2012 Ford F-150- No Need To Fix What Isn’t Broken
Updated October 17, 2012
Ford has obviously embraced and applied this philosophy for the past three years on what appears to be the best selling truck on the market. As someone who bleeds Chevy and Ram trucks I don’t get the F-150s appeal and I’m of the opinion they are challenging to drive. However, and hard as it is to type these next few words, the fact is Ford has outsold its competitors in the truck category. Maintaining its appearance and with very few cosmetic changes in tow, the 2012 Ford F-150 returns to dominate truck sales yet again. Perhaps it’s the familiarity of the design that people embrace, or the numerous trims at varying price points that makes it so convenient to choose from. Whatever the case, Ford is running with this winning formula all the way to the bank.
With no less than 19 actual different models to choose from and countless additional options to build your ideal 2012 Ford F-150from their 9 available trims, you are likely to feel happier than a hipster at an Apple store. You can get plenty of truck for under $30,000, including the XL and STX supercab models. Both are good options and offer 4 wheel drive with fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 23 on the highway. The XL comes with the 5.0 V8 engine, while the STX is powered by a 3.7L V6. Moreover, two of its most popular versions, the Lariat SuperCrew and the Harley Davidson models, are aptly priced at $37,800 and $49,000 respectively. While some of the optional features in these upscale models are helpful like the Work Solutions package, others such as the power-folding mirrors and heated driver and passenger seats just sound like fluff. Nonetheless you can integrate them when personalizing your vehicle. Spanning all price levels and with a starting point of $23,500 it now becomes clear as to why Ford remains a top pick for truck buyers. Not everyone needs the most expensive trim; some of these people actually use these vehicles to work.
At its most stripped down version the 2012 Ford F-150 comes with just the basics – and I do mean basics. Vinyl seats, a/c, and radio might be sufficient for some, and Ford sells it. Its XLT counterpart goes up to $28,200 and offers extras such as cd player, cruise control, and sporty fog lamps for those that might use their truck as the main mode of transport. However for a little less you could get the base SuperCab XL version and if shelling out an extra $2,000 is not a problem you could get the SuperCab STX and have additional passenger room should you need it. For those wanting the ultimate rugged experience you can also purchase the 2012 Ford F-150 in its SVT Raptor version. Designed for off-road driving, the Raptor packs a whole lot of power with 411 hp, compliments of its 6.2L V8 engine.
Undoubtedly, variety will continue to keep the 2012 Ford F-150 at the top of its game, and competitors lagging behind.
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