2019 GMC Sierra vs Ford F150 vs Ram 1500: Here Is the Most Efficient New Towing Half-ton Truck in America!

The 2019 GMC Sierra vs Ford F150 vs Ram 1500 towing comparison is comprised of towing a 7,000-lbs trailer on a 66-mile loop – at (nearly) a mile above sea level. We were able to pit the 2019 GMC Sierra vs Ford F150 vs Ram 1500 near Hudson, Colorado on a brisk October day. Stephen, Andre and Nathan work together to get all three trucks on the mpg loop on the same day.

The Cimarron trailer featured in this real world test is provided by our friends at Transwest Truck Trailer RV – check them out for your truck, trailer, and RV needs.

The 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 4X4 has a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 that’s capable of running 17 different programs using its fuel management system. It makes 460 lbs-feet of torque, second best in this comparison. It also has cylinder deactivation and a 10-speed automatic transmission.

You can read more about the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 (here).

Coming it at 375 hp, the 2019 Ford F-150 4X4 puts out the least amount of horsepower, but it dominates on torque. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost makes 470 lb-ft of torque. It’s hooked up to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

You can read more about the 2019 Ford F-150 (here).

The 2019 Ram 1500 4X4 has the 5.7-liter V8 Hemi that puts out 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. It’s hooked to to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and it has the new e-Torque hybrid assist system as well.

You can read more about the 2019 Ram 1500 (here).

While the results are posted below, seeing how each one performed is interesting on its own.

Results :

  • The GMC Sierra 1500: 9.8 mpg
  • The Ram 1500: 9.2 mpg
  • The Ford F-150: 8.7 mpg
Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.