2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

Silver 2018 Ford F-150, VS Icon, and Black 2018 GMC Sierra 1500

The Ford F-150 has been a leader for the full-size pickup truck segment for multiple decades, and with an impressive redesign for the 2018 model-year, with a more aggressive look, improved performance, and new technologies, it raises the bar even higher. See how the new Ford F-150 dominates the full-size pickup truck competition in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 comparison.

You have no shortage of engine options for the 2018 Ford F-150, with six powerplant choices, compared to three for the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500. The highest power numbers come courtesy of the 3.5L EcoBoost V8 High Output engine, which delivers 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine that GMC Sierra 1500 offers is the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8, which produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Also, unlike the Sierra 1500, the Ford F-150 offers a diesel engine — the 3.0L Power Stroke V6 Turbo Diesel.

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2018 Ford F-150 VS 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
450-hp/510 lb-ft Max. Horsepower/Torque 420-hp/460 lb-ft
5,987 kg Max. Towing Capacity 5,670 kg
Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist No
1,483 kg Max. Payload Capacity 943 kg

Advantages of the 2018 Ford F-150

If you place a premium on towing capabilities, the Ford F-150 is the better choice. It boasts an impressive maximum towing capacity of 5,987 kg, compared to 5,670 kg for the Sierra 1500. Towing for F-150 is aided by such features as the Pro Trailer Backup Assist, smart trailer tow connector, Dynamic Hitch Assist, trailer brake controller, and the Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. Also, the Ford F-150 can carry a heavier payload, with a maximum payload capacity of 1,483 kg, compared to 943 kg for the GMC Sierra 1500.

Despite all of these impressive capabilities and features, the 2018 Ford F-150 is the more affordable choice, with a base MSRP of $29,049 CAD, compared to $31,880 CAD for the 2018 GMC Sierra. If you live in the Calgary-area and would like to experience the 2018 Ford F-150 for yourself, then come visit us at Marlborough Ford!


Front View of Red 2018 Ford F-150
Dashboard and Grey Front Seats of 2018 Ford F-150
Rear View of Blue 2018 Ford F-150
Moonroof of 2018 Ford F-150