We know the Ford F-150 Raptor vs. GMC Sierra AT4 is not apples-to-apples, but…
Comparing the Ford F-150 Raptor vs. GMC Sierra AT4 isn’t just about off-road ability or power. If it were, the Raptor would obviously come out on top. If you look at these trucks as a potential lifetime owner, or as a daily driver, things begin to look different. Both of these trucks are remarkable half-ton trucks for very different reasons.
The Ford Raptor:
Full disclosure; this 2020 Ford Raptor was purchased by TFL Studios (for a LOT of dough) – so it’s ours. Over the next year or so, we will use it, and our 2021 Ram TRX as benchmark off-road pickup trucks. In many ways, the Raptor is a forward-thinking machine. With its high-tech, high-output twin-turbocharged 450 horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost V6, it makes 510 lb-ft of torque. The Raptor engine is paired to a paddle-shifted 10-speed automatic transmission.
What makes it special is all of the additional gear slapped to the frame. Aside from completely unique components (like long-travel, beefed up A-arms), the Raptor features class-exclusive active FOX 3.0 Internal Bypass shocks. They use Live Valve technology that adapts to terrain in real-time and can be controlled by a flip of a switch. Off-road, it is an animal.
The GMC Sierra 1500 AT4:
There are three things that set the GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 Diesel apart from a regular half-ton GM product. It is a luxury-appointed pickup truck that has an optional, multi-view camera system. It’s one of the most impressive setups in the business. It also has a little bit of off-road kit. AT4’s unique suspension design incorporates Rancho monotube shocks and they gave it a two-inch lift.
The most important addition is the brilliant 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel engine. It is rated up to 277 hp and 460 ft-lbs of torque at 1,500 RPM. This I6 was recently created by GM, and it’s one of TFLtruck’s favorite powertrains. It’s connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It is smooth and remarkably efficient.
In this video, Andre and Nathan argue about which is better for their money. It’s more than Ford F-150 Raptor vs. GMC Sierra AT4. It’s a practical truck that off-roads fairly well, versus a serious off-roader that can serve as an impractical daily driver.