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Four things to consider when deciding between a Ford SUV or truck

It's not uncommon for shoppers to come into our Columbus dealership and tell us they're trying to decide between some of our larger SUVS, like the Ford Explorer and the Ford Expedition, and our most popular pickup, the Ford F-150.

Here are some things to take into consideration as you start doing your vehicle research. 

#1 What are your towing needs?

The Ford F-150 has max towing capabilities of 13,200 pounds! That said, the Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition are no slouches. The Explorer can tow up to 5,000 pounds (which is actually the lowest starting rate for the F-150). The Expedition is perfect for bigger tasks and can tow up to 9,300 pounds, which equals a sizable trailer or boat. The F-150 does have the highest ratings but depending on your lifestyle an Expedition, or even an Explorer if you occasionally tow, could still be an option.

#2 Do you undertake a lot of intense jobs?

The Expedition is the larger of the SUVS and it has 104 cubic feet of maximum cargo space or 121 cubic feet if you choose the Extended version. On paper that's a lot of room to play with! But what if you need to move dirty equipment or bulky pieces of furniture?

Instead of having to get your Expedition detailed afterward or worry about an oddly-shaped item giving you trouble, you can employ the useful truck bed. Just stand things upright if you must and hose down the bed afterward.

#3 How does the convenience and safety technology differ?

Honestly, not much changes when it comes to technology between Ford SUVS and Ford Trucks. You'll either get SYNC® or SYNC®3 for an infotainment system, mid-range trims get comfortable power seating, and there are options for premium speakers to jam out to as you drive around Hilliard and Dublin.

The same can be said for safety, and each model will have its own package options for advanced safety technologies. The real difference is that some F-150's might have blind spot monitoring for the things they're trailering, which the SUVS lack.

#4 How many passengers are you bringing along?

Depending on the cab style, the F-150 can fit up to six passengers. If you need to get a group of people across Grove City in a pinch you'll have the necessary seats, but it'll be a tight squeeze. If carpooling or long-distance travel is a regular part of your life, you'll want either the Explorer that can seat up to seven or the Expedition that can seat up to eight.

Stop into our dealership this week to check out our capable options and find the one that is the best fit for you! Thank you for choosing Roush Ford. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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