Outgoing 2014 Ford F-150 Gets Big Incentives

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Armaan Almeida no longer works for CarsDirect. He was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

 

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, Automotive Editor - January 22, 2015

All-new 2015 models getting bulk of the attention, but don't ignore the older model.

The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has received heaps of praise for all its innovations while impressively sparking a race to have the most fuel-efficient full-size truck on the market. But dollar-for-dollar, is it that much better than the outgoing 2014 model?

Yes and no. For truck buyers seeking the best value, it's probably not the top choice. The newer 2015 F-150 has seen strong initial demand. Ford says that a typical 2015 F-150 only stays on a dealer lot for five days or less before being sold.

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But will the demand last? The F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle--car, truck or crossover--for the past 33 years. Thirty-three. With that well-worn accolade dangling over the shark-infested truck waters, you can see why many are saying that this is a make or break year for the redesigned F-150. Incentives might have to get a kick in the pants as the 2014s begin to sell out.

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So, which would we choose? Either. The 2014 Ford F-150 is still an excellent truck---especially with the big discounts offered this month. Right now, you can get up to $4,750 back in combined rebates on the 2014 model.

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If you want the latest and greatest, the newer 2015 F-150 is an excellent choice because it combines some pretty cool features and a lighter overall package that helps eek out better fuel economy. It does drive better and feels more solid than the 2014 model, but we suggest driving both before making a decision.

, Automotive Editor

Armaan Almeida no longer works for CarsDirect. He was an Automotive Editor who produced buying guides and sneak previews, in addition to publishing daily news stories and tracking monthly deals, incentives and pricing trends from Toyota, Nissan and Lexus.

 

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