The Manitoba-Tough Ford F-150 has long been Canada’s best-selling pickup, and a staple on Winnipeg’s roads. But now there are even more reasons to love the F-150. With military-grade aluminium alloys (and 78% steel frame), Ford have cut down on weight while increasing strength. The 2017 F-150 also boasts 31 new safety innovations, like the inflatable rear seat belts available in SuperCrew models. Of course, you also get first-class combination of power and fuel economy that have made the F-150 the number one choice for Winnipeg pickup drivers. Not convinced?
The F-150 beats the competition when it counts. For maximum payload, a properly equipped F-150 can handle an incredible 1,483 kg. For comparison, the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 manage only 1021 and 853 kg, respectively. But the F-150’s power doesn’t compromise fuel economy. The F-150’s combined, city, and highway fuel economy numbers eclipse the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500.* It’s safer, too. The F-150 scores an overall 5-Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA, with five stars in every single crash category and a four in rollovers. The Ram 1500 4X4 only earns a 4-Star Safety Rating Overall. The Silverado 1500 4X4, meanwhile, takes a 5-Star Rating Overall but loses to the F-150 in the Side-Pole crash test, and has been the subject of recalls for inadequately welded control arms, and airbags that fail to deploy.
Once you’ve decided the F-150 is the truck for you, you need to decide which F-150 is right for you.
*Models compared: 2017 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4 Regular Cab (13.2 city/ 9.7 hwy/ 11.6 combined (L/100km)), 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 4X4 Regular Cab, and 2017 Ram 1500 SLT 4X4 Regular Cab.