The Ford F-150 pickup truck has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more than three decades. It got its start as the Ford Model TT in 1917 after consumers asked Ford for a vehicle that could haul heavy loads and serve as a workhorse. Ford complied and the pickup was born. The Model TT could carry one ton of payload, and in 1928 it was replaced by the Model AA, which had a 1.5-ton chassis. The F-Series had its birth in 1948 covering six truck classes, from a half-ton to a cab-over truck. Power and capacity increased during the second generation, in 1953. The truck continued to evolve with the times, bringing us to the current-generation aluminum-body F-150. Depending on how it’s ordered, an F-150 can be a mud-slinging work truck or a luxurious, leather-trimmed mobile office.
Off-Road vehicles include four-wheel-drive SUVs and pickup trucks with the extra feature of a dual-range transfer case or dedicated crawl mode for extreme off-road driving. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.
Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.
What’s eligible: All models that are new or fully redesigned for the 2021 model year. Criteria: Our watchwords are quality, innovation and value. Seldom does a candidate nail all ... Read more
One of the advantages of the 2021 Ford F-150’s aluminum body is that it won’t rust over time like a traditional steel body can. The pickup truck’s frame and many underbody ... Read more
The decision to grant the 2021 Ford F-150 our Best of 2021 award was a unanimous one among our editors — one that can’t be reversed, and shouldn’t. But we admit we had a few doubts... Read more