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The Iconic Ford F-150 - for Sale near Knoxville, TN

With its robust performance, upscale cabin, refined style, and advanced technologies, the Ford F-150 continues to demonstrate why it has been America's most popular pickup for more than four decades. More than just a hardworking truck, the versatile and accommodating F-150 is also an excellent mobile office, family-mover, carpooler, adventure machine, and more. Whether you're headed to a job site, campsite, recital, or road trip, this legendary pickup is ideal for wherever your daily journeys take you.

 

Different jobs have different power requirements, which is why the Ford F-150 offers six engine options so that Knoxville drivers can select their ideal blend of power and efficiency. The base 3.3-liter V-6 generates 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. With a max tow rating of 7,700, it's well-suited to a variety of light-duty tasks.

More cumbersome towing tasks require more torque, and the five remaining engine options all deliver more than 400 pound-feet. Here's a quick breakdown of the available engines, their max payloads, and max tow ratings when properly equipped.

  • 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 (325 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque): [Max Towing: 9,000 pounds][Max Payload: 2,470 pounds] (Standard on Lariat; Available on XL, XLT)

  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (375 horsepower, 470 pound-feet of torque): [Max Towing: 13,200 pounds][Max Payload: 3,230 pounds]

  • 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V-8 (395 horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque): [Max Towing: 11,500 pounds][Max Payload: 3,270 pounds] (Standard on King Ranch and Platinum; Available on XL, XLT, Lariat)

  • 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel V-6 (250 horsepower, 440 pound-feet of torque): [Max Towing: 11,500 pounds][Max Payload: 2,020 pounds](Available on XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum)

  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost High-Output V-6 (450 horsepower, 510 pound-feet of torque): [Max Towing: 11,100 pounds][Max Payload: 1,520 pounds] (Standard on Limited & Raptor)

Today's trucks require heavy-duty engine options, but the hallmark of a great modern pickup is its advanced technology. You have enough work on your plate to begin with, so let the Ford F-150 lend a hand with smart tech that simplifies and streamlines the towing experience. The available 360-Degree Camera System with Split-View Display enables you to view your truck from all angles, making it easy to maneuver in compact spaces. Dynamic hitch guidelines allow for precise alignment with the trailer, and Ford's class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ makes reversing with a trailer as easy as turning a knob. Additional towing amenities include a factory-installed trailer brake controller and a Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage.

Standard on the XLT trim and above, the SYNC 3 eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with AppLink features integrated apps like WAZE traffic information, Voice Navigation, Amazon Alexa skills, and Prime shopping. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide intuitive access to essential smartphone functions like hands-free calls and texts, streaming media, maps and directions, and lots more.

Ford F-150 Safety Features and Driver Aids

For a safer and more enjoyable drive, the Ford F-150 offers the available Co-Pilot360 suite of advanced driver-assistance technologies. These features help enhance driver awareness and detect and avoid potential hazards. Now, all trim levels come standard with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Automatic High Beams. Available technologies include:

  • Blind Spot Information System with Trailer coverage
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Reverse Sensing System

Ford F-150 Trim Levels, Feature Highlights, and Available Packages

XL

Kicking off the F-150 lineup, the XL trim level is a solid option for Maryville drivers seeking a no-nonsense work or fleet pickup. Powered by a 3.3-liter V-6, the XL trim covers the basics, with 17-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 4.2-inch central display screen, pre-wired trailer connections, and a trailer-sway control system. It also features automatic high beams and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pre-Collision Assist. SuperCab and SuperCrew models equip two additional speakers and a 60/40 split-folding rear seatback.

The available 101A package adds upgrades like cruise control, power accessories, Ford MyKey, SYNC voice controls, a USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity.

The base trim level can also add unique style upgrades, Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist, and the FX4 Off-Road package.

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XLT

The second trim level includes the 101A package as standard equipment and adds alloy wheels, chrome accents, fog lights, keyless entry. XLT models also get tech upgrades like an 8-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, FordPass Wi-Fi connectivity, and an extra USB port.

A couple of optional packages are available to improve the experience, including the Mid 301A package, which comes with auto-dimming mirrors, a power-adjustable driver's seat, second-row under-seat storage, and an upgraded audio system. The Luxury 302A package includes the Mid 301A package and adds remote ignition and heated front seats.

Standalone options include a sunroof, navigation system, and BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

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Lariat

The middle Lariat trim level begins to reveal the F-150's luxurious side with a more powerful 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and a trailer hitch.

The available Mid501A package equips features like rear parking sensors, a remote-releasing tailgate, and upgraded mirrors. The Luxury 502A package adds bucket seats, automatic wipers, an integrated navigation system, an 11-speaker audio system, and more.

Standalone driver-assistance features for the Lariat trim include adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera system, lane departure warning, and an automatic parking system.

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King Ranch

This unique trim level equips the popular 5.0-liter V-8 powerplant, the features of the Luxury 502A package, and a Western-style theme.

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Platinum

Approaching the top of the lineup, the Platinum trim equips power running boards, unique 20-inch wheels, and attractive wood and aluminum interior accents.

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Limited

The all-inclusive Limited trim finds motivation in a High Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and features most of the optional features as standard equipment. Additional amenities include 22-inch wheels, an extended-range 36-gallon fuel tank, unique styling cues, and upgraded leather upholstery.

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Raptor

The pinnacle of pickup performance, the iconic Ford F-150 Raptor brings Baja-bred ruggedness into your driveway. From its distinct style to its undeniably brawny performance, any pickup driver looking for a truck that's unmatched both on and off-road will find their needs surpassed with the F-150 Raptor.

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Test Drive the New Ford F-150 near Pigeon Forge and Seymour, TN

If you're in the market for an upgrade to your current pickup, explore what the new Ford F-150 has to offer. For questions about our new Ford trucks and available features and financing offers, contact Rocky Top Ford in Sevierville. If you'd like a closer look at the F-150's amenities, accommodations, and performance, please schedule a test drive. We'll be happy to give you a tour.

Which is Best For You: the 2020 Ford F-150 or the 2021 Ford F-150

Choosing the best truck for your Sevierville lifestyle can be daunting. With so many choices out there, how can you be sure which one is right for your needs? That being said, we're sure that the Ford F-150 would be the perfect match, but which model year you should get depends on your needs.

Should you splurge on the updated Ford F-150 or stick with the 2020 Ford F-150? Let's find out!

Performance

Performance is an important part of deciding which truck you want to buy. No matter which of these two trucks you decide to purchase, you'll get to choose between many different engine options to accommodate your vocational or recreational needs.

Ford F-150

Starting with the newest model year Ford F-150, the 2021 model is clearly built to be high-performing. Here's a look at the available engines you can have installed in a Ford F-150:

  • NEW 3.5-Liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6
  • 3.0-Liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel
  • 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V6
  • 5.0-Liter TI-VCT V8
  • 2.7-Liter EcoBoost V6
  • 3.3-Liter TI-VCT V6

With the most powerful engine available for the 2021 Ford F-150 (the 3.5-Liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6), you'll be able to take advantage of 430 horsepower, 570 pound-feet of torque, and an impressive maximum towing capacity of 12,700 pounds.

2020 Ford F-150

Let's now pivot to the engine options available in the previous model year's Ford F-150. The 2020 Ford F-150 comes with a few of the same engine options as the newest model year, but some other them are different. Here's a look:

  • 3.5-Liter EcoBoost
  • 3.0-Liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel
  • High-Output 3.5-Liter EcoBoost
  • 2.7-Liter Turbocharged EcoBoost
  • 5.0-Liter TI-VCT V8
  • 3.30Liter TI-VCT V6

With the most powerful engine available for the 2020 Ford F-150 (High-Output 3.5-Liter EcoBoost), you'll be able to generate an incredible 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.

Technology

When it comes to tech, there's some pretty impressive options in both model year Ford F-150s. Let's start with the safety features.

Safety Features

In both the 2020 and 2021 Ford F-150's base models - the XL trim - you'll find some great safety features that will keep you and your passengers safe. This includes the following:

  • Safety Canopy Side Curtains
  • Driver and passenger front airbags
  • Driver and passenger side airbags
  • Curve Control
  • Safety belts with Active Restraint System
  • Four-Wheel ABS
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

In addition to these great safety features found in both the 2020 and 2021 Ford F-150 models, the older 2020 model actually comes equipped with a safety feature that was not included in the newest model. The 2020 Ford F-150 comes with the Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist. This function will allow you to view what you're hitching to make it much easier for hooking up and transporting.

Interior Tech

As far as entertainment and connectivity technology goes, these two models are fairly the same, though they have a few differences. The Ford F-150 was clearly meant to provide comfort and conevenience to their Knoxville drivers. With an upgraded 4.2-inch productivity screen, the 2021 Ford F-150 is a bit better for the tech-savvy driver in your life.

Our Verdict

Overall, the 2021 Ford F-150 and the 2020 Ford F-150 serve similar-yet-different purposes. That is, both of them are built to be powerful, tough trucks capable of towing and hauling some seriously heavy loads, yet they will most likely be used for different purposes.

If you're looking to use this truck for work purposes, it might be better to go with the more powerful yet slightly less modern 2020 Ford F-150, since it has greater horsepower and will be less expensive for your business. The 2021 Ford F-150 would be well-suited for recreational desires, such as taking your Maryville family's boat to the lake.

Both of these Ford trucks can perform either recreational and vocational duties, but they clearly have their preferences. To take a look at these trucks and determine which one would be best for your Pigeon Forge lifestyle, come to our dealership in Sevierville!

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