Light-duty pickup trucks are more popular than ever, and while this market isn't as abundant as the sedan or SUV field is, it's every bit as competitive. There are continuous leaders in this field-brand names that identify the nature of the class. Among these manufacturers are Ford and GMC with the Ford F-150 and the GMC Sierra 1500.

It's only natural that fans of these trucks in the Churchville and Woodside, PA, area can debate about which one is the better option. Now, with this Fred Beans Ford of Newtown comparison, we can put that debate to rest once and for all. Check out what happens when two high-performing light-duty pickups battle in our 2020 Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra 1500 comparison below.


Performance Specs

When it comes down to sheer performance, both trucks are solid. However, the Ford F-150 works harder and performs better right from the base level. Its standard 3.3L V6 engine generates 290 horsepower, while the Sierra model's base 4.3L V6 falls a little short at 285 horsepower.

Even when upgrading from the base engines, Ford still comes out stronger. The F-150 model's most powerful engine, the available 3.5L High-Output V6, gives you 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The most power you can get out of the Sierra is only 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from its available 6.2L V8 engine.


Strong and Efficient Performance

Ford also excels when it comes to towing and hauling capacity. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 13,200 pounds, while the GMC Sierra 1500 can only handle 12,100 pounds. Hauling capacity puts the Ford F-150 ahead as well since it has a max payload of 3,270 pounds. Compared to the Sierra model's max payload of 2,240 pounds, it clearly comes out on top.

Looking for great fuel economy? With all the various Ford F-150 engine options, you can choose an outstanding powertrain that not only gives you more power, but requires fewer stops at the gas station as well. The Ford F-150 gets up to an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG, whereas the Sierra gets only 20 city/23 highway MPG.


Technology & Sophistication

While the GMC offers some luxury features in the cabin, drivers love the available features found in the 2020 F-150. Ford offers everything from the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ system to high-end available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go.

It also offers the Ford SYNC® 3 technology interface-one of the most celebrated infotainment systems on the market today. Top to bottom, it's built to be a workhorse that also offers the very best in performance and drivability.

Unfortunately, the Sierra doesn't offer anything like the Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ system since this is a class-exclusive feature.


2020 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500: Verdict

While both pickups offer plenty for drivers to be happy about, we believe you're going to love everything the Ford model has to offer. If you're in the Churchville and Woodside, Pennsylvania, area, then you can check out the 2020 Ford F-150 for yourself. Contact us or stop into Fred Beans Ford of Newtown and ask us about taking a test drive today!

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