In fact, the F-150 is the most popular vehicle of all time, period, beating out sedans and SUVs in every make and model.
Ford sold more than 780,000 F-150s in 2015 alone, far outpacing second runner up Chevrolet Silverado, which sold about 600,000.
Why is the Ford F-150 so popular? Here are some of the reasons Autobytel and the Los Angeles Times noted in recent reviews of the iconic truck:
It’s practical - The F-150 is a staple for the country’s construction and farm workers. “Like the people who drive them, these trucks are purposeful, plain and hardworking,” the Los Angeles Times says.
It’s well designed - No detail is overlooked. The F-150 offers features like sculpted finger holds that make the door handle easier to open with gloves and a box step that is designed to accommodate a full-size work boot, Autobytel points out.
It’s rugged - There are more F-series trucks on the road with 250,000 miles or more than any other brand, Ford’s spokespeople say.
It’s versatile - The F-150 is available in a completely bare bones, utilitarian model with vinyl flooring all the way up to luxury models with high-tech features, leather seats, automated parking and more. There are three different cab styles (regular, extended and crew) and three different bed lengths (5.5 feet, 6 feet and 8 feet). There are four engine choices as well.
It hauls - The Ford F-150 is one of the most capable vehicles on the road for towing and hauling. The base model tows up to 7,600 pounds, while the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 models can lug an impressive 12,200 pounds.
If the Ford F-150 sounds like the right vehicle for you, stop by Sound Ford in Renton, Washington to take a test drive. We carry a wide selection of new and used models, from basic work trucks to luxury-appointed models.