Ford F Series Pickup Trucks are definitely some of the most popular on the road. If you haven’t purchased one in the past, then you may not know what your options are or which to buy. Every truck in the F Series embodies what people expect from the Ford brand – namely reliable and powerful – but that doesn’t mean that they are all the same. To give you a better idea of what to expect, here is a closer look at what the Ford Series has to offer and help you decide which one is right for you.
Most people are going to be looking at either the current generation which was released in 2008, the 10th generation which was introduced in 1997, or the 11th generation which was introduced in 2004. The big changes within each of these generations has more to do with trim options and the overall look rather than performance. In general, the Ford F Series has consistently won awards for performance, durability, and reliability.
So What Are Your Options When It Comes to the Ford F Series?
Your first choice is which particular model is right for you – the F150, F250, F350, or the F450. The main difference between these trucks is size and power. The F150 is a quarter-ton and the F450 is a full ton. Most people think that they need a lot more power and towing capabilities than they actually do. If you will primarily be towing things like your boat or camper, then the F150 still might be enough for you. The big jump in price is primarily based on the power and towing capabilities, so don’t go overboard if you don’t have to.
The other big option is what type of cab you want. There may be a little bit of variance among the F Series, however your primary options will be a regular cab, crew cab, extended cab, and super cab. The more people you plan on having in the truck, the larger the cab you will need.
Choosing your trim could also end up being a big choice. The Ford F Series has always provided customers will a lot of options. The 2011 Ford F150 has more than 10 different trim levels. In general, the trim you choose will decide how much luxury your add to the truck, especially in terms of interior accessories.
Which Ford F Series Pickup Trucks Are Right For You?
Fortunately, you actually have a lot less factors to consider with the Ford F Series than with other full-sized trucks. They all have a history of being extremely reliable, durable, powerful, and high performance. This means that your decision only needs to be based upon price, power requirements, cab, and trim. The easiest place to start is with how much towing and hauling capabilities you need. This will let you know if any trucks don’t provide enough power as well as the trucks that provide way more than you need. Next, you should look at both the cab and the trim. In most cases, these options will be based more on personal preference than need. From here, you should have only one or two potential candidates left. This is where price will finally come into play. As long as you can afford it, the previous decisions will ensure that the remaining options will all meet your specific needs.