Ford F-150 Review
For over forty years, the Ford Motor Company has been America’s full-size truck leader. Year after year, Ford sells more full-size pickup trucks than any other automaker, and the Ford F-150 is its best-selling model. Four decades of dominance does not come easy, especially in the extremely competitive full-size truck segment. It’s a miraculous achievement and it speaks of the Ford F-150’s unending excellence. Here you can find Vehicle History Ford F-150 Review.
The first Ford F Series trucks hit the streets and farms of America in 1948. The trucks were innovative, powerful and tough, and they quickly became an integral part of America’s post war industrial and agricultural growth. In the 70 years since, the Ford F-150 has become a symbol of the American work ethic. It is beloved by multiple generations, with millions of trucks handed down from father to son and mother to daughter. For many, the Ford F-150 is more than just a truck, it represents the American way of life.
Now in its thirteenth-generation, the Ford F-150 continues to lead the industry in comfort, performance, innovation and capability. And, it continues to be built in America, at both Ford’s Dearborn Michigan Truck Plant in and its Kansas City Assembly Plant, where hard-working Americans assemble a new Ford F-150 every minute of every day.
2018 Ford F-150 Review
The award winning 2018 Ford F-150 is available in three bodystyles, including the popular four-door Supercrew. Ford also offers the full-size pickup with three bed lengths and with a choice of three turbocharged Ecoboost engines, a V6 or a 5.0-liter V8. Buyers can also select from seven trim levels including the high-performance Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, which is specially prepared for off road enthusiasts looking for the ultimate play thing.
Prices range from about $28,000 for a two-wheel drive standard cab Ford F-150 XT powered by a naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V6 that makes an impressive 290 hp, up to over $65,000 for an F-150 Supercrew with the Limited trim level, four-wheel drive and a 375 hp 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged Ecoboost V6. The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is powered by a 450 hp 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and is available in either the Supercab or Supercrew body styles. It also features Fox Racing Shocks, a taller suspension, larger tires, a locking rear differential and bulging bodywork. Prices start around $51,000.
Every new Ford F-150 has an automatic transmission and some models get Ford’s new 10-speed automatic which improves acceleration and fuel economy. For 2018 Ford has revamped the look of the F-150 with a new stronger looking grille, uniquely shaped headlamps, a redesigned tailgate and hood. Ford has also added start/stop technology to the F-150’s engines to save fuel, improved the performance of the 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 and increased the availability of technologies like an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality and Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.
2015-2017 Ford F-150 Review
Ford completely redesigned the F-150 in 2015 and the changes were nothing short of revolutionary. The 2015 Ford F-150 was America’s first full-size pickup truck with an aluminum body to save weight and it was the first to offer multiple turbocharged engines. The thirteenth-generation of the Ford F-150 was also one of the first pickups in America to offer high-tech safety systems and driver aids like Adaptive Cruise Control and a Blind Spot Monitor.
These changes were scary at first for many traditional buyers, but the automotive press bought in immediately writing glowing Ford F-150 reviews online and in magazines praising the truck for its class leading dynamics, features and comfort. America’s truck buyers quickly realized that the F-150’s innovations were nothing to fear. In fact, they bettered the truck and ultimately made the new Ford F-150 the greatest pickup Ford had ever produced, with more towing and hauling capability and the best fuel economy in the truck’s history.
Although most F-150 models, engines and trim levels were offered immediately, the second-generation of the Ford F-150 Raptor did now debut until 2017.
Because Ford F-150 models built from 2015 to 2017 are so similar to the 2018 Ford F-150 they remain on the cutting edge of Ford’s truck know-how which makes them desirable for shoppers of used and certified pre-owned trucks. Well cared for certified pre-owned Ford F-150s can be found at nearly every Ford dealer in the nation.
2009-2014 Ford F-150 Review
If you’re shopping for good, strong and capable used full-size pickup, many buyers turn to the twelfth-generation of the Ford F-150, which was built from 2009 to 2014. This was the final Ford F-150 built with a steel body and it was beloved by owners for its comfortable and quiet interior, its rugged durability and its choice of powerful engines.
Ford offered these trucks in three bodystyles, with long or short beds, and in nine trim levels including the luxurious and opulent King Ranch, Platinum and Limited models. The Ford F-150 was also offered with a 3.7-liter V6, a 5.0-liter V8 and for the first time a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6. All were paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Trucks built in 2009 and 2010 got a 4.6-liter and 5.4-liter V8s.
With so many trucks on the road, online Ford F-150 reviews are not hard to find. Before you buy do your research and educate yourself about the pros and cons of the truck. Many Ford F-150 reviews rate the pickups high for towing and give the truck points for its comfortable ride and smooth ride both on and off road. One of the more popular used Ford F-150 models is the Raptor, which debuted in 2010. These trucks were first powered by the 5.4-liter V8 and then by a 6.2-liter V8. Many have been abused by off-road enthusiasts, but well cared for examples hold their value extremely well.
2004-2008 Ford F-150 Review
Full-size pickup buyers on a tight budget may find success in the extremely popular eleventh-generation of the Ford F-150. When Ford designed these trucks they created a stronger frame and dressed the trucks with more style. These were the first Ford F-150s many buyers considered luxurious. They were still tough and more capable than ever, but they were also more refined and easier to live with on a day to day basis. This was revolutionary at the time, as pickup trucks were fast becoming as popular with buyers in the city and the suburbs as they were in more rural areas of the country.
Ford offered these trucks in many trim levels including XL, the popular and sporty STX and the off road capable FX4. Most buyers, however, went for the well-equipped XLT, while more than a few F-150 Harley Davidson editions were sold with a 450 hp supercharged V8. The other models were powered by either a 4.2-liter V6, a 4.6-liter V8 or a 5.4-liter V8. Trucks with the largest of the three engines hold their value the best.