The Ford F-150 is the model that most people picture in their minds when they hear the word "pickup truck."

The best-seller has been updated with an aluminium body, turbocharged powertrains, a hybrid option, and an all-electric branch.

The Ford F-150 doesn't handle or ride as well as a Chevy Silverado or Ram 1500, but it's still competitive and configurable.

In other words, the F 150 has achieved enough to inspire the kind of loyalty that has allowed it to consistently rank at the top of sales rankings.

There are various body types and bed lengths for the F-150. While the XLT model is an improvement over the entry-level XL work truck, we think the Lariat offers more conveniences.

It provides the best balance of features and price, but it costs about $10,000 more than the XLT, which may make it out of reach for certain consumers.

2023 Ford F-150 engines include a 400-hp 5.0-liter V-8, a 400-hp twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6, and a 250-hp 3.0-liter diesel V-6.

Ford's new 400-hp hybrid powertrain features a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, 35 kW electric motor, and 10-speed automated transmission.

With any of the Ford F-150's various powertrains, buyers will be able to select between rear- and four-wheel drive.

Ford F 150 Towing Capacity Models with the 400-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine can tow up to 14,000 pounds, while the standard 3.3-liter V-6 engine can tow up to 8200 pounds.

The ageing 5.0-liter V-8 has a maximum towing capacity of only 13,000 pounds, compared to 12,100 pounds for the diesel V-6 and 12,700 pounds for the hybrid variant.

1840 to 3250 pounds of payload. Towing and payload capacities keep the 2018 F-150 competitive with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, and Ram 1500.

The F-150's turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 gets 20 city mpg and 26 highway mpg, per the EPA. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 gets 18/24 mpg.

Particularly in the Ford's more expensive King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models, interior features in the Ford F-150 come close to matching the luxurious interior of the Ram 1500.