The Ford F-150 has been one of the most popular vehicles every year since it was made in 1948. In fact, while it’s been the most popular pickup truck for 40 years, it’s also been the most popular vehicle for over 30 years. What makes the 2022 Ford F-150 so great, and should you buy one? Here’s why this Ford truck continues to be the #1 truck, year after year.
9. The Ford F-150 has an all-American style that people love
One of the top reasons that people love the Ford F-150 is its appearance. The 2022 Ford F-150 maintains the Ford truck’s classic pickup good looks and adds in a modern flair. It is the epitome of the All-American truck, and a lot of people love it.
8. It lasts a long time
The Ford F-150 is one of the longest-lasting trucks on the road. According to iSeeCars.com, the Ford F-150 is number five on the list of the top 11 long-lasting pickup trucks. 2.4% of Ford F-150 pickup trucks are still on the road at 200,000 miles. Typically only 1% of a model is on the road after 200,000 miles.
In fact, Autobytel writes, “the all-new Ford F-150 was put through more than 10 million miles of testing before it was offered for sale. It crisscrossed the country, pulling trailers and hauling loads through deserts and over mountain passes in temperatures from 20 degrees below zero Fahrenheit to 120 degrees above.”
7. It’s getting lighter and more fuel-efficient
The Ford pickup truck is known as the first to use an aluminum construction, according to Autobytel. This makes it incredibly lightweight, taking off roughly 700 pounds from its curb weight. This makes it more fuel-efficient. The 2022 Ford F-150 gets 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined.
6. The F-150 can tow a lot
The Ford F-150 is beloved in part because of its towing and hauling capability. The 2022 Ford F-150 can tow up to 14,000 pounds when properly equipped. This is when you have the 3.5-liter V6 that makes 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. The max payload with this setup is 3,250 pounds.
5. There are lots of trim levels available
The 2022 Ford F-150 has lots of trim levels available. There are eight, including the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. TIn addition, there are also the Tremor and the Raptor available as 2022 F-150 options. There are also three bed lengths available, including the Regular, Extended Cab, and Crew Cab.
4. There is an electric Ford F-150 available
Electric vehicles are making a huge entrance, and Ford is one of the first to put an electric truck on the market. The Ford Lightning nudges Ford trucks toward an electric future, and it does so with the same style and dependability that the fuel-powered F-150 offers.
3. It has an easy-to-use entertainment system
The 2022 Ford F-150 comes standard with an 8-inch infotainment system and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Upgrade to the Lariat and you’ll get a 12-inch touchscreen. The infotainment system attached to both the 8-inch touchscreen and the 12-inch touchscreen is easy-to-use.
2. The engine lineup is vast
The 2022 Ford F-150 engine lineup has loads of options. You could opt for a 3.3-liter V6 that makes 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 capable of 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Then there is a 5.0-liter V8 that makes 400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 puts out 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. The F-150 raptor’s engine is a 3.5-liter V6 capable of 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the hybrid F-150 comes with a 3.5-liter V6 that has an electric motor and a battery pack and can make 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque.
1. You can get a luxury truck by upgrading
In addition to the aforementioned trim levels, you can feel like you’re driving a true luxury vehicle while still in the Ford F-150. The 2022 Ford F-150 Limited offers leather bucket seats and an Admiral Blue interior, setting it apart from other F-150s. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and it also has fold-flat storage and wireless charging. The Limited package also includes everything in the F-150s Bed Utility package, Trailer Tow Package, and Ford Co-Pilot360 group.
The Ford F-150 is the best-selling pickup truck for decades thanks to its versatility, style, and ability to customize. If you’re looking for a new pickup truck, you can’t go wrong with America’s favorite truck.