Why The Ford F-150 Continues to be America’s Favorite Pickup Truck

August 5th, 2020 by

There is a lot to love about the 2020 Ford F-150, which has been around for the past four decades. Introduced in 1948, the full-size pickup truck continues to be an American favorite. Here’s why:

Outstanding Towing and Hauling Capability

For over 40 years, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling pickup in America. The light-duty full-size pickup truck offers a six-engine lineup that delivers the performance you need. The 3.5: EcoBoost with 10-speed transmission boasts impressive power ratings of 375 horsepower and best-in-class 470 lb.-ft of gas torque. The engine delivers up to 13,200 lbs available towing as well.

The Ford F-150 comes with an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission with its V8 and diesel engines. Compared with the 6-speed, the performance of the 10-speed delivers improved overall performance, with enhanced acceleration at the low and mid ranges of the power band.

Ruggedness and Reliability

“Built Tough” has been one of the hallmarks of the Ford F-150. According to the automotive website Auto Bytel, there are more F-series trucks on the road with 250,000 miles or more than any other brand. As a matter of fact, the new 2020 F-150 was put through more than 10 million miles of testing before it was offered for sale. Overall, when it comes to the reliability of the F-150, it is hard to argue why it is the best-selling vehicle in America.


Safety is a major factor in deciding what vehicle to get into. The Ford F-150 offers cutting edge safety features such as traction control, stability control, and a full complement of airbags. Electronic safety controls include a 360-degree multi-view camera system and rear parking sensor array. Additional features include forward collision warning, forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking preparation, and lane departure warning. The Lariat trim now comes standard with Ford’s suite of advanced driver assistance features, also known as Co-Pilot360.

For the 2019 model year, the F-150 earned an astonishing five J.D. Power awards.

Overall, there are many reasons to love the Ford F-150. In addition to its power, driving capabilities, and safety, the F-150 has something for everyone.

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