Imagine your next truck. You’re likely picturing hauling a heavy load or the spray of gravel behind powerful, all-wheel drive tires, right?
But what make are you imagining? If the sales numbers are anything to go by, it’s probably a Ford. There’s no secret that Ford Motor Company’s F-series is America’s top-selling truck.
Specifically, why do Americans love Fords so much? And why buy a Ford F-150 or other model next? Join us as we count the reasons why you should buy a Ford as your next truck.
According to RepairPal, the Ford F-150 has a reliability rating of an astounding 3.5 out of 5. This is Ford’s flagship truck, so it should come as no surprise.
That rating gives an average annual repair cost for owners of around $788. For truck drivers who hate bringing their trucks into the shop, a Ford is likely to offer a consistently reliable ride.
Sure, a Ford can haul a heavy load as well as it can get your family to and fro. But Fords are also extremely versatile in the features they offer. Consider simply the unique trim levels that the mere F-150 comes in:
- XL – something for everyone
- XLT – a higher-end version of the XL
- Lariat – high-end appointments for the discerning driver
- King Ranch – rustic charm
- Platinum – for the safety and fashion conscious
- Limited – tech-forward features you can’t find anywhere else
- Tremor – the ultimate off-roader
- Raptor – sports car feeling in a truck package
That’s just one model! So why consider a truck in Ford’s lineup? Because there is a Ford truck for everyone.
Consider America’s favorite truck: the standard F-150. It may not be the biggest truck on the market, but it offers great towing and hauling potential.
It has a whopping 14,000 available lbs. of towing capacity. It also offers 3,325 lbs. of hauling capacity and engine power up to 430 horsepower. That’s impressive for a modestly-sized truck.
And things only go up from there, as you start to explore Ford’s other truck models. The F-150 Raptor offers an unbelievable 700 horsepower engine, while the Ford F-450 can handle up to 37,000 of towing weight. Certainly, if you are looking for a high-performance truck, you can’t go wrong with a Ford truck.
Full size pickup trucks get a bad rap for poor fuel economy. But consider these stats:
- The Ford Maverick offers city driving fuel efficiency of 40 miles per gallon
- The midsize Ford Ranger sees an average fuel usage of 26 mpg on the highway
- The F-150 offers a hybrid model that gets 25 mpg combined
There are countless more models to choose from that get similarly great fuel efficiency. Ford drivers are sure to love fewer stops at the gas tank. And with the latest F-150’s EV version, which has an electric motor, you can boost your fuel efficiency even higher.
With a Ford truck, you can expect all of the standard safety features most modern cars and trucks offer. Anti-lock brakes, stability control, airbags, and vehicle security systems are all along for the ride.
But did you know that many Ford trucks come bundled with advanced features designed for passenger safety? The BlueCruise assisted driving feature is available on many models, meaning your highway cruising experience joins the 21st century. This AI-powered safety feature maintains awareness of all the other vehicles and hazards on the road automatically.
Additional optional safety features are available, like:
- active lane control
- automatic reverse braking
- blind spot monitoring
- backup cameras
- and more.
These will also help keep you and your family safe with the Ford truck of your dreams.
Ford drivers know that all of the above is worth its weight in gold. But they also know they don’t need to drop a lot of gold to call the latest Ford their own.
Many models of Ford trucks are among the cheapest trucks available on the market. This includes the classic F-150 and the small but mighty Maverick. So if you are looking to cut costs on your next truck purchase, consider a Ford.
Seth Wadley Ford has been the #1 F-series dealer in Oklahoma for numerous years. Our customers love us almost as much as they love their Fords. So if you’re considering a Ford as your next truck, come down and experience the Seth Wadley difference for yourself.
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