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Which Ford F-150 Should You Buy?

February 26, 2018

Which Ford F-150 Should You Buy?

Americans love pickup trucks, says the Auto Sales report by the Wall Street Journal. With pickup trucks topping the charts as some of the bestselling vehicles in the United States, there is no question that trucks are a hot commodity. Whether you are looking to experience the joys of owning a truck or simply upgrading your existing one, there is nothing in the Elk Grove automotive market like the Ford F-150 series.

Known as America’s bestselling truck for 40 consecutive years, the F-150 is the truck everyone dreams about. With up to 26 million units sold ever since the F-150 hit the market in 1977, it is the vehicle you want to own. 

With plenty of F-150 models to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming to find a truck that best matches your needs. Wondering which Ford F-150 should you buy? The 2017 and 2018 Ford F-150s stand out with some of our absolute favorite choices.

2017 Ford F-150

The 2017 Ford F-150 is your standard full-size pickup truck and more. Offering a myriad of on- and off-road abilities, the F-150 is a vehicle that sets the bar for the entire class. The 2017 F-150 features a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V-6 with 450-horsepower, 10-speed automatic transmission, and some exclusive trims to choose from.

The 2017 Ford F-150 is the best full-sized pickup truck in the market featuring seven unique trims. Here are our favorite trims of the 2017 Ford F-150:

·   King Ranch

The King Ranch features a 5.0-liter, V8 engine and several premium features that focus on delivering high levels of performance. This trim includes an eight-inch productivity screen, cruise control and steering wheel controls, as well as other standard features.

·   Limited

The Ford F-150 Limited has cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line features. The car enjoys SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription, Ford’s iconic Sync 3, Sync Connect, and voice-activated navigation paired with a 360-degree camera for backing up and all the other standard technology.

·   Raptor

With a 450-horesepower twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, 10-speed automatic transmission, and a variety of optimum features, the Ford F-150 Raptor is a high-performance off-road vehicle that can conquer any terrain.

2018 Ford F-150

This year’s Ford F-150 is more powerful and luxurious than ever. The vehicle comes in a choice of four different engine options, a towing capacity of up to 10,800 pounds, and great fuel economy.

Promising to be the answer to all your pickup truck needs, the 2018 Ford F-150 offers six unique trims. Here are our favorite trims of the 2018 Ford F-150:

·   Lariat

The Lariat features a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with 325-horsepower and the option to upgrade to a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost or a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine, offering all the power you need. The Lariat comes equipped with privacy tint, Sync 3, MyKey, fog lamps and a defroster that is included in the SuperCab or SuperCrew cabin.

·   Platinum

The 2018 F-150 Platinum features automatic high beams, black carpet flooring, rain-sensing wipers, and other features aimed at offering you a luxurious experience. The Platinum stands out from other trims due to the addition of a Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert that keeps you alert while you are driving.

·   Limited

Perhaps the most expensive F-150 model ever offered by Ford, the Limited is everything you could’ve dreamed of. The vehicle features a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control and collision warnings with brake support, lane-keeping system, and a high-power 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that is capable of generating 375 horsepower.

The Ford F-150 has a lot to offer when it comes to high levels of performance and comfort. While we hope that our list helps you find the best truck, we suggest that you carefully evaluate the functionality offered by each Ford F-150 truck and their respective trims, and select a vehicle that matches your requirements. 

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