Why the Ford F-150 is America’s Favorite Truck

For 33 years, the Ford F-150 has been America’s Favorite Truck, and it’s no coincidence that it’s also been the best-selling vehicle for 28 years.

So, how does Ford continually sell not only the best truck, but best vehicle, year in and year out? With capability, durability, and loads of available features, the Ford F-150 has continued to be best in class. Shottenkirk Ford in Jasper, Georgia, has rounded up the top reasons that the Ford F-150 has maintained its standing ahead of the pack and remained so appealing to consumers across the nation.

Aluminum Alloy Body and Frame

The high-strength, military grade aluminum alloy body makes the newest Ford F-150 stand out from the competition.

By combining aluminum and alloy, Ford engineers have figured out a way to make it even stronger than steel. Plus, aluminum is not as dense as steel, which allows it to be up to 700 pounds lighter.

The best part is since the Ford F-150 is manufactured out of aluminum, you’ll never have to worry about your truck rusting.

Fuel Economy

Shottenkirk Ford is pleased to offer residents in Northern Georgia the most fuel-efficient full-size truck on the market.

Because the Ford F-150 is lighter than its counterparts, this has allowed the Ford to get top marks for fuel economy. In fact, the 2015 Ford now gets 19-mpg City and 26 mpg Highway for a combined 22 mpg.

Additionally, the newest Ford F-150 is much more aerodynamic since Ford added grille shutters, a better cab design and better bed design. With all of these improvements, the 2015 Ford F-150 is the most fuel-efficient truck on the market.

Towing Capabilities

The Ford F-150 can tow more than any other truck in its class – up to 12,200 pounds in the 3.5L Eco Boost. The 2.7L Eco Boost delivers an impressive tow rating of 8,500 pounds.

The Ford F-150 also offers features that assist drivers with their towing. These include the Pro Trailer Backup Assist, the Dynamic Hitch Assist, and the Smart Trailer Tow Connector.

Five Star Safety Rating

At Shottenkirk Ford in Jasper, Georgia, we realize that you and your family’s safety is the number one priority. That’s why we are happy to provide residents in North Georgia with the safest possible truck.

With its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, the newest Ford F-150 is engineered to be safer than ever before. In fact, the F-150 has achieved the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s overall safety rating of 5 stars, which is the highest possible score.

Best Payload

By reducing the weight of the Ford F-150, Ford engineers found an effective way to increase payload. The greater strength with less weight achieves a 3,270-lb. maximum payload, making it the best in class.

Shottenkirk Ford in Jasper, Georgia, offers Ford F-150 at a Value

It’s no surprise that with all of these extra features, the Ford F-150 is America’s best selling truck. In fact, the award-winning F-Series outsold rival trucks by more than 97,000 units in 2015.

At Shottenkirk Ford, we are happy to provide drivers with exceptional vehicles at an exceptional value.  Our team of experts will be able to find the best Ford F-150 and answer any questions you may have.

Stop in and take a look at our inventory here in Jasper, Georgia.

Posted Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 5:51 pm in Blog