The Best Truck For Hunting

 Oct. 11, 2016

There are few things in life better than going hunting. It's all fantastic: being outdoors, the peace and quiet, the challenge, the family bonding, and the friendship. At Walterboro Ford, we truly love hunting just as much as our loyal customers. Because of this shared passion and because the fall hunting season is in full swing, we thought it would be a perfect time to tell you why the 2016 Ford F-150 is the perfect truck for hunting.

When you are shopping for the best pickup truck for hunting, there are so many factors to take into account. 

  • First, you have to take into account that you're not going to the mall. You need a tough truck that can stand up to rough off-road conditions, haul and tow your gear, and handle any kind of weather. The 2016 Ford F-150 has you covered in the toughness category thanks to a fully boxed frame made with up to 78% 70,000-psi high-strength steel. The cab and box are crafted from high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys that are strong and durable enough to give you up to 3,270 pounds in maximum payload and 12,200 pounds in towing capacity. Available in two and four-wheel drive, the independent double-wishbone front, leaf spring/solid axle rear suspension, and the heavy-duty gas pressurized shocks means there are few places the 2016 Ford F-150 can't go comfortably and safely. Another interesting feature is the fully integrated tailgate step with Lift Assist that allows you easy access to your cargo and gear and is strong enough to hold more than just your weight.
  • Next on the list of must haves is performance and reliability. Since you will be traveling all over the state for different types of game depending on season, you need to know your truck will never stop working as hard as you. The 2016 Ford F-150, which is available in seven unique trim levels, has a choice of four powerful engines. You start with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that produces 325 horsepower at 5750 rpm and 375 lb.-ft. of torque at 3000 rpm. If you need the ultimate in power, then there is always the monster 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 that puts out 385-horsepower at 5750 rpm, 387 lb.-ft. of torque at 3850 rpm, and has an impressive 10.5:1 compression ratio. When you combine these engines with the electronic six-speed automatic transmission you get a truck that is powerful and surprisingly efficient with up to a combined 22-mpg.* That last stat is important, because as you know, there aren't many gas stations out in the woods!
  • The final piece of the puzzle is interior room. While you'll hopefully remember the time you spend outside of your truck more, it is important that there is plenty of space for all your friends and more sensitive equipment. If you go with the SuperCab and SuperCrew you get fully flat load floor and almost twice the storage space in the front row than you could get before. Some trim levels have seating for up to six and up to 43.6-inches of rear legroom.

While the 2016 Ford F-150 won't make you a better hunter, the experts at Walterboro Ford believe it will help you have a better overall hunting experience. If you want to learn more about the 2016 Ford F-150 or any of our other hardworking new Ford vehicles, please contact us today to schedule a test-drive.


*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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