The Ford F-150 needs little introduction. It’s the best-selling model of the Ford F-Series full-size pickup line, which is more popular than any other vehicle in the entire country.
Like other half-ton pickups, the 2022 Ford F-150 has a wide range of trim levels and body styles, ranging from simple work vehicles to decked-out four-wheel-drive luxury cars with beds. Like other modern half-ton pickups, the F-150 is spacious, comfortable, and civilized, yet also absurdly capable. But Ford carves out a niche with unusual innovation for a best-seller. Not content to stick with a winning formula, the F-150 has been the full-size pickup responsible for the segment’s first high-performance off-road model, its first weight-saving aluminum body, its first fuel-saving turbocharged engines, its first true gas-electric hybrid model in nearly a decade, and (coming soon) its first all-electric model. But it has inspired imitators, while other trucks have sought to establish themselves in other ways. For this review, we’ve tested two very different F-150 models — an economical PowerBoost hybrid and a dune-hopping Raptor. Keep reading to see what we learned from our time with these pickups and whether the F-150 sounds like the right truck for you.