If you’re looking for a used 2016, 2017, or 2018 F-150, you’re bound to find a wide selection. After all, it’s the most popular vehicle — not just the most popular truck — on the road. However, there are a range of things to look out for when shopping, like trims, features, options, and more. So, which truck is right for you?
Why Choose the F-150?
The latest generation of Ford F-150 models comes with an aluminum body design to cut unnecessary weight, which improves gas mileage, power and handling. While steel has a reputation for strength, the aluminum F-150 design tends to last longer because it doesn’t rust. The F-150 also comes with a range of high-tech infotainment and safety systems, and — perhaps best of all — it’s affordable.
What to Watch Out For
You can visit the Ford website to learn more about recalls and problems that might be on used F-150 models. However, pay attention to a few things while shopping. If possible, get a vehicle history report to ensure the truck hasn’t been in any significant accidents that may have caused frame damage. Additionally, you’ll want to watch out for too many after-market parts. OEM parts are preferred because you can trust that they’ll work properly on the F-150 — and they’re covered by warranty.
Which Model is Right for You?
The 2016, 2017, and 2018 models are all different, but they come with the same basic design and features because they’re all the same generation. These models have received awards from the NHTSA and IIHS for safety, JD Power for reliability, and Vincentric for cost of ownership. Nevertheless, there are several trims and options to choose from. The 2017 is more luxurious than the 2016 — especially in terms of cab space — but the 2016 is also more affordable. The 2018 model year has phenomenal connectivity and safety systems, as well as 24 mpg highway* and six powertrain options, including a hard-to-find 3.0-liter Power Stroke® Diesel option.
Come to Pollard Used Cars, and we’ll help you get behind the wheel of an F-150 that measures up to your needs.
*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.