The debate over full-size and mid-size pickups has gone on ever since both types started gaining a following on the market, and many drivers are still unsure as to which ones are best for their needs. Though you can expect a mid-sized pickup to be better when it comes to price and fuel economy, there’s really no doubt about the benefits of full-size Ford pickups over mid-sized pickups. We’ll take you through some of the chief advantages today; join our Sherwood Ford team and see which Ford best suits your desires!
Higher Towing Capacity
The Ford trucks of today are built with high-grade aluminum alloy materials, which allows them to be stronger and lighter than most other full or mid-sized competitors. For example, the 2018 F-150 can handle a maximum towing capacity upwards of 5,987 kilograms, easily among the tops in its class!
More Interior and Cab Space
With Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab configurations, the full-size trucks in the Ford F-150 family are able to handle not only your passengers but your cargo as well. With plenty of space for all your belongings, as well as rich, leather-appointed seating arrangements inside, a full-size Ford pickup plays out more like a living room on wheels than a simple truck.
Better Power and Drivetrain
Stamina, performance and unrelenting energy come standard on Ford F-150 trucks, which feature available Power Stroke Diesel engines to give you unprecedented power. Best-in-class horsepower and torque output are yours, as well as a high-capability four-wheel drive system that many mid-size trucks can’t offer!
More Versatile Body Construction
Every pickup user has a different need out of their trucks, which is why the Ford F-150 line is such a favorite. From its XLT all the way up to its Platinum cabs, it offers many different cab lengths when most mid-sized competitors only offer a few; plus, with its aluminum alloy construction, the F-150 offers even more towing and payload strength!
2018 Ford F-150 vs. Top Mid-Sized Pickup Truck Competition
Of course, the 2018 Ford F-150 is also a sought-after vehicle when it comes to the full-size pickup market, as it’s been one of the best-selling trucks in Canada for the last half-century. This is especially evident when you compare it to its top competitors, such as the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline and more. We’ve included a chart below that details just how well the F-150 can rise above all competition!
|Category||2018 F-150||2018 Ridgeline||2018 Colorado||2018 Tacoma||2018 Frontier|
|Engine||3.3L Ti-VCT V6||3.5L V6||2.5L Inline 4||3.5L V6||4.0L V6|
|Horsepower / Torque Output||290 horsepower / 265 lb-ft||280 horsepower / 262 lb-ft||181 horsepower / 191 lb-ft||278 horsepower / 265 lb-ft||261 horsepower / 281 lb-ft|
|Maximum Towing / Payload Capacities||5,715 kg / 762 kg||2,267 kg / 719 kg||1,587 kg / 563 kg||3,084 kg / 734 kg||3,084 kg / 681 kg|
|Fuel Economy||12.3 / 9.3 L/100 km||12.4 / 9.0 L/100 km||10.2 / 7.8 L/100 km||11.7 / 10.2 L/100 km||12.4 / 10.2 L/100 km|
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There’s so much to love about the Ford F-150 family, and with our Giant Advantage, we can get you behind the wheel today for a price that can fit any budget. Contact us today to find the Ford pickup that tailors to your exact specifications and desires!