Compare 1996 Ford F-150 vs 1996 GMC Sierra 1500

1996 Ford F-150
1996 GMC Sierra 1500
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Reg Cab 116.8" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 Reg Cab 116.8" WB 15 19 $13,308 $15,150
F-150 Reg Cab 116.8" WB 4WD 14 17 $15,471 $17,695
F-150 Reg Cab 133.0" WB 15 19 $13,498 $15,375
F-150 Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD 14 17 $15,773 $18,050
F-150 Supercab 138.8" WB 15 19 $15,028 $17,175
F-150 Supercab 138.8" WB 4WD 14 17 $17,175 $19,700
F-150 Supercab 155.0" WB 15 19 $15,237 $17,420
F-150 Supercab 155.0" WB 4WD 14 17 $17,294 $19,840
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Club Coupe 141.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 141.5" WB 15 19 $15,361 $17,556
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $17,753 $20,290
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,186 $18,499
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 155.5" WB 4WD 14 19 $18,431 $21,064
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe Sportside 141.5" WB 17 22 $15,809 $18,068
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,114 $20,702
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 22 $13,559 $15,496
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,100 $18,401
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 22 $13,804 $15,776
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,362 $18,700
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 22 $14,270 $16,309
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,592 $18,963
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,308
$15,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,150
$17,556
Monthly Payment Estimate
$253 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.8 65.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
62.2 60.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.9
Passenger Capacity
3 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 64.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 67.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.8
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
80.4 NA
Height, Overall (in)
70.8 70.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
46.8 47.3
Wheelbase (in)
116.8 141.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA 7.2
Cab to Axle (in)
40.0 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 76.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.2 29.0
Overhang, Front (in)
33.5 35.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
37.5 36.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.3 135.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
197.1 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
NA 7.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
62.9 55.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
64.9 61.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.8 49.1
Tailgate Width (in)
64.9 62.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
82.0 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 40.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
70.0 64.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.3 19.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.72 x 1.95 11.57 x 1.25
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel Four Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.03 x 2.25 10.0 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.2 25
Fuel Tank Location
Aft-of-axle Inboard LH Frame
Steering
Steering Type
Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.25 50.9
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.89 46.6
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
718 722
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 1843
Rear Tire Order Code
T77 YFN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 1843
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
718 722
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
T77 XFN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1984 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
T77 ZFN
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
718 722
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 400
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 3686
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1691 1711
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2725 3500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6250 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2228 2410
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6100 6200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 6.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 6.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 6.0 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13 17.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 1200
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 3400 255 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
265 @ 2000 330 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99Y L31
Displacement
4.9L/300 5.7L/350
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 2.29
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 1.63
Trans Order Code
44M M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.75' Styleside Club Coupe 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
116.8" WB E63
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 25
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.25
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2725 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
2.73 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Twin I-Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 25
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 3750
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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