Review: 2014 Ford F-150

The 2014 Ford F-150 returns to George Waikem Ford as the top selling vehicle in Ohio and the United States. There are a few upgrades to this year’s model, but when you’re known for fuel efficiency and technology, you cannot go wrong.

SO WHAT’S NEW?

The 2014 Ford F-150 has new HID headlamps available on XLT and above models.  17-inch machined alloy wheels with painted accents are now standard on XLT and STX models. A new power-telescoping and powerfolding trailer-tow sideview mirror is available on the lineup, and the Marina Blue specialty leather is now an option on Limited models.

On the outside, the F-150 features a new Sunset Metallic Color to go along with a long range of color options. Ask about the new 18-inch and 20-inch wheels on various trim packages.

BUILDING AN F-150

You could honestly spend the entire day breaking down all the trims, options and features of a Ford F-150. We start with a chassis, you fill in the rest. Do you need towing, technology, style, fuel economy? There is an F-150 for you.

BUILD YOUR 2014 FORD F-150

There are 10 models available on the 2014 Ford F-150:

XL

STX

XLT

FX2

Lariat

FX4

King Ranch

SVT Raptor

Platinum

Limited

Then there are a number of packages, contact us to learn more.

UNDER THE HOOD

The 2014 Ford F-150 has a number of choices under the hood. There are four engine choices, including the popular 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine. The EcoBoost gets 16 mpg city, 22 mpg on the highway; along with 365 hp and 420 lb.-ft of torque. If you are looking for more power, consider our 5.0 and 6.2 liter V8 engines, that still get up to 21 MPG.

Did you know that Ford is the first manufacturer to equip its entire full-size pickup truck lineup with a fuel saving six-speed automatic?

Connectivity and Technology

Great tech is a high point of the Ford F-150. The F-150 features the latest technology, including SYNC with MyFord Touch.  Keep both hands on the wheels while using your phone to make calls or take advantage of any other phone apps. Ford SYNC lets you stay in touch thanks to hands-free calling, voice activated commands, 911 Assist and SYNC AppLink.

The technology is designed for the truck owner. You can operate the buttons even while you are wearing gloves, and the screen is bigger, designed for the truck driver to improve readability.

Get the Job Done

In almost every industry that requires a truck, workers are choosing the F-150 to get the job done.

According to sales figures:

45% of the Farming Industry uses the Ford F-Series

46% of Livestock Production

60% Electric Gas and Sanitary Services

57% Automotive Repair

56% Conservation and Environmental

63% Government

70% Hazardous Material

54%Emergency Vehicles

60% Road Maintenance

46% Manufacturing

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

AutoTrader:

From features and fuel economy to towing and hauling, the F-150 has it covered. Depending on the model, you can have everything from a basic work truck to a luxurious country limousine. The F-150 is the first full-size pickup to offer a turbocharged V6 engine and an electronic locking rear axle. It also has several clever little features such as a built-in step inside the bed door and Hill Start Assist, which prevents the truck from rolling backward when stopped on a steep angle.

US News and World Reports:

Although its key rivals have been redesigned more recently, reviewers say that powerful engines and many trim level choices make the 2014 Ford F-150 a compelling full-size truck.

Edmunds:

The 2014 Ford F-150 is offered in a substantial array of trims and powertrains to accommodate all manner of towing, hauling or off-road needs. Although it’s not the freshest full-size truck out there, it remains a must-drive for shoppers.

George Waikem Ford in Massillon, Ohio is our area’s leader for the Ford F-150. Learn more about the truck and then visit their Massillon showroom to see why these are the best choices for trucks.

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About Jeff Russ

Lead blogger and content writer for the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio. Product specialist in Ford, Nissan, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi models. 2008 Graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Married to wife Christina. Resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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