Ford F-150 vs. the Competition in Council Bluffs, IA

2017 Ford F-150 

It used to be that pickups were just for work, and nothing else. However, those days are long gone, and today's light-duty pickup segment is full of trucks that aspire to meet work needs as well as family needs. 

There are some great contenders out there, but in the end how do you know which pickup is best for you? 

 At McMullen Ford, we stand behind for Ford F-150. After all, the F-150 has been America's best selling truck for 40 years in a row. 

Here's what makes it stand out when compared to its closest rivals: the Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado.


Towing Capacity


One of the greatest and latest innovations of the Ford F-150 is its new lightweight aluminum body. The special heavy-duty aluminum allows the F-150 to be strong and durable while also earning it the best gas mileage of the segment and a greater towing capacity. 

Equipped properly, the Ford F-150 can tow up to 12,200 pounds compared to the Ram's 10,650 pound maximum. 

The Ford F-150 also impresses with a maximum payload of 3,270 pounds, over 1,000 pounds more than the Silverado's capability. 

Plus, the BoxLink system makes the bed of the F-150 easy to organize and maintain.

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McMullen Ford

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Top-Notch Safety


Safety is another big qualifier when choosing a pickup for work or play. The Ford F-150's advanced body structure earns it top safety ratings while Ram 1500 lags far behind. Like the F-150, the Silverado also received a 5-star rating from the NHTSA. However, the F-150 scored "Good" in five out of five categories, beating the Silverado, which received that rating for only four out of five.

There are so many more reasons to appreciate the Ford F-150, from its technology to its versatile configurations, especially when compared to its rivals. Stop by McMullen Ford today and see for yourself why the F-150 is America's favorite truck.

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