F-150 Truck Headquarters near Joliet, IL
Joliet area truck owners and businesses would be hard-pressed to find another truck that achieves “Best-in-Class” as often as the Ford F-Series. The light-duty pickup in the lineup, the F-150, is our favorite of the bunch. If you need to add advanced capability to your life, look no further than the Joliet area F-150 truck headquarters.
Why do we love the F-150?
Reliability – The Ford F-150 is designed to take owners past 100,000 miles, and even 200,000 miles.
Powerful and Fuel Efficient Engine Options – Ford’s line of turbocharged and direct-injected EcoBoost engines make the most of every drop of fuel.
Incredibly Versatile – Drivers can choose a configuration with the exact performance specs that they need, whether that prioritizes torque, comfort, or off-road ability. Check out available trim level configurations and available cab size info.
Safety – Whether hauling a trailer or maneuvering through a traffic jam, the F-150 is a gentle giant. Its engineering and technology work together to protect its passengers and prevent accidents.
Ford F-150 History
The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for over three decades, and has been the best-selling truck for more than four. First introduced in 1948, the Ford F-Series is now in its 13th generation.
1948-1952: The first generation of the F-Series. The half-ton model was then called the F-1.
1953-1956: The second generation adopted the current naming scheme, with consumer models called the F-100.
1957-1960: The third generation offered two body styles: the traditional Flareside and the new Styleside, which integrated the fenders into the body. It also saw the introduction of four-wheel-drive models.
1961-1966: The fourth generation featured a complete redesign, with trucks lower and wider than before.
1967-1972: The fifth generation began to offer more luxurious features and introduced the Crew Cab configuration.
1973-1979: The sixth generation marked the debut of the F-150, between the half-ton F-100 and three-quarter-ton F-250. The F-150 rapidly accounted for over a third of all F-Series models sold. The SuperCab configuration was introduced.
1980-1986: The seventh generation brought about a ground-up redesign that was more aerodynamic than before. It was also the first appearance of the Ford blue oval on the grille. The F-100 was dropped from the line-up.
1987-1991: The eighth generation made several design changes to make maintenance simpler. Sport and Heavy-Duty Service packages were introduced.
1992-1997: The ninth generation added a more aerodynamic nose, safety features, and a new easier to use instrument panel.
1997-2003: The tenth generation split the F-150 off from the Super Duty line-up. The SuperCrew configuration was added.
2004-2008: The eleventh generation built every F-150 with four doors.
2009-2014: The twelfth generation introduced EcoBoost engines to the lineup.
2015-Present: The thirteenth and current generation introduced the aluminum body in use today.
Ford F-150 Engines
The Ford F-150 is a supremely capable workhorse thanks to the five available engines. Every engine comes with fuel saving Auto Start/Stop Technology, along with individual unique features. Continue reading to learn about what each Ford F-150 engine has to offer your workday.
High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine
This incredible engine is exclusively available with the Baja-bred F-150 Raptor. More powerful than ever, this V6 engine outputs 450 HP and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, and can tow up to 12,100 lbs. Drivers who desire raw capability on the pavement and on rough terrain will get the best of both worlds with the High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® engine.
3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine
If you need an engine that can effortlessly handle the demands of your daily job, the 3.3L V6 powertrain is an excellent option. The six-speed transmission features selectable driving modes to suit any driving condition: Normal, Tow-Haul, and Sport. This engine produces 290 HP and 265 lb.-ft. of torque with a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 lbs.
2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine
Providing robust performance, the 2.7L EcoBoost® engine produces 325 HP and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, and effortlessly tows up to 8,500 lbs. This powertrain features the Ford-first port fuel and direct injection, with two injectors per cylinder. This allows your engine to achieve peak performance at all times.
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine
The legendary V8 engine delivers best-in-class payload capacity at 3,270 lbs., along with 395 HP and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. DI (direct injection) injects fuel at a high pressure to effectively extract maximum power from every drop of fuel. This engine is also available with a CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package and a Snow Plow Prep Package.
3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine
Drivers who need their pickup to be a well-rounded workhorse will enjoy every second behind the wheel of an F-150 powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6. This engine features a best-in-class torque rating of 470 lb.-ft., and produces 375 HP. Drivers will also appreciate the best-in-class tow rating of 3,230 lbs.
3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V6
The 2018 F-150 is proud to introduce the new 3.0L Power Stroke turbo diesel V6. Ideal for drivers who tow and haul often, this engine delivers 11,400 lbs. of maximum towing, 250hp at 3250 rpm, and 440 lb.-ft. of torque at only 1750 rpm.
Available F-150 Accessories
Our customers love the customizability of the Ford F-150. Aside from carefully choosing your bed size, cab size, engine, and trim level, Ford pickup owners can also buy a variety of accessories to add the convenience and styling that best matches their needs and personality.
- Bed covers, extenders, and dividers
- Splash guards
- Exterior trim
- Remote start kit
- Security systems
- Seat covers and floor liners
- And much more!
Visit our accessories department to discuss your options with one of our parts specialists.
While choosing a new Ford F-150 to help you make the most out of everything from a road trip to the work day may be simple, deciding on the perfect trim level can be a bit more difficult. Ranging from no nonsense and work-focused to leather trimmed and luxurious, there is a Ford F-150 model that fits right into your budget and lifestyle. To help make your decision a bit easier, our truck experts have compared the key details of multiple trim levels across the F-150 lineup. Take a look at the available trim levels and trim comparisons below.
Available Trim Levels
- 2018 Ford F-150 XL
Starting at $27,610 MSRP
- 2018 Ford F-150 XLT
Starting at $33,205 MSRP
- 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat
Starting at $40,920 MSRP
- 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor
Starting at $50,020 MSRP
- 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch®
Starting at $51,835 MSRP
- 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum
Starting at $54,390 MSRP
- 2018 Ford F-150 Limited
Starting at $60,755 MSRP