2021 Ford Truck | Brad Manning Ford | Dekalb, IL

Things to Consider When Buying a New Truck

2021 Ford Truck | Brad Manning Ford | Dekalb, IL

Pickup trucks have tons of trim levels and customization options, so it can be hard to narrow down what truck you need. Take these factors into consideration when you’re deciding on your new Ford pickup truck.

Size and towing

Based on your needs, are you looking for a light-duty truck or heavy-duty? Mid-size or full-size? Ford offers the small Ranger pickup, the full-size light-duty F-150, and the Super Duty line.

The Ranger is perfect for daily driving, while the F-150 is more versatile for everyday driving and light work, and the Super Duty line is very work-focused with high performance.

The bigger the truck, the higher the towing capacity. On the flip side, a smaller, more agile truck might be better for driving on trails — the Ford Ranger even comes with the off-road ready Tremor trim.


Trucks come in range of configurations, from single-row cabs with long beds to cabs the size of a regular car and a shorter bed.

Do you need a work truck that you’ll mostly drive by yourself with a bed that holds a lot of cargo? Get a regular cab or super cab. Or are you looking for a family vehicle with some space in the bed for your family’s gear and the occasional towing or hauling job? You’ll probably want the Ford Super Crew cab.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy gets more important to buyers every year. If using less fuel is important to you, whether you want to save the environment or just make fewer stops for gas, get the new 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup.

For more help finding the perfect pickup for your needs, come see our truck experts here at Brad Manning Ford in DeKalb, Illinois.

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