(Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 05:24PM by Laurel Steele)
The Ford F-150 has the highly sought after distinction of being the most popular vehicle in the history of time. This super truck has become known for its technology, comfort, and safety features in recent years. But its true origins lie in its strength capabilities, chief among them: towing. The folks at the Blue Oval put the F-150 to the test in a real-life situation in the video below. Watch to see how a pre-owned 2016 Ford F-150 can help you.
The 2016 Ford F-150 combines brains and brawn with Dynamic Hitch Assist. This high-tech feature helps you direct your hitch to the trailer receiver. Just look at your truck’s infotainment screen which will show live video from your rearview camera. Over the image, you’ll see a black line that moves on the screen right above the hitch creating a perfect lineup of where you need to go. This class-exclusive line-of-sight guide will help further your independence on the job.
Sean Riley, a master rigger, says, “towing is the ultimate gauge of how tough your truck really is.” If that’s the case, then the Ford F-150 is the undisputed victor. When equipped with the 3.5-liter Ecoboost Ti-VCT V6 Engine, this pickup can tow up to 12,200 pounds. In the video, Riley and a construction foreman tow an excavator to clean up a fire-damaged garage. The ride to the site is smooth and secure. Once the job is done, the demolished rubble is piled onto a dump trailer and towed with ease by the F-150.
If you think a used F-150 is up to your towing job, visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take one for a test drive. You can also browse our complete pre-owned Ford F-150 inventory online now.