 engine that gives you both power and efficiency. You'll have 290 horsepower as well as an EPA-estimated 26 highway/20 city MPG1.

As for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, you'll have a 4.3L V6 engine that doesn't quite compare with the F-150's standard engine. This engine puts out just 285 horsepower and gets only an EPA-estimated 24 highway/18 city MPG.

Additionally, you unfortunately won't have a standard 10-speed automatic transmission at your disposal in the Sierra 1500 like you will in the F-150. This Sierra 1500 only offers a standard 6-speed automatic transmission in the majority of its trim levels.

F-150 vs Sierra 1500: Towing Capacity

Thanks to its many powerful engines in its powertrain lineup, the 2018 Ford F-150 goes above and beyond when it comes to towing and hauling. When properly equipped, this model can tow a best-in-class2 whopping 13,200 pounds of maximum trailer weight.

Additionally, the F-150 takes the cake when it comes to payload. When equipped with the available 5.0L TI-VCT V8 engine, you'll have 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque on your side which allows for the delivery of best-in-class2 payload.

As for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, you'll max out at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque as compared to the F-150's maximum 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. This will give the Sierra 1500 the capability to tow just 12,500 pounds when equipped with all of the best equipment.

F-150 vs Sierra 1500: Smart Safety Features

Both the 2018 Ford F-150 and the 2018 Sierra 1500 offer a variety of safety features that will have your back whether you're driving on pavement or on backroads. In both vehicles, you'll have access to smart features like Lane Keep Assist, which keeps an eye on your lane lines and gives you a warning when you come close to drifting out of your own lane.

One of the many features you'll miss out on - including the BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage - in the Sierra 1500, however, is the 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display. This feature, which is available in many of the F-150's trim levels, gives you a 360-view of your vehicle's surroundings right on our infotainment screen.

2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500: The Verdict

As you can see, both vehicles have a lot to offer. However, the 2018 Ford F-150 goes the extra mile for pickup drivers in West Chester, Glen Mills, and Malvern. Don't take our word for it! Give us a call at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester today to schedule a test drive in the F-150.


1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

2 When properly configured. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVMR based on Ford segmentation.

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Fred Beans Ford of West Chester

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