|2017 GMC Sierra||2017 Ford F-150|
|6.2-liter, V-8||Engine||5.0-liter, V-8|
|Eight-speed Auto||Transmission||Six-speed Auto|
|12,500 lbs.||Max. Towing||11,100 lbs.|
2017 GMC Sierra vs. 2017 Ford F-150
Without question, the GMC Sierra 1500 is one of the most popular and high-performing full-size pickup trucks in its class. However, that is getting harder to say that with developments made by Ford. Examining the 2017 GMC Sierra vs. 2017 Ford F-150 shows that even with all of the improvements and upgrades made by the F-150, the 2017 Sierra remains at the head of the class. For the current model year, GMC engineers have made some subtle changes to extended cab versions of the 2017 Sierra to give it the best conventional trailering capacity in the class. Additionally, the Sierra adds a capless fuel-filler neck, active grille shutters and the Teen Driver monitoring system.
At the most basic level, full-size pickup trucks like the 2017 GMC Sierra and 2017 Ford F-150 have more similarities than differences. Customers coming to Don Wheaton to take a look at new Sierra will have to work with a sales professional to find the exact configuration of powertrain, cargo bed length and cabin style. Double and crew cab versions of the 2017 Sierra have been praised by independent reviews for being very passenger-friendly, easy to access and offering an impressive amount of storage cubbies for smaller items. On the technology front, the 2017 Sierra really blows past the 2017 F-150. For another year, the GMC truck offers smartphone integration for Apple and Android devices as well as the 4G LTE Wi-Fi mobile hotspot.
Performance of the 2017 Sierra
The 2017 GMC Sierra offers three engine choices for buyers to consider. At the very top of those sits the 6.2-liter, V-8 making 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque which is also paired exclusively to the automaker’s new eight-speed transmission. GMC has also added automatically activated grille shutters to the 2017 Sierra. These shutters help make the truck be more aerodynamic by forcing air under the frame. A better aerodynamic profile equals better fuel-economy. By comparison the 2017 F-150 offers a 5.0-liter, V-8 engine at the top of its powertrain tree. Ford buyers will be getting short-changed with this engine getting 385 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque as well as a towing capacity that is more than 1,000 pounds less than what is offered by the 2017 GMC Sierra.