Compare 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2021 Ford F-150

2021 GMC Sierra 1500
2021 Ford F-150

2021 GMC Sierra 1500


2021 Ford F-150

4.3L 6cyl


3.3L 6cyl
285 HP


290 HP
16 city / 21 hwy*

Fuel Economy

20 city / 24 hwy*

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 combines light-duty performance with high-end luxury. Available in the Denali, AT4 and several other editions, this full-size pickup truck packs plenty of best-in-class features. Also built on a light-duty platform, the 2021 Ford F-150 truck is best known for its reliability and toughness.


The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 offers a 3.0 L diesel engine block that’s patented by General Motors. This light-duty pickup truck extracts up to 460 pound-feet of torque from the proprietary Duramax powertrain. Having an I-6 layout, this turbo-diesel propulsion system whips out 277 horsepower. The 2021 F-150 gets a maximum of 250 hp and 440 lb-ft from the 3.0 L Power Stroke engine. Assembled into a V6 configuration, this engine works with diesel or B20 fuel. You could buy the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 at GMC Fort Walton Beach with a 6.2 L V8 engine that burns unleaded gasoline. Generating up to 420 hp, this eight-cylinder powertrain boasts the EcoTec3 badge. This normally aspirated propulsion system unleashes 460 lb-ft. By contrast, the 2021 F-150 can’t get more than 400 hp and 410 lb-ft from a 5.0 L V8 engine that incorporates the Ti-VCT platform. A test drive of the GMC Sierra 1500 allows you to explore the Dynamic Fuel Management that partially shuts off some of the cylinders. The GMC Fort Walton Beach also provides technical specifications on the 5.3 L V8 engine. Also boasting the EcoTec3 nameplate, this powerplant is rated at 355 hp and 383 lb-ft. Additionally, the Sierra 1500 offers a 4.3 L V6 engine that yields 285 hp and 305 lb-ft. Having a normally aspirated induction system, this six-cylinder engine also claims the EcoTec3 badge. Backed up by the Ti-VCT design, the 2021 F-150’s 3.3 L V6 powertrain doesn’t deliver as much torque as the 4.3 L engine.


The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 at GMC Fort Walton Beach comes with the MultiPro Tailgate that offers much better utility than in previous years. Using a key fob, you could activate the power release function for the primary gate position. You can extend the load stop accessory to prevent items from sliding down. The inner gate could be easily folded to facilitate loading and unloading. Having a 375-pound load capacity, a full-width step is another highlight of the all-new tailgate. There’s also a load stop that’s integrated into the inner gate. Additionally, the MultiPro Tailgate has a work surface with second-tier storage. You may take the test drive of the GMC Sierra 1500 with up to a dozen cargo tie-downs and powerful LED bed lighting. The GMC Fort Walton Beach also sells the Sierra 1500 with the CornerStep Rear Bumper that provides extra support for accessing the bed. Despite having a power tailgate with a work surface, the 2021 Ford F-150 doesn’t offer as many utilities as the GMC model.


The 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 at GMC Fort Walton Beach offers several external cameras that improve your confidence for towing and hauling. For instance, the Bed View Camera has a zoom function and the Hitch Guidance. The Rear Trailer View, Inside Trailer View and Picture-in-Picture Side View are among the 15 total views that are available for this light-duty pickup truck. Generating graphics in multiple colors, a 15-inch head-up display is another best-in-class technology that’s optional inside this premium GMC truck. Additionally, the GMC Infotainment System has the In-Vehicle Trailering App that comes with five custom profiles for your trailers. You could also download the myGMC Mobile App Trailering Feature on a compatible smartphone. Despite having the SYNC 4 multimedia system, the 2021 F-150 doesn’t fully match the advanced trailering technologies of the GMC model.

Do you want to try a test drive of the GMC Sierra 1500? Schedule an appointment at GMC Fort Walton Beach. Check out the Denali, AT4 and other editions at our Florida dealership.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.