The 2018 Ford F-150 can be configured to be just about any type of truck you want, hindered only by its light-duty segment. In fact, it can rival some luxury sedans for comfort and features--but does that make it better than its rival, the GMC Sierra 1500? With increasing options and luxurious trims, the Sierra is on the move--so let's see how the pair measure up to each other.
2018 Ford F-150 vs GMC Sierra 1500
Towing and Hauling: Ford F-150
Once again, the F-150 and the Sierra 1500 are neck-in-neck when it comes to towing and hauling. Until this year, actually, the GMC held a tiny advantage over the Ford with its maximum tow rating of 12,500 pounds. Unfortunately for the Sierra, the F-150 can now tow a maximum of 13,200 pounds.
The gap between the two is bigger when it comes to hauling though. You can carry as much as 3,270 pounds with a properly specified F-150 while the most the Sierra 1500 can manage is just 2,250 pounds.
Interior Comfort, Quality and Features: Ford F-150
Base versions of both trucks can appear fairly utilitarian, but higher trim levels offer just about everything you can imagine. Both the F-150 and the Sierra 1500 can be outfitted to be as luxurious and comfortable as a prestige sedan, but the front seats in the F-150 are a little more comfortable on a long journey than those in the GMC.
It's hard to separate the Sierra 1500 Denali and F-150 Limited for comfort, luxury and features. The F-150 Raptor, however, with its F-150 armory can't be matched in anything in the GMC Sierra 1500 lineup.
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It's easy to see why the GMC Sierra sells so well, and in a lot of key areas the Sierra 1500 puts up a solid fight against the 2018 Ford F-150. Ford just seems to know exactly what buyers in this segment want, though, and with every refresh and redesign Ford keeps the F-150 in front of the competition.