2013 Ford F-150

Used Truck Showdown: Seventh vs Eighth Generation F-150s

Looking for a quality, used truck? Check out the Ford F-150, currently in its ninth generation, starting all the way back in 1975! Talk about longevity! Naturally, the truck has undergone major design and technological changes over the decades. At Car City, we have some of the newer generation models of the F-150, namely the seventh (2009-2014) and eighth (2015-2020) generations that are equipped with beautiful interiors, great hauling capacity, and cool tech features.

Ford F-150 Raptor
Some shots of the Ford F-150 Raptor via GIPHY

In the past decade, the F-150 has become not only a work truck but a family-friendly vehicle as well. If you’re looking for an all-around great American pickup truck, the Ford F-150 is a great option. In this blog, we’ll review the major differences between these two generations so you can make the best possible decision.

Additionally, just because you have less-than-perfect credit doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a quality, used vehicle. At Car City, we work with all credit types and can get people driving for only $39 down!  We have a large inventory of newer used vehicles available in our locations from Cadillac, Michigan to South Bend, Indiana.

Seventh Generation F-150 (2009-2014)

Ford F-150
The seventh-generation of F-150 saw a major design change,
as seen in this 2010 Ford F-150 Raptor

In 2009, the F-150 saw a major transformation including an updated body shape, luxury features, and heated seats. During the seventh generation, new engine options became available, including the 3.5-liter Ecoboost and 3.7-liter V6s. For V8s, 5.0 and 6.2-liter engines also became available. In 2013, the MyFord Touch infotainment system became available. The 2013 model was rated especially high for its safety scores and passenger space.

The 2009 model ranked #1 in the U.S. News list for “2009 Full-Size Pickup Trucks,” and the 2010 model won the U.S. News award for “2010 Best Full-Size Truck for the Money.” The 2010 model also impressed reviewers due to the highest towing capacities in its class and high-quality interior.

2010 Ford F-150 XL 2
2010 Ford F-150 XL 2

The seventh-generation F-150s consistently ranked high for its luxurious interior, high towing capacity, new features, and reliability scores. The seventh-generation helped transform the F-150 from not only a work truck but into a truck for the entire family to enjoy.

Eighth Generation F-150 (2015-2020)

The eighth-generation F-150s used aluminum for the body panels, in an effort to reduce weight and thus improve fuel efficiency. The 2015 model received high marks for its excellent max towing and hauling limits and impressive handling. This generation of F-150s has improved gas mileage and includes features such as LED headlights and automatic start-stop.

Ford F-150 Raptor
Ford F-150 Raptor by Namaste Car via GIPHY

The 2015 model ranked #1 on the U.S. News “2015 Full-Size Pickup Trucks” list, and the 2017 model won the honor of the “2017 Best Full-Size Pickup Truck for the Money.” The 2018 model is considered “one of the best and most well-rounded full-size trucks,” according to U.S. News due to the truck’s hauling capacity, fuel economy, comfortable seating, and available powertrains.

The 2020 model standardized a 10-speed automatic transmission across all engines and expanded engine availability in lower trims. At 250-450 horsepower, the last model of the eighth generation has a powerful engine perfect for hauling and towing. The 2020 model also has improved fuel economy, with 15-21 mpg in the city and 18-28 mpg on the highway.

Find a Quality Used Truck at Car City

Find a quality, used truck at Car City!
Find a quality, used truck at Car City!

Car City has a vast inventory of quality used vehicles, including trucks. Regardless of which generation F-150 you choose, Ford’s go-to truck offers great safety, luxury touches, and a spacious cabin. As a result, the F-150 is perfect for both work and everyday driving. When choosing between the two generations, it ultimately depends on which specific features are important to you. Either way, you will be driving away in a safe, reliable truck.

At Car City, our wide inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

Please Note: We turn our inventory daily, please check with the dealer to confirm vehicle availability, verify price, options, and other vehicle details.

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