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Hardworking Ford F-150 Can Replace the Family Car

The leader in pickup truck sales is as luxurious as any passenger car.

2018 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is the undisputed leader in pickup truck sales. Its seven versions come with various engines, cab configurations, bed lengths and rear-wheel- or four-wheel-drive versions. I drove the top-of-the-line Ford F-150 Limited Edition SuperCrew with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 engine.

The cabin is as luxurious as any passenger car, with spacious rear seating. The leather seats are both heated and cooled, the pedals are adjustable, and automatic dual-zone climate control should keep occupants comfortable. A huge sunroof covers both the front and rear seats and has a power sliding rear window. The front seats are adjustable and should stay comfortable even after hours on the road. The controls are easy to use, with large knobs and buttons for the radio. Power running boards make for easy entry and exit into this tall truck. The heated rear seating is as spacious as a large four-door sedan. There are plenty of bins, cubbies a good-sized glove compartment and center console.

The 3.5-liter V-6 turbocharged engine develops 375 horsepower and 475 foot-pounds of torque. My model had a full suite of safety equipment, including blind-spot information system, smart cruise control, lane-keeping assist and inflatable rear seat belts. If you’re looking for a truck that can get work done and replace the family car, the F-150 should be at the top of your list.

Price as tested: $65,671

MPG: 17/23

Engine: V-6 Eco-Boost








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