Red 2018 Ford F-150 driving through mud

Benefits of Full-Size Ford Pickups over Mid-Sized Pickups

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! 

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch towing a boat down a two-lane road

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! 

Front two seats and steering wheel of 2018 Ford Super Duty

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.

2018 Ford F-150 driving through standing water

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! 

Front grille and headlights of 2018 Ford F-150

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!