Why You Should Buy the Ford F-150 XL for Your Job Site

For drivers who rely on their vehicles for their jobs, there are few trucks as dependable and capable as the Ford F-150. America’s most popular truck has proven itself on construction sites across the nation thanks to a high maximum towing capacity and reliability. Even the lower end of Ford F-150 trim levels can provide you with superb performance, which is why we want to cover everything that comes standard on the Ford F-150 XL.

A Base Model With High Output

With a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine delivering 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque, you will find that this pickup truck packs quite the punch. This Ford F-150 has a towing capacity of 14,000 lbs., blowing away the competition with its industry-leading capabilities. For those who find themselves using the bed much more than the trailer hitch, the payload capacity of the F-150 is an impressive 3,315 lbs.

With all those amazing specs, one might expect the Ford F-150 engine to have a lackluster fuel economy. However, when compared to other pickup trucks in the same category, the F-150’s 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway are quite efficient. Getting a vehicle that can tow an incredible amount and not burn fuel truly is the best of both worlds.

Keeping You Safe On-Site

Navigating busy parking lots or construction sites can be a headache, especially in a vehicle as large as the F-150. Thankfully, Ford has addressed this problem by providing every F-150 model with a rear-view camera. This camera also helps you monitor your trailer while on the go, and hooking up the hitch has never been easier.

Another driver assistance feature that is perfect for drivers who find themselves on busy streets is the automated emergency braking system. This braking system has pedestrian detection, which means your vehicle will come to a halt even if you can’t see the person walking in front of the grill. All of these features can help you get out of tight spots and navigate claustrophobic areas with ease.

Basic Doesn’t Mean Boring

If you would like to see if the Ford F-150 is right for you, then come to Hawk Ford of St. Charles for a test drive. Our sales representatives would be happy to discuss all the amazing reasons why the F-150 makes a spectacular work vehicle with you. We would also love to show you all the amazing Ford F-150 accessories that are available in our parts department.