8 Reasons Why Ford F-150s Are Popular

Trucks. Trucks. And More Trucks. For over 40 years, the Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling pickup. These bad boys have been upgraded time after time to have best-in-class towing, best-in-class payload and best-in-class fuel economy. When you need a truck to work, play or have a little family time, nothing compares to owning a Ford F-150. 

And with so many new features and innovations, we thought we'd share eight reasons why this pickup truck is so popular.

1. Built Ford Tough

Ford F-150s were built to take on heavy tasks. Its new high-strength, military-grade, aluminum body produces more strength without increasing in weight. The newer versions of the F-150 weigh up to 700-lbs less and have resistance to dents and corrosion. Making every task easier on you.


2.  Smart Tech

Ford F-150s safety features have evolved throughout the years too. It's more than just wearing your seatbelt. The newer Ford F-150s have a standard rear view camera with a dynamic hitch assist, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC® ), Airbags, Curve Control, and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (including the safety seatbelts). Ford F-150s also have Pre-Collision Assist and Lane-Keeping System.

Only a few months into 2018 and the Ford F-150 has already been awarded:

  • 2018 Motor Trend Truck of the Year®
  • 2018 Kelley Blue Book KBB.com Best Buy Award Winner**
  • 2018 Truck of Texas - Texas Auto Writers Association
  • 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick on Crew Cab/Extended Cab with optional front crash prevention
  • 2018 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award - Best Pickup Truck


3. Capability

Ford F-150s aren't considered "Best-In-Class Towing" and "Best-In-Class Payload" for nothing. The truck's towing and hauling abilities attract a wide range of truck buyers. Shifting into 4-wheel drive offroad by a push of a button is convenient and easy- separating this pickup truck from the rest. The innovative available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, integrated tailgate step, and remote tailgate release, as well as deployable box side steps are all features that have made the Ford F-150 an all-purpose truck. 


4. Fuel Economy 

The Ford F-150 is recognized for having "Best-In-Class Fuel Economy." Ford engineers improve this full-size pickup truck every year, making the performance and fuel economy even better than the previous models. And now having FIVE engine choices: 3.5L EcoBoost, 2.7L EcoBoost, 3.3L T.I-VCT V6, 5.0L T.I-VCT V8 and Raptor DOHC 24-Valve High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost, it offers more power and performance to the driver and towards the work. You will blaze through any path.

Estimated standard 18/24 MPG.


5. Infotainment Upgrade

It's a work truck. Solid and tough. The convenience features make any truck enthusiast enjoy driving it. Each generation has its own set of features, however, Ford redesigns each generation by adding more, making it even more exciting to own a Ford F-150. The newer gens offer an eight-inch touchscreen with physical volume and tuning knobs for the radio. This makes dialing in the audio system particularly easy-especially while wearing work gloves. There is an intelligent cruise control, and a crisp-sounding Sony audio system with 10 speakers. In addition, keyless access and a push-button start. 

It's what we call a "major upgrade."

6. Designed For Comfort

Sometimes it's not all work, but more family time. The newer Ford F-150s are equipped with heated and ventilated 10-way power adjustable seats upholstered in leather. Making this ride more luxurious for all your passengers. Plus, it comes with heated seats for the second row- fancy. Whether you are in your muddy boots or Sunday best, you'll enjoy taking this whip around town. 


7. Lasting History

Thirteen generations under its belt. The Ford F-150 have always remained rugged and tough. Built to last and make any occasion worth the drive. For those plain-jane work days or family weekend adventures, it's no wonder why this truck is so popular in the United States. 

"...from its seven-decade history, 13 generations, to its crown of best-selling truck for more than 35 years, and the famous "Ford Built Tough" slogan; the F-150 truck has achieved an unmatched level of sales success." 

- MotorTrend

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