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.

It's only natural that fans of these trucks in the Newtown, Southampton, and Langhorne areas constantly 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 2019 Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra 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's base 4.3L V6 falls short at 285 horsepower.

Even when upgrading from the base engines, Ford still comes out stronger. The F-150's most powerful engine, a 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-and that's for an engine that is available on the highest trim, not the standard.

Towing & Hauling Capacity

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 can only handle 12,200 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's max payload of 2,250 pounds, it clearly comes out on top.

Fuel Economy

Looking for great fuel economy? The Ford F-150 gets an EPA-estimated 22 city/30 highway MPG, whereas the Sierra gets only 17 city/23 highway MPG.* The Ford F-150 engine is an outstanding powertrain that not only gives you more power but requires fewer stops at the gas station, as well.

Technology & Sophistication

While the GMC offers some luxury features in the cabin, drivers love the available features found in the 2019 F-150. Ford offers everything from a Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ system to high-end 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. From 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.

Vehicle Customization Options

Ford also gives you far more choices when it comes to customizing your vehicle. There are three different body styles, six engine options, and seven trim levels. The Sierra comes with three body styles as well, but only four engines and five trim levels. If you're looking to build a vehicle tailored to your tastes, your best bet is to go with the 2019 Ford F-150.

2019 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra - 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 Newtown, Langhorne, or Southampton areas, then you can check out the 2019 Ford F-150 for yourself. Contact us or stop into Fred Beans Ford of Newtown and ask us about taking a test drive today!


* EPA-estimated rating of 22 city/30 highway/25 combined mpg. 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel, 4x2. Actual mileage will vary.

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