A silver 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler is shown from the front at an angle.

Does the Ford F-150 Deserve to Be the Best-Selling Vehicle?

Automobiles date back to the 19th century, and manufacturers of all kinds have come and gone. However, one manufacturer has been here since before the invention of sliced bread: Ford. As much as I would enjoy talking with you about sliced bread and my top ten sandwiches, that’s not what this discussion is about.

The question we’ll be talking about today is whether or not the Ford F-150 deserves its spot as the best-selling vehicle in the United States. No, that’s not a typo. If you weren’t aware, the F-150 is consistently the best-selling vehicle in America. Whether you’re looking for a pickup truck, sedan, SUV, performance vehicle, EV, etc. you may ask yourself, “Is there a Ford F-150 for sale near me?” There are several reasons why the F-150 rightfully claims its spot as the best-selling vehicle.

Turn Up the Volume

You can’t have the best-selling anything if you don’t produce enough product to go around. That’s the first reason why the F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the US. The F-150 belongs to the F-Series of pickup trucks that have been around for over 75 years. If you were to take a drive downtown, you’re likely to see a handful of F-150 or other F-Series trucks like the F-250 or F-350 in a short period. Ford introduced mass production to the vehicle construction process. It has become clockwork for Ford to become increasingly more efficient in its capability to produce more vehicles. Whether you’re looking in the used market or shopping for a brand-new F-150 pickup truck, there’s always one available for you to buy.

Another advantage the Ford F-150 has thanks to its vast availability is a plethora of parts. You’re not likely to find a dealership that can’t service an F-series vehicle. Because Ford F-series parts are abundant, they’re often less expensive than many of its competitors parts. More than half of the F-150’s parts are made in America, you likely don’t have to travel far from your town or city to find the exact OEM part you’re looking for. Also, because the components are so abundant, you’ll also be able to find detailed information and guides online, written by like-minded truck drivers who have had the exact problem you may be experiencing.

The volume and availability bring up another conversation that’s worth having. It’s only appropriate that the best-selling vehicle in America is built nowhere else but in the United States of America, either in Dearborn, Michigan, or Claycomo, Missouri. Ford is one of the most revered American companies, and people will always find a use for a Ford vehicle, no matter where they live. But it would all be for nothing if the trucks aren’t capable, which brings us directly to the next point: Why do people trust the F-150?

The interior of a 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is shown from the passenger seat.

Why Is It Popular?

When it comes to the masses, word of mouth is a strong thing. Sometimes there’s nothing a corporation can do or say that can convince people a product is good if it legitimately isn’t worth the money. Why do people like Apple iPhones and LG TVs? The quality speaks for itself. People are more vigilant about what’s worth their hard-earned money now than they’ve ever been. Applying this to Ford vehicles like the F-150, its quality has always been a well-known benefit. Ford’s motto of “Built Ford Tough” is a perfect representation of its best-selling vehicle. But the quality of the F-150 is only part of what makes it so popular.

F-150 is also popular because it’s an excellent all-rounder. You can use it to its fullest extent in a wide variety of situations, from towing and hauling to taking the whole family on a vacation to running errands around town. Being an all-rounder is more important for a pickup truck than any other vehicle class. Shoppers who buy a truck for a hobbyist lifestyle will likely never need anything more than the sheer versatility and power the F-150 provides. Those who depend on a pickup truck to keep food on the table, whether for freelance work, construction, or moving will find the F-150 is the ultimate pickup truck in its price range.

Customization Means Personalization

One of the best things about the F-150 is the level of customization it offers. It is available with a wide variety of packages and features that personalize the driver’s experience around their wants and needs. For example, the F-150 offers various packages relating to towing, technology, comfort, and more. Even base models are highly versatile and durable. However, those who are buying their F-150 with a particular goal in mind, whether it’s something leisurely or professional, will have no shortage of options to equip their trucks with the amenities they require.

The F-150 enables a range of performance possibilities, which is true for both the latest models and earlier ones. For example, the 2023 F-150 is available with five different powertrain configurations. You can get a hybrid powertrain, turbocharged V6 engines, or a powerful V8 engine. Its maximum towing capacity of 14,000 lbs outperforms several of its contemporaries, making it no wonder why it’s the best-selling truck.

Fuel efficiency is a factor as well, with the aforementioned powertrains being quite cost-effective in how slowly they sip their fuel. Modern trucks aren’t as fuel-hungry as they once were, thanks in part to the introduction of turbocharged engines and hybrid powertrains. Ford’s choice to make the F-150’s powertrain selection available in a variety of configurations can go a long way in making the vehicle feel that much more personalized.

Another of the F-150’s benefits is its price. The F-150 is priced fairly regardless of how you plan on customizing it. The F-150 also provides better towing capacity than the Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, and the Ram 1500. The F-150 also comes in at a lower price than the Ram 1500 too. The discussion about which pickup truck is better has gone on for generations, because truck drivers are an enthusiastic and passionate bunch who understand a vehicle is more than just a car. With the the proper vehicle, anything is possible, and with an F-150 this statement has never been more true.

A red 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler is shown from the side while off-road.

The F-150 Here and Now

There are many reasons why the F-150 should be a top-selling truck, and those same reasons also apply to why the F-150 should also be the best-selling vehicle overall in the country. The data speaks for itself. Few communities exist in the automotive market where the drivers are constantly looking forward to the next innovation. For example, Jeep drivers are quite adamant about current or older Jeep vehicles being the “be all, end all” of automobiles. Rally fans are disappointed about the Subaru WRX straying farther away from its racing roots. But Ford fans would like a word.

The F-150 is the perfect example of how Ford naturally stomps out the competition. Those sales numbers don’t lie. There’s a pretty good chance someone you know drives an F-150 and enjoys doing so. Between Ford’s trucks and its competitors, the F-150 is fairly priced, while pricing never tells the full story, when it’s combined with the other reasons mentioned here, it shows why the F-150 deserves to be the best-selling vehicle for the foreseeable future.