Top 5 Trucks of 2019
What are people looking for when they want a truck? They’re looking for space, they’re looking for comfort, they’re looking for power, and they’re looking for adventure. Ford has established itself over time as a company that knows what its customers look for in a truck and has tailored their offerings to meet this specific demand. For trucks are beautiful, big and technologically kitted out machines of exceptional quality, and this article lists the top five trucks Ford has to offer for 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri, and across the USA.
Let’s Take A Look At Ford’s Top Trucks This Year
The 2019 F-150: The Best All-Rounder
When it comes to the all-around best Ford truck, the obvious option is the F-150. It is perhaps the best vehicle on the Kansas roads today. Whatever you need out of a truck, the F-150 has it. It has size, power, and looks fantastic — all at a reasonable price of roughly $28,155 excluding the addition of features and customization. Compared to the other trucks that Ford offers, the 2019 Ford F-150 gives more people more of what they want.
It’s no mistake that the F-150 isn’t just one of the best-selling trucks in the U.S. for four decades, it’s the number one bestselling truck all around. It isn’t a truck designed to target one specific person or job. It’s balanced between performance and comfort; it can handle multiple terrains and drive economically on the highway — even its appearance is a balance between graciousness and boldness.
So, what are the specs? The F-150 boasts six varieties of engines to choose from. Some notable mentions are the 5.0L TI-VCT V8 with 395 horsepower and 400 pounds per foot of torque and the 3.5L EcoBoost with 375 horsepower and 470 pounds per foot of torque. Ford like to bring a balance between power and economy, so your fuel really goes as far as it can — and they have even more powerful engines to choose from. Depending on the model, you can expect some tweaks in performance depending on what you want, and overall the F-150 is exceptional.
Inside, the 2019 Ford F-150 has a unique style but remains true to the classic truck feel. The materials and designs are customizable but generally follow a strong pattern of luxury in appearance. Big buttons, big switches, heavy straight edges, and bold colors make it very traditional but modern at the same time. It has a moderately sizable eight–inch touchscreen as standard, running the Sync 3 software that can integrate with your smartphone. It also has various other features such as terrain management systems and driver assist technologies, and a whopping eight–foot whilst keeping plenty of interior room for passengers. Overall, the F-150 gives you the most bang for your buck at its incredibly reasonable price and has many people looking for a 2019 Ford F-150 for sale at Zeck Ford.
The 2019 Ford Ranger
The Ford Ranger differs from the F-150 in subtle ways. The design is sleeker and is arguably more head-turning but isn’t a full pickup truck like the F-150 and offers less choice for the engine, and thus power. The Ranger has a max towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and 270 horsepower, slightly less than the F-150, as it uses a 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.
It’s also different in size, as the Ranger is slightly shorter, smaller, and lighter than the F-150. This is also where range enters the Ranger’s name, as it can go further than the F-150 on the same amount of fuel, whilst boasting more active safety technology. If you’re looking for something slightly smaller, efficient and straight to the point, the Ford Ranger is a good option at $34,500.
The 2019 Raptor
The Raptor is a monster of a truck. It is a F-150 as the core of its design but it’s geared heavily to off-roading. On the outside, it’s more aggressive in appearance and has a higher standard clearance than the F-150. It has heavy-duty skid plates for the engine and are more rugged design, excellent for off-roading when bumps and scrapes are inevitable.
Inside, the design is similar dimension and design wise. However, the Raptor has six auxiliary switches, so you can put into good use all the off-road accessories you’ll be taking with you, such as an air compressor, a winch, backup lights, and much more.
Performance-wise, the Raptor isn’t as economically friendly as the F-150, but still quite good for an off-roader. It has an excellent 450 horsepower and 510 pounds per foot of torque delivered by a High-Output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine. The consequences result in the Raptor being an exceptionally good climber, puller, and pusher and can handle many more terrains. The base price is around $50,675 — quite expensive — but for such a monster of an off-roader, it’s more than a reasonable price to pay.
The Ford 2019 F-250 Super Duty
The Super Duty is big. It’s built for the toughest jobs out there and you can see that from the exterior alone. Under the hood, you can expect a B20-capable 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8 providing 935 pounds per foot. of torque and 450 horsepower. This is the mid-range in terms of towing power, capable of pulling 18,600 pounds.
Despite its bigger design, it still has the general Ford style. One area it differs from the F-150 series is in its safety capabilities and doesn’t have them built in as standard. However, it has most of the same 4 x 4 capabilities and control systems that you can expect from the F-150, with added technology like Diesel Engine-Exhaust Braking to help when pulling large loads down steep hills. The Super Duty comes at a bigger price too; at $33,150 you get that additional size and pulling power you need for the work site. J.D. Power awarded the Super Duty the Highest Ranked Large Heavy-Duty Pickup in Initial Quality in 2018.
The Ford 2019 F-350 Super Duty
Not satisfied with the towing capacity of the 2019 F-250? The F-350 will give you even more power. While very similar to the F-250 Super Duty in appearances and engine, the towing capacity of the F-350 is huge, boasting a capacity of 32,000 pounds and a higher payload of 7,640 pounds. If you’re a serious hauler and need extra capacity the 2019 F-350 is worth the choice, and at a price starting at around $56,680, you’ll be gaining all the benefits of the F-250 and more. Compared to the F-150, it’s obviously much bigger and more powerful, standing as a top of the range truck for someone who wants to haul the heaviest, biggest loads in Kansas.