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Used Ford F-150 – Cincinnati, OH

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  • Overview

    A gold 2009 used Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab is angled left on a white background.

    The Ford F-Series of trucks was first introduced in the 1940s and has been going strong ever since, including the incredibly popular Ford F-150. In fact, the F-Series has been the best-selling truck in the US since 1977 and the highest selling vehicle overall since 1981. So if you are looking for a used Ford F-150, then you are going to come across an incredible number of vehicles and options out there to choose from. With so many available, it will make your life a lot easier so focus on the most recent generations, particularly those since the late 1990s when the F-150 really established its modern identity.

    When looking at a recent-year used Ford F-150, you are going to find a full-size, light-duty pickup that is the quintessential model within its class. Because the F-150 has been so popular, other manufacturers are often following in its footsteps, as the innovations of the Ford F-150 become the new standard for other trucks. This is the perfect truck if you are looking for something to get work done throughout the week, and still use it to have fun on the weekend. In fact, it is because so many people chose the F-150 as their day-to-day pickup, that Ford separated it from the other Super Duty options.

    The furthest back you will probably want to go when looking at a used Ford F-150 is the tenth generation, which went from 1997 to 2004 and really established the design and function of the modern F-150. You should also consider models from the eleventh generation, which ran from 2004 to 2008, as these will have more modern features and showcase a shift to include comfort and impressive technology inside the workhorse that is the Ford F-150. One feature worth noting about the eleventh generation is that all cabs on these models have four doors, even the regular cab, which received a mixed reception.

    If you do not want to go back quite that far, then the twelfth generation of the Ford F-150 is a fantastic option, which went from 2009 to 2014. These vehicles are an amazing choice for a used Ford F-150 due to numerous upgrades and improvements for the twelfth generation, including powerful engines with great fuel economy with the introduction of the EcoBoost series. The thirteenth generation for the F-150 was introduced in 2015 and continues to this day, with a lighter design that helps boost fuel economy, while utilizing high-strength steel for the frame to ensure incredible power.

    Is a Used Ford F-150 Right for You?

    Considering just how popular the Ford F-150 has been for the last 40 years, the answer to that question is probably “yes,” though it really depends on what you are looking for. If you want a full-size pickup that can handle a lot of work, but still makes for the perfect weekend truck for having fun, running errands, and tackling anything else you need, then a used Ford F-150 is a great choice. Any vehicle that reaches thirteen generations has been through a lot of changes and seen a lot of shifts in the car or truck market, which means there are more options available to you out there than you can possibly keep track of.

    By sticking to the most recent few generations, you can narrow your search a bit, plus these are the trucks that are likely to be in the best condition possible. A used Ford F-150 is a great choice for a number of reasons, including the fact that it is an investment––something not often seen in used models. The F-150 is one of the most reliable and longest-lasting trucks on the road, so choosing a used model means you can still get years of terrific performance from it even though it is not brand-new. A lot of people that buy a new F-150 are fiercely loyal to the Ford brand and proud of their trucks, which means they tend to treat them well and take great care of them.

    We often recommend a used Ford F-150 for people that work in trades and want a truck that can handle their professional needs while still giving them the power and performance to enjoy the weekend. The tremendous power of an F-150 is ideal for tackling a wide range of professional tasks, offering excellent payload and towing capacities so you can load up the bed with sheets of drywall or pull a trailer full of lumber and other supplies across town. But it is also the perfect truck for going camping or doing some tailgating on Sunday, with ample space for all of your equipment so you can enjoy the weekend.

  • 2009

    Black 2009 used Ford F-150 Platinum from above in a desert

    For 2009, the F-150’s redesign is quite obvious. It took styling cues inspired by the Super Duty Series trucks. Details like a taller hood line and beefier grilles could now be found; whereas, on the mechanical side of things, inspiration came from the competition, characterized by higher-output engines and a new six-speed automatic transmission. In other words, this ended up being one of the years Ford really decided to compete in the segment. The result proved the F-150 as the best selling vehicle (not just truck) for 30 years, so Ford needed to figure out new and exciting ways to keep its superstar in the spotlight.

    In 2009, there are 3 main engine choices for the F-150 lineup. Interestingly enough, all of them are V8 engines. The first one is a 4.6-liter that produces 248 horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque. The second is a higher-output version of the 4.6-liter, which produces 292 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. Finally, a 5.4-liter V8 engine is available, and produces 320 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. The base 4.6-liter is paired to a four-speed automatic transmission, whereas the more powerful 4.6 and 5.4 are paired to a six-speed transmission.

    With the stiff frame and double-wishbone suspension tacked onto the front, it’s able to deliver plenty of towing capacity and exceptional ride quality. Dynamic handling makes it feel like you’re driving something smaller than a full-size truck and , when properly equipped, a 2009 F-150 can tow up to 11,300 pounds. Payload comes in at 3,030 pounds.

    What it lacks for in direct power output compared to the competition, it makes up for in all other areas of performance. In other words, this was a strong start to the 12th generation.

  • 2010

    Black 2010 used Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson in an overgrown field

    In 2010, the F-150 ended up having 9 trim levels: base XL, STX, XLT, FX4, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum. The returning trim level is the special edition F-150 Harley-Davidson trim — which has special Harley-Davidson badging.

    The ninth trim was new for this year – the F-150 SVT Raptor, the now famous high-performance truck that everyone seems to crave. The Raptor featured an optional 6.2-liter V8 engine, off-road tires, revised suspension with wider front and rear tracks, specialized shock absorbers, an electronically locking rear differential, sport seats, exclusive exterior/interior styling and enhanced wheel travel.

    Of course, the mainstream trims continue to offer plenty for the consumer who is just looking for a good used truck.

  • 2011

    Silver 2011 Used Ford F-150 parked in a Cincinnati backyard in front of a white shed

    In 2011, an all-new engine lineup was introduced, taking care of the one weak spot the F-150 historically struggled with against its competition: engine power.

    Now that the base engine is a 3.7-liter V6, fuel-efficiency is also on the mend, returning 23 mpg highway, while still putting out 302 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque. After that, a 5.0-liter V8 that puts out 360 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque is available, with the 6.2-liter V8 making 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 was also introduced later this year, which delivers 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. So if you are looking for a more affordable used F-150 from 2011, grab one that was produced later on in this year.

  • 2012

    Red 2012 Used Ford F-150 with black stripes on side parked in industrial park with gray cloudy sky

    Three body-styles are available for the 2012 F-150: regular cab, extended cab (SuperCab), and crew cab (SuperCrew).

    The same 10 trim levels remain, and most of the high-end features can be chosen as an option on lower trims, including Ford’s Work Solutions options, providing an in-dash computer with internet access, a Midbox storage system and Tool Link (a system that keeps tabs on tools stored in the truck via frequency tracking). All three features meant to make your life easier on the road if your vehicle, especially if your F-150 was used for work. Miscellaneous features might include a sunroof, rearview camera, rearview parking sensors, cargo management system, storable bed extender, trailer brake controller, premium Sony sound system, and even a rear entertainment system.

    Clearly, the F-150 has something for everyone.

  • 2013

    Low shot of 2013 used Ford F-150 XLT from the front with red barn in back

    If technology and features are what you care about most, then a 2013 F-150 is good to consider. It’s still going to be relatively cheap, at least when compared to more recent model years. For this year, xenon headlights, hill-descent control, and MyFord Touch infotainment interface debut. Sync voice-activation controls are also made larger, and extend across a wider range of trim levels.

    This year also marked the removal of the Harley-Davidson trim. Which means if you want one of those trucks, you’ll have to target your used truck search between the 2010 and 2013 model years.

    Engines all remain the same in 2013, and the F-150 gets only a very minor styling update.

  • 2014

    Red 2014 Used Ford F-150

    Come 2014, the F-150 is starting to show its age, entering the year with no worthwhile changes. But, it still has that same great lineup of engines that keep up with the competition. Since it’s the newest model in this generation, this is the closest thing you’ll get to the new F-150, but for a used price.

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