There comes a time in most people's lives that they would benefit from owning a truck. It could be that you need one for business, pleasure, or to drive on a daily basis. But if you are in the market for a new truck, you do not want any type of truck, you want the best. If that is the case, you need to go to your closest Ford dealership and drive one of the many F-150 trucks that they have sitting on their lot. This has been the best selling truck for the last 40 years, and here are some of the reasons why.
When you think of a truck, fuel efficiency is probably not one of the first things that come to mind, but when you choose a Ford F-150 you will drive by many gas stations before you have to fill-up. The F-150's fuel efficiency found in the last two generations of the F-series vehicle is caused by Ford using military grade aluminum alloys, as well as cutting weight in other areas. Some of these measures include:
- Aluminum Body
- Aluminum Steering Knuckles
- Magnesium Four Wheel Drive Transfer Case
- Electronic Parking Brake
- 8.8" Rear Differential versus a 9.75" unit
- Interior Modifications and more
These efforts has cut more than 700 pounds off of the total body weight of the largest of the Ford F150s and even hundreds of pounds off of some of the smaller models.
This light weight design of the Ford trucks combined with their new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and a 10 speed transmission has produced fuel efficiency that Ford brags can reach up to 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Of course, these number will vary based on the make and model of the truck you choose.
Why buy a truck that will be unable to haul things where you need them to go? You will not have this problem if you choose a Ford F150. When it is properly equipped, it has earned the right to claim that it is Best-in-class in the areas of payload and towing.
Depending on your make and model, you can expect the truck's towing capability to reach up to 12,200 pounds and it's payload capacity to reach up to 3,270. If that is not enough, then you will be pleased to know that the largest bed on the F-150, or the cargo box volume will hold up to 77.4 cu. ft. That should be strong enough and big enough to get you and all of your stuff wherever you have to go.
Comfort And Convenience
If you are looking for a truck that you are going to use somewhere other than on a job site, look no further than the F150. With all of the comforts and conveniences that you can add to your package, you not only feel you are in a luxury vehicle, you will be in one. You may find that you will prefer driving your truck over any other premium vehicle you have in your driveway. Features you can add include the following:
- 10-way Power Adjustable Seats
- Leather Upholstery
- Heated Seats (Front & Second Row)
- Genuine Wood Accents
- Wrapped Heated Steering Wheel
- Twin Panel Moonroof
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Active Park Assist
- Rear-view Camera
- Inflatable Rear Seatbelts
- Box Side Steps
- Stowable Loading Ramps and much, much more
If you want to see how far the F-Series truck has come and how it earned the right to be called the best selling truck in America, go to your local Ford dealership and drive one today. But be aware, once you take that first drive, you run the risk of being hooked on Ford trucks for the rest of your life.Share