5 Reasons to Invest in a Ford F-150
Ford’s F-150 line of trucks has remained one of the most popular and most purchased in its class for so long that it seems like forever. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Ford F-150 is the top pickup truck for sale today. It’s perfect for the Kansas roads and offers more versatility than just about any other vehicle you can own.
America’s love affair with Ford’s F-150 series is a resounding success story both for Ford and for the 32 million F-150 owners. Statistics show that an F-150 is purchased somewhere in the world around every two minutes. These trucks are exported and sold not only in North America, but also everywhere from Madagascar to China to the UK, from Iceland to Aruba, and everywhere in between.
Ford’s F-150 has been the US auto industry’s best-selling pickup truck since 1977, and the highest selling vehicle of all categories of vehicles sold in the US since 1986, as reported in the New York Daily News in the January 6, 2014 issue. Those are amazing statistics.
In fact, these full-size pickups have been around since 1948. That is what you call staying power. Ford is continually adding new versions and upgrades to their lineup of vehicles in the F-series, and in 2020, plans are to release a hybrid version. Ford is a forward facing company, with a solid past record and a bright future ahead.
There has to be some pretty solid evidence behind why Ford’s F-150 series is and has remained so popular for seven decades. Here are five reasons that may help explain the awesome success story of the F-150’s popularity in vivid detail.
1. Ford F-150 Awards Roster
Ford has always been a top contender for the prestigious MotorTrend Car of the Year award, and has taken top spot more than any other vehicle in its class. Here is a partial list of the many awards Ford has received for the F-150 Series:
- 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year
- 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year
- 2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year
- 2004 Motor Trend Car of the Year
- 1997 Motor Trend Car of the Year
- Kelley Blue Book’s Best Redesigned Vehicle 2009
- Named “The Truck of Texas,” Texas Auto Writers Assn. 2009
- Best Luxury Pickup, Texas Auto Writers Assn.
- Popular Mechanics “Automotive Excellence Award, Workhorse Category”
- “Top Safety Pick” award from IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
- Residual Value Award from the ALG (Auto Leasing Guide) at the end of a conventional three-year lease.
- “Best Overall Half-Ton Pickup” from Pickuptrucks.com
And the Ford F-150 has been bestowed with literally hundreds more awards over the last seven decades.
Especially in today’s economy, the consumer has higher expectations that the purchase they make is going to provide reliable returns on their large investments. The consumer also wants the biggest bang for their buck. Ford F-150 trucks deliver on both counts, especially since the 2018 Ford F-150 came on the scene.
Consumers like the price points found in these pickup trucks, which reflect the quality that goes into building them, and also the durability of these workhorse trucks. But the F-150 remains affordable, as it has since 1948.
Fuel economy is another plus point to consider for a truck that is likely going to be used for hauling, towing, climbing tough grades, and traversing over rough terrain at times. Fuel economy is one of the Ford F-150 most well-known features, reported in the range of 22 – 25 mpg, according to Fueleconomy.gov. Now that’s economy that you and your business can count on.
The Ford F-150 trucks have a wide range of potential usages, from hauling heavy loads to little kids, from travel to gravel, and everything else you can think of.
Part of the success of the F-150 is the consumer’s ability to customize everything from cab size and features, to bed size, luxury leather upholstery in a wide range of color choices, comfortable, roomy seating for long hauls and passengers alike, heated or cooled seats, amazing console and mobile office features for the savvy mom/dad/professional/entrepreneur/business owner on the fly.
4. Safety Features
The safety features of the Ford F-150 are one of the strongest reasons it’s so popular.
Ford has won awards for the work done on redesigning and improving safety airbags and has made even more improvements for their advanced airbags on the 2019 Ford F-150 for sale in Kansas City.
Many safety features are “passive,” in that you don’t have to program anything or set anything up. This is a smart truck. From the lane-keeping and pedestrian sensors, and curve control that decreases your speed if you are taking a curve too fast, to the sturdy military grade construction materials that Ford-150 fans have come to know and love, there are few things that feel more secure than driving and riding in a Ford F-150. The driver and the passengers are protected every inch of the way.
The innovation and top-grade engineering that goes into Ford’s vehicles is evident in the smooth handling, shifting, and responsiveness. Some of the most loved features include adaptive cruise control, and the performance enhancing chips that auto-tune the vehicle for best performance, super-charging for the power you need when you need it. These are just some of the many performance-enhancing features to be found on the F-150 models.
The best way to really get the feel for all the luxury you can stand at an affordable price point, with the power and the hauling capacity demanded, is to come and do a test drive and see for yourself what your five top reasons might be for choosing to own a new or used Ford F-150 for sale in Leavenworth.