Here at our Fort Payne Ford dealership, we're proud to say we serve some seriously informed clientele. In fact, it's rare for any of our customers to walk through our doors without a good idea of what they're looking for in their next Ford vehicle. That being said, few shoppers are more informed and diligent in their research as our truck buyers. Now, if you've landed on this page, you're probably interested in our new Ford F-150 and why wouldn't you be? The new Ford F -150 is one of the most enviable pickup truck on the road today, but it's not without its rivals. Fortunately, we've done our homework on the competition, so we'd love to show you what we've found on how the new Ford F-150 stacks up to competitors like the new GMC Sierra 1500.

Now, in our humble opinion, the new Ford F-150 is an absolutely incomparable pickup truck, but in the interest of fairness, we're going to pitting two comparably equipped trims against each other: the Ford F-150 Lariat and the new GMC Sierra 1500 SLT.

Naturally, one of the main points of comparison when it comes to pick up trucks is power. After all, one of the first things that most Fort Payne drivers ask about when it comes to our new Ford F-150 inventory is the gear under the hood.

Now, unlike most sedans and SUVs, it's not horsepower but torque that truly matters when it comes to a pickup truck, and when it comes to torque, the new Ford F-150 Lariat absolutely outclasses the new GMC Sierra 1500 SLT. With its 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, this powerful pickup truck churns out a commanding 400 pound-feet of torque, easily surpassing the 383 pound-feet of torque produced by the larger 5.3-liter V8 engine on the GMC Sierra 1500 SLT.

Plus, while the Ford F-150 Lariat comes standard with an electronic 10-speed transmission for smooth power delivery, the new GMC Sierra 1500 SLT only has a 10-speed transmission available as an optional extra, meaning you'll have to pay more to get it or be stuck with its substandard six-speed transmission.

Of course, the new Ford F-150 Lariat isn't just more muscular than the new GMC Sierra 1500 SLT, it's also markedly more sophisticated. Step up to the cabin of the new Ford F-150 Lariat and you'll find it's clad in supple leather upholstery, making long drives in this pickup truck a much more enjoyable experience. By comparison, the only leather you'll find inside the GMC Sierra 1500 SLT is on its steering wheel, and if you want full leather upholstery, you'll have to pay extra for it.

And speaking of creature comforts, the new Ford F-150 Lariat has a few other perks in store for savvy Fort Payne drivers. For example, it features power-adjustable pedals that make it easy to achieve total comfort in your driving position. Unfortunately, that feature is sadly missing from the GMC Sierra 1500 SLT's equipment list.

Of course, these are just the comparisons between one of the most popular new Ford F-150 trims for sale at our Fort Payne, AL dealership, and with so much more in store across the trim range, you can't afford to pass up the chance to learn more. So, if you find yourself in our neck of the woods, drop by Landers McLarty Ford of Fort Payne to try out the new Ford F-150 Lariat for yourself and see how it fares against other pickup truck rivals on the market.

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