Everyone has had the opportunity to welcome a Ford F-150 in to their driveway. Be it a plumber, an electrician, a drywall guy or really any type of home repair person, there's a reason this brawny pickup has become a favorite among Lakewood area contractors. Naturally, this has helped to make the F-150 America's bestselling truck for 40 years. As you can imagine, there's no doubt in our mind that this popularity is due to the Ford F-150's many available iterations. With three cab styles, three bed lengths and 13 exterior colors to choose from, the F-150 is the kind of pickup that can be had virtually any way you want it.
Opt for the F-150's base 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 282-horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque and you'll find yourself towing up to 7,600 pounds. Also available is a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with 325-horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. For those craving the power of a V8, there's Ford's tried and true 5.0-liter that comes rated at 385-horsepower and able to tow up to 10,100-pounds. At the top-of-the-line, you'll find the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Rated at 375-horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, this engine provides 12,200-pounds of towing ability.
Parking a full-size pickup can often feel as if you're docking an aircraft carrier, especially if you've got a trailer in tow. Fortunately, available with Ford's new Pro Trailer Backup Assist, you can simply turn a knob in the direction you want the trailer to move and it will be more than happy to oblige. Sounds easy, right? Meanwhile, you can count on the F-150's four exterior cameras to provide a 360-degree view around the vehicle.
Once on the road, you'll find the adaptive cruise control system will automatically maintain your vehicle's distance from those in front of you. Not only that, but it will even warn if you're in danger of a collision and will apply the vehicle's brakes to help prevent such an event. Other safety features worth considering include Curve Control, a blind spot information system and a lane keeping assist system that alerts the driver if the truck has strayed from its lane.
it's comfort and capabilities, no one could blame you for thinking of the Ford
F-150 as a modern day Model T. After all, Henry Ford did sell the first
iteration of the Ford F-150 alongside the Model T. And like Ford's famous
flivver, the F-150 is able to perform many different roles, be it utilitarian
work truck, posh family hauler, or high-performance off-road warrior. Don't
just take our word for it though. To put this iconic pickup to the test for
yourself, we encourage you to stop by our showroom in Lakewood, CO for a test
drive. Rated: 5/5!