2020 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500
If you’re searching for a pickup truck that’s capable of getting the tough jobs done on time, then you’ll quickly see there are many brands and models fighting for your attention. That’s why we’re shining a spotlight on two of the top options, the 2020 Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra 1500, here in this space.
At Baierl Automotive, we want to ensure you’re able to find the truck that can handle daily tasks throughout the Pittsburgh region. Continue reading to find out which of these two trucks comes out on top in this competitive debate.
F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500 Performance Specs
One thing is for sure: You’ll have plenty to choose from in the engine department when looking at the 2020 F-150 and GMC Sierra 1500. It’s worth mentioning that the F-150 entry-level engine is a 290-horsepower V6, capable of delivering a smooth yet truly powerful drive every time you take the wheel. If you’re looking at an entry-level GMC Sierra 1500, keep in mind that it only comes with a 285-horsepower V6.
On the other end of the spectrum, the F-150 is available with a V6 that makes 450 horsepower, which eclipses the most powerful GMC offering, a 420-horsepower V8. When it comes to horsepower, the choice is clear: The 2020 Ford F-150 reigns supreme.
An advanced 10-speed automatic transmission is available on the F-150, as well. This delivers enhanced acceleration and smooth shifts, even at low and mid ranges of the power band. You’ll also find a 10-speed automatic transmission in the GMC Sierra.
Ready to Tow? Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500 Towing Capability
When you’re ready to hitch up that trailer, you want to be behind the wheel of the truck that’s going to deliver the goods. Well, the 2020 Ford F-150 with its 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 engine does just that. This engine makes 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, giving the F-150 its maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds.
You can scan up and down the towing charts and available GMC Sierra 1500 specs, but you’ll find that it can only tow up to 12,100 pounds. The choice is clear here: The Ford F-150 picks up the victory when it comes to maximum towing capability.
The Safety Features You’re Looking For
Whether towing, hauling, or just driving along the roads in the Pittsburgh area, you’ll want to have the smartest safety features available. The 2020 F-150 and Sierra 1500 come with a wealth of driver-assistance technology.
Ford makes these features standard through the Ford Co-Pilot360™ system and offers additional features like the optional Pro Trailer Backup Assist™. This lets you sync things up between the trailer and truck while backing up. Just turn the knob on the dashboard in the direction you want to go, and the trailer will soon follow.
The Sierra 1500 does not offer a similar feature. While it does come with available blind spot technology, it can’t match the capable Ford F-150 BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage. The Ford system warns you of vehicles alongside the trailer—something the Sierra 1500 cannot do.
2020 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500: Verdict
Now that you’ve read this 2020 Ford F-150 vs. GMC Sierra 1500 comparison, you’re likely ready to take a test drive of what’s clearly the superior truck, the F-150. Read our other Ford F-150 reviews.
We’re happy to schedule a test drive for Pittsburgh drivers. Get in touch with the team at Baierl Automotive to set one up!