GMC Sierra 1500 vs Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 1500

Making the leap and choosing a new truck to test drive can appear to be an intimidating task. The investment of both time and money in researching and eventually purchasing or leasing a new model is pretty substantial. We hope to lessen any anxieties you might be having regarding the car shopping experience by providing the ins and outs of some of your favorite work trucks here on this page. We'll compare three legendary full-sized pickup trucks; the GMC Sierra 1500, the Ford F-150, and the Chevy Silverado. While all three boast powerful engines, durable builds, and lots of safety and entertainment technology, you ultimately must choose one to serve you for years to come. Here's how the three stack up!

Performance Specs

The GMC Sierra boasts a lineup of six available engines including a nimble 4.3-liter V6 engine and an enhanced 2.7-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. If you're looking for bolstered performance and better towing capacities, arm your GMC Sierra truck with either the 5.3-liter V8 engine or the 6.2-liter V8 engine. The latter produces an exceptional 420 horsepower while further generating a 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm.

Akin to the GMC Sierra, the Ford F-150 features six available engines ranging from the capable 3.5-liter EcoBoost to the high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost found in the Ford F-150 Raptor trim. The Ford F-150 further offers diesel performance through the 3.0-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine. While the GMC Sierra currently doesn't feature a diesel-driven powertrain, a 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine is expected soon, so keep up to date!

The final competitor, the Chevy Silverado 1500, offers its able prowess in six available powertrain configurations that are shared with the GMC Sierra 1500 since they are both GM trucks!


In the arena of jaw-dropping capabilities, you can't go wrong with any of these more-than-capable models. Here's a non-exhaustive breakdown of how the three compare when it comes to their capabilities out on the construction site near Spring, TX and Huntsville, TX:

GMC Sierra 1500

  • Payload: 2,240 pounds
  • Towing: 12,200 pounds

Ford F-150

  • Payload: 2,309 pounds
  • Towing: 13,200 pounds

Chevy Silverado 1500

  • Payload: 2,250 pounds
  • Towing: 12,200 pounds

Learn more about the Sierra 1500 by comparing it to the Sierra 2500 and Sierra 3500 trucks and see which GMC truck works best for your needs.

Standard Features

Whether you're hunting for a stripped-down workhorse of a truck or a vehicle that's been fitted with opulent finishes and the latest sound systems and convenient navigation tech, the GMC Sierra 1500 has the right fit for you. The model offers side corner steps to promote easy access to your gear and cargo throughout the day on the work site along with a Teen Driver safety suite to give you some extra peace of mind when you turn over the keys to your son or daughter. Further standard features include a USB port, power locking doors and power windows, as well as Bluetooth technology.

The Ford F-150 includes standard features like advanced auto start/stop technology along with a number of safety features to enable safe and secure towing and travel through the Houston area. Those features include a hill-start assist system and Trailer Sway Control technology to keep your equipment centered and secure while in tow.

For a work truck, the Chevy Silverado 1500 boasts some generous standard equipment to improve your time spent on the company clock. Teen Driver Suite, the brand's Infotainment 3 system, and Bluetooth connectivity all come standard on the base trim. The GMC Sierra also showcases its tech-driven side with a standard GMC Infotainment System with a color touchscreen.

Find the GMC Sierra 1500 Here at Wiesner Buick GMC and Take a Test Drive

Our staff are easily accessible via the phone at (888) 674-1479. Set up a time that fits into your active schedule then set out in a GMC Sierra 1500 of your choice! We also encourage you to browse our new GMC inventory page and new Buick and GMC model lineup to learn more about what exciting vehicles the manufacturers have recently updated and upgraded. If you hail from The Woodlands region, we know you'll love the GMC Sierra 1500, make the quick trip to say hello and get acquainted with the incredible truck for yourself!