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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra

side by side images of the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 GMC Sierra

Drivers looking for a bold, gorgeous, and practical truck may find a lot to like in either of the models in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra comparison. Both of these models offer several body styles, plenty of practical driving, and advanced technology. However, we like the value and the performance that the Ford truck offers right out of the gate.

The 2018 Ford F-150 has a slight advantage when it comes to starting MSRP, but it also delivers more engine power and fuel economy even in its base engine option. The 3.3-liter V-6 engine that comes standard on the 2018 Ford F-150 offers 290 horsepower, which is just a shade higher than the 285-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6 engine that comes on the base 2018 GMC Sierra. When it comes to mileage, the Ford truck can offer 19 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway while the 2018 Sierra is rated with this engine for 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The Ford truck can even improve that mileage with a different powertrain option.

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2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
$27,705 Starting MSRP $29,000
20/25 mpg Base Mileage (City/Highway) 18/24 mpg
3.3-L V-6 (290 hp) Base Engine 4.3-L V-6 (285 hp)
6 Engine Options 3

Powertrain Variety of the 2018 Ford F-150

Even beyond base engine performance, the Ford truck in this 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2018 GMC Sierra comparison offers an attractive array of powertrain options for discerning shoppers. While the 2018 GMC Sierra is available with three engine options (the base V-6, and two avialable V-8 engines), the 2018 Ford F-150 offers up to six engine options, including an all-new diesel model that can offer up to 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Sierra is not at this time available with a diesel engine option.

The the gasoline engines available on the 2018 Ford F-150 are:

  • 2.7-L EcoBoost V-6 – 325 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque
  • 5.0-L V-8 – 395 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.5-L EcoBoost V-6 – 375 horsepower, 470 pound-feet of torque
  • 3.5-L EcoBoost V-6 (High Output) – 450 horsepower, 510 pound-feet of torque (available Raptor trim only)

If you would like to learn more about the power and performance available with the 2018 Ford F-150 in the Huntsville AL area, or even schedule a test drive at Harbin Automotive, contact a member of our sales team in Scottsboro AL today.


front grille view of the 2018 Ford F-150
side view of a blue 2018 Ford F-150
front seat and dashboard of the 2018 Ford F-150
2018 Ford F-150 dashboard with the steering wheel and infotainment system