The Ford F-Series: America's Favorite Truck

To say that the Ford F-Series is a popular nameplate would be a tremendous understatement. A legend in the industry, F-Series has been the best-selling pickup truck in America since 1977 and the number one vehicle in general since 1981. Thanks to Ford's commitment to constant improvement, F-Series trucks continue to be the most capable, most reliable, and (we think) best looking trucks on the road. It is no wonder so many drivers in Brownsville, Harlingen, San Benito, Los Fresnos, and South Padre Island turn to F-Series when they need a truck that is ready to work as hard as they do.

Though technically a light-duty pickup, the Ford F-150 brings a heavy duty attitude to any job site. And with a military-grade aluminum body and steel frame added to the 2017 model, it's more durable than ever. It is available with a wide range of engines, including an innovative turbocharged EcoBoost option that delivers more power while saving fuel. A leader in the industry year after year, the F-150 has won numerous major awards including:

  • North American Truck of the Year
  • Motor Trend Pickup Truck of the Year
  • Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Overall
  • J.D. Power APEAL award
  • And lots more!

The F-250 is a medium-duty truck with the same heavy-duty attitude and the power plants under the hood to back it up. It is especially suited to tackle even the most tremendous tasks but it is not simply utilitarian in nature. It delivers excellent handling for its size, and sports a handsome interior that can be equipped to match those of luxury vehicles. There is no surprise that it is the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year

Power and Performance for the Heaviest Tasks

The Ford F-150 is available with a wide range of available engines to suit a variety of tasks.

  • Base 3.5-liter V6: 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. Max towing capacity of 7,600 pounds. EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of *20 mpg.
  • Turbocharged 2.7-liter V6: 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. Max towing capacity of 8,500 pounds. EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of *22 mpg.
  • 5.0-liter V8: 385 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque. Max towing capacity of 11,100 pounds. EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of *18mpg.
  • Turbocharged 3.5-liter V6: 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Max towing capacity of 12,200 pounds. EPA-estimated combined fuel economy rating of *21 mpg.

A six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard equipment on most models. However, all-wheel drive is available as an option. Finally, the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 is paired to an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission.

If you need even more hauling and towing power, the Ford F-250 Super Duty is ready to get to work. The F-250 offers two stout engine options that deliver plenty of horsepower and more torque than you'll know what to do with.

  • 6.2-liter V8: 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
  • 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel V8: 440 horsepower and 925 pound-feet of torque.

When properly equipped, the F-250 can tow up to 18,000 pounds conventionally, or up to 18,600 pounds with a fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailer. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is available as an option.

Standard and Available Features

The F-150 is available in six trim levels--XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited-- comes standard with useful equipment such as trailer sway control, trailer connections, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split front bench, and a 4.2-inch central display screen with Bluetooth connectivity and a four-speaker sound system with auxiliary input. SuperCab and SuperCrew models get a 60/40-split folding rear seat and two more speakers.

The F-250 is available in five trim levels--XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum--and is similarly equipped at the base level. It also features a removable locking tailgate with lift assist, telescoping towing mirrors, automatic headlights, and a 2.5-inch trailer hitch receiver with 2-inch insert.

Higher trim levels and options packages on both models deliver a number of premium features. These include:

  • Ford's Pro Trailer Backup Assist system
  • Chrome accents and unique aesthetic enhancements
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear-view camera
  • Keyless entry and remote ignition
  • Power sunroof
  • Large alloy wheels
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control with collision warning
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Ford's Sync 3 Infotainment System with 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration

The F-250 also offers a heavy-duty trailer tow package (available with the turbo diesel engine), an extra-large fuel tank, and a fifth-wheel/gooseneck hitch prep package.


Watch the video below to see how Ford has improved the safety of the F-150 and how it stands up against other trucks in its class like the Chevy Silverado 1500, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra.

If you are in the market for a new hardworking pickup and would like to learn more about the Ford F-Series, we invite you to come to our Ford truck dealership in the Rio Grande Valley where you can experience these trucks for yourself. We'll be happy to get you behind the wheel for a test drive.