Used Ford F-150: What Should You Expect from Each Generation?

Used Ford F-150:What Should You Expect from Each Generation?

You’ll struggle to find a truck with a lineage as dense and noteworthy as that of the Ford F-150. As part of the F-Series, its roots go right back to 1948. Millions of trucks have been sold since then, and the F-150 has evolved into northwestern Wisconsin’s go-to half-ton.

There are lots of used Ford F-150 models available around Cumberland, Hayward, and Rice Lake, with recent generations including:

  • The 13th Generation Ford F-150 (2015 – Present)

  • The 12th Generation Ford F-150 (2009 – 2014)

  • The 11th Generation Ford F-150 (2004 – 2008)

  • The 10th Generation Ford F-150 (1997 – 2003)

The 13th-Generation Ford F-150

Running from 2015 to the present year, the current F-150 was and is a true gamechanger. Thanks to its extensive use of aluminum throughout the body, its weight dropped by up to 700 pounds. The vehicle offers:

  • Up to 385 hp

  • Up to 470 lb-ft of torque

  • Up to a best-in-class 12,200-pound maximum tow rating

When all is said and done, even perennial rivals are still playing catch-up in terms of power and performance.

The 12th-Generation Ford F-150

Produced from 2009 through to 2014, the 12th-generation remains mighty impressive in its own right. With no fewer than nine trim levels, it provided a rich array of features and interior materials, plus the choice of a 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8, or a turbocharged 3.5L V6.

Drivers enjoyed the vehicle’s whisper-quiet interior and extensive power lineup, plus the SYNC voice-command system with GPS navigation.

2015 Ford F-150 Red
2018 Ford F-150 Exterior

The 11th-Generation Ford F-150

Produced from 2004 through to 2008, the 11th-generation Ford F-150 received a few power upgrades over previous models, including a 202-hp 4.2L V6, 231-hp 4.6L V8, and a 300-hp 5.4L V8. The off-road-focused FX4 trim proved popular, as did the luxurious Lariat and the sporty FX2.

Reviews highlighted improved handling and driving dynamics, plus an interior that was more attractive than contemporary rivals.

The 10th-Generation Ford F-150

Produced between 1997 and 2003, the 10th-generation Ford F-150 doesn’t quite rival the graceful performance of subsequent models, but it’s still an outstandingly capable half-ton. You’ll recognize the smoother bodywork compared to older models, and you’ll be able to tow plenty without worrying about overloading the vehicle.

  • 2018 Ford F-150 Blue

    We’ll Help Find Your Ideal Used Ford F-150

    Still unsure which model year is right for you? Simply contact Don Johnson Motors for advice and assistance or visit one of our dealerships in Hayward, Cumberland, or Rice Lake. If you find anything in our online inventory that catches your eye, you even apply for financing online.

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