GMC Sierra vs. Ford F150
For those that are on the market to buy a new truck, then they are going to find that there are several options to choose from this year. And they are going to find that these trucks are much more advanced than what they were years ago since they are now offering much better fuel mileage than they have ever offered before. With that being said, two of the main competitors for consumers business in the truck category is the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Ford F150. Both of these are offered in a variety of sizes, however, for most people the short bed style is something that they are finding fits their every need.
Fuel mileage is probably the first thing that comes to people's minds when they are considering a new vehicle, and most people are not disappointed by what these two trucks are offering. They are going to find that the GMC is going to get around fifteen miles per gallon in the city, while offering twenty miles per gallon on the highway. On the other hand, the Ford is going to get ten miles per gallon in the city, while only offering fifteen miles per gallon on the highway. In terms of gas mileage, most people are going to choose the GMC since they can get a small percentage more out of their fuel.
So just how well do these trucks do on the performance scale? The GMC truck offers a 4.3 liter, V6 engine for people to choose from as the standard engine. This engine gets around 195 horsepower, while also offering rear wheel drive. The Ford offers a standard engine of 5.4 liter, V8 engine that gets around 310 horsepower. And the best thing about the Ford is the fact that it is four wheel drive, which most people want in a good pick up truck. In terms of performance, the person is going to have more power with the Ford, but they are sacrificing fuel economy with this option.
The GMC is going to have seating for six, while the Ford is only going to have seating for five. However, the Ford offers a few more standard equipment such as a CD player, cruise control and power locks and windows. The GMC is a basic truck offering AM/FM radio and none of the bells and whistles that people may be wanting. As far as room in the interior that people are going to have with these trucks they are going to find that they are basically the same, only off by a tenth on most cases when measuring, thus this is not something that the person is going to have consider. So, which is the better truck?
For those that are just wanting a truck to drive back and forth somewhere, then they are going to find that the GMC is going to suffice. However, for those that are going to be doing some work with their truck, then they may find that the four wheel drive of the Ford is going to be best for them.
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