2019 Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra 1500

February 10th, 2019 by

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Choosing a brand-new truck can be a challenge. Two leading light-duty trucks for sale in Leavenworth, Kansas are the 2019 Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra 1500, but which will prove to be the more reliable of the two?

Understanding what the proprietary features are can help you when deciding which truck is right for you. The first thing to consider is whether you’ll be using the truck more for work, or for play.

If you’re looking for a new work truck, the 2019 Ford F-150 is the gold standard. Even if you will not be using it primarily for work, it is a top choice because it offers a smoother ride and better gas mileage than most pickups.

It’s All About Performance

Ford’s designers have crafted the F-150 with their decades of experience and fine-tuned their designs over the years.

The 2019 Ford F-150 for sale today outperforms every other truck with its three available configurations. These include naturally aspirated V6 and V8 gas power plants with advanced twin-independent variable cam timing, a turbocharged and direct-injected gas EcoBoost V6 engine, and a 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel that can crank out an impressive 450 horsepower.

There is one thing you can’t deny, the 2019 Ford F-150 lives up to the company’s motto, “Built Ford Tough.”

The GMC Sierra 1500 is also a common choice among workers but it is not nearly as popular as the 2019 Ford F-150. The GMC Sierra 1500 offers a choice between three engine variations including a 2.7L turbo engine, a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 engine, and a 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine that offers up to 420 horsepower.

Other features of the GMC Sierra 1500 include a 220-amp alternator, two-speed Autotrac transfer case, adaptive ride control, automatic stop/start, and automatic locking rear differential. These are all great features and part of what makes the GMC Sierra 1500 a successful truck, but it still doesn’t offer as much power as the 2019 Ford F-150.

Exterior Styling

When comparing the 2019 Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra 1500, it is easy to tell the two apart.

The F-150 has improved its aerodynamic design but has maintained a recognizable look throughout the years. The angular surfaces of the body make the F-150 muscular with modern aesthetics.

The 2019 Ford F-150 sets the bar for full-size pickups with its lightweight, high-strength military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and bed. Ford isn’t using just any old aluminum either. The F-150 uses heat-treated hardened aluminum alloy. In fact, the same high-grade 6000-series aluminum is used in military and industrial applications.

Now let’s take a look at the GMC Sierra 1500. It too is not without its own rugged features such as a larger CornerStep rear bumper. The GMC Sierra 1500 is also equipped with LED lighting technology to light the way in even the worst conditions, a MultiPro tailgate, ProGrade trailering system, off-road suspension with two-inch factory lift, and a dual-outlet exhaust.

The GMC Sierra 1500 also offers a variety of interesting wheels to choose from ranging from 17-inch six-spoke bright silver painted aluminum wheels to 22-inch black gloss wheels with chrome accents.

Interior Comfort

The 2019 Ford F-150 price is reasonable and the vehicle is loaded with media essentials and navigation including an eight-inch color productivity screen, a 360-degree camera with a split-view display, and FordPass Connect. This lets you use the truck as a Wi-Fi hotspot from up to 50 feet away. The 2019 Ford F-150 also has Ford Co-Pilot360 features that allow you to work smarter, not harder.

The GMC Sierra 1500 offers a slightly larger cab with 10-way power front passenger seats, front and rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlets, and a 120-volt box-mounted power outlet. The GMC Sierra 1500 offers three different size screens including a 3.5-inch diagonal monochromatic driver information screen, a 4.2-inch diagonal color driver information center, and an 8-inch diagonal Premium GMC Infotainment System with Navigation.

The largest screen is therefore comparable to the 8-inch color productivity screen in the 2019 Ford F-150 but GMC does not offer the same level of interactive software.

Other notable features of the GMC Sierra 1500 include a 40/20/40 split-bench front and rear seat, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, six-speaker audio system, USB ports, and HD radio capability.

Should I choose the 2019 Ford F-150 or the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500?

The 2019 Ford F-150 stands out on the street. You won’t miss it. The same can’t be said for the GMC Sierra 1500, which offers a non-assuming and plain presence. The 2019 F-150 has a personality all of its own and more power than most people will ever have a need for. The range of 2019 Ford F-150 accessories means your F-150 can become your own.

Even if you’re planning to use the truck just for leisure, the 2019 F-150 is going to give you the peace of mind of knowing that if you ever need it, best in class towing is there at the touch of your fingertips.

The GMC Sierra 1500 is a powerful truck, but it is no match for the power, towing capability, and military grade body of the 2019 Ford F-150. The GMC Sierra 1500 has the 2019 Ford F-150 beat in one area, and that is passenger room. The larger cab of the GMC Sierra 1500 cannot be overlooked, but is having a larger backseat really a deciding factor when purchasing a pickup truck?

Recommended for 2019: The 2019 Ford F-150

The choice is a tough one, but not as tough as the 2019 Ford F-150 with all of its 450 horsepower. It is even rated to tow up to 8,000 pounds. That’s the size of two cars.

It’s clear that the 2019 Ford-F150 strives to be the best light-duty truck for Kansas roads, and it does just that. The instantly recognizable body of the 2019 Ford F-150 is a sight that also offers peace of mind for the millions of people who drive the dependable workhorse.

Whether you’re looking to traverse the backcountry of the midwest, or just commute the streets of Kansas City and carry the occasional heavy load, the 2019 Ford F-150 has you covered.

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