Why the Ford F-150 is the Most Popular Truck on the Road

August 18th, 2020 by

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The most important vehicle in the history of Ford Motor Company is the Model T, the first produced on an assembly line. Take a guess at the second-most important.

If you guessed that it’s the Ford F-150 pick-up, you’re right. There are more F-150s on the road than any other truck, and for good reason: once you own a Ford truck, you don’t own any other kind. Ford truck buyers are devoted to the brand.

Today’s pick-up truck owners aren’t just farmers or construction teams. The F-150 has diversified its audience with new features and capabilities not seen in previous model years, or in its competitors’ trucks. No wonder Americans love an F-150.

For more specific reasons why you’re more likely to see an F-150 on the highway, read on.

Towing Capability and Payload in Ford Trucks for Sale

Choose a Ford F-150 truck with a powerful engine, and you’re getting a vehicle with best-in-class towing capability and state-of-the-art engines. These trucks have come a long way since the introduction of the Triton V-10 engine back in the 1999 model year.

The 2021 truck line-up introduces the Powerboost Full Hybrid Engine, a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that runs on both gas and electricity. The kicker? It still produces best-in-class horsepower and torque while getting an EPA-estimated range of 700 miles on each full tank of gas.

Standard, gas-powered engines and diesel trucks also are available for the 2021 model year.

An Extensive List of Trimlines

There really is an F-150 for anyone, if you consider that it comes in seven trimlines, from the XL to the Limited. Need a workhorse without the flash and flair or a basic truck for daily driving from Point A to Point B? The XL will do. Looking for a luxury vehicle designed for comfort and stuffed to the gills with amenities and premium finishes? Pick the Platinum or Limited. The sheer number of possible selections is enough to attract buyers looking for a truck with a custom feel.

The 2021 model year has so many features, it’s going to be hard for owners to part with these trucks after several years and hundreds of thousands of miles. We assume Ford Motor Company will come up with even more amenities by then, but the ones for this model year are nothing short of jaw-dropping. There is very little exaggeration when we say that you could live in this truck.

Check out these features:

  • Pro Power Onboard, an integrated power generator to charge your power tools, even when electricity isn’t available on your job site. You could even plug in a coffee pot for fresh java on the go.
  • Max-recline seats that lay flat for a lunch-break snooze or a quick cat nap before driving home after putting in your eight hours in the office, on the farm, or at the construction site. (You’ll have to wait until later in 2021 for this feature to be released, though.)
  • A work surface that folds out of the center console, so you can sign documents, work on your laptop, or dine at an actual table, without ever leaving your truck.
  • An exterior work surface with a measuring tool, cupholder, writing utensil storage, tablet holder, smooth writing surface, and built-in clamps for cutting lumber or other materials.
  • Rear-seat storage and locking underseat storage to conceal and secure your valuables. The back seats also fold up so you can haul large items inside the cab.

Designed for the User Experience

For the 2021 model year, Ford hired anthropologists so the automaker could create a useful pick-up truck that caters to a variety of uses and people. This isn’t the first time that the development team at Ford has studied how people use pick-up trucks.

For example, in earlier model years, Ford learned that many of its owners wear work gloves. In response, they added sculpted finger holds on the interior door handles, which makes them easier to open and close with gloves on. That same model year, Ford added grooves in the tailgate handle to make it easier to open one-handed and designed the box step to accommodate a man’s work boot.

In the latest edition of the F-150, Ford added tie-down cleats on the edge of the tailgate and longer running boards that extend when you kick your foot under the truck body.

Another bonus is the all-new zone lighting, which illuminates all the way around the truck, including inside the bed, eliminating the need for a flashlight. The FordPass smartphone app controls the lights, in addition to the standard buttons and toggles inside the truck cab.

Ford Trucks Come with Standard Safety Features

For the 2020 model year, not every truck manufacturer outfitted all of their trimlines with standard safety packages, and instead asked buyers to pay extra for them, to the tune of an additional five figures. Ford did not, and will not for the 2021 model year. With the Ford F-150, safety is standard, and you should never have to pay a premium for basic safety technology.

Standard security features of the 2021 Ford F-150 are:

  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Following distance alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Reverse brake assist
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Rearview camera

Trailer blind-spot monitoring is offered as an option.

Get Ready to Buy a 2021 Ford F-150 in Oklahoma

With the 2021 model year swiftly approaching, if you’re looking to buy a new Ford F-150, it’s time to start planning for it.

Zeck Ford in Purcell, Oklahoma, just a short drive from Oklahoma City, Norman, and Moore, will soon have a selection of new F-150 trucks in stock to choose from. Or, you can place a custom-order for one that will perfectly suit your needs and color preferences by talking to one of our personal shoppers.

Visit our dealership at 2311 North 9th Avenue in Purcell, or give us a call at 405-253-0187 if you have any questions about availability or sales. We can’t wait to see you!

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