Ford F150

Full Size Pickup, 1/2 Ton

 

2011 Ford F150

Persistence pays dividends, as the Ford F 150 finally wrestled away the top spot in this highly competitive, high-volume pickup segment from its General Motors competitors. The victory was earned with low insurance costs, segment leading fuel economy, and the lowest depreciation rate in the segment.
 
2011 Ford F150 XLSupercab 2WD 145
Cost Item Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Total
Depreciation: $7,995 $1,666 $1,620 $1,588 $1,556 $14,425
Fees & Taxes: 1,457 108 117 100 109 $1,891
Finance: 1,091 875 646 403 146 $3,161
Fuel: 2,764 2,862 2,964 3,070 3,179 $14,839
Insurance: 1,072 1,062 1,051 1,041 1,032 $5,258
Maintenance: 172 286 1,171 379 244 $2,252
Opportunity Cost: 53 89 128 172 212 $654
Repairs: 0 0 409 682 682 $1,773
Total: $14,604 $6,948 $8,106 $7,435 $7,160 $44,253
Vincentric's Best Value in America awards are based on the model level average of all trim levels within the model.  Ownership costs for each trim level are measured at annual mileages of 10,000, 15,000, and 20,000.  Results shown above assume 15,000 miles per year for the trim level described.

 

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