Ford F-Series Tops Truck Sales for 41st Year

The Ford F-Series of pickup trucks is an automotive legend, having outsold and out-innovated their rivals again and again. In 2017, the F-Series was the top-selling line of pickups for the 41st year in a row, and it’s highly unlikely that the product line will relinquish that crown anytime soon.

The 2018 Ford F-Series pickups are a good example of why auto consumers in Indiana and beyond have turned to Ford again and again for rugged and reliable, but comfortable trucks.

2018 Ford F-Series

The new F-150 has a number of new features for 2018. The vehicle gets a new standard 3.3-liter V6 engine that provides more power and fuel efficiency. Revised versions of the 2.7-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 available with the F-150 also offer greater power. The two higher-end engines also get a new 10-speed auto transmission. A turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 is also available.

For 2018, the F-150 also gets a tweaked exterior appearance, particularly in the front and rear styling. The vehicle also gets an improved forward collision mitigation system.

The F-150 gives professionals who use trucks for work the power and durability they need. Consumers who like the size and power of a pickup also won’t be disappointed, as the truck has lots of great features that appeal to suburbanites who love trucks, such as a Pro Trailer Backup Assist system, Sync 3 infotainment system, and more.

Super Duty versions of the F-Series include many of the features of the F-150, but also offer more powerful engines and a few other options that increase their utility for people who need a truck capable of heavy-duty hauling or towing.

Ford F-Series Truck Segment

Ford also offers larger versions of their F-Series pickups. The primary difference between these trucks and the F-150 is their hauling and towing capacity, as well as available engine options.

The F-250’s standard engine is a 6.2-liter V8 that generates 385 horsepower and 430 ft-lb of torque. Another available engine is a 6.7-liter diesel V8 that cranks out 440 horsepower and 925 ft-lb of torque. While the F-150 weighs just around half a ton, the F-250 weighs about ¾ of a ton.

The F-350 is a one-ton pickup. It has the same engine options as the F-250, but it has some high-end features that the lower trim levels of the F-Series do not share.

Last year was a strong year for Ford, which ended the year as the top-selling auto brand in America. The company sold more than 2.4 million vehicles, an increase of 1.9 percent over the previous year. The F-Series was an important part of that success, selling nearly 900,000 trucks.

If you’re in the market for a great truck, Indianapolis Ford dealers at Community Ford can help connect you with the Ford truck that fits your needs and budget. Experienced and friendly sales staff are ready to answer all your questions and make a deal that you’ll love. Visit today for the best truck-buying experience of your life.