The 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat full-size pickup truck in red parked on a dirt country road near patches of forest
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The Ford F-150 is the iconic American full-size pickup truck of many generations. In terms of size and pricing, the Ford F-150 is slotted above the Ford Ranger light/midsize pickup truck and below the Ford Super Duty lineup, including the F-250, F-350, and F-450.

The Ford F-Series of pickup trucks was introduced in 1948 to replace the plainly named Ford pickup model. The first official appearance of the F-150 nameplate came in 1975 during the truck lineup’s sixth generation, debuting as a compromise between the F-100 and the F-250. Since then, the Ford F-150 has soared in popularity, often competing with the Chevy Silverado and the Ram 1500 for the title of America’s best-selling truck model in addition to America’s best-selling vehicle.

Currently in the 14th generation of the F-Series, the Ford F-150 model is available with multiple powertrain options, including a hybrid version. Additionally, the Ford F-150 Lighting, an all-electric model, is on the way.

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  • 2021 Ford F-150 (Starting MSRP $29,290)
  • Pros: The Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck offers quick acceleration (even from its hybrid model), plenty of valuable and nifty features, and a much more practical and stylish cabin compared to the rest of the Ford catalog.
  • Cons: The hybrid powertrain of the F-150 is costly, and without it, fuel economy is poor. Additionally, the riding experience of the Ford F-150 is less smooth than its pickup truck rivals.
  • See Also: F-Series and Ranger and Maverick

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