Most people I know that have purchased a pickup have done so for one reason: they needed to haul stuff around. My family owned a pickup for several years and we got it because we needed a covered bed to carry around our instruments and luggage while we traveled. Some truck enthusiasts are brand-conscious, others care about the engine type, and others are more interested in hauling and towing capacity, which makes it difficult to be completely objective when comparing vehicles. However, if you’re looking for an all-around best performer in the light duty pickup truck arena, you can’t get any better than the Ford F-150.
The Ford F-150 comes with 385 hp, a V8 engine, and has a payload capacity of 3,300 pounds. While it isn’t as rugged as some other trucks, it is definitely the one you want if you’re looking for a truck that will perform at high levels in every instance. Of course, if you’re environmentally conscious and want your transportation to echo that value, you can take a look at the Ford F-150 EcoBoost, which comes with a turbocharged V6 engine, an even greater towing capacity than the original, and though it has less payload capacity, it evens out with more fuel economy and more torque.
It should be noted that to reach the pinnacle of performance, the options that should be chosen prior to purchasing a Ford F-150 are two-wheel drive, a long bed, and a regular cab.