This month marks the 40th consecutive year that the Ford F-Series has captured the title of America's best-selling trucks, and for good reason. Year over year, the automaker has put out upgraded versions of the trucks that continue to surpass expectations, pioneer innovations and set the bar high.
A short trip through memory lane is evidence enough. It didn't take long for Ford to identify that truck customers' consumer preferences were shifting; whereas the primary purpose of the F-Series trucks was originally to haul equipment and livestock, people began using them to address lifestyle and family needs as well over the years. Wasting no time, Ford released the King Ranch in 2001 and kicked off the release of trucks that fulfilled a diverse range of needs - all while maintaining comfort and aesthetic.
Delving into more niche segments, Ford also paved the way for specialty and performance trucks with 1993's special-edition Harley-Davidson F-150 and SVT F-150 Lightning. Only a couple of years after the new millennium began, Ford hit the 25-year mark as America's best-selling truck, and 20 years as the best-selling vehicle overall. Watch the F-Series in action in the video below:
The year 2004 ushered in the 11th-generation F-150, which received a top-down redesign; five years after, the 12th-generation F-Series elevated the game with some of the strongest visual cues to date. Not to be outdone, the 2011 model year introduced the brand-new, fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine for the F-150, symbolizing Ford's commitment to an environmentally friendly future.
Although the Ford F-Series has clearly made its mark on history, there's no sign that it'll decelerate anytime soon. Stop by Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington and test-drive any of the F-Series trucks on our lot today.