This Ford F-350 Super Duty Drove 1.3 Million Miles In Only Eight Years
Million-mile vehicles make me really excited. We’ve seen a few million-mile feats over the years from a Hyundai Elantra to a Nissan Frontier, but a Ford F-350 is joining the million-mile club. And the best thing about it? That incredible mileage was racked up in only eight years.
A Cultural Arms Race
I am about to cover the most contentious topic in all of modern auto writing. It isn’t the classic arguments that leap to mind first — electric motor vs. internal combustion, Ferrari vs. Lamborghini, turbocharger vs. supercharger — it’s something much more mundane. Is a truck an appropriate purchase for the majority of people that buy them?
The typical argument for truck enthusiasts is what amounts to a success story for the unencumbered free market. Americans vote with their dollars, and the utility, increasing comfort over successive generations of pickups, and ever-increasing sales must mean that for the people that purchase them, a pickup is the correct choice — the rational consumer of the macroeconomic model personified.
PickupTrucks.com, Cars.com Name the 2021 Ford F-150 Our Best of 2021
The 2021 Ford F-150 not only impressed the editors of PickupTrucks.com and parent site Cars.com enough to earn the Best Pickup Truck of 2021, but the F-150 made the unprecedented leap to earn Cars.com’s Best of 2021, the top award given to any eligible new or redesigned vehicle. This marks the first time a truck has earned the award, succeeding a long line of SUVs, sedans and a minivan since the award’s inception in 2009.
Related: Owning the 2021 Ford F-150
Criteria for Best Of are quality, innovation and value, and the F-150 showcased exceeding innovation for 2021 with a host of new available features, including a new PowerBoost hybrid powertrain that not only makes it the most powerful F-150, but also the most fuel-efficient — and it tows pretty well, too. The Pro Power Onboard generator can power a whole work site, and inside the cab there’s an available retracting gear selector, table work surface and sleeper seats. The bed can be optioned with an integrated workbench in the tailgate with ruler, pencil holders and cutouts for clamps.