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Old 09-25-2019, 02:33 AM   #345 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
But that in itself IS a carve out. So at some point if they reduce the abilities on the better selling 1500 trucks, the owners will just all move into 2500 and 3500 trucks because they are exempt. Then they will go to F650s if they have to, or even the aforementioned Kenworth.
The average transaction price for a full size truck was $48,377 in 2018. Why does the typical buyer pick a F-150 today instead of a F-450 for almost the same price? The F-450 comes standard with a 6.7L diesel that makes 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. Crew Cab / 8 foot bed / dual rear wheels. The F-450 has almost 3 times the payload and tow rating of a F-150. If we are going by working truck specs the F-450 is the clear choice.

Medium duty trucks have different standards because they are actually work vehicles. Very few people want to drive a truck sprung to carry 6250 lbs that is 22 feet long.

Nobody is reducing the abilities of the 1500 trucks. They are getting bigger, more powerful, AND more fuel efficient year after year. When I graduated high school in 1996 the most powerful F150 had a 5.8L V8 that made 210 hp / 325 lb-ft of torque and got 13 mpg. Today the least powerful F-150 makes 290 hp / 265 lb-ft and gets 22 mpg. The most powerful is 375 hp / 470 lb ft and gets 19 mpg
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