An interest in Ford trucks for sale is a common attribute, shared by over 32 million Americans. Considering the unique value proposition offer by the F-Series, this is really no surprise. Ford’s inarguable stronghold over the domestic truck market is unparalleled (a fact that we’ll get to in just a moment). Due in equal part to their storied history, their intrinsic ties to our sense of Americana and the enduring appeal of their best-in-class offerings few truck makers can even hold a candle to Ford. So, if you’re considering the purchase of a Ford truck, this might be worth a read (whether or not you’re looking for help in validating your opinion).
Welcome to 2019
The landscape of the truck segment has changed a lot over the last two decades. We’ve seen it expand to include an ever-growing of upstart offerings which have redistributed market share significantly. We’ve witnessed a shift to a sustainable mindset, with automakers eager to develop eco-friendly technologies designed to minimize footprint without any sacrifice of performance. Hand-in-hand with this came the utilization of new materials, predominantly in the interest of weight reduction. But we’ve also seen the inclusion of connective technologies, and a desire to instill trucks with the kind of luxury-based design and amenities that had previously escaped the majority of the segment. A far cry from the original chassis cab offerings that had first sparked the industry a century ago.
And in the case of Ford, that commitment to continual evolution has paid off in spades. The numbers don’t lie. At the time of this article, the only automakers whose truck offerings come anywhere near the sales numbers boasted by the F-Series are Chevy and RAM. But while those two battle it out, flip-flopping back in forth in pursuit of the #2 spot, Ford is all but doubling their sales numbers (in terms of units sold, at least).
With the release of Q1 numbers, a read of both Silverado and RAM 1500 analytics showed an average of about 45,000 units having been sold in the month of March. And while those are certainly impressive numbers consider, for a moment, that Ford’s numbers fell just shy of 90,000. Putting Ford’s lead into perspective, the same difference extends when we look at year-to-date numbers. Averaging Chevy and RAM’s numbers brought them to around the 117,000 unit mark while Ford had surpassed 215,000 units within the same time-frame.
And while this conveys a clear lock on the domestic marketplace, it’s important to recognize the global impact of Ford’s aggressive leadership. Not only does the F-Series collectively create the best-selling lineup of trucks worldwide, but they earn the distinction of being the best-selling vehicles overall, on a global scale. In fact, the sheer volume of Ford trucks sold worldwide places their total sales value up near the numbers posted by the world’s leading luxury automaker, Mercedes-Benz. Considering the difference in price per vehicle, that’s a pretty powerful statement.
So with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the Ford F-Series of 2019, throwing in a certain high-profile resurrection into the mix for good measure.
2019 Ford Ranger
Stateside, it had been almost a decade since the last Ford Ranger rolled off the Twin Cities Assembly line – seemingly eager to enjoy an overdue retirement after an uninterrupted run of nearly three decades. But with the evolution in F-Series offerings having taken place during its time of rest, a gap was identified in Ford’s lineup. And filling that gap with a resurrected version of the nameplate that had left it vacant made sense, once Ford recognized they were in a position to add value to it.
Thus the all-new Ford Ranger arrived, claiming its stake as the most fuel-efficient midsize truck available and offering best-in-class torque rating, as well. Priced to start around $24,300 MSRP the Ranger is served up in three trim levels (XL, XLT and Lariat), can be configured for either SuperCab (with 6-foot box) or SuperCrew (with 5-foot box) builds, and comes equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ford F-150
Of course, the iconic F-150 serves as the tentpole of the F-Series lineup, with seven different trim levels and six different powertrain configurations to choose from. Priced to start around $28,155 MSRP choose between the (base) XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and (who could forget) the Raptor and it becomes easy to see that there’s an F-150 for every job that needs doing, and everyone ready to take those jobs on.
But those engine options. Kicking things off is the relatively new addition of the 3.0-liter PowerStroke TurboDiesel, which leads the pack in almost every category. Pairing a towing capacity of up to 11,400 lbs and 1940 lbs of payload with an EPA-estimated 30 highway mags and you get an option deserving of a closer look.
Of course, there’s the 3.3-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8, both with twin independent variable cam timing. The former, paired with a six-speed transmission, is a confident performer delivering 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The latter is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver a muscled 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
From there you get the 2.7 turbocharged and 3.5-liter EcoBoost. Paired with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission the former delivers 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The latter pumps those numbers up to 375 hp and 470 lb-ft, respectively. But look under the hood of a Raptor, and you’ll find Ford’s High-Output twin-turbo variant of the 3.5L with its best-in-class 450 hp and 510 lb-ft torque rating. Do we have your attention yet?
2019 Ford SuperDuty
And last, but certainly not least, is the lineup of Ford SuperDuty trucks, designed with the strength, power, and capability required to take on the most rigorous of challenges. Consisting of the F-250, F-350, F-450, and their near countless trim and special edition variants, this lineup of heavy-duty offerings is built upon a high-strength steel frame and chassis, with a lightweight/high-strength military grade aluminum alloy body, designed to reduce weight and maximize efficiency.
The lineup starts accessibly-priced around the $33,150 mark but ascends as high as your ambitions do in terms of value-added configurations. Whether those accents are performance-based and necessary to tackle the job-at-hand, or luxury-centric and aspirational in nature, the SuperDuty lineup delivers a little bit of everything to everyone. So, if you need to get the job done (or simply appreciate the appeal of a high-end truck), there are plenty of options to explore.
Which One is Right for You?
Only you can decide for sure. That said, anyone, considering a Ford truck for sale should be confident in their decision to do so. With a surprisingly large percentage of long-time owners approaching the 300,000-mile mark with little more than scheduled maintenance and minor repairs, the longevity and dependability alone support the sales numbers. The choice of a Ford is a smart choice.