When they're not hard at work, used Ford trucks supply off-road adventure and good, clean, boat-towing fun. Whether you're looking for heavy-duty workhorse or some extra horsepower to move your family camper, the Ford truck lineup has a model for you. To learn more about the differences between used Ford trucks, check out our buying guide.
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Used Ford Trucks: Trims & Body Styles
Before we differentiate between models, we should note that there are a few things that most used Ford trucks have in common. With the exception of the F-450, all of these models are offered with either the regular, extended, or crew cabin, so you can choose the amount of passenger space that works for you. The F-450 is only available with the spacious, two-row crew cabin. Ford trucks from the last decade or so are offered in the same basic trim levels: the base XL, mid-grade XLT, upscale Lariat, and stylish King Ranch and Platinum models. These range from your basic workhorse in the XL, whose vinyl mats make the cabin easy to clean, to leather-swaddled style in the Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum.
Used Ford Trucks: Technology
Ford introduced the MyFord Touch infotainment center for the 2013 model year, giving drivers the ability to make hands-free calls or stream music via devices. The system also includes Sync voice controls, so you can access features without lifting a finger from the steering wheel. The updated Sync 3 infotainment system made its debut in 2016, replacing the MyFord Touch system. However, this technology wasn't available for Ford's heavy-duty trucks until the following year.
Used Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling vehicle for decades on end. When you test-drive yours, you'll understand why. After it was redesigned for the 2015 model year, the F-150's aluminum body panels made it much lighter and therefore more maneuverable, increasingly fuel-efficient, and better able to handle heavy loads. Depending on body style and equipment, these full-size trucks can tow just over 12,000 pounds.
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty & Ford F-350 Super Duty
Ford's heavy-duty trucks are specially engineered for drivers who need to tow and haul the kind of weight that lesser models simply can't handle. Like the F-350 and F-450, the F-250 gives drivers the choice of a hefty gas-powered V8 or a turbocharged diesel V8. With the diesel engine and a regular hitch at its disposal, the F-250 can tow up to 18,000 pounds. Equipped to tow fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailers, max tow ratings increase to 18,600 pounds. Choose this used Super Duty if your trailer exceeds what the F-150 can handle.
With its best-in-class tow ratings, the F-350 Super Duty is the right choice for heavy-duty drivers. With dual-rear wheels and a gooseneck trailer, the F-350 can tow maximum loads of 32,000 pounds. Dual-rear-wheel trucks can also tow regular trailers weighing up to 21,000 pounds and fifth-wheel trailers up to 27,500 pounds. You can also load up the bed with a serious supply of construction materials, but max payloads vary according to body style and powertrain, starting at 4,470 pounds and maxing out at 7,630 pounds.
Used Ford F-450 Super Duty
Because it only comes with a crew cabin, the F-450 Super Duty can't tow as much as the F-350. However, it is the right choice for drivers who want a heavy-duty truck with both the spacious crew cabin and max hauling capabilities. Properly equipped, the used Ford F-450 can haul up to 5,320 pounds, which is more than you can haul in the F-350 with the crew cabin.