Commercial Efficiency with the 2024 Ford F-150 for Your Alberta Fleet
The 2024 Ford F-150 is the ideal choice for commercial and fleet vehicles. It offers a range of turbocharged engines, including a hybrid option, that take center stage under the hood. While the classic V-8 engine remains available, most F-150s now feature the efficient and powerful turbocharged EcoBoost V-6. Inside the cabin, modernity reigns supreme with a standard 12.0-inch infotainment display on every model. With impressive towing capacity and multiple trim options, the F-150 stands as Canada’s number one choice for a full-size pickup truck.
New Features for the 2024 F-150:
The 2024 F-150 has received a refresh, featuring exterior enhancements like refined grilles, upgraded exterior lighting, and fresh wheel designs. Notably, the optional Pro Access Tailgate feature simplifies access to the truck bed, even when towing a trailer. Ford has officially discontinued the base gas V-6 engine, replacing it with the previously optional turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6. The diesel option is no longer available. However, you still have a choice of a turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6, a hybrid V-6 setup, and the robust 5.0-liter V-8. Ford's Blue Cruise hands-free driving feature is now available as an option for the first time. Additionally, the 12.0-inch infotainment display, which was once optional, is now standard across the lineup. New additions include a head-up display and a theft recovery system. The off-road-ready Tremor model returns with updated features, including a front-mounted winch and an accessory light bar.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance:
The 2024 F-150 offers a variety of engine options, starting with the 325-hp twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 and going up to the 400-hp 5.0-liter V-8, a 400-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6, and a 400-hp hybrid powertrain that combines a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 with an electric motor. All engines come paired with a responsive 10-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid model not only boasts an impressive driving range but also serves as an onboard generator for job sites or power outages. Whether you prefer rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, the F-150 offers versatility. In performance tests, it showcases brisk acceleration and a comfortable yet agile ride, particularly in high-spec models with variable-assist steering. The Tremor model, designed for off-road enthusiasts, promises exceptional capability with features like 33-inch all-terrain tires, enhanced suspension, a locking rear differential, and a four-wheel drive transfer case.
For commercial and fleet operators across Alberta, including Edmonton, Leduc, and Athabasca, the F-150's versatility and standard safety features are highly appealing. This vehicle is available in both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations, regardless of your chosen powertrain. This adaptability ensures that the F-150 can handle a wide range of conditions and tasks, making it a dependable choice for various work environments.
The Tremor model stands out for businesses requiring off-road capabilities. It features 33-inch all-terrain tires, an enhanced suspension system, a locking rear differential, and a four-wheel drive transfer case derived from the F-150 Raptor. The Tremor accelerates to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.
Towing and Payload Capacity:
Towing and payload capacity are paramount for the commercial and fleet industry. F-150 models equipped with the optional 400-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 can confidently tow up to 13,500 pounds. The 5.0-liter V-8 offers a robust maximum towing capacity of 13,000 pounds, while the hybrid model can tow up to 12,700 pounds. Payload capacity peaks at an impressive 2,455 pounds, firmly establishing the F-150 as a top choice among its rivals.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG:
Efficiency is a crucial consideration for fleet companies. The F-150 delivers commendable fuel economy, with the turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 achieving up to 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 offers up to 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, while the hybrid version delivers estimates as high as 25 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Real-world testing has yielded promising results, with the Tremor model returning 19 mpg on a 75-mph highway route. For additional details on the F-150's fuel economy, consult the EPA's website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo:
Inside the F-150, you'll find cabin interiors that can rival luxury OEMs. Thoughtful features, such as ample storage cubbies and a foldable shift lever creating a spacious flat workspace between seats, cater to those who use the F-150 as a mobile office. For enhanced versatility, the option for fold-flat front seats is available, providing a convenient space for rest or storage. Passenger space is generously proportioned, with the four-door crew-cab body style offering the utmost space for work and family needs. The F-150's bed includes an optional onboard generator, capable of delivering up to 7.2 kW of power, ideal for job sites or tailgate gatherings.
Infotainment and Connectivity:
Ford equips the F-150 with a standard 12.0-inch infotainment display running an upgraded version of the Sync 4 software. This aligns with the offerings of competitors, featuring standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and optional navigation, SiriusXM radio, and a premium Bang & Olufsen stereo system. Sync 4's over-the-air updates, traffic and weather updates via navigation, and telematics for fleet management enhance its appeal for commercial use.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features:
Safety is of paramount importance for fleet companies. The F-150 offers a range of driver-assistance features, with several available as options. These features become more comprehensive as you ascend through trim levels, including a rear-facing camera for monitoring trailers on the move. Ford's Blue Cruise hands-free driving feature is available as an option, though it necessitates a subscription. For comprehensive crash-test results, consult the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
The F-150 comes with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The 2024 Ford F-150 extends a compelling offer to commercial and fleet companies in Alberta, with a particular emphasis on Edmonton, Leduc, and Athabasca. Its modern features, outstanding performance, and versatile configurations establish it as a formidable choice in the fiercely competitive realm of work trucks. Whether your priorities revolve around towing capacity, fuel efficiency, or advanced technology, the F-150 boasts a configuration perfectly suited to meet your needs.