The 2020 GMC Sierra HD Vs the Ford Super Duty F-250
There’s something beautiful, almost poetic, about a fair fight between two very skilled and very powerful opponents. That’s exactly what we’re in for today as we pit the spectacular 2020 GMC Sierra HD against the mighty Ford Super Duty F-250.
A clash of titans that will delight all spectators or readers in our case.
Let’s get to it!
Every car comparison starts with exterior design and ours is no different. Completely redesigned for the 2020 model year, the GMC Sierra is brash, manly, and sets the standard for what a modern heavy-duty pickup truck should look like. It’s been recreated with customer feedback at its core to become bigger, stronger, and more opulent than ever before. The perfect mix between brutish force and upscale luxury.
The Ford F-250 isn’t bad but it gives out old-school vibes from every angle. And old-school vibes might be treasured in the sedan class but when it comes to pickups, they’re not. A little too boxy and bland, the Ford could do with an aesthetic update.
Inside, the difference is even worse as the GMC is plush, very well-built, and comfortable while the F-250 can only score points for comfort. The use of cheap plastics makes its cabin feel even more outdated than its exterior look and a new version is long overdue. If Ford keeps this up, their F-250 will start collecting dust on dealership plots all over the US instead of collecting miles on the job site.
As far as power goes, the 2020 Sierra HD is meant for work and it delivers on that promise. The GMC can tow, haul, and carry passengers and cargo without breaking a sweat. It’s all due to its superb engines, the brand-new gas engine, the 6.6-liter V-8 that belts out 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, and the incredible Duramax 6.6-liter V-8 that delivers 445 horsepower and a whopping 910 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough for a maximum towing capacity of 35,500 pounds.
The Ford F-250 is equally as potent with its three-engine lineup. First is the base 6.2-liter V-8 with 325 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, and then the two available upgrades – the 7.3-liter V-8 that will deliver 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque and the returning 6.7-liter turbodiesel with its 475 horsepower and a massive 1,050 pound-feet of torque. With the right configuration, the turbodiesel can tow 37,000 pounds.
Both pickups keep true to their heavy-duty name as future owners can depend on either the GMC or the Ford to get the job done. Any job done.
As far as standard features go, both manufacturers adhered to the same strategy, which is to start out slow and gradually introduce modern, even luxury features as you move up the trims.
Let’s take the 2020 GMC Sierra HD for example. Its base trim is a pure workhorse with manual locks and windows. So is Ford's. But GMC does offer some outstanding features even on the most basic of models, like Bluetooth audio streaming, an 8.0-inch color touch, and a rear vision camera. To that respect, the Ford is slightly behind but not too much so.
If you’re in the market for a heavy-duty truck then, by all means, visit us at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, CT We have all 2020 Sierra HD trim levels already on display and our dedicated sales team will gladly arrange for you to take this exceptional pickup out for a test drive.