2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500


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Modern truck shoppers are looking for vehicles that can pull out all the stops and deliver both luxury and practical towing and hauling potential. In this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 comparison, either model can offer satisfying driving, but the 2018 Ford F-150 consistently delivers an edge, whether you look at the base model, or an elite towing or luxury option.

Even from the base engine options, the 3.3-liter V-6 on the 2018 Ford F-150 delivers more horsepower than is available on the base 4.3-liter V-6 on the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. And even better, the Ford model offers that increased power at a lower starting MSRP. This truck also can offer best-in-class towing with a maximum towing capacity when properly equipped of up to 13,200 pounds. In contrast, the 2018 GMC Sierra tops out at 12,500 pounds when properly equipped.

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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
$27,610 Starting MSRP $28,905
3.3-L V-6 (290 hp) Base Engine 4.3-L V-6 (285 hp)
XL, XLT, Lariat, Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited Trim Options Sierra, SLE, SLT, All Terrain, Denali
13,200 pounds Max. Towing 12,500 pounds

Trims and Engines on the 2018 Ford F-150

In this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 comparison, the Ford pickup is available with three different body styles, five gasoline engine options (with a diesel engine arriving in spring of 2018), and seven attractive trim levels ranging from the straightforward XL model all the way up to the elite Limited luxury trims. The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is also available with three body styles and four main powertrain options, including a 4.3-liter V-6, a 6.2-liter V-8, a 5.3-liter V-8 and that same 5.3-liter V-8 with light electrification. The GMC offers just five trim levels.

Drivers looking for premium power on the 2018 Ford F-150 have plenty of options. The base 3.3-liter V-6 is rated for 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, while a 325-horsepower, 2.7-liter V-6; a 375-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6; and a 5.0-liter V-8 rated for 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque are also available on several models. An elite 3.5-liter V-6 with a unique high output is available only on the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor off-road racing model. If you are interested in learning more about the capability that the 2018 Ford F-150 can offer drivers in the Pine River MN area, contact a member of the Houston Ford sales team today.

steering wheel and touchscreen of the 2018 Ford F-150
front grille close-up of the 2018 Ford F-150
side view of a silver 2018 Ford F-150 parked in a field
view of the available sunroof of the 2018 Ford F-150