2017 Ford Body Application Guide


Your Guide to the Ford F-Series Lineup and Body Styles

When it comes to shopping for a new pickup, there's a lot to consider. Fortunately, here at Baierl Ford, you can rely on our team to help you navigate the shopping process. With this in mind, we encourage you to read on below to learn more about this year's Ford F-Series lineup and all that it has to offer.

Consider Your Personal Driving Needs

While the Ford F-150 may be the most well known vehicle of the bunch, Ford offers a very extensive lineup of pickups to choose from. That's why, when shopping this year's new Ford F-Series lineup, we recommend asking yourself the following questions:

  1. What type of business are you in and what type of body do you want on your truck?
  2. How long does the body of your next pickup need to be?
  3. Are you interested in a gas or diesel engine?
  4. What type of cab do you want?
  5. Do you plan on adding any other equipment?

Get an Inside Look at Weight Information

Shopping for a new pickup means learning what quite a few words mean. Fortunately, our team is here to play translator. To learn more about the most common phrases used when talking about a pickup, we encourage you to read on below...

Base Curb Weight: A vehicle's base curb weight includes the weight of the vehicle, a full tank of fuel and all standard equipment.

Finished Vehicle Weight: This includes the weight of the vehicle itself, and any installed options that are permanently attached to the vehicle. A full tank of fuel is also included.

Cargo Weight: A vehicle's cargo weight includes the total weight of any loose cargo or equipment not permanently installed on the vehicle. When towing, Trailer Tongue Weight is also included in the Cargo Weight.

Actual Payload: A vehicle's actual payload is the combined weight of passengers and cargo when towing. This number represents the total weight carrying capacity of the vehicle.

Maximum Payload: This number is determined by the payload, resulting from the difference between Rated GVWR and the vehicle's Base Curb Weight.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): This number is meant to determine the maximum allowable weight of the fully loaded vehicle. This number can be found on the vehicle’s Safety Compliance Certification Label.

Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR): For the maximum allowable weight, look to the vehicle's Gross Combination Weight rating. Keep in mind that this number includes all cargo and passengers.

Learn More about Available Body Styles

Ford F-150: Consider the Ford F-150 as an entry-level pickup. Perfect for those looking to take the wheel of a pickup for the first time, this pickup is the ideal pick if you're in the market for a midsize pickup that boasts respectable towing capabilities, along with a myriad of features.

Ford Super Duty: For true towing capability, look to the Ford Super Duty lineup. Available in a variety of body and cab styles, the Ford Super Duty can be had virtually any way that you want it. Whether you're a local contractor, or often find yourself towing heavy loads, opt for a Super Duty.

Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab: If you're in the market for a commercial grade pickup, look to the Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab. Available with a class-exclusive, factory-installed programmable upfitter interface module, this pickup makes for the ideal pick if you're looking to grow your business.

Visit our New Ford Dealership in Zelienople, PA to Meet your Perfect Automotive Match

If you're in the midst of shopping for a new pickup, we invite you to stop by our new Ford dealership in Zelienople, PA to speak with a member of our sales team. Just a short distance away from Cranberry Township, Beaver Falls, New Castle and Butler, a member of our sales team would be more than happy to help you determine the best Ford pickup for satisfying your every automotive need.

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