The F-150 XLT/Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum’s front power windows both open or close with one touch of the switches. The Sierra ’s front passenger window doesn’t close automatically.
In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the F-150 XLT/Raptor/Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum’s exterior keypad. The Sierra doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system, and its extra cost OnStar® can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.
Intelligent Access optional on the F-150 (except XL/XLT) allows you to unlock the driver’s door, tailgate and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading cargo, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The GMC Sierra doesn’t offer an advanced key system.
The F-150’s standard speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Sierra’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted. The F-150’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield.
Both the F-150 and the Sierra offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the F-150 SuperCab/SuperCrew has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Sierra doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.
To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the F-150 (except XL/XLT) offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Sierra doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.
The F-150 Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum’s optional Lariat/King Ranch/Platinum can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Sierra doesn’t offer an automated parking system.