2017 GMC Sierra vs Ford F-150: Which Pickup Truck is the Best Model of the Year?


2017 GMC Sierra vs Ford F-150: Which Pickup Truck is the Best Model of the Year? 

 

When it comes to pickup trucks, the brand Ford has always been a favorite pick. F-150 is the number one truck on the market and in the US for two decades now, that is something that other car companies have never done before. It was recently named a 'Best Buy' by Kelley Blue Book because it is the best-selling truck in three consecutive years. The previous models have military aluminum grade body, and now Ford has upgraded it further this year.  

 

The Ford F-150 may own the top spot, but there are lots of competitors that surely challenge its current ranking. One of those vehicles is the GMC Sierra. This brand is becoming popular today because of its promising performance and ruggedly handsome features. With its improved trailering capacity and added Teen Driver monitoring system, it deserves to be matched up with the Ford. Thus, a head to head comparison is a must. Find out which between the two sought after pickup trucks is your best model for this year as you read on. 

 

More Similarities Than Differences 

 

Excluding the advanced features and other specifications as well as configurations, people will find a lot of similarities between the Ford F-150 and GMC Sierra. Here are the things that both full-size pickup trucks have in common:  

    
  • -Offer multiple engine options 

  • -Have a standard V-6 engine on the base trim levels; 3.5-liter for the F-150 and 4.3-liter for the GMC Sierra 

  • -Similar power numbers on the base engines 

  • -Have the capacity to produce more than 280 horsepower 

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Of course, those specifications for the base engine are not the only factors you will consider when buying a new truck. This takes us to the things that make them different. The GMC Sierra offers two more V-8 engines, increasing its performance on the road. On the other hand, the F-150 has a total of five engines, which includes multiple turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 options.  

 

The best fuel economy ratings on the F-150 come with the  2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, earning an estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. Meanwhile, GMC Sierra's base V-6 engine earns 17 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway. The Ford has a slight lead in the maximum horsepower ratings over Sierra, which is 450 hp compared to 420 hp. 

 

What's New?  

 

The 2017 Ford F-150 has some new technology upgrades that avid Ford fans should be excited about. Some of the latest developments you will see on this year's model are:  

 

  • -New engine and transmission 

  • -Pro Trailer Backup Assist 

  • -Raptor model  

  • -SYNC 3 infotainment 

  • -STX appearance 

 

On the other hand, the 2017 GMC Sierra has a new and different look, too. The following are some of the exterior changes and updates you get to look forward too: 

 

  • -New colors available: Dark Slate Metallic and Pepperdust Metallic 

  • -Capless fuel fill system across every model and trim level 

  • -New set of P265/65R18 all-season Blackwall tires 

  • -8-inch IntelliLink (IO5 and IO6) systems now include Android Auto 

  • -Denali Ultimate package/All Terrain X package 

 

Conclusion 

 

The 2017 models of GMC Sierra and Ford F-150 are both a pickup truck to look out for. They are highly praised by independent reviews for different reasons. In terms of comfort, both vehicles are seen to be passenger friendly because they have the same passenger capacity and dimension. If you are ready to leave Ford behind and move into the handsome Sierra you will not be disappointed with the 2017 model.   

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