Since my truck is my personal work vehicle I have noticed the extra width and length of the short box on the Chevrolet to be much better than Ford. I haven't counted but I believe 12 tie downs are standard in the bed and additional tie downs can be purchased and installed in any of the grommets for a max of 9 additional points.Between all of them , they are all great choices. I will say one thing on the GM beds is they do great tie down points.
Had I been able to buy a brand new 2006 Silverado to replace my old one, I very well might have. I think it was just the right size and the 4.8 V8 was a great little engine that gave me 18MPG consistently regardless of what I was doing. I didn’t have a single issue with the truck the entire ten years I owned it other than the window regulators, a blown door speaker and the instrument panel backlight.To be honest, this problem has troubled me for a long time, but in the end I chose the F150
I would like to have a discussion with Ford about where they expected me to attach ratchet straps, bungees and rope. For an 8’ bed truck; the available tie downs are an embarrassment and wholly inadequate. BoxLink is a stupid gimmick.Between all of them , they are all great choices. I will say one thing on the GM beds is they do great tie down points.
If you're comparing Elevation to XLT, the Elevation also has Auto 4x4.I had a 2020 GMC Sierra Elevation 4x4 which would be more equivalent to an XLT so this may be an unfair comparison to my 502A Lariat but the Ford is a much better truck.
One thing that did annoy me was even the base Sierras come with LED bed lightning and you had to pay for those in a package in a Lariat haha. Annoying!
I traded in a 2014 GMC Sierra with the 5.3 V-8. Until GMC catches up on hybrids or electrics (new Silverado looks amazing), I am way happier with the 2022 F-150 Powerboost. I was getting 17-18 average MPG if lucky on the GMC. I am getting 23.4 MPG average on the Powerboost and the power delivery is 10,000% better. 570 ft-lbs of torque at 3000 RPM blows away the V8s. If GMC comes out with a competing product, I would be interested in seeing it.I've been spending quite a bit of time researching F150's and am pretty sure I'll (eventually...!) go for one ($ & availability pending, lol). Likely it would be a 4x4, SCREW, 5.5 bed, XLT-level, likely the 2.7L or MAYBE the Powerboost (mostly because I have an illogical dream of boondocking someday but I believe the 2.7L will otherwise fulfill 99% of my needs).
But was curious if anyone has owned or seriously considered the GMC Sierra 1500 series or Silverado series? I mostly ask because I found out a neighbor who I've met multiple times is a senior dude at a local dealer. While I haven't talked to him yet on this subject, I have a sliver of hope he would be able to help a bit more on pricing than just a random dealer guy further away.
From my research so far, it really does appear the F150 has a bit more 'bang for the buck' in terms of payload/towing capacity. I gather the GMCs are a bit pricier but are supposed to be a bit nicer/more features. I'll definitely test drive all 3; as a newbie to trucks, I'm not really emotionally attached to ANY brand (my current vehicles are Honda & Toyota but am not interested in Tundra, Ridgeline or Tacoma). I'm also not interested in the Ram - sounds silly, but I don't really like the looks of them, and a mechanic friend of mine says nothing but ill things about Rams (he owns 2 Fords and recommended GMC to me as well).
Anyway, notwithstanding any loyalties here (on an F150 forum, haha), did anyone else test more than the F150, come from a newer model GMC/Chevy, or even go back to a GMC/Chevy?