2018 Ford F-150 Vs. GMC Sierra 1500
When it comes to comparing pickup trucks, drivers rightfully expect more out of their trucks than they ever have in the past. They want capability, safety and style with an interior cabin that is decked out with premium materials, intelligent convenience amenities and state-of-the-art technology. With drivers wanting this level of balance between interior finish and locomotive capability, automotive manufacturers have been engineering and designing luxury truck. These trucks have been selling.
Chevrolet’s older brother, which did a little better for itself after leaving home, GMC, has a badge that denotes refinement and finish. We know the 2018 Ford F-150 handily bests the Chevrolet Silverado but is the extra focus given by GMC to the truck’s details enough to pull the Sierra 1500 ahead of both the Silverado 1500 and the 2018 Ford F-150? Let’s find out. Pay special attention to the capabilities of these trucks compared with the luxury features on higher trim levels.
2018 Ford F-150
2018 GMC Sierra 1500
|290 horsepower (3.3L V6)||Base engine power||285 horsepower (4.3L V6)|
|13,200 lbs. (5,987 kg)||Maximum towing capacity||12,500 lbs. (5,670 kg)|
|470 horsepower (3.5L EcoBoost® V6)||Maximum horsepower||420 horsepower (6.2L V8)|
|10-speed automatic||Available transmission||8-speed automatic|
|Leather / Chrome||Top trim level gear shift trim||Plastic|
|3,270 lbs. (1,483 kg)||Maximum payload||2,250 lbs. (1021 kg)|
|Standard on Limited and Platinum||Proximity key||No|
|10 B&O Play™||Speakers on top trim||7 Bose®|
|Twin-panel||Available moonroof||Single panel|
|Yes – 52 years running||Canada’s Favourite Truck?||No – It’s in the top 10 somewhere, though|
The 2018 Ford F-150 – Canada’s Favourite and Best Pickup Truck
Unlike Ford, General Motors has their truck division split up into two distinct brands – the entry-level Chevrolet and the higher-end GMC. With Ford engineering and marketing all their trucks under one name badge, you may be inclined to think the F-150 is a less premium product. As you can see above, however, that is not true.
The Ford F-150 includes some of the most advanced and driver-convenience-focused technology and engineering on the market today. Available features on the 2018 Ford F-150 include a twin-panel moonroof which provides ventilation, light and fun, allowing backseat passengers to get some fresh air.
Also available on the 2018 Ford F-150, the 10-speaker B&O Play™ sound system not only provides more speakers than the 7-speaker one on the Sierra 1500, but the quality is improved through the included subwoofer.
The top-trim LIMITED showcases a side of Ford that is classic and inspired, filling the cabin with rich Navy Pier leather. Heated and ventilated seats include 10-way power and Active Motion®. Heated steering wheel, aluminum accents and more, round out the luxurious interior of the 2018 Ford F-150 Limited and prove that nobody does luxury and capability better than Ford.
Speaking of capability, the numbers tell the entire story. The 2018 Ford F-150 can do more than the Sierra 1500 by wide margins. You’ll tow more, haul more and experience even more thrilling acceleration in your 2018 Ford F-150 than 2018 Sierra 1500 drivers could dream about. The 2018 Ford F-150’s available diesel engine allows you to take a page out of the book of the movers and shakers to get both power and efficiency.
James Braden Ford is your premier destination for the 2018 Ford F-150. As Kingston’s low-overhead dealership, our inventory is packed to the brim. We don’t just have Eastern Ontario’s largest inventory of 2018 Ford F-150 models, we have the largest inventory of trucks in Eastern Ontario.
This means your chance of finding the truck you want with the engine, cab size, bed length, colour and trim are higher than anywhere else. Stop by today, we’ll help you find your next refined and composed Ford pickup truck.