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2021 Ford F-150 vs. 2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD Review

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2021 Ford
F-150

MSRP*: $29,290 to $74,600
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Picture of the 2020 GMC Sierra 3500HD

2020 GMC
Sierra 3500HD

MSRP*: $37,000 to $66,900
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Invoice* $27,972 to $69,627 $35,002 to $62,618
MPG - City 15 - 20 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 18 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 52.8 - 77.4 ft3 83.5 ft3
Engine V-6, V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 400 - 450 hp 445 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 11,300 lbs 14,500 - 20,000 lbs
Exterior Length 209.1 - 250.3 in 235.5 - 266.0 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in 81.8 - 96.6 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 33.5 - 43.6 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Head Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 40.3 - 40.4 in
Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 3500HD. The GMC Sierra 3500HD will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Ford F-150.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford F-150 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the GMC Sierra 3500HD. The destination charge is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford F-150 will cost more in transportation costs than the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

Dimensions
Since the Ford F-150 is much slimmer than the GMC Sierra 3500HD, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford F-150, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

Handling
The Ford F-150 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 3500HD, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 3500HD is clearly the choice over the Ford F-150 for pulling heavy loads. The Ford F-150 has a little less horsepower than the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford F-150 doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

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 3500HD. The GMC Sierra 3500HD has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Ford F-150.

Warranty
The Ford F-150 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Sierra 3500HD.