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A black 2024 Ford F-150 Platinum is shown towing a trailer.

The Worker’s Truck: 2024 Ford F-150

To invest in a dependable truck or not? That is the age-old question for hard workers everywhere. It should come as no surprise when you’re out on the job; you need a durable vehicle to help navigate the field and carry heavy loads. Whether you need a truck with good fuel economy or a long bed, you will want to give the 2024 Ford F-150 a try. With towing capabilities and technology that will keep you safe while you are clocked in, there is much to love about the Ford F-150. So, let’s find out why you want this as your new working truck. For starters, you will find an impressive rugged exterior design that contrasts against a relaxing, comfortable interior to keep you cozy and connected during the long work days. It will be as if the Ford is doing the work, so you can relax and get all the glory. Plus, you can upgrade your truck with the four trim options available. This way, you will have a convenient truck and will be able to have everything you need for the job at hand and in the future.

2024 Ford F-150 Facts

The base model for the new F-150 is the XL, starting with an MSRP of $36,570. This mighty beast is suited with a 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine receiving 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. It is a hybrid truck that packs heavy muscle to get the job done right. Whether traveling across farmland, highways, or rough terrain, this 4×2 drivetrain will climb, race, and rev wherever you take it. Plus, take the whole crew with you as you can fit up to 6 people, making the F-150 one of the more spacious vehicles in its class. The 2024 F-150 combines brain and brawn for the ultimate ride and working truck.

The safety features and technology onboard the F-150 will keep you connected and safe on the road. The Ford Co-Pilot 360 2.0 Prep Package offers technology with us gawking at its ability to allow a true hands-free highway experience thanks to Ford’s brand-new BlueCruise technology. With a 12-inch touchscreen and 5G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity now standard across all F-150 models, you can stay informed and entertained while allowing up to 10 devices to take advantage of Ford’s connectivity. Another helpful tech feature is the 360-degree camera to show you what is behind, below, and around your vehicle with the press of a button. Everyone loves help when towing, and now you can do it independently with intelligent tow technology to guide you from hitchin to hauling. There is so much this truck is capable of!

This truck is undoubtedly meant for the best of the best. With everything (all the cool features) that the Ford truck offers, I’d be surprised if you had to work again at all. With liftgate and cargo hold convenience, loading has never been more effortless. Not to mention the time you can save with all the assistance features to help speed things along. If you want an easier time on the job and a smoother drive, I would highly consider checking out this versatile and impressive truck.

The F-150 base model sits on 17-inch silver steel wheels, and though you sit high, there is a heads-up display to make it easier to keep your eyes where they need to be (on the road). The exterior changes between trims, but the XL model has more muted color choices, rear-window solar tint, and a classic grille. The interior features vinyl floors, cloth seating, and a medium dark slate color. These design choices give this truck a classic look that impresses the simple worker. You can have color upgrade options and vinyl seating with different trim models.

A red 2024 Ford F-150 is shown parked on a construction site.

Tow and Haul

What every working person needs with a working truck is an excellent towing capacity. With the F-150, you get a towing maximum of 13,500 lbs and a 5.5 ft bed that leaves up to 52.8 cu.ft. of cargo space to hold your gear. And with the towing tech mentioned earlier, it has never been easier to hitch up a trailer you need and bring it along. With your passengers in the back and your haul in that huge bed, you can haul a maximum of 2,445 lbs.

Trim Options

We’ve established that the F-150 gets you everything you need to get the job done, helps you keep up with your day-to-day duties, and allows you a long drive in the countryside if you bring it out of town on vacation (because not everything has to be about work, am I right?). With all these new standard features, the 2024 model is better than ever. You will not have to worry about whether or not this truck will be up to the task.

You may wonder, “Okay, I get it; the F-150 is an unbeatable workhorse truck, but which trim option is best?” Well, unfortunately, I can’t make that decision for you. It depends on you and your needs, but I can tell you there are seven different trims to choose from, not including the base XL. You have the STX, XLT, LARIAT, King Ranch, Platinum, Tremor, and Raptor. We’ll not dive in-depth into all of them, but there are three worth noting for now: the King Ranch, Tremor, and Raptor.

The King Ranch is an unstoppable luxury truck, starting with an MSRP of $73,425. That’s a steep cost, but for good reason: the King Ranch does sport a different engine than the classic XL. With a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, you will get 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. You will have a slightly larger towing capacity with 14,000 lbs and 62.3 cu.ft. of cargo hold in your truck bed. The overall payload for this upgrade comes at a max of 3,315 lbs. While the performance is an upgrade over the XL, the King Ranch truly shines in the interior, with a luxurious redesign over the XL too exquisite to accurately describe here. Needless to say, it justifies that price point.

The Tremor is an upgrade cheaper than the King Ranch at an MSRP of $63,950. It’s the rugged, off-road warrior of the F-150 family, with 18-inch dark matte alloy wheels with 4×4 for instant stability on the road. It sports the same powertrain as the King Ranch, allowing you to forgo the Ranch’s luxuries in exchange for raw power at a lower price. You can still get great cargo hold space and excellent towing capabilities with many of the same technology beats we’ve gone over. This is an ideal upgrade over the XL for those looking to stay under budget compared to the King Ranch and Raptor.

Speaking of which, the Raptor is the most expensive option, with an MSRP of $77,980. In short, the Raptor could handle actual raptors (those crazy dinosaurs from Jurassic Park). With similar features to the Tremor cranked up to eleven, this truck sports an advanced trail control system, skid plates, and 34-inch all-terrain tires with 17-inch cast aluminum wheels. This truck will also get you the lengthiest bed out of the bunch at 8 ft, holding up to 77.4 cu.ft. of cargo. The Raptor has it all between luxury and power, featuring extra design options like the rapid red metallic tinted clearcoat wrap and a leather, black-trim interior. Though likely too overkill for the average buyer, the Raptor R is a variant of the base Raptor that sports a 5.2L Supercharged V8 engine, getting you an astonishing 700 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque. This is an extreme ride with all the power to back it up.

A red 2024 Ford F-150 is shown towing a boat near a lake.

Clocking Out

Well, it is that time again. Now that we have checked out the latest 2024 Ford F-150, we know which truck will have a tremendous competitive edge over other working vehicles in the coming years. If you want to take your job seriously and have a more effortless experience while working, then you know what to do. Check out the new F-150!