Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2004 Ford F-150 OVERVIEW
When you are the absolute market leader, as Ford is with the F-150 pickup truck, you don't take change lightly. The F-150 is the most important, most profitable vehicle Ford makes. With nearly 900,000 annual sales, the F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle (car or truck) in America for 21 consecutive years. Now, they've thrown away the old formula and created a brand new F-150 from the ground up. Ford admits the new F-150 is bigger, heavier, and more expensive to build than the wildly successful previous version. It is also the best-handling, quietest, most car-like full-size pickup truck in the history of the world. All of the new F-150 models feature all-new interiors that show attention to detail. The seats vary, but all are comfortable and supportive. Ford says the F-150 will be sold at competitive prices, model for model, against the traditional American as well as the new Japanese competition.
Ford appears to have ended a pretty amazing set of promotions involving as much as 20% off select vehicles. Although there are still a number of cheap leases after Labor Day,... View All Ford Lease Deals