6 of the Best Used Ford Trucks

A white 2018 Ford F-150 is shown towing a trailer after leaving a used Ford dealer.

The Ford Motor Company has been in existence for well over a century. With such a legacy that's been established over the decades, it's safe to assume that the Blue Oval has always found a way to improve over time. Much like a bottle of vintage wine, it has only gotten better with age. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the trucks that Ford has produced over the last several years. You don't get to be the best in the business by building vehicles of lackluster quality. To demonstrate just how effective these vehicles can be, we present a look at six of the best trucks that you can find at a used Ford dealer, such as DriveHubler Certified Pre-Owned.

#1 - 2018 Ford F-150 PowerStroke

For many of us, 2018 seems like an entire lifetime ago. As the flagship product and cornerstone of the Ford Motor Company, the F-150 has always persevered as the most capable truck in the entire industry. The thirteenth generation saw the vehicle adopt a durable aluminum body that significantly reduced the truck's weight, and the 2018 refresh added a variety of new powertrains to the mix.

Starting off the lineup, the old 3.5L V6 was replaced with a smaller but more powerful 3.3L V6 generating 290hp. However, arguably the best of the new power plants is Ford's 3.0L PowerStroke Turbo-Diesel. In direct competition with the Chevy Silverado 1500, Ford added its own diesel engine to the fold, which pushed out an astounding 440 lb-ft of torque.

Demonstrating the high levels of quality that Ford has always strived for, the 2018 F-150 SuperCrew was given the highly-coveted five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA in collision testing. Safety and performance are always an award-winning combination, and the 2018 edition of the F-150 has both. If you want an affordable diesel half-ton, this is the used truck for you.

#2 - 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

While many have been attracted to Ford trucks because of their dependability and work-ready nature, others have chosen to follow the path less traveled and embark on an adventure of the off-roading variety. If you think of off-roading as a lifestyle and not just an activity, there is a used Ford truck specifically tailored to your needs: the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor. It combines the prowess and capability of the F-150 with modifications that make this vehicle born and bred to tear and shred.

The 2010 model year marked the second year of Ford's off-road tyrant. Performance was taken to the absolute limit courtesy of a new 6.2L V8 that propelled the Raptor towards adventure with 411 hp and the capability to generate 434 lb-ft of torque. With its elevated ground clearance and refined suspension and shocks, this is one used truck any passionate off-roader will want to invest in.

#3 - 2017 Ford Super Duty

If you're at a used car dealership in Greenwood and are looking for a way to accomplish monumental tasks that make the timid turn away, the Ford Super Duty will allow you to complete any job, thanks to powertrain options that simply outperform the competition. In 2017, the Super Duty trucks were outfitted with an aluminum body, similar to what the F-150 was equipped with just a few short years earlier. This weight reduction took the payload and towing capabilities of the truck to new heights that were previously unheard of. The 6.7L PowerStroke Turbo-Diesel was also upgraded to generate an incredible 925 lb-ft of torque. This allowed a max towing capacity of 32,500 lbs in the F-450, outperforming all other heavy-duty trucks in 2017.

A red  2017 Ford F-250 is shown towing hay.

#4 - 2011 Ford Ranger Sport

For many fans of the Ford Ranger, the 2011 model year is special. This was the last year of the third generation, and it took almost a decade before the Ranger was eventually brought back in 2019. Many believed that 2011 was the last we would see of the world's most agile pickup, and if it was going to be the final year, the Ranger was going out with a bang. The Sport trim of this vehicle served up a beefy powertrain in the form of a 4.0L V6 that propelled the Ranger forward with an abundant 207 hp.

Although rare to find in a new pickup, this used model includes a five-speed manual transmission to provide ideal performance and control over every drive, no matter where the road might lead. However, an automatic transmission is also available if you desire. With almost nine inches of ground clearance, the Ranger can go between the dirt and pavement with relative ease. If you're ready to relive the previous incarnation of the Ranger, this is your chance to do so.

#5 - 2014 Ford F-150 Platinum

It's been remarked before that when it comes to making any significant purchase, more often than not, you get what you pay for. Well, that phrase is clearly a misconception, as it definitely originated sometime before the 2014 Ford F-150 began rolling off the assembly line. The Platinum trim of this vehicle can now be found for a reasonable price, thanks to depreciation, and this trim, in particular, is quite advantageous.

Underneath the hood sits one of the most venerable assets in Ford's fleet, a 5.0L V8 that many aficionados of the Blue Oval simply refer to as "the Coyote." This powerful and reliable engine means up to 10,000 lbs of towing capability can easily be had for a moderate price. After nine years on the market, a used 2014 F-150 can be found for around half its original starting price. Never has the term "half-off" been more pleasing to the ears.

#6 - 2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

As we conclude our list of older used Fords that will still deliver the goods, we decided to travel back in time to the start of the new millennium. Contrary to what you might be thinking, this is not the new electric F-150 that came out not too long ago; this is the original Lighting, which was built specifically for style and performance. On the surface, the SVT Lightning breeds excitement thanks to a stylish body kit that you might recognize from its brief appearance in the very first Fast and the Furious movie.

A supercharged 5.2L V8 rests under the hood, producing 380 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. With the ability to travel from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds, this is a classic of a bygone era that you can still find available if you look closely enough. A towing capacity of only 5,000 lbs means this isn't a work truck, but it's still more versatile than a sports car. While some had their doubts about the F-150 SVT Lightning, it remains a unique period piece from a time when the entire auto industry was going through some major changes.

A red 2014 Ford F-150 STX is shown parked in front of a garage.

A Used Ford Truck Is as Good as New

As we've seen today, Ford trucks can stand the test of time and offer unique advantages, no matter what year they might be from. When it comes to getting behind the wheel of a used Ford that's worth its weight in gold, look no further than DriveHubler Certified Pre-Owned. Our mission is to provide quality used vehicles. With us, you will be assured that you've made the best choice when shopping for a truck, experience the high level of service and expertise that we share with our customers, and know you've just made an investment that will pay off tenfold. Say "yes" to buying used and live a brand-new life.