The GMC Sierra 1500 and the Ford F-150 are powerful entries in the light duty pickup truck market. Both have solid performance and capabilities with a number of engine choices, multiple bed and cab configurations, and outstanding features. Drivers in Emmaus, Allentown, and Bethlehem are often curious as to which one is the better option for their daily needs at work and play.
Which one is better overall? Let’s take a close look at the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 as it compares to the 2017 Ford F-150, and how you can take a test drive today at Kelly Buick GMC, your local Emmaus dealership.
The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 gives you 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque from its base EcoTec3 4.3-liter V6 engine. The 5.3 liter V8 puts out 355 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque, and the range-topping 6.2L V8 gives you 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
The 2017 Ford F-150 also has EcoBoost engines that deliver outstanding horsepower and torque, but don’t function nearly as efficiently as those in the GMC. Both trucks, however, are reliable and powerful when it comes to towing, with 4x4 options and special towing modes.
While Ford trucks are tough-built, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is built to hold up against the toughest conditions. With a high-tension steel frame and plated in galvanized sheet metal, it can stand against heavy use and abuse. The 2017 Ford F-150, by comparison, uses aluminum for reduced weight, but it can be easily damaged. The GMC Sierra 1500 is built to stand up better to heavy use and towing capabilities than the Ford F-150.
Ford trucks offer solid technology, but at their base level, they tend to be about functionality and practicality. GMC, on the other hand, has packed class-leading technology into the Sierra 1500 lineup. In the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500, you are privy to the IntelliLink infotainment system driven by an 8-inch touchscreen, with GPS navigation, OnStar, an outstanding sound system, Bluetooth technology, satellite radio and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for all occupants. There’s almost nowhere you can’t go and nothing you can’t do with the performance and technology in the new GMC Sierra 1500.
While Ford offers an impressive suite of technology, safety and driver assist applications, they don’t have the options that GMC offers, and comes at a higher price available only in select trim levels.
As you can, the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 comes out on top as the most reliable pickup truck when compared to the 2017 Ford F-150. If you’d like to check out the new 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 for yourself and you live in the Emmaus, Allentown, or Bethlehem area, Kelly Buick GMC is here to help. Check out our GMC Sierra 1500 collection online today along with other popular GMC models. For more information, give us a call or stop into our showroom and ask about a test drive today!