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2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

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2021 Ford
F-150

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2021 GMC
Sierra 1500

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MSRP*
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$29,290 to $74,600
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$30,100 to $59,600
Invoice* $27,972 to $69,627 $28,926 to $56,084
MPG - City 15 - 20 14 - 22
MPG - Hwy 18 - 26 20 - 26
Engine(s) V-6, V-8 Inline-4, Inline-6, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 3 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford F-150 offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the GMC Sierra 1500. The GMC Sierra 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Ford F-150.

Convenience
With the Ford F-150 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the GMC Sierra 1500, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford F-150 is somewhat more expensive than the GMC Sierra 1500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford F-150 and the GMC Sierra 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford F-150 is a little narrower than the GMC Sierra 1500, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford F-150, which is slightly longer than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford F-150 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Handling
The Ford F-150 has a larger turning radius than the GMC Sierra 1500, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 1500 is clearly the choice over the Ford F-150 for pulling heavy loads. The Ford F-150 has a little more horsepower than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford F-150 as you will the GMC Sierra 1500. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of lumber or gardening supplies into the bed of the Ford F-150 as you will with the GMC Sierra 1500.

Warranty
The Ford F-150 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Sierra 1500.