|2015 Ford F-150||2015 GMC Sierra 1500|
|26 MPG||Maximum Fuel Economy||24 MPG|
|12,200 Pounds||Maximum Towing Capacity||12,000 Pounds|
2015 Ford F-150 vs 2015 GMC Sierra 1500
When it comes to the pickup trucks on the market, there is no arguing that the competition is stiff, and that is especially true for the 2015 model year, as Ford recently gave their prized F-150 an aluminum skin that has shook up the market and caused many competitors to panic. Some were skeptical about the switch to an aluminum body, but when you take a closer look at the best-selling pickup against its competitors, it’s clear to see that the switch from steel to aluminum was the right move. It has provided the pickup with a set of skills that it would have never have been capable before. As we said, it’s easier to understand what we’re talking about with an inspection of the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 vs 2015 GMC Sierra 1500.
Along with the redesign of the F-150 came a pair of brand-new engines that help to give the pickup more impressive capabilities than ever before. The full line of engine options includes two EcoBoost V6 options, a naturally-aspirated V6 and a 5.0-liter V8, which also produces all of its power naturally. The V8 is of course the most powerful option with 385 horsepower available at every touch of the pedal, and although it does fall a bit short of the 420-horsepower V8 found in the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500, the difference is nothing to worry about. That is because the 2015 Ford F-150 has the ability to do a lot more with a lot less.
Benefits of the Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150
Although the towing capacities of the F-150 and the Sierra 1500 are quite similar, the Ford offering has the ability to deliver slightly more in terms of power. When properly equipped, it has the ability to tow as much as 12,200 pounds, and surprisingly enough, the class-leading rating does not come from the V8 that we just mentioned. It comes from the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 option. The Sierra 1500, on the other hand, requires eight cylinders to deliver its 12,000-pound towing capacity, which cuts down fuel efficiency.
Speaking of fuel economy, the F-150 is made available with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which, with help from the new lightweight aluminum skin, is able to give the pickup a highway fuel economy rating of 26 mpg, which is higher than any other gas-powered pickup in its class. The Sierra 1500 maxes out at 24 mpg on the highway, a rating that it has held for a number of years. While some automakers are stuck in the past, Ford has shown that they are ready for the future, and the redesigned F-150 is proof of that.
If you are interested in learning more about how the 2015 Ford F-150 compares to the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500, we encourage you to schedule a test drive here at Matt Ford. We currently have the new pickup in stock and would be more than happy to get you behind the wheel so that you can test out all that it is capable of doing. As always, if you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.