Used Ford Trucks

May 3rd, 2018 by

Used Ford Trucks

Used Ford trucks bridge the gap between work and play, thanks to their excellent towing and hauling performance and serious off-road capabilities. Whether you’re towing farming machinery or the family boat, Ford trucks are strong and capable. With four-wheel drive, your Ford can take you down rugged trails. Before you hit the used lot, our buying guide will give you a better feel for each model.

Used Ford Trucks: Body Style & Trim Models

Across the lineup, you’ll find the same basic trim models: the base XL, mid-grade XLT, upscale Lariat, and stylish King Ranch and Platinum. The F-150 also offers a specialty off-roading model, the Raptor. As you climb the trim ladder, you’ll enjoy increasing comfort and even luxury, thanks to features like leather upholstery and seat heaters. In recent models, the multicontour seats can even give you a massage on your way home from work. Similarly, Ford’s light- and heavy-duty trucks are available with the same basic cabin and bed size options. The regular cabin offers one row of seating, but, being lighter, it increases towing and hauling capabilities. With the extended or crew cabin, there’s enough backseat space for the whole family.

Used Ford Trucks: Technology

There are also a few technology and safety features that span the entire Ford truck lineup. The MyFord Touch infotainment system was introduced for the 2013 model year. It was an optional upgrade, so you won’t find it on every trim model. But, where available, it lets you make hands-free calls or stream audio from your smartphone. Beginning in 2016, the Ford F-150 introduced the new Sync 3 infotainment system. Its touchscreen is both quick to respond to your touch and easy to use. Both infotainment systems include Ford’s Sync voice controls, so you can access some functions without looking away from traffic. However, only the new Sync 3 infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It upgrades smartphone integration by displaying apps like Maps and Messages on your central touchscreen. You can even press a convenient button on the steering wheel to use Siri or Google Assistant voice controls.

Used Ford F-150

The full-size F-150 is America’s favorite workhorse, outselling all other car, crossover, truck, and van choices for decades on end. The new thirteenth generation, introduced in 2015, even includes aluminum body panels for increased utility, fuel economy, and maneuverability. Properly equipped, these trucks can tow up to 12,200 pounds. The used F-150 is the right choice for anyone looking to haul the family boat or a medium camper. It can even tow a horse trailer or two.

Used Ford F-250 Super Duty

Ford’s Super Duty lineup cranks out additional power, offering either a hefty gas-powered V8 or a turbocharged diesel V8. Predictably, the F-250 tows and hauls greater loads when equipped with the diesel powertrain. If you need to move heavy farming machinery or supplies on a regular basis, this truck can meet your needs. Equipped with a fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailer, it can tow up to 18,600 pounds. With max payloads ranging between 3,450 and 4,200 pounds, the F-250 can also haul an impressive load.

Used Ford F-350 Super Duty

More than even the F-450, the used Ford F-350 is the right choice for anyone who needs to tow max loads. With dual-rear wheels and a gooseneck trailer, the F-350 Super Duty tows up to 32,000 pounds, a best-in-class figure. The dual-rear-wheel F-350 tows regular trailers weighing up to 21,000 pounds. For fifth-wheel trailers, the max weight rating is 27,500 pounds. That’s quite a lot of utility. Depending on body style and powertrain, the F-350 hauls max payloads between 4,470 and 7,630 pounds. When you use the F-350 to transport supplies, you’ll likely save yourself a trip or two.

Used Ford F-450 Super Duty

The F-450 comes with the crew cabin only, which puts some limitations on its utility. It offers the same two engines and the lesser Super Duty models, with the diesel powertrain towing and hauling greater loads. If you’re looking for a crew-cab model that can haul maximum loads, the F-450 is the right choice for you. Properly equipped, the F-450 can haul up to 5,320 pounds – more than the F-350 with the crew cabin. When it comes to towing, this heavy-duty used truck can move gooseneck trailers weighing up to 27,500 pounds. That should be more than enough utility for drivers who want to tow a big family camper or a trailer full of work supplies.

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