Both the 2020 Ford F-150 and the 2020 GMC Sierra have the characteristics of bona fide big-truck, such as hauling, mudding, and towing. Although they share a fondness for the straight line, beds with tricks up their sleeves, and low-end torque, there is a gap between the trucks. In this face-off between two square-jawed pickups, we seek to determine which one outpaces the other. The 2020 Ford F-150 offers seven trims; these are XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, and the specialized off-road Raptor. The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 has six trim levels, which include Sierra, SLE, Elevation, AT4, SLT, and Denali.

Exterior

In the trucks world, both the Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra 1500 have carved out a lot from their allotted footprints. These two trucks have roughly the same size in their various body styles. Both trucks offer the regular cab, crew cabs, and extended cabs, where the last two are popular to non-fleet drivers. The two trucks reserve plenty of room for cargo and people. In the Ford F-150 and Sierra trucks, the spaces in the crew cabs can fit a family of five.

The Ford F-150 models have the standard F-150 exterior PIN entry system, which can be used when you lock your keys in the truck. The GMC Sierra does not have this feature but instead has the extra cost OnStar that cannot unlock the doors without cell reception.

The regular cab Ford F-150 has a 6.5-foot bed, which is 1 foot and 8.3-inches shorter than the GMC Sierra long-bed regular cab. This makes the F-150 easier to handle, park, and maneuver tight spaces around Mitchell, SD. The Ford F-150 has a front grille shutter that is used to close the airflow and decrease drag when less engine cooling is required. This feature is not in the Sierra and is ideal in improving highway fuel economy.

Performance

The GMC Sierra might have a bigger bed overall, but the Ford powertrain offers the best features to the owner. The Ford F-150 provides different engines with the base 3.3-liter V6 that generates 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. In higher trims levels, the Ford F-150 offers the 2.7-liter turbo V6 that produces 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet, the 3.5-liter turbo V6 that generates 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, the 5.0-liter V8 that produces 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. The Ford F-150 Limited and Raptor are fitted with the all-powerful 3.5-liter turbo V6 that generates 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.

The GMC Sierra offers a 4.3-liter V6 in the base trims that produce 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. Other options include a 2.7-liter turbo 4-cylinder that generates 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque, and the 5.3-liter V8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. At the top of the powertrain range for the GMC Sierra 1500 is a and 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

The GMC Sierra 1500 has a maximum towing capacity that is limited to 12,100 pounds, while the Ford F-150 SuperCrew can tow up to 13, 200 pounds. The 2020 F-150 V6 diesel 4x4 has a better highway fuel utilization of up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg, as compared to the 2020 Sierra 6-cylinder 4x4, which has an EPA-estimated  26 mpg on the highway. Both trucks have 10-speed automatic transmission, but the GMC Sierra transmission is less refined.

Interior

The trucks offer their passengers all the modern-day comforts. The five-seats have all the head and legroom than the passengers would need. The seats have all the luxury touches they need, such as touchscreen infotainment system, high-speed charging ports, and storage cubbies. However, critics have applaudedthe new Ford F-150 for its interior quality, while the GMC Sierra 1500 has largely been panned by automotive journalists for its cheap interior materials quality and unintuitive control scheme.

Technology

The base models in the 2020 Ford F-150 offer a basic AM/FM radio, vinyl floors, and manual door locks. The higher trims offer real leather seats, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto that are compatible with the infotainment system. In the entry price for the GMC Sierra, you will get Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The higher trims offer heated seats, wireless smartphone charging docks, and a surround-view camera.

Safety

The 2020 F-150 has the front seat shoulder belts, which are highly adjustable and are not present in the GMC Sierra. The Ford Pre-Collision Assist, which is optional in the Ford F-150, has been rated as superior, while the Sierra scores as basic. Both trucks have side-impact head airbags, standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, traction control, front seatbelt pretensioners, front side-impact airbags, and four-wheel antilock brakes, a rearview camera, daytime running lights, and electronic stability systems.

For Mitchell, SD drivers, it's hard to beat the new Ford F-150

Although the 2020 GMC Sierra may have an incredible tailgate, bed options, and tech, in the end, the 2020 Ford F-150 offers more body styles, higher towing capacity, and exceptional safety ratings. The above reasons make the 2020 Ford F-150 the truck to beat. You can visit us at Iverson Auto in Mitchell, SD to check out the 2020 Ford F-150 trucks in our inventory today.

  

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