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WHY ARE FORD F-150’s SO POPULAR?

Ford-150s are one of the biggest names in full-size light-medium duty pickup trucks in America. They have broken records and made waves by being America’s best-selling pickup truck for 40 years in a row. This means that Ford Motor Company has sold enough F-series trucks to circle the earth more than three times since it came out in 1977! That’s an incredible amount of trucks, and it’s clear they are insanely popular. But just why do people love these trucks so much? What have they been doing for the last 40 years that others haven’t? Let’s find out! 

Customization Options and Model Availability – There are many options for customization when it comes to purchasing an F-150, not to mention the numerous models that are available. You can choose from three bed lengths, three cabins, and five trim models, to name just a few things.

There are also many choices for the engine and drivetrain. The multiple engine choices include V6 and V8 options that prove to be popular amongst buyers. As the truck has been designed predominantly as a work truck, the towing capabilities are immense. There are literally limitless configurations, making this truck extremely versatile and highly sought after among so many different types of truck owners. You can ensure you can find your dream truck among the many F-150 models and trims you have to choose from.

The 40-Year F-150 Reputation – As the F-150 has been America’s most popular truck for 40 years and counting, it has an incredible reputation behind it. People know that this is a truck that looks and performs the way they want it to. The first F-series trucks were no-frills affairs marketed to the ‘All American Man’, and were a huge hit. Originally, there were three editions in 1969; the Contractor, the Heavy-Duty, and the Farm & Ranch. Although there wasn’t a massive difference in terms of features, there was space included for more toolboxes.

These days, it isn’t just blue-collar men that drive the F-150 pickups, Hollywood celebrities, sports figures, and women have also jumped on the F-150 bandwagon. Americans are not just driving trucks for commercial use anymore, they’re being used for commuting to work, taking family trips, running errands, and football tailgate parties. This just goes to show how popular the F-150 has become!

The Anticipation Surrounding a New Release – The F-150 now looks more luxurious than ever – a long way away from the blue-collar truck it started out as. You can expect heated and cooled leather seats, unique scuff plates with ice blue back-lighting, and so much more.  Those who need a truck for work but don’t want to compromise on luxury features all anticipate the most recent F-150 releases. They’re just right for those who need a reliable work vehicle but want to make a statement at the same time. They are as much of a status symbol as they are a tool. With color options like White Platinum Metallic and Blue Jeans, this truck is a vehicle to be seen in.

Great Mileage When Tested Against Competitors – Since the controversial aluminum body shed 700 pounds, the F-150 has also advanced its reputation as the best mileage truck out there. When tested for fuel efficiency, it was found to beat most of its competitors in terms of higher miles per gallon. It isn’t just a pretty truck with lots of space and functionality, it’s economical to drive.

It Works Like It’s Supposed To – Above all else, when you purchase an F-150, you want a truck that works the way it’s supposed to. This is a durable truck that is built for purpose and helps you to get the job done. While the rugged design of the older, more traditional models is still popular with many F-150 owners, the modern F-150’s, with their sleek exteriors, comfortable interiors, state-of-the-art technology, and outstanding performance still continue to lead in pickup truck popularity.

The demand for the F-150 is still very strong, and those 40 years it has spent at the top looks to be an ongoing thing. It isn’t getting knocked off the top spot any time soon! The higher series especially is in huge demand. So, why is the F-150 so popular? Aside from the sleek look and modern features, it is still a very tough pickup truck. People buy these trucks for their durability, looks, what they represent, and peace of mind.

Ford is in the process of planning a hybrid version of its F-150, as well as a hybrid Mustang and an all-electric SUV. This means we can expect more extreme luxuries from Ford in the future, and the F-150’s will be available for those who want to make a more positive impact on the environment. It’s a truck that continues to improve year after year.

See our Ford F-150’s at the G&E Used Ford F-150 Page or visit us in person for information or a test drive.

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