North Georgia Ford Compares 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW VS 2019 GMC Sierra Near Chatsworth, GA

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2019 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW

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2019 GMC Sierra

Safety Comparison

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The rear seatbelts optional on the F-Super Duty Crew Cab inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Sierra HD doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The F-Super Duty offers an optional 360 Camera to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Sierra HD only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

To help make backing safer, the F-Super Duty’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Sierra HD doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the F-Super Duty and the Sierra HD have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available four-wheel drive, collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems and blind spot warning systems.

Warranty Comparison

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The F-Super Duty’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Sierra HD’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

There are over 75 percent more Ford dealers than there are GMC dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the F-Super Duty’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

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The F-Super Duty 4x4 has a solid front axle with a floating power axle for durability that the Sierra HD 4x4’s independent front suspension and exposed front driveshafts don’t offer.

To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the F-Super Duty has larger alternators than the Sierra HD:

 

F-Super Duty

Sierra HD

Standard Alternator

157 amps

150 amps

Optional Alternator

240 amps

220 amps

2nd Optional Alternator

377 amps

370 amps

J.D. Power and Associates rated the F-Super Duty first among large heavy-duty pickups in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. The Sierra HD isn’t in the top three.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than GMC vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 18 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 20th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Ford vehicles are more reliable than GMC vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford 16th in reliability. With 4 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 18th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2018 Auto Issue reports that Ford vehicles are more reliable than GMC vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Ford 11 places higher in reliability than GMC.

Engine Comparison

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The F-Super Duty’s 6.2 SOHC V8 produces 25 more horsepower (385 vs. 360) and 50 lbs.-ft. more torque (430 vs. 380) than the Sierra HD’s 6.0 V8.

The F-Super Duty’s 6.7 turbo V8 diesel produces 5 more horsepower (450 vs. 445) and 25 lbs.-ft. more torque (935 vs. 910) than the Sierra HD’s 6.6 turbo V8 diesel.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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The F-Super Duty’s optional fuel tank has 12 gallons more fuel capacity than the Sierra HD (48 vs. 36 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the F-Super Duty’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Sierra HD:

 

F-Super Duty

Sierra HD

Front Rotors

14.3 inches

13.98 inches

Rear Rotors

14.3 inches

13.98 inches

Opt Rear Rotors

n/a

14.17 inches

The F-Super Duty stops much shorter than the Sierra HD:

 

F-Super Duty

Sierra HD

 

60 to 0 MPH

135 feet

154 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the F-Super Duty’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Sierra HD (275/65R18 vs. 265/70R17).

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The F-Super Duty’s optional suspension has front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the F-Super Duty flat and controlled during cornering. The Sierra HD’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The front suspension of the F-Super Duty uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the Sierra HD, which uses torsion bars in front. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the F-Super Duty’s wheelbase is longer than on the Sierra HD:

 

F-Super Duty

Sierra HD

Extended Cab Standard Bed

148 inches

144.2 inches

Extended Cab Long Bed

164.2 inches

158.1 inches

Crew Cab Standard Bed

159.8 inches

153.7 inches

Crew Cab Long Bed

176 inches

167.7 inches

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the F-Super Duty is 1.9 inches wider in the front and 1 inch wider in the rear than the average track on the Sierra HD.

The F-250 Standard Bed Crew Cab 4x4 handles at .75 G’s, while the Sierra 3500 Long Box Crew Cab 4x4 pulls only .70 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The F-250 Standard Bed Crew Cab 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the Sierra 3500 Long Box Crew Cab 4x4 (28.8 seconds @ .57 average G’s vs. 30 seconds @ .55 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the F-250 Regular Cab 4x4’s turning circle is 1.6 feet tighter than the Sierra 2500 Standard Box Double Cab’s (47.6 feet vs. 49.2 feet).

Chassis Comparison

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The Ford F-Super Duty may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 500 pounds less than the GMC Sierra HD.

Passenger Space Comparison

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The F-Super Duty Super Cab has 1.8 inches more front hip room, 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, 1.6 inches more rear headroom, 4.5 inches more rear hip room and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the Sierra HD Double Cab.

The F-Super Duty Crew Cab has 1.8 inches more front hip room, 1.9 inches more front shoulder room, 2.7 inches more rear legroom, 4.5 inches more rear hip room and 1.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Sierra HD Crew Cab.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The F-Super Duty Super Cab shortbed has a much larger cargo box than the Sierra HD Double Cab shortbed (65.4 vs. 61 cubic feet). The F-Super Duty Super Cab longbed has a much larger cargo box than the Sierra HD Double Cab longbed (78.5 vs. 76.3 cubic feet).

The F-Super Duty Crew Cab shortbed has a much larger cargo box than the Sierra HD Crew Cab shortbed (65.4 vs. 61 cubic feet). The F-Super Duty Crew Cab longbed has a much larger cargo box than the Sierra HD Crew Cab longbed (78.5 vs. 76.3 cubic feet).

A low lift-over bed design makes loading and unloading the F-Super Duty easier. The F-Super Duty Crew Cab’s bed lift-over height is 34.8 inches, while the Sierra HD Crew Cab’s liftover is 34.9 inches.

The F-Super Duty’s cargo box is larger than the Sierra HD’s in almost every dimension:

 

F-Super Duty Regular Cab

F-Super Duty Super Cab

Sierra HD

Length (short/long)

98.1”

81.9”/98.1”

78.9”/97.8”

Max Width

66.9”

66.9”

64.6”

Height

21.1”

21.1”

21.1”

The Ford F-Super Duty has a standard tailgate assist feature, which prevents the heavy tailgate from falling with a crash and causing injury. It allows adults and children to easily open and close the tailgate with one hand to better facilitate loading and unloading. Tailgate assist isn’t available on the Sierra HD Base Crew Cab.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The F-Super Duty’s available front power windows open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Sierra HD’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.

If the windows are left open on the F-Super Duty the driver can close them all from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Sierra HD can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the F-Super Duty’s available exterior keypad (not available on F-Super Duty XL). The Sierra HD doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its extra cost OnStar® can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.

Intelligent Access standard on the F-Super Duty Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum allows you to unlock the driver’s door, tailgate and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading cargo, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The GMC Sierra HD doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

The F-Super Duty’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Sierra HD’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted. The F-Super Duty’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the F-Super Duty detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Sierra HD doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

The F-Super Duty’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. GMC charges extra for heated mirrors on the Sierra HD.

Both the F-Super Duty and the Sierra HD offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the F-Super Duty SuperCab/SuperCrew has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Sierra HD doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the F-Super Duty offers an optional adaptive cruise control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Sierra HD doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Recommendations Comparison

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Truck Trend performed a comparison test in its November 2017 issue and the Ford F-350 Long Bed Crew Cab 4x4 won out over the GMC Sierra 3500 Long Box Crew Cab 4x4.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the F-Super Duty first among large heavy-duty pickups in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Sierra HD was rated second.

The Ford F-Series outsold the GMC Sierra by over four to one during 2017.

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