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.

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Ford F-150 EcoBoost Sales top 400,000 in Sales; Saving Millions in Fuel

Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost have exceeded 400,000 units.

Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost have exceeded 400,000 units.

The Ford F-150 with EcoBoost topped 400,000 in sales since its introduction three years ago. With the advanced Fuel Technology in this engine, drivers are using 45,000 fewer gallons of fuel.

Ford F-150 with EcoBoost launched in 2011 and helped lead to a transformation in the brand. The EcoBoost is a great combination of fuel economy and engine power.

Estimated fuel savings are based on the EPA-estimated combined ratings for 2011-13 F-150 EcoBoost models and for the same mix of 5.4-liter V8-equipped 2010 F-150 models, across 400,000 units and 15,000 miles of driving a year. F-150 EcoBoost sales are comprised mostly of 4×4 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 15 mpg city and 17 mpg combined, and a smaller percentage of 4×2 trucks with EPA-estimated ratings of 16 mpg city and 18 mpg combined. Ford has had success transitioning many customers to the new EcoBoost offering.

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2013 Ford F-150: Best Light-Duty Pickup Truck

Best Light-Duty Pickup Truck.

Best Light-Duty Pickup Truck.

PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics put six trucks through several head-to-head tests. The 2013 Ford F-150 dominated and came out on top as the best light-duty pickup truck.

The 2013 Ford F-150 was put up against the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2014 GMC Sierra 1500, 2013 Nissan Titan, 2013 Ram 1500 and 2013 Toyota Tundra. The tests consisted of 0-60 mph acceleration (loaded and unloaded), braking, overall handling, towing and fuel economy.

Mark Williams, editor of PickupTrucks.com, says:

“In our performance-oriented competitive events, the Ford half-ton was dominating. It finished in either first or second place in 11 of 13 events. If this were the Olympics, there would be a new Ford F-150 on a cereal box.”

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Honda on Forbes’s List of Vehicles that run for 250,000 Miles

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Forbes has recently looked into the top vehicles that are most likely to reach 250,000 miles on the odometer.

After checking used car classifieds  they found a 1993 Honda Civic with 355,720 miles, a Ford F-150 with 290,000 miles, and a Nissan 300ZX with 330,000 miles. This gave them an understanding of how long cars are lasting these days.

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Review: Ford F-150 Trims Explained

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The 2013 Ford XLT is one of ten different trims you can choose from when you pick a Ford F-150.

Editor’s Note: This is the first in series of articles explaining the ins and outs of the Ford F-150. Today, we explain trim levels. 

Did you know there are ten different models of the Ford F-150? With that many choices, where do you start when picking out you truck. Today we’ll break down the difference in trims and models. Luckily, with so many different models, you can basically pick your price and your features. Let’s start by watching George Waikem Ford salesman Jae Harig discuss the trims in our exclusive YouTube video:

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Ford F-150 Atlas Concept Revealed

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Ford F-150 Atlas Concept

 

The Ford Motor Company stole the show Thursday with the debut of the Ford F-150 Atlas Concept.

This F-150 concept is the future of the pickup and left onlookers speechless during its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

“The Ford Atlas Concept previews the innovations that will transform what people expect from their pickup,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “With 36 years as America’s best-selling pickup, we are absolutely committed to setting the agenda in the truck market.”

WATCH AN EXCLUSIVE FORD VIDEO BELOW:

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