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Used Ford F-150 for Sale

Ford F-150

Pros:

  • Turbocharged engines provide lots of power with respectable fuel economy.
  • Plenty of choice among trim levels.
  • The Raptor boasts credible off-road skills.
  • Wide availability of safety features.

Cons:

  • Ride quality isn't as good as some rivals.
  • Base engine isn't powerful.
  • Options, even on mid-level trims, quickly lift the truck's price.
  • Competitors offer better infotainment systems.

Vehicle Type:

A full-size pickup available in a number of cab sizes, engines, and bed lengths.

Price Range:

$30,440-$69,430 before options.

Powertrains:

  • 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter V6, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel-drive.
  • A 325-horsepower, turbocharged 2.7-liter V6.
  • A 375-horsepower turbocharged 3.5-liter V6.
  • A 395-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8.
  • A 450-horsepower, turbocharged 3.5-liter V6.
  • A 250-horsepower, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6.
  • All come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • Four-wheel-drive is optional.

Overview:

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The Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup truck that's a mainstay of the American landscape. It's long been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. and by far the best-selling pickup truck. And it's part of Ford's F-Series line of trucks that dates back to the 1940s.

Ahead of a redesign for 2021, the 2020 F-150 adds standard driver assistance features on the top four trim levels under the Ford Co-Pilot360 label, including things such as blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. Top-tier Limited models also add adaptive cruise control and built-in navigation. All models receive some new exterior paint choices.

The F-150 competes with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, and Ram 1500, as well as the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra among full-size pickup trucks. While the Nissan and Toyota are limited to V8 engines, the American rivals offer numerous powertrain options, including turbodiesel V6 engines, like the Ford F-150.

Overall Score: 8/10


Safety Features: 8/10

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Most F-150 models now come standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assistance technology features. That includes automatic emergency braking with forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high beams. It's also available on XL and XLT models.

Platinum and Limited models can be equipped with adaptive cruise control, as well. While its rivals offer similar technology, the Ford makes it more accessible and standard on more variants. It's also not lumped into expensive option packages with a lot of other unrelated features.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the F-150 "Good" in all categories except for headlights, which prevented it from being a Top Safety Pick (though the agency didn't name any pickup trucks Top Safety Picks for 2020). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated four-door F-150 SuperCrew models five stars overall, its highest rating. However, Regular Cab and Super Cab models earned four stars overall.


Value: 7/10

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Base XL models are sparsely equipped and mostly aimed at fleets or as work trucks. XLT and higher models come with an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as power windows and locks, but going for a four-door SuperCrew model pushes the price over $40,000 before options. In fact, it's easy to spend a lot of money on options, such as the turbodiesel V6 that costs as much as $5,000 depending on the trim level.

The top-tier F-150 Limited starts at an eye-watering $70,000 but includes pretty much every option Ford will throw at its truck. It gets the powerful turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 as standard, along with a panoramic moonroof, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera, and active park assist. That's competitive with high-end versions of the Ram, Sierra, and Silverado, though.


Tech Features: 7/10

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All but the base XL get Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a wi-fi hotspot. Most models offer built-in navigation, at least as an option.

Ford's Sync 3 isn't the best system in the class, with some confusing menus. And the F-150's touchscreen is comparatively small against the Ram's available 12-inch portrait-style touchscreen. Ultimately, though, it gets the job done.

The FordPass Connect system is also available on most models, and it monitors basic functions such as fuel levels, locks, and remote start. It can also be used to pay for parking or gas.

The F-150 tries to keep up the competition with features such as a power-sliding rear window and a remote release for the tailgate on uplevel models. Some models also offer power running boards that retract when the doors are closed. These features aren't unheard of among luxury pickup trucks, but they are still welcome on the most expensive versions of the F-150.


Practicality: 8/10

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Depending on the model, the F-150 can be had in three different cab styles and three different bed lengths.

The Regular Cab typically has a front bench seat split 40/20/40 and minimal storage space behind the seats.

The Super Cab has small half-doors that allow access to a cramped rear seat.

Most buyers will be best served by the four-door SuperCrew, which offers real back seat space that's competitive with other four-door rivals.

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Towing capacity ranges from 7,600 pounds with the base 3.3-liter V6 to 12,200 pounds on models with the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and the maximum towing package preparation. Again, these figures are basically tied with the F-150's major competitors.


Styling & Design: 7/10

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Each F-150 trim level has a different grille and trim treatment, so there's a wide range of styling differentiation for customers to choose from.

Nevertheless, the F-150 is a handsome truck that has aged well throughout this generation. The all-new generation that replaces it is an evolution in terms of design, rather than a wholesale reboot, so buyers of this model year don't have to worry about their truck looking outdated.


Driving Experience: 7/10

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The base 3.3-liter V6 isn't quick, but all other F-150 engines have plenty of performance. The turbocharged 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 is likely satisfactory for most conditions, with abundant power off the line. All but that base V6 model get a 10-speed automatic, which is fairly responsive, but no more so than the eight-speed automatic in a Ram 1500.

The high-output turbo 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 found on the Raptor, and Limited models has a vast surplus of power for such a large vehicle, thanks to enormous low-end torque and virtually no turbo lag.

While the F-150 is just as bulky in tight spaces as every other full-size pickup rival, the ride is stiffer and bouncier than the Chevrolet, GMC, and especially the Ram.

Opting for models with FX4 off-road suspension, especially the Raptor, makes the ride on pavement even less settled. It can't compete with the air suspension-equipped Ram 1500 for car-like ride qualities, which is something to consider when spending more than $60,000 on the high-end models.


Fuel Efficiency: 8/10

F-150s with the base 3.3-liter V6 and two-wheel-drive are rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 22 combined. Those figures fall by 1 to 2 mpg when equipped with four-wheel-drive. Popular four-wheel-drive models with the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 are rated at 18 mpg city, 23 highway, and 20 combined. Models equipped with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 are rated as high as 21 mpg city and 29 highway.

These numbers are competitive for the class. The efficiency of the turbocharged 2.7 and 3.5-liter V6 models, however, pushes the F-150 slightly ahead of the V8s from rivals that offer equivalent performance, however. The turbodiesel model is also highly competitive with rival diesel models from Chevrolet and Ram, even if the Ram slightly edges it on highway economy.


What's it Going to Cost Me?

The F-150 XL starts from $30,440 MSRP, including the $1,695 destination charge. The XL is available in Regular Cab, Super Cab, and SuperCrew models and in three bed lengths.

Standard equipment includes the 3.3-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, with two-wheel-drive. Four-wheel-drive is an option. Basic standard features also include a rearview camera with trailer hitch assist, 40/20/40 split front bench seat, 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, and an AM/FM radio with a 4.2-inch display.

The 101A Mid group includes power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, and a trip computer screen in the instrument panel. The FX4 Off-Road package includes an electronic locking rear differential, hill descent control, upgraded shock absorbers, front and rear skid plates. The turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 and the 5.0-liter V8 are also available, as are various exterior trim packages. An XL Appearance Package also adds alloy wheels and upgraded exterior trim.

The XLT starts from $36,455 MSRP and is also available in three cab styles and three bed lengths. It adds to the XL the Sync 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, power windows, locks, and mirrors, auto on/off headlamps, and cruise control. It offers the two upgraded engines, while the SuperCrew model can be equipped with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6.

Options include the FX4 Off-Road package, as well as the 301A Mid package that includes features such as a power driver's seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and satellite radio. Built-in navigation is also available.

The Lariat starts from $44,445 MSRP. It's available as a Super Cab or a SuperCrew, and in three different bed lengths. On top of the XLT's equipment, the Lariat gets the 2.7-liter V6, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats on SuperCrew models, power-folding exterior mirrors, steering wheel audio controls, 18-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power sliding rear window, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The 3.5-liter turbocharged V6, 5.0-liter V8, and turbodiesel engine are also available, as is four-wheel-drive.

The 501A Mid package includes blind-spot monitoring, remote start and remote tailgate release, rear parking sensors, and a household-style 110-volt power outlet. The 502A package adds chrome trim and a Bang & Olufsen audio system. The Technology Package adds a 360-degree camera and active park assist. Adaptive cruise control is also available, as are a number of exterior trim packages.

The King Ranch starts from $54,685 MSRP and comes only as a SuperCrew with a choice of two bed lengths. It adds the 5.0-liter V8 engine, Bang & Olufsen audio system, two-tone exterior paint, LED headlamps, LED bed lighting, and heated exterior mirrors.

The Luxury Package includes a tailgate step with an assisted tailgate drop, power running boards, 20-inch alloy wheels, and inflatable rear seatbelts. The Technology and FX4 packages are also available, as are the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 and 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6. A panoramic moonroof is also available.

The F-150 Raptor starts from $55,150 MSRP. It's available as a Super Cab or SuperCrew, but only with the shorter bed. It gets the high-output version of the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine which produces 450 horsepower, standard four-wheel drive, off-road suspension and tires with 17-inch alloy wheels, a distinctive front end, revised instrument panel design, and its own set of interior trim pieces.

The 801A Mid package adds heated and powered front seats, leather upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, and a power sliding rear window. The 802A Luxury package adds memory settings for the driver's seat, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, a 360-degree camera, and an upgraded front axle.

The Platinum starts from $57,215 MSRP. It comes only as a SuperCrew with a choice of two bed lengths. Over the King Ranch, the Platinum adds the Bang & Olufsen audio system, navigation, polished 20-inch alloy wheels, built-in navigation, more chrome exterior trim, and real wood interior trim.

The Luxury Package includes the contents of the Technology Package, as well as adaptive cruise control with pedestrian detection, and a tailgate step. The FX4 Off-Road package is also offered, as are the 3.5-liter turbo V6 and 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6.

The top-tier F-150 Limited trim starts from $69,430 MSRP. It comes only as a SuperCrew with the shorter bed. It adds 22-inch wheels, more metal exterior trim, the high-output 3.5-liter turbocharged V6, a panoramic moonroof, 360-degree camera, and a remote tailgate release. Apart from two different towing packages, there are no options for the Limited.

XLT models offer most of the equipment pickup buyers tend to go for, and it also offers the widest variety of cab styles and bed lengths, as well as engine options. But tick too many option boxes and a well-equipped XLT costs more than a Lariat, which comes with leather upholstery and the turbocharged engine as standard, so it's worth considering the higher trim level.

Most people will be satisfied with the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, which is more efficient and less costly to option than the 3.5-liter or the 5.0-liter V8.

The turbodiesel V6, while extremely fuel-efficient, is an expensive extra. Given the widely varying cost of diesel fuel, it's only worth it for buyers who do a lot of highway miles and hauling and towing, and even then, it may not save money in the end.

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Ford F-Series

Series of full-sized pick-up trucks manufactured by Ford

For the 1999–present F-250 and higher models, see Ford Super Duty.

"F150" redirects here. For other uses, see F150 (disambiguation).

"Ford F1" redirects here. For Ford factory Formula One racing efforts, see Stewart Grand Prix.

Motor vehicle

The Ford F-Series is a series of trucks marketed and manufactured by Ford since the 1948 model year. Slotted above the Ford Ranger in the Ford truck model range, the F-Series is marketed as a range of full-sized pickup trucks.[1] Alongside the F-150 (introduced in 1975), the F-Series also includes the Super Duty series (introduced in 1999), which includes the heavier-duty F-250 through F-450 pickups, F-450/F-550 chassis cabs, and F-600/F-650/F-750 Class 6-8 commercial trucks. The most popular version of the model line is the F-150 pickup truck, currently in its 14th generation.

The F-Series trucks have been developed into a wide range of design configurations during their production run. Alongside medium-duty trucks and "Big Job" conventional trucks (the forerunners of the Ford L-series), the model line has been sold as a chassis-cab truck and a panel van (a predecessor of the Ford E-Series). The F-Series has also served as the basis for multiple full-sized Ford SUVs, including the Ford Bronco, Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Excursion. The F-Series has been marketed by its three North American brands, as Mercury sold the model line as the Mercury M-Series in Canada from 1948 to 1968; Lincoln sold the F-Series during the 2000s as the Lincoln Blackwood and the later Lincoln Mark LT.

Since 1977, the F-Series has remained the best-selling pickup truck line in the United States; it has been the highest-selling vehicle overall since 1981.[2][3] The F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in Canada.[4][when?] As of the 2018 model year, the F-Series generated $41 billion in annual revenue for Ford.[5] Currently, Ford manufactures the F-Series in four facilities in the United States.

First generation (1948–1952)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (first generation)

The first-generation F-Series pickup (known as the Ford Bonus-Built) was introduced in 1948 as a replacement for the previous car-based pickup line introduced in 1942. The F-Series was sold in eight different weight ratings, with pickup, panel truck, cab-over engine (COE), conventional truck, and school-bus chassis body styles.

Second generation (1953–1956)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (second generation)

For the 1953 model year, Ford introduced a second generation of the F-Series trucks. Increased dimensions, improved engines, and an updated chassis were features of the second generation. In another change, the model nomenclature of the F-Series was expanded to three numbers; this remains in use in the present day. The half-ton F-1 became the F-100 (partially influenced by the North American F-100 Super Sabre)[citation needed]; the F-2 and F-3 were combined into the 3⁄4-ton F-250, while the F-4 became the one-ton F-350. Conventional F-Series trucks were F-500 to F-900; COE chassis were renamed C-Series trucks.

While the cabs, doors, radiator support, inner fenders, and hoods are the same from 1953 to 1956 F-100 and F-250s (the fenders varied on F-250, F-350, and F-500, and long boxes were only available on the F-250), in 1956, the cab underwent a major revision. Centered around a wraparound windshield, the cab was given new doors, a redesigned dashboard, and an (optional) panoramic rear window. In line with Ford cars, the 1956 F-Series offered seat belts as an option.

Third generation (1957–1960)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (third generation)

Introduced in 1957, the third-generation F-series was a significant modernization and redesign. Front fenders became integrated into the body, and the new Styleside bed continued the smooth lines to the rear of the pickup.

The cab-over F-Series was discontinued, having been replaced by the tilt-cab C-Series.

In 1959, Ford began in-house production of four-wheel drive pickups.

Fourth generation (1961–1966)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (fourth generation)

Ford introduced a dramatically new style of pickup in 1961 with the fourth-generation F-Series. Longer and lower than its predecessors, these trucks had increased dimensions and new engine and gearbox choices. Additionally, the 1961–1963 models offered an optional unibody design with the cab and bed integrated. The traditional separate cab/bed was offered concurrently. The unibody proved unpopular, and Ford discontinued the option after the 1963 model year.

In 1965, the F-Series was given a significant midcycle redesign. A completely new platform, including the "Twin I-Beam" front suspension, was introduced, and continued to be used until 1996 on the F-150 and until 2016 on the F-250/350 4x2. Additionally, the Ranger name made its first appearance in 1965 on a Ford pickup; previously, the Ranger denoted a base model of the Edsel, but starting in 1965, it was used to denote a high-level styling package for F-Series pickups.[6]

Fifth generation (1967–1972)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (fifth generation)

1972 F-250 camper special

Introduced in 1967, the fifth-generation F-series pickup was built on the same platform as the 1965 revision of the fourth generation. Dimensions and greenhouse glass were increased, engine options were expanded, and plusher trim levels became available during the fifth generation's production run.

Suspension components from all 1969 F-Series models are completely interchangeable.

Sixth generation (1973–1979)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (sixth generation)

The sixth-generation F-series was introduced in 1973. This version of the F-series continued to be built on the 1965 fourth-generation's revised platform, but with significant modernization and refinements, including front disc brakes, increased cabin dimensions, full double-wall bed construction, and increased use of galvanized steel.

The FE engine series was discontinued in 1976 after a nearly 20-year run, replaced by the more modern 335 and 385 series engines.

In 1975, the F-150 was introduced in between the F-100 and the F-250 to avoid certain emission control restrictions. For 1978, square headlights replaced the previous models' round ones on higher trim package models, such as Lariat and Ranger, and in 1979 became standard equipment. Also for 1978, the Ford Bronco was redesigned into a variant of the F-series pickup; 1979 was the last year that the 460 engine was available in a half-ton truck.

Seventh generation (1980–1986)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (seventh generation)

The seventh-generation F-Series was introduced for 1980, marking the first ground-up redesign of the model line since 1965. Alongside an all-new chassis, the pickup trucks received a completely new body. While distinguished by straighter body lines, the aerodynamics of the exterior were optimized to improve fuel economy. Sharing their cab structure with F-Series pickup trucks, medium-duty trucks (F-600 through F-800) underwent their first redesign since 1967.

The powertrain line of this generation underwent multiple revisions through its production. At its launch, the engine line was largely carried over from 1979. While the 7.5 L V8 was dropped entirely, a 4.2 L V8 was introduced as the smallest V8 engine. For 1982, a 3.8 L V6 became the standard engine for the F-100. For 1983, to improve the fuel efficiency of the model line, the M-Series engines (the 5.8 L 351M and 6.6 L 400 V8s) were dropped; the latter was replaced by the return of the 7.5 L V8. In response to low demand and poor performance, the 4.2 L V8 and 3.8 L V6 were phased out in 1982 and 1983, respectively. For the F-250 and F-350, a 6.9 L diesel V8 (sourced from a partnership with International Harvester) became an option for 1983. For 1984, an "H.O." version of the 5.8 L V8 was introduced. The 5.0 L V8 was fitted with fuel injection as standard equipment for 1986, becoming the first such engine in an American-market pickup truck. The 4.9 L was fuel injected on 1987 models.

In line with the previous generation, the SuperCab and four-door crew cab made their return in 1980 and 1982, respectively. For the first time, a dual-rear-wheel version of the F-350 was offered as a pickup truck.

For 1982, Ford revised the badging of the model line, replacing the "FORD" hood lettering with the Ford Blue Oval grille emblem, a design that remains in use on all F-Series trucks today (except the Raptor). The same year, the Ranger trims was dropped; the name shifted to the Ford Ranger compact pickup (replacing the Ford Courier). After 30 years as the smallest F-Series truck, the F-100 was dropped after 1983, eliminating model overlap with the F-150 (and payload overlap with the Ranger).

This generation was the final version of the F-Series to offer a three-speed, column-shifted manual transmission; it is also the second-to-last vehicle sold in the United States with this configuration.

Eighth generation (1987–1991)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (eighth generation)

Ford F-150 (light-duty type)

The eighth-generation F-Series was introduced for 1987 as a major revision of the 1980–1986 generation. While the cab was carried over, many body panels were revised, including a completely new front fascia; the interior also underwent a redesign. The long-running Flareside bed design was retired, with all examples produced with Styleside beds.

Following the 1986 transition of the 5.0 L V8 to fuel injection, the 4.9 L I6 followed suit for 1987, with the 5.8 L and 7.5 L engines doing so for 1988; the F-Series became the first American pickup truck model line sold without carbureted engines. The same year, the 6.9 L diesel V8 was increased in size to 7.3 L. Following the discontinuation of the three-speed manual, a five-speed manual became standard equipment (a four-speed remained a special-order option until 1989). For 1989, an E4OD four-speed automatic (overdrive version of the C6 heavy-duty three-speed) was introduced.

Slotted between the F-350 and F-600, the F-Super Duty was introduced in 1987; an ancestor of the current F-450/F-550, the F-Super Duty was designed exclusively for chassis cab applications.

Ninth generation (1992–1997)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (ninth generation)

1993 Ford F-150, with dual fuel tanks

The ninth-generation F-Series was introduced for 1992 as the second redesign of the 1980 F-Series architecture. Adapting design elements from the newly introduced Explorer and redesigned E-Series and Ranger, the F-Series received a slightly lower hoodline, rounding the front fenders, bumper, and grille. Coinciding with a redesign of the interior, the F-Series received a driver-side airbag.

After a six-year hiatus, the FlareSide bed made its return, becoming a submodel of the F-150. To appeal to younger buyers, the bodywork of the FlareSide bed was modernized, adapting the fenders of a dual rear-wheel F-350 to a single rear-wheel chassis. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first Ford factory-produced truck (the 1917 Ford Model TT), Ford offered a 75th-anniversary package on its 1992 F-series, consisting of a stripe package, an argent-colored step bumper, and special 75th-anniversary logos. In response to the Chevrolet 454SS pickup truck, Ford introduced the SVT Lightning, powered by a 240 hp 5.8 L V8.[citation needed]

For 1993, a turbocharger became available on the 7.3 L "IDI" diesel. In the middle of the 1994 model year (referred to as "1994.5"), International replaced the IDI with the new 7.3 L T444E turbo diesel, the first engine branded as a Ford PowerStroke. While sharing its predecessor's displacement, the engine was an entirely new design.

For the 1997 model year, the ninth generation was gradually phased out of production; the F-150 was replaced by the tenth-generation F-Series (see below), with the F-250 (rebranded as the F-250 Heavy Duty) and F-350 remaining in production. For 1999, the larger F-Series trucks (and the F-Super Duty) were replaced by Ford Super Duty pickups.[citation needed]

Tenth generation (1997–2004)[edit]

Main articles: Ford F-Series (tenth generation) and Ford Super Duty

For the 1997 model year, Ford made a substantial change to the F-Series range of trucks, splitting its pickup line into two vehicle families. From the 1970s to the 1990s, pickup trucks had transitioned in usage. Alongside vehicles designed exclusively for work use, the market segment saw a major increase in demand for dual-purpose vehicles for both work and personal use, effectively serving as a second car. To further expand its growing market share, Ford sought to develop vehicles for both types of buyers, repackaging the F-150 in a more contemporary design (as a larger version of the Ranger) while retaining the heavier-duty F-250 and F-350 for customers interested in a work-use vehicle.

The tenth-generation F-Series was introduced in January 1996 as a 1997 model. Initially released solely as the F-150, a higher-GVWR F-250 was released in 1997. The model line was marketed alongside its predecessor, pared down to the F-250HD and F-350; for 1999, these were replaced by the Super Duty trucks.[citation needed]

Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition

In the most extensive redesign of the F-Series in 17 years, the chassis received fully independent front suspension, ending the use of Twin I-Beam front axles. Sharing only the transmissions with its predecessor, the 1997 F-150 received a range of engines new to the F-Series, including a 4.2 L V6 and 4.6 L V8; a 5.4 L V8 was added during 1997. Introduced in the full-sized Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis/Town Car sedans, the Modular/Triton V8 was the first overhead-camshaft engine to be installed in a full-sized pickup truck.

Distinguished by its rounded exterior, the tenth generation was again offered in standard- and extended-cab (SuperCab) configurations. To improve rear-seat access, a rear-hinged third door (curbside) was introduced for the SuperCab; following its popularity, the SuperCab received a fourth door for 1999. For 2001, the F-150 became the first "1⁄2-ton" truck offered as a crew cab with full-sized doors; produced with a slightly shortened bed, the F-150 SuperCrew shared the length of a standard-bed SuperCab.[citation needed]

The SVT Lightning made its return for 1999, powered by a supercharged version of the 5.4 L V8; over 28,000 were produced from 1999 to 2004. For 2002, Lincoln-Mercury introduced the Lincoln Blackwood, the first Lincoln pickup. Sharing the front bodywork of the Lincoln Navigator SUV and the same cab and chassis as the F-150 SuperCrew, the Blackwood was designed with a model-exclusive bed and was sold only in black. Due to very poor sales, the model line was discontinued after 2002.[citation needed]

For 1999, Ford redesigned the F-250 and F-350, introducing them as the first generation of the Ford F-Series Super Duty model line. While remaining part of the F-Series, the Super Duty trucks were designed with a different chassis, powertrain, and body design, as they are developed for heavier-duty work use. For 2000, the Super Duty line was expanded to include the medium-duty truck (F-650/F-750) series, designed in a joint venture with Navistar International.[citation needed]

Eleventh generation (2004–2008)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (eleventh generation)

For the 2004 model year, the F-150 was redesigned on an all-new platform, which has a fully boxed-in frame and introduced rear shocks to mount outside of the frame for decreased wheel hop and improved ride quality. This new body style kept the fully independent front suspension introduced in the last generation, but added vacuum-driven front wheel hubs for the four-wheel drive (4WD) versions. The previous generation had full-time connected front axles. The improvement saves fuel and by default goes into a wheel-locked position. Should a failure occur in the vacuum solenoid, system, or hoses, the wheel hub defaults to a 4WD position to keep from leaving a driver stranded. Internally, a three-valve version of the 5.4 L V8 was introduced and replaced the previous two-valve version. Externally, the 11th-generation model was different from its predecessor, with sharper-edged styling; a major change was the adoption of the stepped driver's window from the Super Duty trucks. Regardless of cab type, all F-150s were given four doors, with the rear doors on the regular cab providing access to behind-the-seat storage. Ford also introduced additional variants of the F-150. The FX4 Off-Road package available since the 2002 model year became its own trim level. A sportier version of the F-150 became available as STX, replaced by FX2 Sport in 2007.

From 2005 to 2008, Lincoln-Mercury dealers sold this version of the F-150 as the Lincoln Mark LT, replacing the Blackwood.[citation needed]

In late 2007 for the 2008 model year, the Super Duty trucks were given an all-new platform. While using the same bed and cabin as before, these are distinguished from their predecessors by an all-new interior and a much larger grille and head lamps. Previously available only as a chassis-cab model, the F-450 now was available as a pickup directly from Ford.[7]

Twelfth generation (2009–2014)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (twelfth generation)

The 12th-generation F-150 was introduced for the 2009 model year as an update of the Ford full-sized truck platform. Similar to its predecessor, these trucks are distinguished by their Super Duty-style grilles and head lamps; standard-cab models again have two doors instead of four. The FlareSide bed was continued until 2010, dropped along with the manual gearbox; outside of Mexico, the Lincoln Mark LT was replaced by the F-150 Platinum. A new model for 2010 included the SVT Raptor, a dedicated off-road pickup.

In 2010, Ford shifted its electronics from a general electric module base to the computerized and programmable body control module, allowing for fewer parts differences and programmable upgrade options from the dealer or factory. In 2011, Ford reintroduced the 5.0 in the F=Series with its new 5.0 Coyote dual overhead cam TiVVT engine with 360 hp.

As part of a major focus on fuel economy, the entire engine lineup for the F-150 was updated for the 2011 model year. Along with the new V8 engine, the F-150 gained a new 3.7 L base V6 engine, and a powerful twin-turbocharged 3.5 L V6, dubbed EcoBoost by Ford. An automatic transmission became the only version. Other modifications include the addition of a Nexteer Automotiveelectric power steering system on most models.[citation needed]

A recent study conducted by iSeeCars.com and published on the Ford Motor Company website listed the Ford F-250 Super Duty as the longest-lasting vehicle and Expedition, Explorer, and F-150 among the top-20 longest-lasting vehicles.[8]

Thirteenth generation (2015–2020)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (thirteenth generation)

The 13th-generation Ford F-Series was introduced for the 2015 model year. Largely previewed by the Ford Atlas concept vehicle at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the new design marked several extensive changes to the F-Series design. In the interest of fuel economy, Ford designers reduced curb weight of the F-150 by nearly 750 pounds, without physically altering its exterior footprint. To allow for such a massive weight reduction, nearly every body panel was switched from steel to aluminum (with the exception of the firewall); the frame itself remains high-strength steel.[9][10] To prove the durability of the aluminum-intensive design, during the development of the 13th-generation F-Series, Ford entered camouflaged prototypes into the Baja 1000 endurance race (where the vehicles finished). The 2015 F-150 was the first pickup truck with adaptive cruise control, which uses radar sensors on the front of the vehicle to maintain a set following distance from the vehicle ahead of it, decreasing speed if necessary.[citation needed]

The 3.7 L V6 was dropped, replaced by a 3.5 L V6 as the standard engine, with a 2.7 L EcoBoost V6 added alongside the 3.5 L EcoBoost V6. While the 6.2 L V8 was withdrawn, the 5.0 L V8 continued as an option, with a six-speed automatic as the sole transmission.[citation needed]

For the 2018 model year, the Ford F-150 underwent a midcycle redesign, being revealed at the 2017 New York International Auto Show.[11][12][13] Following the introduction of the 2017 Super Duty model line, the F-Series (F-150 through F-550 and Ford Raptor) are again manufactured using a common cab (for the first time since 1996). For 2018, the F-150 shifted from the long-running three-bar design used on Ford trucks to the two-bar design that debuted on the 2017 Super Duty model line. The powertrain underwent several revisions, as the 3.5 L V6 was replaced by a 3.3 L V6 mated to a six-speed transmission.[14] The EcoBoost V6 engines and 5.0 L V8 engines were fitted with a 10-speed automatic (from the Raptor) and stop-start capability (previously only from the 2.7 L EcoBoost).[15] In 2018, a PowerStroke diesel engine was fitted to the F-150 for the first time, as Ford introduced a 250 hp 440 lb-ft of torque 3.0 L turbocharged V6 (from the "Lion" lineup of engines shared by PSA Peugeot Citroën and Jaguar Land Rover).[15][16][17]

Safety and driver-assistance features improved and added for the 2018 model year include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go.[18]

The crew-cab version of the 2018 F-150 reclaimed an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating.[19]

Fourteenth generation (2021–present)[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (fourteenth generation)

The 14th-generation Ford F-Series was introduced for the 2021 model year through a live presentation streamed over the Internet on June 25, 2020.[20][21] Sharing a strong visual resemblance to the 13th generation, the 2021 F-150 underwent a redesign of 92% of its parts, carrying over only its cab and pickup box structure.[22]

The powertrain line is largely carried over from the previous generation, with a 3.3-liter V6, 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6s, a 5.0-liter V8, and a 3.0-liter diesel V6.[23] Dubbed PowerBoost, an optional gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain was introduced for the first time in a Ford light truck, pairing an electric motor with the 3.5-liter V6.[23] The six-speed automatic is dropped, with all engines paired to a 10-speed automatic.[22][23] The 5.0-liter V8 receives a new cylinder deactivation system, called Variable Displacement Engine technology, similar to GM's Active Fuel Management and Chrysler's Multi-Displacement System.[24]

Along with exterior design changes to enhance aerodynamics, many changes were made to the interior, adding fold-flat front seats and larger touchscreens (including a digital instrument panel);[23] as an option, Active Drive Assist was offered as a driver-assistance system.

A new F-150 Raptor was announced in January 2021, and features a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine.[25]

A fully electric version of the F-150 called the Lightning, was unveiled on May 19, 2021.[23][26]

Special models[edit]

Throughout its production, variants of the Ford F-Series has been produced to attract buyers. While these variants primarily consist of trim packages, others are high-performance versions while other variants were designed with various means of improving functionality.

Unibody F-Series (1961–1962)[edit]

For 1961 into part of the 1963 model year, the Ford F-Series was offered with a third body configuration, integrating the Styleside bed with the cab. With the pickup bed stampings welded directly to the cab before both assemblies were mounted to the frame, the design simplified the assembly and paint process (the configuration was similar to that of the Ford Ranchero). Following a poor market reception, the unibody pickup bed design was withdrawn during the 1963 model year.

Specials (1962–1979)[edit]

From 1961 to 1979, Ford offered several Special option packages for the F-Series, typically designed for owners with specific uses for their vehicles. For 1961, the Camper Special option package was introduced; designed for owners of slide-in truck campers, the option package featured prewiring for the camper, heavy-duty transmission and engine cooling, and a larger alternator. For 1968, Ford introduced the Contractor's Special, and Farm and Ranch Special, which featured toolboxes and heavier-duty suspension. The Explorer Special was introduced as a lower-priced variant of the Ranger trim. The Trailer Special was offered with trailer brake controller, heavy-duty radiator, transmission cooler, and tow hitch.

In 1980, the Special option packages were withdrawn as part of the F-Series redesign, while a number of features continued as stand-alone options; the Explorer continued as a variant of the Ranger trim through the 1986 model year.

F-150 Nite (1991–1992)[edit]

Sold from 1991 to 1992 on the Ford F-150 XLT Lariat, the Nite special edition was an monochromatic option package, featuring black paint and trim with a multicolor accent stripe. For 1991, it was exclusive to the regular-cab F-150; for 1992, it was available on all bodystyles of the F-150 and introduced on the Ford Bronco.

The Nite edition was available with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with either the 5.0L or 5.8L V8; it also included a sport suspension and alloy wheels on 235/75R15 white-letter tires.

Eddie Bauer (1994–1996)[edit]

For 1994, Ford introduced the Eddie Bauer trim level for the F-150. In a fashion similar to the same trim packages on the Aerostar, Bronco, and Explorer/Bronco II, it consisted of outdoors-themed interior trim with two-tone exterior paint.

SVT Lightning[edit]

Second-generation Ford SVT Lightning

1993–1995[edit]

Main article: Ford SVT Lightning (1993-1995)

Introduced as a 1993 model, the Ford SVT Lightning is a high-performance version of the F-150 that was produced by the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT). Intended as a competitor for the Chevrolet 454SS, the SVT Lightning was derived from the F-150; to improve its handling, extensive modifications were made to the front and rear suspension and frame. Powered by a 240 hp version of the 5.8L V8, the Lightning used a heavy-duty 4-speed automatic transmission from the F-350 (normally paired with the 7.5L V8 or 7.3L diesel V8). While slower in acceleration than the GMC Syclone, the Lightning retained nearly all of the towing and payload capacity of a standard Ford F-150. Produced from 1993 to 1995, the first-generation SVT Lightning was withdrawn as Ford readied the 1997 Ford F-150 for sale.

1999–2004[edit]

Main article: Ford SVT Lightning (1999-2004)

After a three-year hiatus, Ford released a second generation of the SVT Lightning for the 1999 model year. In line with its 1993–1995 predecessor, the second-generation Lightning was based on the F-150 with a number of suspension modifications; in a design change, all examples were produced with a FlareSide bed. In place of a model-specific engine, the second-generation was powered by a supercharged version of the 5.4L V8 from the F-150, producing 360 hp (increased to 380 hp in 2001).[27] As before, the higher-output engine was paired with a heavier-duty transmission from the F-350 pickup.

For the 2004 redesign of the Ford F-150, the SVT Lightning was not included, leaving 2004 as the final year for the model line. While of an entirely different design focus from the SVT Lightning, the SVT/Ford Raptor is the succeeding generation of high-performance Ford F-Series pickup trucks.

See Also[edit]

Ford F-150 Lightning (electric) (2022-)

Harley-Davidson Edition (2000–2011)[edit]

From 2000 to 2011, the Harley-Davidson Edition was an option package available on the F-150. Primarily an appearance package featuring monochromatic black trim, from 2002 to 2003, the edition included a slightly detuned version of the supercharged 5.4L V8 engine from the SVT Lightning. In 2003, a 100th Anniversary Edition was produced for F-150 SuperCrew trucks. For 2004, the Harley-Davidson option package became available for F-250/F-350 Super Duty trucks. After 2008, the option package adopted many of the options featured from the Platinum trim level, featuring leather seating produced from materials reserved for Harley-Davidson biker jackets.[28]

For 2012, the Harley-Davidson Edition was replaced by the Limited trim level, retaining a monochromatic exterior appearance (shifting past motorcycle-themed trim).

SVT/Ford Raptor (2010–2014; 2017–present)[edit]

For 2010, Ford introduced its second high-performance truck, the SVT Raptor. In contrast to the enhanced on-road performance of the SVT Lightning, the SVT Raptor is a focused towards off-road use, in line with that of a Baja 1000 racing truck. While a road-legal vehicle, many design modifications of the Raptor were made to improve its off-road capability, with the vehicle featuring a model-exclusive suspension with long-travel springs and shocks. The Raptor shares only its cab with a standard F-150; to accommodate its larger tires, the Raptor is fitted with wider front fenders, hood, and pickup bed. Initially produced as a SuperCab, a Raptor SuperCrew was introduced late in the 2010 model year. For the first time on a Ford vehicle in North America since 1983, the word "Ford" was spelled across the grille of the SVT Raptor in place of the Ford Blue Oval badge.

For 2010, the SVT Raptor was powered by a 310 hp 5.4L V8; a 411 hp 6.2L V8 (from the F-150 Platinum and Super Duty trucks) became optional, replacing the 5.4L V8 for 2011. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission paired with both engines.

After a two-year hiatus, the second-generation Ford Raptor (the SVT prefix was removed) was introduced for the 2017 model year. Derived from the thirteenth-generation F-Series, the Ford Raptor shifted to an aluminum body. Again produced as a high-performance off-road vehicle, the Raptor is produced in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, with long-travel suspension specific to the vehicle. As a design theme, the second-generation Raptor does not carry a Ford Blue Oval grille badge, instead spelling out "Ford" across the grille.

To improve fuel economy and reduce weight, the 6.2L V8 was replaced by a 450 horsepower and 510 Ft-Lbs torque High Output 3.5L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.[29]

For 2019, Ford made upgrades to enhance the off-road capability of the Raptor series truck line. They introduced new FOX Live Valve Shocks. The new shocks auto adjust the suspension's compression dampening based on the terrain via a live sensor electrically controlled solenoid valves. This new Terrain Management System works with sensors in the body to adjust as the truck is driving. The new Trail control for 2019 also adds adaptive cruise control for off-road use.[30]

Ford also added an optional Blue Accent Package with Recaro front racing seats for the 2019 model year.

F-150 King Ranch (2001–present)[edit]

In 2001, Ford's marketing department leveraged a partnership with the 825,000-acre King Ranch in south Texas, which is the largest ranch in both Texas and the United States and which operates a large fleet of Ford trucks. The truck was emblazoned with the King Ranch's Running W brand and upholstered in saddle leather. It was the industry's first full-size lightweight pickup truck with a full rear passenger compartment and 4 full-size doors, becoming the SuperCrew cab. Along with the Limited and Platinum, the King Ranch continues to comprise the luxury end of the F-150 spectrum. 40% of King Ranch F-150 sales are in Texas, Ford's largest pickup truck market.[31]

F-150 Platinum (2009–present)[edit]

Introduced for 2009, Platinum is a luxury-oriented trim of the Ford F-150. Effectively replacing the Lincoln Mark LT in the United States and Canada[32] (though its production continued through 2014 in Mexico), the Platinum adopted many of the luxury features and content from the Mark LT with more subdued exterior styling (the Platinum was fitted with an eggcrate grille similar to early models of the Ford Expedition).

In 2013, Ford began use of the Platinum trim for Super Duty trucks, from the F-250 to the F-450 pickup trucks. Until 2016, the Platinum trim was an add-on package to a Super Duty that was ordered as a Lariat. 2017 saw the Platinum become a separate trim level.[citation needed]

F-150 Tremor (2014)[edit]

For the 2014 model year, Ford introduced the Tremor model of the F-150. The Tremor was released as a high-performance sport truck for street truck enthusiasts. The regular-cab Tremor is based on the style of the FX Appearance Package with the 3.5 Liter EcoBoost engine and a 4.10 rear axle. The interior uses a console-mounted shifter, custom bucket seats and a flow-through center console not found in any other F-150. The Tremor is available in both 4x2 and 4x4. Both options feature an electronic locking rear differential and customized suspension. There were 2,230 Tremors built.[citation needed]

Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup[edit]

Main article: Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup

At the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in January 2019, Ford announced the intention to produce a fully-electric light pickup. Prototype test mules on an existing F-150 chassis were tested during 2019, including a record-setting demonstration test tow of 1,250,000 pounds (570,000 kg) on rails.

Ford unveiled the truck, called the F-150 Lightning, on May 19, 2021. It intends to begin production in the spring of 2022.[34] In May 2021, Ford named the new vehicle the F-150 Lightning.[35] Ford received 44,500 refundable-deposit orders in the first two days after the announcement, and a further 25,000 in the next two days after that.[36] Starting price is $39,974 for the fleet version and median price for an XLT model is $52,974, in both cases before tax incentives, which generally reduce about $10,000[citation needed][where?] from the final price. This compares favorably with the previous internal combustion models, which cost about $13,000 more, out-the door.[37] The F-150 Lightning also significantly out-performs its internal combustion predecessors... The low-end configuration has 426 hp, 240-mile range, and its smaller batter allows a 2,000 lb. payload. The high-end configuration has 563 hp, 300+ mile capacity, 0-60 times in the mid-four-second range, and towing capacity of 10,000 lbs. Both models have 775 lb.-ft. of torque, full-time 4wd, independent rear suspension, and currently come in a crew-cab configuration only, with 5.5' bed.[37] The active suspension provides real-time load weighing function. Like Tesla, the Ford F-150 Lightning has over-the-air software updates, and a significant software driving aids which allow limited hands-off highway driving, but fall short of full self-driving.[37] The F-150 Lightning provides household-oriented V2G power, which can meet the electrical needs of a typical American home for three to ten days, and supply up to 9.6kW of power through eleven 120V and 240V electrical outlets distributed around the truck.[38]

As of May 27, 2021, Ford has begun discussing the other vehicles beyond the F-series, such as the Expedition and Navigator, which will be underpinned by their full-size EV truck chassis, as well as the smaller chassis which will be used for the Bronco, Explorer, and Aviator.[39]

Variants[edit]

Medium-duty trucks[edit]

Main article: Ford F-Series (medium duty truck)

Early 1970s Ford F600/F700

For most of its production, the F-Series was sold in a medium-duty conventional truck configuration alongside the traditional pickup trucks. Beginning in 1948 with the 1½ ton F-5 (later F-500), the medium-duty trucks ranged up to the F-8 (F-800). Prior to the 1957 introduction of the Ford C-Series tilt-cab, the medium-duty range was offered as both a conventional and in a COE (cabover) configuration.

Following the introduction of the fifth-generation F-Series in 1967, the medium-duty trucks were designed separately from the pickup truck range. Although remaining part of the F-Series range, the medium-duty trucks shared only the cab and interior with the F-Series pickup trucks. Since 1967, the cab design has changed only in 1980 and in 2000. Redesigned on an all-new chassis, the 2017 F-Series medium-duty trucks retain an updated version of the 2000–2016 F-650/F750 cab.

The medium-duty F-Series served as the donor platform for the B-Series cowled bus chassis produced from 1948 to 1998. Produced primarily for school bus bodies, the B-Series was discontinued as part of the sale of the Ford heavy-truck line to Freightliner in 1996.

Heavy-duty trucks[edit]

Above its medium-duty truck ranges, the Ford F-Series was used as a heavy-truck chassis during its early production. In 1951, Ford debuted its "Big Job" line, denoting the F-8 conventional.[40] In 1958, the "Super Duty" and "Extra Heavy Duty" replaced the Big Job trucks, marking the debut of the Super Duty V8 engine line.[41] In 1963, the N-Series became the first short-hood conventional built by Ford, replacing the F-900 Super Duty/Extra Heavy Duty. Although based on an all-new chassis and separate bodywork, the cab was sourced from the F-Series.

In 1970, Ford introduced the L-Series "Louisville" line of conventional trucks, moving all heavy truck development away from the F-Series. The L-Series/Aeromax would remain in production through 1998, as Ford exited the North American heavy-truck segment. Outside North America, Ford builds the Ford Cargo, and Ford F-MAX.

Vans[edit]

1956 Ford F-100 panel van

From 1948 until 1960, the F-Series was produced in a panel van configuration; in contrast to General Motors, Ford never offered a passenger "carryall" variant (competing against the Chevrolet/GMC Suburban or the International Travelall). For 1961, the panel van was discontinued, largely replaced by the Econolinecompact van.[citation needed]

From 1968 to the present day, the Econoline/Club Wagon/E-Series vans have shared a degree of mechanical commonality with the F-Series pickup trucks (during the 1970s, some body components were shared). While no longer produced for retail sale, the E-Series still shares its engines and transmission with the Ford Super Duty trucks.[citation needed]

Export[edit]

This 1955 Australian F-100 Freighter had special high side panels, perhaps unique to Australia; note the right-hand drive.

As of 2018, outside of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the Ford F-150 is officially sold in most Caribbean countries (except Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Cuba), Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, the Middle East (including Afghanistan), Iceland, China, Cambodia, the Philippines, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, the Dutch territories of Aruba, Curaçao, Saint Maarten and the British overseas territory of the Cayman Islands. The SVT Raptor is sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Middle East (including Afghanistan), China, Ecuador, Chile and Peru. Both are available in LHD only.

In Mexico, the F-150 (XLT and higher trim levels) is called the "Ford Lobo" (Ford Wolf) while the F-150 SVT Raptor is called the "Ford Lobo Raptor". The F-150 XL remains as F-150 XL.

There is a strong grey market presence of Ford F-Series trucks around the world, most notably in Europe, China, South Korea, and Australia, and usually driven by wealthy car enthusiasts, as the higher end trim models are the most sought-after versions.

In Bolivia, Ford F-series truck are imported from the United States. F-150 single, super cab and crew cab are available with short and long bed. F-series Heavy Duty like F-250, F-350 are available in Super Cab and Crew cab with long bed, but the F-450 is available only in a chassis version. The F-150 Raptor is available, too.

In Australia, Ford F-series trucks are imported and converted to right-hand drive by several Australian importers, mostly by the Harrison Motoring Group, which as become the largest importer of F-Series vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere. Harrison F-Trucks have become Australia's number one converter and supplier of the famous Ford F-Series badges.

In the United Kingdom, most imported Ford F-Series trucks are the F-150 model in LHD, and usually the higher-end four door versions.

The addition of the 3.0l V6 turbo diesel engine could potentially make the Ford F-150 go global and in both LHD and RHD from the factory.

Motorsports[edit]

The truck won the San Felipe 250 eight times between 1999 and 2007.[citation needed]

The F-Series represents Ford in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Greg Biffle won the 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Championship, being the only Ford driver to do so. Ford also won the Manufacturers' Championship in 1999 and 2000.

Drivers such as Roger Norman and Larry Roeseler won the Primm 300 in 2003, 2007 and 2008.[citation needed]

In 2008, Ford announced its entrance into the Baja 1000 class-eight race for moderately modified, full-size pickups. The driver of record was Steve Oligos, supported by co-drivers Randy Merritt, Greg Foutz, and Bud Brutsman.[42] The vehicle was built with collaboration between the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT), Ford Racing, and Foutz Motorsports, Inc. The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor R completed the 2008 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race in 25.28:10,[43] and ranked third in its class.[44]Tavo Vildosola and Gus Vildosola won the event in 2010.

In the Best in the Desert race series, an F-150 SVT Raptor R completed the "Terrible's 250" race, placing second overall in the class 8000.[45]

In January 2010, a single Raptor SVT (No. 439), driven by Chilean driver Javier Campillay, competed in the Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally. However, the pickup was unable to finish due to a catch-up crash with another car in the middle of the road during stage seven. In January 2011, two Raptors started in the Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally in Buenos Aires, with Campillay driving the more reliable Raptor (No. 375), and American female driver Sue Mead driving a T2 Raptor (No. 374). Mead crossed the finish line in Buenos Aires and won the "super production" class, the first North American class win in Dakar history. Campillay was unable to finish the 12th stage after losing time due to mechanical failure during the 11th stage, which led to his disqualification for failing to reach the race camp by the designated deadline.[citation needed]

Police usage[edit]

A police F-150 with a storage holder mounted on the bed

Ford F-150s are commonly used as police trucks.[46] They are primarily used to patrol off-road areas such as mountains, forests, flooded areas, shorelines, and beaches, where a standard police car has difficulty maneuvering.[47] In addition, they are often used for transporting SWAT teams, and can even have facilities to securely detain and transport a small number of suspects. Other common police uses include equipping the truck with cages for animal control or using them to transport mounted units or police boats.[48]

Awards and recognition[edit]

The Ford F-150 has won numerous awards; in 2009 alone, it received:[49]

  • Motor Trend 2009 Truck of the Year Award
  • 2009 Best Redesigned Vehicle from Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com
  • Top honors as the "truck of Texas" as well as the "best luxury pickup" for the 2009 F-150 King Ranch from Texas Auto Writers Association
  • Automotive Excellence Award in the Workhorse Category from Popular Mechanics
  • "Top safety pick" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its standard safety technology: safety canopy side curtain air bags and AdvanceTrac with roll stability control
  • Residual Value Award from Automotive Leasing Guide (ALG) for retaining the highest percentage of its original price among 2009 full-size light-duty pickups at the end of a conventional three-year lease, based on ALG projections
  • Motor Trend's Truck Trend Top 5 Pickups from Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) for 2009 Ford F-150 Heavy Duty DeWalt Contractor Concept
  • Accessory-Friendly Pickup Design Award from SEMA
  • "Best overall half-ton pickup" from PickupTrucks.com

Sales[edit]

Quantities of Ford F-Series trucks sold

Calendar Year United StatesCanada
1997 746,111[50]
1998 836,629
1999[51]869,001
2000 876,716
2001[52]911,597
2002[53]813,701
2003 845,58668,375
2004[54]939,51171,790
2005 901,46369,549[citation needed]
2006[55]796,03972,128
2007 690,58973,618[citation needed]
2008[56]515,51367,749
2009[57]413,62581,396
2010[58]528,34997,913[59]
2011 584,91796,325
2012 645,316106,358[60]
2013 763,402[61]122,325
2014 753,851[62]126,277[63]
2015 780,354[64]118,837
2016 820,799[65]145,409[66]
2017 896,764 155,290
2018 909,330 145,694
2019 896,526 145,064

See also[edit]

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Humble Beginnings: Model TT Pickup

The Model TT truck launched in July 1917, nine years after the Model T put America on wheels. It combined the T's cab and engine with a sturdier frame. It had a one-ton payload and accommodated numerous third-party pickup-bed configurations. Ford sold 2019 units that first year, charging customers $600 apiece. A version of the Model T with a pickup body joined the TT in 1925, marking the dawn of the factory-assembled Ford pickup truck. In 1928, little more than a decade after the truck's debut, Ford put 1.3 million customers into Model TT trucks. The Model AA and BB trucks that followed continued on a similar path of success.

1935 Ford Model 50 Pickup (1935—1941)

Introduced in 1935, Ford's Model 50 pickup shared many of the styling updates that applied to the brand's passenger-car lineup for the same model year. It was powered exclusively by the legendary Ford flathead V-8. Production of the successful model came to a halt in 1941, when Ford shifted its considerable production might to benefit the war effort. By that time Ford had produced more than four million trucks.

First-Generation F-series (1948—1952)

With the aftermath of World War II winding down in the late 1940s, Ford began working on its next generation of consumer trucks, which would come to be known as the F-Series Bonus Built trucks. Ranging in size and capability from the half-ton F-1 pickup to the cab-over F-8, the lineup marked the beginning of Ford's comprehensive truck-lineup strategy.

Second Generation (1953—1956)

The second generation of the F-series marked the arrival of the now classic vintage F-series visage as well as the naming system that remains in place today. The F-1 became the F-100, the F-2 and F-3 trucks were folded into F-250, and the F-4 became the F-350. Heavier-duty models were spun off into Ford's newly created commercial-truck division. Creature comforts such as armrests, sun visors, a dome light, and an optional automatic transmission began to sprout up, and the storied flathead V-8 was replaced by an overhead-valve eight in 1954.

Third Generation (1957—1960)

The 1957 redesign brought major changes to the F-series' exterior, and the new truck adopted the first hints of the wider, squared-off styling cues that were to define it in the decades to come.

Third Generation (1957—1960)

Four-wheel drive became a factory option in 1959.

Fourth Generation (1961—1966)

Although the fourth-generation truck made its debut in 1961 with a traditional solid-axle suspension, it received Ford's vaunted twin-I-beam setup in 1965. Available on two-wheel-drive models, the novel suspension design was hyped directly at noncommercial truck users with the slogan "Drives like a car, works like a truck." Although the twin-I-beam suspension was effective and kept in use for decades to come, some owners complained about increased tire wear due to camber variations inherent to the design. The first factory-built four-door crew cab appeared in 1965 in F-250 trim and was sold as a special order. The top-level Ranger appeared in 1966, offering carpeting, power brakes, power steering, and air conditioning.

Fifth Generation (1967—1972)

Showing the first inklings of the design cues that would remain with the F-series for the next decade or two, the fifth-generation F-150 featured FORD spelled out in block letters on the hood, a grille sporting integrated headlamps, and an improved cab with nearly four more inches of shoulder room.

Sixth Generation (1973—1979)

Although it looked nearly identical to the previous F-series, the sixth-gen version had a redesigned grille, parking lamps situated above the headlamps, and a concave body-length groove housing the side-marker lamps. The Club Cab arrived in 1974, offering either a pair of center-facing jump seats or a small bench seat with a foldable bottom cushion. The F-150 appeared for the first time in 1975; even though it would soon surpass the F-100 in popularity, the F-100 remained on the order books until 1983. Rectangular headlights were offered on upper trim levels in 1978; they became standard in 1979.

Seventh Generation (1980—1986)

Billed by Ford as "the first new truck of the 1980s," the seventh generation was designed with a focus on improved aerodynamics and plusher interior trappings. While 173,050 F-150s were sold in 1980, the base F-100 still managed to find 133,590 buyers. Of those, 73 percent stuck with Ford's trusted 300-cubic-inch inline-six engine with a one-barrel carburetor, which made 117 horsepower and 223 lb-ft of torque. The F-150 superseded the F-100 as the base F-series at the end of the 1983 model year.

Eighth Generation (1987—1991)

Marking the 50th anniversary of the F-150, the 1987 model was mildly refreshed with a new flat grille and flush headlamps, rounded wheel arches, and power steering, power brakes, and rear anti-lock braking as standard equipment. The base 300-cubic-inch six-cylinder received fuel injection, raising its output to 145 horsepower and a hearty 265 lb⋅ft of torque, just 5 lb-ft shy of the 5.0-liter V-8's 270 lb-ft.

Eighth Generation (1987—1991)

Looking to add a little zip to the lineup, Ford released the Nite Edition for the 1991 model year. Available in regular-cab configuration only, all 1991 F-150 Nite editions were four-wheel drive XLT Lariats available exclusively in black with blacked-out trim. The 5.0-liter V-8 was standard, while the 351 Windsor was available as an option.

Ninth Generation (1992—1996)

A softer, more aerodynamic-appearing fascia and hood highlighted the F-series' 1992 redesign. The Nite Edition returned for one more year, and in 1995 the F-series surpassed the Volkswagen Beetle as the world's biggest-selling vehicle, although the Beetle retained the title for passenger cars.

Ninth Generation (1992—1996)

Possibly inspired by the success of the Nite trim package, Ford swung for the fences with the 1993 F-150 SVT Lightning. The sport truck was available only in single-cab, short-box configuration in either black or red. It relied on a beefed-up version of the corporate 5.8-liter (351 cubic inch) V-8 engine producing 240 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque and hitched to a four-speed automatic transmission.

Tenth Generation (1997—2003)

Introduced at the 1996 Detroit auto show, the 10th-generation F-150 represented the breed's most dramatic redesign in over a decade. It also stood as a totem to the moment Ford decided to actively market the F-150 to more casual users, leaving the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty models for commercial users and heavy haulers. Sleeker and more aerodynamic, the new F-150 utilized a new, lighter chassis that ditched Ford's vaunted twin-I-beam front suspension in favor of a torsion-bar setup.

Tenth Generation (1997—2003)

Although the SVT Lightning returned for the 1999 model year, it really made its bones in 2001. Offering 380 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of twist, it was the most powerful production passenger vehicle sold in the U.S. at the time. C/D testing revealed the Lightning could reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a 142-mph top speed, making it one of the quickest trucks we've ever tested even today. The truck started at $32,460.

Eleventh Generation (2004—2008)

Larger than the previous version, the 11th-generation Ford F-Series that arrived for 2004 was redesigned for even more comfort and user-friendliness. Featuring larger regular and SuperCab (extended cab) variations with more storage and passenger space, the new truck reflected the growing number of buyers who use pickups as a primary vehicle. Consumers responded in kind, driving annual F-series pickup sales, including Super Duty versions, to an all-time high of 939,511 units.

Twelfth Generation (2009—2014)

For the 2009 F-150, Ford cribbed liberally from its Super Duty brethren. The Super Duty, new the year before, proved popular, so Ford gave the 150 a little familial resemblance for extra showroom appeal. Marked by a more prominent grille, aggressive headlamps, and squared-off styling, the 12th-generation F-150 moved further afield of its rounded, aerodynamically styled predecessors. The truck also got the benefit of a new, fully boxed frame for improved torsional rigidity. Engines were updated across the board, and in 2011 Ford debuted the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. The Platinum trim level also made its entrance, reaching for luxury truck customers with an exclusive grille, 20-inch chrome wheels, premium leather upholstery, and heated and ventilated seats.

Twelfth Generation (2009—2014)

While we appreciate the Ford's 2009 redesign, it is the introduction of the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor that put the entire truck world on notice. Unlike previous SVT projects, the Raptor's primary magic lies not under the hood but in its rugged, off-road-ready long-travel suspension. Consisting of beefy cast-aluminum lower control arms up front and Fox Shox Racing dampers at all four corners, the suspension boasted 11.2 inches of travel in front and 12.1 in the rear—stock, right off the showroom floor. Early versions shipped with a 320-hp, 390-lb-ft version of Ford's SOHC 5.4-liter V-8. The much more appropriate 411-hp, 434-lb-ft 6.2-liter V-8 came later.

Twelfth Generation (2009—2014)

Marking the end of the line for special-edition F-150s before the arrival of the new, aluminum-bodied 2015 model, the 2014 Tremor relied on Ford's 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 for motivation (and appeal) rather than a traditional V-8. The truck essentially was a regular-cab F-150 with a graphics package and a 4.10:1 electronically locking rear differential, and it bore hazily nostalgic connections to sport trucks gone by. Buyers could choose rear- or four-wheel-drive, but either way they'd get a set of 20-inch wheels with 275/55 Pirelli Scorpion all-season tires. In our testing, the Tremor pulled a respectable 0.75 g of lateral grip on the skidpad, but its 6.0-second zero-to-60-mph time merely fell in line with the rest of the EcoBoost V-6–equipped F-150 lineup.

Thirteenth Generation (2015—2020)

A perennial best seller, the F-150 didn't need to break much new ground, nor did it when it is redesigned for 2015. Just kidding. Even though Ford could easily have made incremental changes to the existing vehicle and slapped a "new" badge on it and customers would have kept on buying the things, it went slightly radical: The 2015 F-150 wore a mostly aluminum body atop a traditional steel frame. Not only was the new body lighter and more rust resistant than the previous version, it also was the first pickup to earn a five-star NHTSA safety rating. And, yes, the F-series—including the Super Duty—remains the top-selling vehicle in the U.S., beer-can-body jokes aside.

Thirteenth Generation (2015—2020)

The original F-150 Raptor proved a tough act to follow, but Ford deftly navigated the pressure and crushed it with the Raptor 2.0. Powered by a 510-hp twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6, it leaped from the assembly line right into our hearts—or off the nearest dune (as you see here). More than just an off-road animal, it proved to be a fully functioning daily driver and superbly reliable during its 40,000 miles as a C/Dlong-term tester.

Thirteenth Generation (2015—2020)

Ford rolled out a few cosmetic tweaks for the 2018 F-150 along with some new wheel designs, but the real news was hiding under the hood: a new direct-injected 3.3-liter V-6, replacing the aging 3.5-liter V-6 as the truck's base engine. Plus, after years of rumor and speculation, the F-150 received its first half-ton diesel option. Based on the Lion turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6, the diesel features a host of upgrades designed to optimize it for domestic truck duty.

Fourteenth Generation (2021—)

The best selling vehicle in the U.S. will be familiar in style, but wear a fresh face as the new 2021 Ford F-150. The biggest changes are inside. The new F-150 joins the Ram 1500 in the 12.0-inch touchscreen club, but has also added features like a stowable gear selector to turn the center console into a computer desk. Five engine options that carry-over from the 2020 model include the 5.0-liter V-8, four V-6s with two twin-turbo engines displacing 2.7 and 3.5 liters, a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel, and a naturally aspirated 3.3-liter. All are backed by a 10-speed auto. The fourteenth generation will be offered with 11 different grille options.

Ford F-150 PowerBoost

A hybrid powertrain with an electric motor sandwiched between a V-6 and a 10-speed auto has joined the F-150 lineup. Ford says it will be offered within the next two years, but is still tight-lipped about horsepower and torque numbers. Hybrid models will use the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 and come standard with rear-wheel drive but is also available with four-wheel-drive. Ford says that the F-150 PowerBoost is targeting 12,000 pounds of towing capacity and an EPA-estimated range of 700 miles on a 30.6-gallon tank of gas.

Ford F-150 Lightning

The F-150 goes electric! Ford puts its most advanced technology into its first all-electric pickup—one that, on the outside, looks mostly like the current fourteenth-generation F-150. The Lightning will be sold as an all-wheel drive crew-cab model only, and due to its lower center of gravity and heavy curb weight, should drive like no other truck before it. It will be built in Ford’s Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan. The extended-range battery will have 563 horsepower and make 775 pound-feet of torque. Ford’s EPA-estimated range goal is 300 miles on a single charge for the extended-range, with a maximum 230 miles for standard-range. Towing for standard range models is 7700 pounds, with a max of 10,000 pounds on extended-range models. We’ll update this slide with real numbers once our testing team gets behind the wheel of the all-electric pickup before it goes on sale later next year.

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