If you are in the market for a new truck from one of the car dealerships in Indianapolis, you may be on the fence about which make and model will best suit your needs. While you will want to drive the models on your short list, you will want to do some research beforehand to help narrow the list down. In this piece we will compare the Ford 2015 F-15 pickup truck to the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck. There are several areas that should be compared and evaluated when choosing a pickup truck, to make sure that you have all the power, towing capability, and technology options you need.
Ford vs. GMC
Both of these vehicle companies are heavy hitters in the pickup truck industry. With several years of successful pickup models under their belts, both companies were ready to rock consumers in 2015. The goals of being tough, rugged, and powerful, and featuring impressive performance and handling were met and exceeded in various ways by both of these automotive giants. Both the 2015 Ford F-150 and 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 are top sellers for this model year. It’s simply a matter of consumers deciding which truck they like best, and which one will work the hardest. In some ways, comparing pickup trucks is easy, but in others it’s a little more difficult. While appearance and comfort are of some importance, the performance and heavy hauling is what counts with many people.
Which Truck Is More Capable?
The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 is a tough truck. This model offers 3 engines for drivers to choose from. The base model offers 285-horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. The 2015 Ford F-150 base model is a 3.5 liter V-6, giving drivers 283-horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. So, the power output of the Sierra trumps the Ford, in this case, but that does not mean that the Sierra is more capable than the F-150. When looking for a pickup truck, there’s more to it than power. The F-150 beats the Sierra 1500 hands down when it comes to towing and payload capabilities. As the king of its class in payload and towing capacity, the 2015 Ford F-150 can haul over 12,000 pounds and 3300 pounds in the bed.
Ford F-150 for the Win
While the 2015 GMC Sierra is an impressive pickup truck, for anyone looking for a truck that is ready to go to the limit each and every day, and which can handle whatever they throw at it, the 2015 Ford F-150 is the vehicle to choose. Technology, safety, and comfort features are very similar between these two models. The lacking payload and towing capacity is the main thing that allows the F-150 to edge ahead of the Sierra in direct comparison. Both of these trucks are powerful, both are great choices, but in this matter Ford is the winner.
After you’re done researching online, visit your local Indianapolis car dealers and test drive these two heavy-hitting contenders. Find out just how important the towing and payload capacity is for your life, and make the choice that best suits your needs.