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Ford vs. GMC: Which Truck is the Right Truck?

Are you looking to add a workhorse to your small business? Do you need dependable power for weekend projects? Two renowned brands known for producing exceptionally capable pickup trucks are Ford and GMC. To help you decide which automaker is best for your needs, the experts at Westlie Ford have compared two popular pickup trucks: the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. Read on to learn which truck is the right truck for you!

If you have any questions before continuing, give us a call at (360) 602-2490.

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 GMC Sierra 1500: Engine

You’ll receive reliable performance from both the 2018 F-150 and 2018 Sierra 1500. The standard 3.3L V6 engine of the F-150 produces nearly 300 horsepower, but if you need serious power for the toughest tasks, opt for the available High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, which churns out 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. Key engine specs for these two trucks are as follows:

2018 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine 4.3L EcoTec3 V6
290 HP Horsepower 285 HP
265 lb.-ft. Torque 305 lb.-ft.

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 GMC Sierra 1500: Towing & Hauling

It’s no wonder that the new 2018 Ford F-150 was named Motor Trend‘s 2018 Truck of the Year. With Best-in-Class towing and payload capability, the new F-150 easily bests the new Sierra 1500. View exact towing and hauling specs in the table below.

2018 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
13,200 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity* 12,500 lbs.
3,270 lbs. Max. Payload Capacity* 2,080 lbs.

*When properly equipped

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 GMC Sierra 1500: Technology

The technology in your next pickup truck shouldn’t work harder; it should work smarter. The tech features inside the 2018 Ford F-150 do just that. With the available SYNC® Connect, drivers inside the new F-150 can use FordPass™ to track the vehicle’s location, check the fuel level, and more. You won’t find such features on the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. Additional technology features of the Ford F-150 include:

  • SYNC® and SYNC® with AppLink™; optional SYNC® 3 with SYNC® Connect
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • 3-in. productivity screen; available 8-in. LCD productivity screen
  • MyKey®
  • Optional B&O PLAY premium audio system with HD Radio™
  • Optional voice-activated Navigation with SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®

2018 Ford F-150 vs. 2018 GMC Sierra 1500: Safety

While both of these pickup trucks are equipped with safety systems designed to keep you protected when on the road, our experts believe you’ll prefer the new F-150 over the new Sierra 1500 thanks to Ford-exclusive features such as the SOS Post-Crash Alert System™ and optional industry-first inflatable second-row safety belts. Check out additional safety features of the 2018 F-150 below.

  • Rearview camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)
  • Curve control
  • Safety Canopy® side curtain airbags
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system
  • Optional Blind Spot Information System® with cross-traffic alert

Now that you know all about the superior 2018 Ford F-150 and how it can help you tackle your daily to-do list, head over to our new inventory to see the available models at our Ford dealership in Washougal, WA for you to test-drive. If you have any questions, reach out to the Westlie Ford team through our contact form or by calling (360) 602-2490.

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