How To Choose The Right Truck For You

Are you looking for a new Ford pickup truck? With so many different models, engine options, and trim levels, it can be a bit overwhelming to find the right truck for your needs. 

When comparing new 2018 Ford trucks, it's a good idea to figure out what exactly it is you need. Do you plan on pulling a heavy trailer? Do you need some extra room to haul dirty cargo? Are you looking for a capable pickup truck for work? Setting your expectations early on will help you narrow down your options. 

At Krause Family Ford, we've helped our customers in Alpharetta, Jasper, Woodstock and the greater Atlanta area find the best truck for their needs. Take a look at our Ford pickup truck buying guide to see how to choose the right truck for you! 

Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks near Woodstock

The Ford F-150 is America's favorite pickup truck. These full-sized trucks are larger and more rugged than typical compact pickup trucks. 

The Ford F-150 is available in an impressive seven different trims: The XL, XLT, Lariat, Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. The XL is the baseline truck, while the Limited version comes with all of the bells and whistles you could possibly imagine. You'll also have the option for to choose from different cab styles, including Regular Cab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew. Let's take a look at what each model has to offer. 

Ford F-150 XL 

If you are looking for an affordable pickup truck for light duty work, check out the Ford F-150 XL. The Ford F-150 XL comes with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine which puts out 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. With a 6-speed automatic transmission and three selectable driving modes: Normal, Tow-Haul, and Sport, you'll have no problem taking on everyday jobs. The Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch assist makes it easy to direct your hitch ball to the trailer receiver.

Ford F-150 XLT

The Ford F-150 XLT is a step up from the base pickup truck. You'll notice a distinct chrome grille, which comes standard on the XLT, as well as 17-inch silver painted aluminum wheels. The XLT includes the same 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine as the XL.

Ford F-150 Lariat 

The main difference between the Lariat and its previous models is the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine which delivers robust performance and capability. This engine puts out an impressive 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. You'll also have the option to shift your truck into selectable modes such as Normal, tow-Haul, Snow-Wet, EcoSelect, and Sport. Lastly, the Lariat comes with the easy-to-use SYNC 3 system which features responsive voice-activated technology. You'll be able to get directions, send text messages and more. 

Ford F-150 Raptor 

If you are looking to go off-roading and take on any terrain, the Raptor is perfect for you. The Baja-bred F-150 Raptor can take on the most unforgiving terrain. Unique to the Raptor is a twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC 24-valve, 3.5L EcoBoost engine, which generates a massive 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. 

Ford F-150 King Ranch

The King Ranch delivers even more muscle and best-in-class payload thanks to its 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine. You'll experience a robust 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. On the inside, the King Ranch features a B&O PLAY premium audio system with single-CD and HD radio, which is a first for any Ford vehicle.

The Ford F-150 Platinum 

This Platinum pickup truck features the same 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine as the King Ranch, but also includes the available Blind Spot Information System, which signals you in the outside mirror when a vehicle is detected in a blind spot. This technology also provides coverage for the truck you're driving, as well as the trailer you're towing.   

The Ford F-150 Limited

The Ford F-150 Limited is the most premium of the bunch, featuring a luxurious interior and all of the power you crave. Featuring the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, you'll get 375 horsepower and best-in-class 470 lb.-ft. of torque, beating out all gas and diesel competitors. Other unique features to the Limited include the Twin panel Moonroof and satin finish main bars with chrome minor bars style.  

2018 Ford Super Duty Trucks

If you need even more power and are looking for a heavy duty pickup truck, you'll want to take a look at the Ford Super Duty Trucks. This lineup of trucks is ideal for commercial work and hauling heavy things. The Ford Super Duty includes the F-250, F-350, and F-450. Similar to the F-150, the Super Duty lineup is available in the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited Trims. 

The Ford Super Duty trucks can haul more than any other truck on the market with a maximum conventional towing capacity of 21,000 pounds. Plus, when properly equipped, you'll be able to tow up to 27,500-lb. with a 5th wheel or 34,000 lb. with gooseneck tow rating.

Shop New 2018 Ford Trucks at Krause Family Ford in Woodstock, GA

There's nothing better than comparing trucks in person, so you can feel the interior and explore the features for yourself. If you are ready to get behind the wheel of an all new Ford truck, visit Krause Family Ford in Woodstock, GA. Our knowledgeable staff will help you compare Ford pickup trucks, so you can find the right vehicle for your needs. 

Browse our inventory online and don't hesitate to reach out to us at 877-808-3640 if you have any questions!   


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