When it comes to finding an ideal work and travel vehicle, options can range anywhere from the no-frills practical to the elegant. The two trucks in our 2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 Ford F-150 comparison can both deliver top quality on either of these fronts, but for our money the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500, especially in the top trims, delivers the kind of power, cabin comfort and elegance that the Ford option can't quite match. These trucks have manufacturer suggested retail prices in roughly equivalent ranges, and come with unique comfort and convenience features, but time and again the Sierra goes the extra mile to deliver a premium pickup experience..
Both of these trucks are available with multiple engine options, but for top horsepower and torque, the GMC Sierra wins out by a significant margin. Its available 6.2-litre V8 is rated for a breathless 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, while the Ford 5.0-litre offers a top horsepower of only 385. Top torque on the F-150 is only 420 pound-feet, and is only available on the optional 3.5-liter turbo V6. This means that choosing one elite engine on the 2016 GMC Sierra offers more power, acceleration and towing opportunity than the F-150.
Power and suspension on the 2016 Sierra 1500
With the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 checking all the boxes when it comes to engine power and capability, you might think that the F-150 would take the lead in features or ride comfort, but there too the Sierra comes outfitted with features and elegance that the Ford truck struggles to match. When comparing the elite Sierra Denali and Ford Platinum trims of these two vehicles, the Sierra excells in practical interior features that add quality to the daily commute or the worksite. Both elite models feature leather upholstery and power accessories, but the Sierra includes power rear windows for easy cabin ventilation, and the built-in ability to become a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices.
When it comes to a comfortable ride (whether loaded or unloaded) and a premium cabin experience, the Sierra also pulls ahead in this 2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 Ford F-150 comparison. Active noise cancellation in the Sierra, as well as standard elite touring suspension and advanced Magnetic Ride Control mean that the 2016 GMC Sierra offers the smoothest ride and the quietest cabin, no matter the road conditions. For more information on the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500, contact Craig Dunn Motor City online above or by phone at 888-611-6021.