2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali vs. 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali vs. 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum
2021 Ford F-150 Platinum


2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
$59,110 MSRP


$64,900 MSRP
11,600 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

11,800 pounds
3,270 pounds

Max. Payload Capacity

1960 pounds
17 mpg city/24 mpg highway

EPA-Estimated MPG

16 mpg city/20 mpg highway


Amarillo% drivers that are trying to decide on their next truck have some stiff competition in that category, especially when you compare the iconic F-150 and the powerful Sierra 1500. Both of these vehicles are designed from the ground up to provide extra assistance on the job, and are some of the best configurations available in their individual models, and are easily able to take on any job on and off-road. Compare the Denali and Platinum configurations below to decide which is the better option for you from Frank Brown GMC.

Sierra 1500 Denali and F-150 Platinum: Staring Price and Trim Levels

The first thing that drivers near Midland look at when they’re looking for a new truck is the price point! The Denali is the top of the trim levels available for the Sierra 1500, and thus comes absolutely jam-packed with all the features and technology that the Sierra can offer. However, the F-150 still has configurations above the Platinum, meaning you aren’t getting everything available when you purchase it. As a result, while it may seem as though the Denali has the larger price point at $64,900, you will end up having to pay more to have a fully equipped Platinum than its $59,110 price point suggests.

Sierra 1500 Denali vs. Ford F-150 Platinum: Power & Efficiency

Odessa drivers not only want a powerful pickup that can handle every day commuting, but they also want a model that demonstrates top-of-the-line power and efficiency. Both the Denali and Platinum configurations offer some impressive levels of towing and capability, but thanks to the available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine in the Sierra 1500 Denali, it just barely squeaks past the powerful F-150 for max towing. The F-150 Platinum still carries with it a higher maximum payload, so both choices are great depending on your needs.

Sierra 1500 Denali vs. Ford F-150 Platinum: Interior Features

Both pickup trucks come standard with a whole array of available features and technology throughout the cabin, that you almost come to expect when you decide on a top-of-the-line tier configuration. A brief breakdown of their features includes:

Sierra 1500 Denali: 

  • Denali Premium Suspension with Adaptive Ride Control
  • Dual-Outlet Exhaust
  • Heavy-Duty Air Filter
  • Spray-on Bedliner
  • 8″ Diagonal Premium GMC Infotainment System with Navigation
  • 8″ Digital Driver Information Center
  • Bose® Premium Sound System
  • Heated Rear Outboard Seats
  • Driver Alert Package
  • Trailering Package
  • Automatic Stop/Start
  • And so much more

Ford F-150 Platinum: 

  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist 2.0
  • 20-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels
  • Auto Hold
  • 12″ Digital Productivity Screen
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • FordPass™ Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with HD Radio™ Technology
  • Class IV Trailer Hitch

Explore the Sierra 1500 Denali at Frank Brown GMC

Now that you’ve had a chance to compare the 2021 Denali and Platinum, it’s time to experience the difference for yourself. You can contact us to schedule a test drive of the Sierra 1500 today, so that you can feel the power of this spectacular truck for yourself. You can also view our selection of new vehicle specials, which will provide you with even more savings available, and our finance department is ready to help you get the best deal possible.

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