2017 Ford F-150 Information Center in Waukesha, WI


What makes the Ford F-150 such a special model? With 70 years of history, truly modern capability, and dozens of applications, the Ford F-150 is one of the most versatile models ever created. Learn more about its history, what's new for the current model year, and how it can help your business below.

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of an icon? Browse through our current inventory to get more details on pricing and availability. Then, reach out to the team at Griffin Ford in Waukesha, WI through our test drive form to get in the driver's seat.


History of the Ford F-150

Ford F-Series trucks date back to 1948 and the development of the heavy-duty Ford F-8. Since the 1940's, the Ford F-Series pickup has undergone several changes, but the goal remains the same: to supply drivers with a powerful, stylish pickup truck that can stand up to just about anything.

  • 1951 - The Ford F-Series is available in multiple trim packages for the first time: the Five Star Cab and the Deluxe Five Star Cab
  • 1953 - The second generation of Ford F-Series trucks is released. This was also the first Ford Truck to have a F-100 designation
  • 1957 - The third generation of F-Series trucks is released. This was also the first year that had two pickup bed sizes: traditional Flareside and the new Styleside
  • 1969 - A contractor's special package was released with side boxes for storage and a 110-volt generator under the hood
  • 1975 - The first F-150 model is released, which would eventually completely replace the F-100
  • 1993 - Now in its ninth generation, the Ford F-Series adds a performance model with the F-150 Lightning, boasting a 240 HP 5.8L V8 engine
  • 2014 - The first aluminum alloy bodied Ford F-150 rolls off the assembly line in Dearborn, MI



Why Choose a Ford F-150?

For over 40 years the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling pickup truck in the US for good reason. Developed to tow, haul, and carry with the best of them, the latest version of the Ford F-150 has been tested under absolutely grueling conditions to ensure peak performance when you need it most. Key features included with the latest version of the F-150 are as follows:

  • Torture-tested over 10 million miles under grueling conditions to ensure that the new F-150 meets your standards
  • 5-Star overall government test rating
  • Available in a performance model with the new F-150 Raptor edition
  • Best-in-class payload with the most versatile pickup box available
  • The 2017 F-150 offers a variety of available cab & bed sizes guaranteeing you have the space you need.
  • Available SYNC® and SYNC®3 to add hands-free calling and media streaming to your interior cabin
  • The Ford F-150 has a variety of trim options to handle any needs, commercial or personal.


Are There Ford F-150 Pickup Trucks for Commercial Applications?

Absolutely! The XL and XLT editions of the new Ford F-150 are ideal options for commercial use. Both packages start under $33,000 MSRP, and provide the basic features and upfit compatibility that make them ideal for commercial upgrades. Whether you're looking to update a fleet of service trucks, or keep a small business profitable, the new Ford F-150 will keep your company moving. Key commercial features for the F-150 include:

• Black vinyl floor covering
• 12-volt powerpoints in the front and rear
• High-strength aluminum-alloy body that weighs less than steel bodied trucks
• Heavy-duty payload, Ford Telematics, and Max Trailer Tow Packages available

Contact the team at Griffin Ford to learn more about upfit options for new F-150 pickup trucks.


Ford F-150 vs. the Competition

Are you curious about how the best-selling truck in America stacks up against the competition? The pickup experts at Griffin Ford in Milwaukee have pitted the F-150 against several top competitors to help you on your mission to find your next new truck. Take a look at any of the comparisons in the links below to learn more about why the Ford F-150 rises above the rest.


Test-Drive a New F-150 at Griffin Ford Today!

Discover your Ford F-150 in the trim package and color you want in our searchable inventory, and then schedule a test drive appointment at our Ford dealership in Waukesha, WI. With our massive inventory of new Ford F-150 pickup trucks, our dealership is sure to have the new model that you want to drive. Get in touch with our team by phone at (888) 450-7419 or through our contact form to make an appointment that works with your schedule.

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