2018 Ford F-150 a Favorite Among US Military Personnel, According to USAA

Speaking to the greater Ford tradition as America’s best-selling truck for 41 years and best-selling vehicle for 36, the new F-150 is the military's full-size pickup of choice. That's for all branches of the armed forces, too, according to an analysis of former/retired and active-duty personnel using the United Services Automobile Association’s car buying service.

Per Todd Eckert, marketing manager for the Ford truck group, singled out the new model's high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body for its rugged, Built Ford Tough design appeal, to be sure, but likewise called out the light-duty flagship for its consistently dependable "capability, durability, and functionality." With these at the top of industry standards, we can certainly see what he means. The new Ford F-150 continues to be all you've come to expect from a new Ford truck.

For one, it's powerful. 2018 F-150 showcases five engine options, from an all-new 375-horsepower, 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 capable of trailering up to 7,700 pounds to a workhorse 395-horsepower, 3.5-liter EcoBoost® with the ability to tow up to 13,200. That's plenty for a couple of dirt bikes or off-road vehicles, or even a small camper.

Better, yet, it's safe for you and your haul, and far beyond the even keel afforded by standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC ® roll stability control, a Personal Safety System, and a Safety Canopy® System for redundant protection. F-150 can also help keep you aware of your surroundings, on track, clear of collisions, and more, thanks to driver-assist options including adaptive cruise control with stop and go, a lane-keeping system, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, a BLIS® blind-spot information system with trailer coverage, and trailer sway control.

Best of all, it's well-connected. Count on a choice of several available SYNC® and SYNC® 3 infotainment systems to put control at your fingertips along the way. They come complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for smartphone integration, optional voice-activated turn-by-turn navigation with 3D mapping and pinch-to-zoom capability to make arriving at your destination a snap, and an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices to keep you in touch with civilization off the beaten path.

Of course, the USAA finding's not the only accolade for the new 2018 F-150. It's a 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy for the fourth year in a row, among other awards. What's more, with personalization options galore, from accessories to look the full-size truck part to technology and comfort packages to make it a world traveler, there's something to look forward in every trim. Check our your favorite among our extensive F-150 lineup here at Four Stars Ford, 205 West Belknap in Jacksboro!

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