While the competition continues to wonder how the Ford F-150 has kept its place as America’s best-selling truck for 35 years and counting, the answer may be surprisingly simple: It also offers the best value of any full-size pickup on the market. That’s according to not one, but two recently published industry studies. The F-150 won its segment in both the Strategic Vision Total Value Index and the Vincentric Best Value in America awards, and it was one of just six vehicles to earn a place on both lists. Further, the F-150’s Super Duty lineup led all HD rivals in Strategic Vision’s Heavy-Duty Pickup category.
According to Car Dealerships In Clovis NM, a key advantage for Ford is an extensive lineup of models that can match the needs of nearly all pickup buyers with a variety of cab sizes, bed lengths and engine choices, as well as both two- and four-wheel-drive powertrains. Leading the way, of course, is the F-150 EcoBoost, showcasing higher marks for torque (420 lb.-ft.), towing (11,300 lbs.) and payload (3,060 lbs.) than any other light-duty rival in the U.S.—while still delivering up to 22 mpg on the highway.
But the F-150’s other power plants can provide the same kind of benefits in their categories, too. The V6 model supplies 302 hp, 278 lb.-ft. of torque, a trailer tow rating of 6,100 lbs., and EPA ratings of 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway, all of which are best-in-class figures. And the truck’s standard and premium V8 engines deliver similar results, with the former leading all direct rivals in terms of horsepower (360), torque (380 lb.-ft.) and towing ability (10,000 lbs.) while posting best-in-class city fuel efficiency and 21 mpg highway. Among up-level V8s, Ford’s 6.2-liter power plant produces 411 hp, 434 lb.-ft. of torque and a max tow rating of 11,300 lbs. (which should spur RV Sales), and those numbers are again best in class.
You can see the 2012 Ford F-150 in Cincinnati or at Ford dealers across the country.