Sometimes ordering a vehicle online from Ford is a bit of a journey. Some models are sold out, and reservations for 2023 or 2024 models have not opened yet. But if you want a 2022 F-150, the good news is as of today, Ford is still accepting orders online.
Custom ordering an F-150 gets you what you want
When you custom order, you get exactly what you want. You also can order a package of options that may not be available at every dealer, since they order the packages they think will appeal to the most buyers.
And speaking of dealers, all of Ford’s custom orders will involve the dealer at some point. Either with questions you may not find about financing or some other issue, or when it comes time to have it delivered to your door. But at least it takes the dealership out of the process the most, which for most buyers is a good thing.
The other good news is that ordering an F-150 online is fairly easy to do. There are many aids to securely create a custom order in what Ford calls its Build and Price tool. Once online, you’ll need to select the specific model and trims you want. Each of those is pictured with easy instructions for configuring it, along with a price tally as you add options.
Ford F-150 packages, safety features, and more are clearly explained
Safety features keep being added and mostly come in packages. All of their functions are described as well as what they are packaged with and, of course, the price for each package.
A great tool it provides is comparing F-150s to the competition. Things like payload and cargo capacity can be checked against those of Ram, Chevy/GMC, Nissan, and Toyota. You may even change your mind and chose a different make, but it’s all part of the process. Ford is betting you’ll continue your F-150 order.
It also gives information on qualifying incentives, special pricing, and also getting a quote for your trade-in. With the prices seen for used vehicles these days, you may get a better offer than you thought you would.
Ford’s financing information, rates, and payment structures make it easy
As financing is such a major part of buying a truck for most of us, Ford gives a complete rundown on setting up an account through Ford Credit. It also gives you different options as well as a payment calculator to home in on what feels like the easiest monthly payment for you. Warranties are important too, making sure you’re comfortable with what Ford stands behind and for how long. They can vary for various components and systems which it breaks down for you.
Maybe you’ve decided that leasing is a better way to go? Ford provides easy instructions for how its leasing programs work. You’ll find how much you need to put down to begin your lease, how many miles a year you’re allowed, and how much your monthly payments come out to. Keep in mind that some outlets allow you to cancel the lease before taking delivery. Make sure to ask if you don’t find it in the info provided.
Delivering your new F-150
Build and delivery times vary on the model and options. Typically, it is currently taking eight to 10 weeks. If that sounds long, keep in mind that if you ordered a 2022 F-150 in November 2021, the wait times were up to 30 weeks in some cases. Those times have been significantly cut with a second factory pumping out more F-150s, and the chip shortage getting under control,
Finally, you can track the status of your truck, and arrange with your local dealer to have them drop it off at your house.