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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Ford F-150

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  • 2019 GMC Sierra 1500

    A blue 2019 GMC Sierra facing the left on white

    Starting at

    $33,500

    2019 Ford F-150

    A blue 2019 Ford F150 facing the right on white

    Starting at

    $28,155

    YesTeen Driver Technology Available?No
    YesMultipro Tailgate Available?No
    8-inchStandard Touchscreen4-inch

    Trying to decide between the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Ford F-150? You’ve chosen two of the best trucks in the full-size class! Both of these vehicles offer class-leading performance, as well as an impressive selection of advanced entertainment and safety technology. However, there are distinct differences between the two.

    The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 is both powerful and advanced, and even a little bit luxurious. While offering up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft torque and even a 12,200 LBS maximum towing capacity, it fulfills the capability requirements of nearly any driver. However, drivers of the Sierra can take advantage of this power in a cabin packed with advanced features. On its base model, the 2019 GMC Sierra offers entertainment features like a 7-inch touchscreen display and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In terms of safety features, the Sierra also offers several driver assist technologies. Overall, this full-size truck is the perfect vehicle for drivers looking for impressive performance and all the luxuries of modern vehicles.

    Meanwhile, the 2019 Ford F-150 is also incredibly powerful and advanced. The new F-150 actually has slightly higher horsepower, torque and towing specs but can’t quite match what the Sierra offers in onboard accommodations and comfort features. In terms of onboard tech, the 2019 Ford F-150 is all about practicality and offers only a radio on its base model. However, drivers can choose to upgrade to higher trim levels to enjoy similar entertainment features to the Sierra. When it comes to safety technology, the 2019 Ford F-150 offers more standard features than the Sierra, however it lacks Teen Driver technology and has a much smaller selection of available driver assist technologies.

    When comparing the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Ford F-150, it’s a very close call. However, only one of these vehicles can come out as the overall winner. So, let’s take a closer look at how they compare in terms of performance, entertainment, and safety.

  • Performance

    A closeup of a gray 2019 GMC Sierra grille with mountains in back

    When it comes to the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Ford F-150, these vehicles offer top-of-the-line performance. In nearly every performance spec imaginable, these two trucks are best in their class and make it hard to determine which vehicle is the ideal choice. However, one of these full-size pickup trucks is just a little more powerful than the other.

    2019 GMC Sierra 1500

    The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 offers five powerful engine options for drivers to choose from, these include a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine, a 4.3L V6 engine, a 5.3L V8 engine, a 5.3L V8 with DFM engine, and a 6.2L V8 engine. When equipped with its most powerful engine, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 produces up to 420 hp and 460 lb-ft torque. This incredible level of power allows for the Sierra’s class-leading maximum towing capacity of 12,200 LBS, when equipped with trailering package, which offers drivers more than enough capability to tow large recreational or work equipment with ease.

    2019 Ford F-150

    The 2019 Ford F-150 offers six engine options for drivers to choose from, including its popular 3.0L V6 power stroke diesel engine. The other four engine options include a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine, a 3.3L V6 engine, a 3.5L V6 engine a 3.5L V6 H.O. EcoBoost, and a 5.0L V8 engine. Yes, the most capable engine of the 2019 Ford F-150 produces slightly more horsepower and torque than the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500, it even has a higher max towing capacity when properly equipped.

  • Entertainment

    A blue 2019 GMC Sierra Denali with snow covered mountains in back

    When you’re in the market for a powerful full-size pickup truck, you may not be considering its entertainment features or it could be one of your top priorities. Either way, a vehicle’s entertainment suite can transform the way you enjoy your time on the road. When comparing the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2019 Ford F-150, you’ll find that one of these vehicles offers more premium features across its lower trim levels.  

    2019 GMC Sierra 1500

    The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 offers a wealthy entertainment suite on its base trim level, especially compared to other vehicles in its class. Drivers investing in the Sierra can enjoy a 7-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, one USB port, and a 6-speaker sound system. While this is plenty for most drivers, you’ll also have the ability to enhance the entertainment suite on the Sierra with several available features like a larger touchscreen display, navigation, a built-in WiFi hotspot, wireless charging for compatible devices, and a 7-speaker Bose sound system. Drivers can also choose to add additional USB ports to their vehicle, which allows for easy charging and connectivity.

    2019 Ford F-150

    The 2019 Ford F-150 is quite bare in terms of entertainment features on its base trim level. In fact, one of the only included features is a radio. This can come as a bit of a shock for drivers, as many of the standard modern entertainment technology found on other base models is just simply not included. However, this does not mean that the 2019 Ford F-150 does not have any entertainment features to offer. Drivers who invest in the F-150 can choose to upgrade to one of the vehicle’s higher trim levels to experience features like a WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, a USB port, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and even an 8-inch touchscreen display. However, these upgrades will increase the overall cost of the vehicle. Drivers looking to experience advanced entertainment features on a budget will enjoy what the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 has to offer on its base trim. In terms of standard entertainment features, the Sierra is the clear winner.

  • Safety

    A closeup of a 2019 GMC Sierra steering wheel

    Safety is an important feature of a full-size truck, especially if you plan on towing heavy equipment regularly. Thankfully, both the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2019 Ford F-150 offer an abundance of standard and available safety technology, including some of the most advanced driver assist technologies on the market. In this category, it’s a close call between these two advanced vehicles, but the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 does have a slight edge.

    2019 GMC Sierra 1500

    The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 offers a rearview camera as standard on its base model, and even the increasingly popular Teen Driver technology. This system allows parents to set speed and volume restrictions and view driving reports to help monitor the habits and safety of teen drivers. Although this technology may not apply to all drivers, it is an invaluable tool for parents. Available safety features on the 2019 GMC Sierra include a full suite of driver assist technologies like lane keep assist, lane change alert, lane departure warning, a safety alert seat, automatic high beams, a head-up display, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, pedestrian detection, and even a surround view camera. Overall, there’s not much you can’t find in the way of safety features on the new Sierra and its 5-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA helps prove that this vehicle is a safe and reliable vehicle on the road.

    2019 Ford F-150

    The 2019 Ford F-150 comes with some impressive standard features including a rearview camera, forward collision warning, and automatic high beams. It also offers a nice selection of available features including lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring. However, it lacks Teen Driver technology and overall offers a much smaller suite of driver assist technology when compared to the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The 2019 Ford F-150 is still a very safe vehicle, however drivers looking to take advantage of as many driver assist technologies as possible or Teen Driver technology will want to choose the Sierra.

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