Ford officially unveiled the 2013 Ford F-150 in June at Waco, Texas. The new Ford model will start arriving dealership this month. While not completely overhauled, it will come with some minor enhancements such as the new grilles with a front facia, high-intensity discharge headlamps and new 18- and 20-inch wheel choices. Some versions of the F-150 can seat up to six people. Truck drivers seem to like the Ford F-150 and sales have been encouraging. It belongs to the same segment as the GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra. Here we are going to discuss about 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2013 Ford F-150
The 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 model is also set to be released soon. Although it has not been redesigned since 2007, it still remains the choice of truck for many people; from the commercial users to the luxury truck seekers, thanks to its powertrains, smooth handling, and impressive towing ability. GMC Sierra 1500 is known for always having a good fuel economy, and a broad line-up; from the plush Denali to the job-ready Work Truck. Just like the Ford, the Sierra can also seat up to six passengers in some configurations. So, how will the 2013 Sierra 1500 fair against the 2013 F-150
The GMC Sierra 1500 2013 as a lot of similarities with the 2012 model, that means it will have all the qualities listed above. The GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado share the same platform, which is a more upscale offering than the Ford F-150 2013.
They both have variety of engines. A 302-hp, 3.7-liter V-6, 365-hp, 3.5-liter V-6, 360-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 and 411-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 will be offered on 2013 F-150. It will use a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed automatic and auto-manual. The fuel efficiency is estimated at 11 – 17 in the city and 16 – 23 on the highway. Four engine options will also be available on the 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 to choose from. These are: a 315-hp, 5.3-liter V-8, 302-hp, 4.8-liter V-8, 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 and 195-hp, 4.3-liter V-6. Two transmission systems will also be available: a four-speed automatic and a six-speed automatic. The estimated fuel efficiencies are 12 – 15 mpg in the city and 18 – 22 mpg on the highway.
You cannot pick a clear winner in this 2013 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2013 Ford F-150 contest when you compare their features. They will both have some standard features such as the standard stability and traction control system, a trailer sway control and hill hold assist. Other available features are Bluetooth and USB connectivity, satellite radio, OnStar, rear back-up camera and a navigation system.
Pricing information for all the 10 base 4×2 models of 2013 Ford F-150 has been released (that of the 2013 Harley F-150 model has not been released). Its price ranges from $23,670–$49,180. The 2013 Sierra 1500 will have a price range of $22,595–$48,635 from stripped-down Work trucks to the well-appointed Denali models. Prices exclude the $995 destination charge.
Although the Ford F-150 2013 is more attractively styled, the GMC Sierra 1500 2013 has a smoother handling ability, and it has my vote.