3 Reasons to Buy the 2022 Ford F-150 – and 3 to Skip It

The 2022 Ford F-150 is the best-selling pickup truck in the United States, and it’s also the best-selling vehicle. Still, just like any other vehicle, the F-150 isn’t perfect. What’s wrong with the new Ford F-150 and is it a good truck to buy? Here are the top three reasons why the F-150 is a great truck, and three reasons why you just might want to skip it.

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The 2022 Ford F-150 is a good truck thanks to its safety scores

It is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick, meaning it has all good crash test ratings. In addition, the 2022 F-150 has five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in all categories except for rollover, which gets 4/5 stars.

People love their Ford F-150s

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The Ford F-150 has been insanely popular for decades, and the 2022 model is no different. The predicted owner satisfaction score for the 2022 Ford F-150 is a very good, according to Consumer Reports. Comfort is a major bonus of the F-150, according to current owners. They also like the driving experience and the styling. Value, on the other hand, is not-so-great.

The F-150 is incredibly quiet

The 2022 Ford F-150 is extremely quiet. That’s one of the best parts of it, at least according to Consumer Reports. In the road test report of the 2022 F-150, Consumer Reports notes that the F-150 “interior rivals luxury cars in terms of quietness.”

The F-150 isn’t super reliable

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The 2022 Ford F-150 has a below-average predicted reliability rating, according to Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports determines this predicted reliability rating by looking at how the 2021 model has fared. Unfortunately, that score is also not great.

Major problem areas in the 2021 Ford F-150 include the paint and trim and in-car electronics. The predicted reliability of the 2022 Ford F-150 puts it third out of four pickup trucks.

The F-150 isn’t a great truck for your teen

If you’re looking for a new truck for your teen, you should probably skip the 2022 Ford F-150 – or any pickup truck, for that matter. The IIHS doesn’t have a single pickup truck on its list of the safest vehicles for teens. 

It gets stolen more than any other vehicle

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The Ford F-150 was the number one stolen car in the United States in 2020. 44,014 F-150s were stolen during that time frame, roughly 4,000 more than the second place vehicle, the Chevy truck. This is the second year in a row that the Ford pickup truck was the most stolen vehicle, and the increase in the number of trucks stolen is huge. 

The 2022 Ford F-150 has been the most popular vehicle in the United States for decades, and it’s likely to remain at the top for years to come. That’s because the F-150 offers what people want in pickup trucks, and it does so in a streamlined package. If you’re in the market for a new pickup truck, the 2022 Ford F-150 may be just the good truck that you’re looking for.

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