Compare 1997 Ford F-150 vs 1997 GMC Sierra 1500

1997 Ford F-150
1997 GMC Sierra 1500
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Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,634 $23,740
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,613 $19,010
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,449 $21,170
F-150 Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 21 $17,948 $20,580
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XL 17 22 $13,652 $15,525
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 22 $15,933 $18,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,808 $23,945
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,783 $19,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,619 $21,370
F-150 Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 21 $18,203 $20,880
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XL 17 22 $13,889 $15,805
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 22 $16,223 $18,550
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $21,207 $24,415
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $17,192 $19,690
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $19,023 $21,845
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 21 $18,934 $21,740
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 22 $14,510 $16,535
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 22 $16,924 $19,375
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $22,840 $26,335
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,185 $22,035
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,268 $24,485
F-150 Supercab 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,183 $23,210
F-150 Supercab 139" XL 17 22 $15,713 $17,950
F-150 Supercab 139" XLT 17 22 $18,178 $20,850
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,146 $26,695
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,495 $22,400
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,509 $24,770
F-150 Supercab 157" Lariat 16 21 $20,422 $23,490
F-150 Supercab 157" XL 17 22 $15,959 $18,240
F-150 Supercab 157" XLT 17 22 $18,407 $21,120
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,502 $27,115
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,839 $22,805
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,863 $25,185
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,843 $23,985
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 22 $16,367 $18,720
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 22 $18,827 $21,615
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 17 22 $13,219 $14,505
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 4WD 16 20 $16,313 $18,020
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 17 22 $13,457 $14,775
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 4WD 16 20 $16,590 $18,335
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 17 22 $15,116 $16,660
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 4WD 15 18 $18,487 $20,490
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 17 22 $15,366 $16,945
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $18,794 $20,840
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Ext Cab 141.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 15 19 $15,830 $18,092
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,284 $20,896
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,701 $19,087
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,155 $21,891
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 17 23 $16,333 $18,667
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,787 $21,471
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,010 $16,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,635 $19,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,273 $16,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,898 $19,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,513 $16,587
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $17,138 $19,587
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,634
$15,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,740
$18,092
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 5
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 65.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
61.3 60.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 64.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 67.6
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 36.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 135.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
203.7 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 6.9
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
75.4 70.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 41.6
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 141.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 6.9
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 76.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.0 31.4
Overhang, Front (in)
38.7 35.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60.3 64.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.7 19.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
58.6 55.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
62.1 @ Belt 60.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 49.1
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 62.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 40.5
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.13 x - TBD - 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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.5 25
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard LH Frame
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.45 46.6
Steering Type
Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.28 50.9
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
695 722
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
695 722
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 1843
Rear Tire Order Code
T55 YFN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 1843
Front Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
695 722
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
T55 XFN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
T55 ZFN
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6000 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 3686
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1705 1709
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2700 3500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7,800 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2530 2464
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.9 17.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 3250 330 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
996 L31
Displacement
4.6L/281 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4500 255 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 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
Warner 44-06 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
120.2" WB E63
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3700 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 25
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.25
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2700 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Twin Forged SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 25
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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