Pre-owned 2015 Ford F-150 for Sale at Ames Ford Lincoln near Des Moines, Iowa

The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck is the 13th generation of F-150 trucks.  With that much history, it shouldn't be a surprise that the F-150 is the best selling truck in its class and has been for years. Ford's main competitors, Chrysler, GM and Toyota have been working for years to catch Ford, particularly in the half-ton marketplace.  Ford, however, remains the leader in this segment. 2015 brought a new, fresh design to the F-150.  In 2015, the F-150s have a slightly new exterior look.

The XL and XLT trims have grilles with open areas at each side and the familiar 3 bar Ford grill in the center. The Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum models will have a heavier three-bar grille. The F-150 offers three different bed lengths, though their availability is dictated by the truck's cab configuration. Available upgrades include a deployable tailgate step and Box Link, which adds versatility and gives you more tie-down locations than the average pickup.What really makes the 2015 Ford F-150 special is the use of new material, aluminum.

Powering the Ford F-150

Ford offers four engines in the 2015 F-150 trucks; there are three V6 engines and one beefy V8. The base model ships with a naturally-aspirated 3.5L V-6 and the next step up is the Coyote 5.0L V-8.  The 6.2L V8 was discontinued for 2015.  Finally are two EcoBoost engines. New for 2015 is a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 capable of 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the familiar 3.5L Ecoboost V-6 produces a muscular 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque.

The 2015 Ford F-150 can haul up to about 3,300 pounds and tow up to 12,200 pounds, which competes with trucks of today. A smooth six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive come standard, while four-wheel drive is available. The F-150 is comfortable on the road and handles the corners very well.

2015 Ford F-150's Design

2015 brought Cab configurations as regular, Super Cab and Super Crew with slightly improved wider frames.  The exterior bed height has also dropped almost 2 inches to allow for more easy access. We have mentioned Aluminum above, and it is groundbreaking technology for the truck segment. The new Ford F-150's aluminum construction helps to increase its capabilities. A lighter curb weight means more weight can be can be shifted to its payload capacity. The result is that a properly equipped Ford F-150 can haul an almost unbelievable 3,300 pounds -- a figure that far outweighs the maximum payload numbers of rival pick-up trucks.

Advantages of shedding weight are multifold. For a given GCWR (gross combined weight rating) means also an increase in towing capacity. A significantly lighter truck will accelerate more quickly and burn less fuel. Efficiency is so good with the truck's new 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that the two-wheel-drive F-150's combined fuel economy rating of 22 mpg just misses the combined 23 mpg delivered by the more expensive diesel six-cylinder powering the class-leading 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Safety is Priority with Ford F-150

Standard safety features on the 2015 Ford F-150 include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control. Furthermore, drivers can expect trailer sway control, front-seat side impact airbags and full-length side-curtain airbags. The F-150 has an entirely new frame made from high-strength steel compared to past models. In addition, front-seat occupants are protected by standard front, side and head airbags as we mentioned before.  Second-row passengers are protected by inflatable seatbelts as well. In the event of a crash, the Sync system can use a paired cell phone to call for help from the authorities.

The Ford F-150 makes for one of the best pre-owned vehicles on the market. Finding the perfect one is always the challenge. Here at Ames Ford we take pride in hand selecting our used cars. If you are shopping for a quality used Ford F-150 or any truck, please consider us on your list. Our specialty is customer service, our niche is quality used cars. Stop by today and experience it for yourself!

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