Whether we’re talking about towing capabilities or luxury features, used Ford Trucks have a little something for every kind of driver. Each of the trucks detailed below comes in a range of trim levels, delivering both affordable workhorses and fully-optioned cabins. If you want to tow a massive boat while sitting pretty in heated leather seats, Ford has a truck for you. Same thing goes for drivers who just want a great deal on a basic hauler. Here’s a look at what you need to know about each model in order to find the Ford truck that’s perfect for you.
After a seven-year hiatus, the Ranger returned for the 2019 model year with a modern take on the midsize truck. That means a bigger model than midsize trucks of yore. This new generation of used Ford trucks also features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that increases truck utility by boosting power. But this engine’s impressive fuel economy also makes it highly desirable. Properly equipped, your used Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds.
Of all the used Ford trucks out there, none is more popular than the full-size F-150. When you’re shopping for one of these used Ford trucks, you’ve definitely got options. That means choice of cabin (regular, extended, crew) and bed (short, standard, long) configuration. It’s easy to find an F-150 that hauls your favorite passengers and cargo options with room to spare.
But there are also five other F-150 engines out there. Whether you’re looking to tow max loads (13,200 pounds) or earn max EPA ratings (25 mpg combined), there’s an F-150 powertrain for you.
If you need to tow and haul more than the F-150 can handle, you need one of the heavy-duty used Ford trucks. Enter the F-250. The F-250 offers two robust engines, a 6.2-liter gas-powered V8 and turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8. This heavy-duty truck is more than capable, giving you the ability to tow up to 17,500 pounds’ worth of trailer. The F-250 can also haul some heavy-duty workloads—up to 3,540 pounds, depending on configuration.
You can probably see a pattern forming here. The F-350 is more capable than any of the previously listed used Ford trucks. That means the F-350 tows and hauls even more weight, making this truck the right choice for seriously heavy-duty drivers. It offers the same two powertrains that you’ll find on the F-250, but its stronger underpinnings make the F-350 the more capable truck.
Equipped to tow a conventional trailer, the F-350 can move up to 21,000 pounds. But, equipped to tow a gooseneck trailer, this heavy-duty truck can tow an astounding 34,000 pounds. The F-350 is also ready to haul some serious pay dirt. If you haul a lot of work goods on a regular basis, the F-350’s max payload rating of 7,630 pounds will help you make fewer trips.
This is the king of used Ford trucks. With its standard turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8 engine, this top-of-the-line Super Duty is ready for some serious action. Properly equipped, this beast can tow up to 35,000 pounds. If your enormous family camper or farming machinery falls into this weight realm, you’re going to need the F-450’s super strength.
Used buyers should note that before 2019, the F-450 wasn’t available with the regular cabin. Choosing this option actually makes the F-450 more capable. The reduced weight of the truck helps this heavyweight haul bigger payloads of up to 7,640 pounds.